Monday, September 28, 2009
Sometimes you need a goal, even if it is fictitious. In the summer of 2000, I set a goal to walk to Washington, DC in time for the Inauguration of the new president on January 20, 2001. I kept track of my walking on the treadmill and recorded my mileage and when I walked the streets, I recorded the mileage. A simple Excel spreadsheet kept track and sure enough, by January 5, 2001, I had logged the necessary 750 miles. This gave a sense of accomplishment.
Pick a place to walk to. Pick a time frame to walk there. Establish an average miles per day and get started. You can even go on-line and see what is happening in the place you have walked to along the way.