My last year of college I was fortunate to live right off the “Bear Trail” – a 2.25 mile walking trail that went all the way around Baylor campus. I also lived with two great roommates – and the three of us would go in the evenings and do two laps several times a week.
Around that time I found the Eowyn Challenge – a walking program where you track your miles based on the Lord of the Rings trip from Hobbiton to Rivendell. I eventually made it to Rivendell, and then kind of quit tracking miles (and for awhile, quit exercising all together).
This past week, however, I noticed that there was a new fitness place that had opened up – 5 minutes walk from my apartment. So I snagged a trial membership, and have really loved it so far. And… I’ve started tracking my miles again.
My goal for the summer is to log 15-20 “miles” per week – that’s one day of Fellowship Travels for each week. I count miles either by miles walked (I did two on the treadmill today) and then one mile for every 15-20 minutes of good exercise I do elsewhere (walking to and from the gym, and weights).
I’m currently putting together a “tracking” widget for my sidebar, so you can see where I am along the road. I’m hoping you guys will help keep me honest – and on the road!