I have stuck to my goal of being a walker for 11 months now. Three months ago I decided I set a new goal to walk 100 km every month. It has been going quite well. I can honestly say it has become part of my routine. It is just what I do and 100 km isn't even that hard! It is just very daily.
For the past 11 months we have been a one car family. That has helped me walk. When I need to, I walk to the grocery store. I walk home from work. I walk to the library. It has been great. I haven't minded just having one vehicle because walking has been a real benefit. Recently, though, we got a second vehicle. Wow! There are so many more things I can do now!
While I really have loved it, it has been an adjustment. I seem to have to learn all over again how to fit walking into my daily schedule. I was feeling kind of discouraged today. I got up today and did 5 km and was feeling down about it because I am only at 27 km this month. As I looked over my stats on DailyMile.com I got a new perspective.
Last summer, I did 90 km in August, and it just about killed me. I would walk 5k and then come home and go back to bed! And there were months this past year where I did 25-30 km all month.
As I looked over the past year's stats I got a new perspective. I have come a long way baby!! And I am excited about it!
Now, I better get out there and do 5 more!