I’ve fallen off the Walking Challenge Wagon.
I haven’t had a decent walk in two weeks. We’re still getting some miles here and there but nothing that’s feels dedicated or is going let us finish our miles by the end of the year. This week we haven’t walked at all.
So I’m recruiting help. One of you wise WC members (I think it was Carrie, sorry if I’m wrong.) once described the challenge as a “dog walkers support group”, well guys I need support!
It really, really matters to me to make our miles. Though you’d never know it when it comes time to walk. Sigh. So let me tell you what’s happening and maybe as I tell my support group it’ll help me get inspired.
Work. I love my new job, but as anything new tends to do it’s taking a lot of my physical and mental energy. I’m also looking at getting my CCPDT certification and my CAP1. So a lot of my online time has gone to reading and researching those things. Also I’ve been an evening walker since mornings have never been my friend, but now with work in the evenings that’s harder. It’s getting dark at like 7 and I just don’t feel safe walking after it’s dark any later than that.
I’m writing a bit for a local paper so my blogging time has been going to that. I’m thrilled with that opportunity and it doesn’t take much time but it’s more of a mental thing again, since it’s one more thing in my head. My first column was called First Things First if you want to check it out.
On a personal note I have mono. If you’ve never had mono you can’t really believe how exhausted it makes you. Consequently I’ve been spending a lot of my non-work, non-home hours resting. That’s been a huge factor this last month. That’s been one of the things that’s been hard to figure out, cause I want to make my miles, but I’m having a hard time getting out the door. I think just not feeling good has a lot to do with that.
So. . . there’s what’s up. Now what am I going to do with it? Hmm. . . Yup, this is where I get to in my head every time too. So. . . Can you sense my lack of inspiration?
Okay, down to business.
Reasons I need to walk:
- I want to.
- Magnus needs too.
- Maizey’s getting to the point where she may be able to walk a bit more.
- Winter’s coming and I really want to be in a good routine since winter challenges me all on it’s own.
- I really want to finish what we all started. It matters a lot to me.
- I’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment from succeeding.
- I committed to all of you and don’t want to let the team down.
- It works with other goals, like losing weight.
- It’s good for my physical and mental health and will help me get my strength back.
Wow! That’s a lot of reasons! So let’s see where we’re at. We have 14 weeks left. We need 173 miles to make our goal. That’s 12.3 miles a week. 1.75 miles a day.
That should be doable, but I’m not feeling too committal right now. I guess that’s my story. Now, I’m hoping someone has some inspiring suggestions for me on how to get this done.
How’s it going for all of you? I haven’t heard from anyone since I haven’t been doing Monday Miles, so can we get back on track together? What are you doing to stay motivated and finish up the year?
I feel better just writing this and as I come up with some inspiration I’ll share with you, but please let me hear your ideas too!