I rarely make strict resolutions, but last New Year’s I made one to cover a thousand miles on my own power. In my defense, I was celebrating with some very motivated people who were making big resolutions! To make this more interesting and easier to achieve, I figured this could include running, hiking, biking, walking, backcountry tour skiing and cross-country skiing but not downhill skiing. This was based on the idea of using my outdoor activities and pushing myself farther for the sake of exercise and a nice even number, 1000. I don’t have a Fitbit, so I didn’t get every step I ever took but I wore my Garmin anytime I intentionally set on any of the self-approved activities. As of the time of my writing this, I have propelled myself over 662.5 miles -over half way but I am definitely not going to finish this year! At my peak, in April I hiked or ran 133.5 miles and then the busyness of my summer crept in and I bottomed out in September with 17 miles. But this is not actually a post about numbers.
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