Thursday, October 10, 2013
Yesterday I was browsing SparkTeams, and I came across the "Where are YOU walking to?" group. I was intrigued by the idea of setting a distance goal that equates to walking to a certain place. So I've decided to give it a try!
In no timeline whatsoever (because I don't like setting myself up for failure), I'd like to walk the Lewis & Clark expedition. I was unable to find an agreed upon number of miles online, so I averaged my findings to about 7,700 miles.
While that number is HUGE, I think it will be neat to have an ultra long-term goal that has a really adventurous element to it. I like to try and mix up my workouts, so I don't walk every single time. Or I may go through phases where I walk a lot or where I don't walk very much at all. So this will be a fun addition to my walking workouts. (And jogging, if I ever take it up.)
I pondered getting a pedometer (like the new Spark Activity Tracker or a FitBit), but I've read a lot of mixed reviews on accuracy for distance tracking on all of the ones that don't cost an arm and a leg. And I'm curious about the Amiigo, which doesn't appear to be released yet. So for now I think I'll just use a combination of Google Maps and the mile markers on the trail I like to walk. (Thought if anyone has any thoughts on activity trackers that track distance, I'd love to hear!)
In the meantime: Off I go, into the wild green yonder!