I wanted to walk 25 miles this week so I selected a course that would loop 5 miles. I decided to make a goal of walking 1,000 miles this year just like I made a goal to run 1,000 miles in 2008. The main point of my goals and keeping track of the miles is to make a game out of consistent exercise. For me walking is sustainable exercise that allows me to relax and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Here is a map of the loop from my house around the Doublegate Golf Course.
Below is a summary report of my walks for this week
|Progress Summary Report for wormlelo|
|Elevation Gain:||318 ft|
|Avg Speed:||4.1 mph|
|Max Speed:||13.5 mph|
Last month I walked 146 miles, and this month I want to walk 150 miles. I could not have realized that these types of goals were possible without measurement. I have been tracking my walking using my Garmin 405 so with the knowledge of this walking data I can set effective goals. Having this knowledge about what is possible from just walking everyday I now feel empowered to set a goal that will equal the distance that I ran in 2008, only this year I may walk further. Sustainable exercising is what is important to me now, not speed or distance. I want to walk everyday and not get injured or burn out and not be inspired to exercise.