150 Miles Month Challenge

I have challenged myself to walk 150 miles in one month – which for all you math challenged folks is 5 miles a day for 30 days. When I got my Fitbit Flex in December it automatically set my daily goals at 10,000 steps and 5 miles but for me 10,000 steps only comes out to about 4.5 miles. After reaching 10,000 steps pretty consistently during the month of May, I decided to up my challenge to get 150 miles in one month meaning 5 miles a day (or at least averaging that during the month). I calculated that I did roughly 128 miles in May and 120 miles in April so 150 would be a big leap.

Today was the first time I checked in to see how I was doing and I am sad to report that I am falling behind. I am 4.47 miles short of 50 miles which would keep me on track to do 150 this month. I will really have to kick it into high gear over the next 20 days to make sure that I reach my goal! Some of my inhibitors over the past ten days have been making plans after work and the bad weather due to summer showers.

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Today is the perfect example – I have dinner plans which means I can’t workout after work so I thought I would walk to work in order to get extra steps in. I was all set and had my tennis shoes on with my pencil skirt and Beyonce Pandora playing and I started my walk. As I was walking I noticed a little drop but I was under trees so I didn’t really think it was too bad. Then I got out from under the trees and realized I needed to turn around and drive to work. With my luck I would get halfway to work and the bottom would drop out or it would be pouring when I leave work.

To offset my inability to walk after work today, during my lunch break I walked to the Kroger that is half a mile away to grab an apple and then walked back. It was a nice walk since it is still overcast and I was able to get a lot of steps!  Sometimes I have to get a little creative to get steps during the work day because sitting in a cube doesn’t allow for much.

Two solutions for having evening plans and summer showers would be walking in the morning before work or using a treadmill on the rainy days but the chances of either of those happening are very slim. I am really bad about pressing the snooze button when I set an alarm to workout in the mornings and I think treadmills are worse than going to the dentist (and I really hate the dentist).

Next check in on my progress will be on June 20th! I challenge everyone to walk – doesn’t matter if its 100 miles or 150 miles! Set a goal that works for you and your lifestyle and do the best you can.

XOXO

 

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