Yes, you read that right. A friend of mine posted a challenge on her blog. Walk/run/or ellipse your way to 500 miles in 2010. I have recently been able to return to exercising after having lots of back pain problems since July 2008 and then some additional health problems this past fall. I need some motivation to find the time and energy to get moving again. Since moving farther away from work, it has been harder to fit it in and it just hasn't happened since then. This challenge was perfect and came at just the right time.
But, I was afraid that I would wimp out and not finish the challenge. I don't know many people on the list who are participating so I was afraid I might just drop out without anyone paying much attention to me. So I decided to go public. I challenged the entire staff of my school to walk/run/swim/ellipse 220 miles by June 6th, 2010. That is the last Sunday before school gets out for the summer so I'll be able to post the final tallies before the kids leave for the summer. I'm even going to (gulp) post our weekly totals on the wall outside my classroom to get the kids in on the fun.
No backing out now!
Current totals: Monday 2.0 miles, Tuesday 1.5 miles, Thursday 2.0 miles, Friday 2.52 miles, Saturday 2.6 miles. YTD: 10.62 miles Woot!