My employer sets up regular challenges to encourage us to get exercise and walking is one we do a couple times a year for 10 to 16 weeks. Last year, we set target goals like picking a city on the map and seeing what other city we could get to by counting up our total mileage. Maybe you too want to walk from Sacramento to San Francisco, or Tucson to Sante Fe, Tampa Bay to Miami etc. When we got to our goal location - and it could be in any country - many people rewarded themselves by doing something connected to that place. If you walked for example from Chicago to Detroit, have a party with your walking partners and play old Motown records and dance! Or you walked to Oshkosh from Milwaukee - assemble and paint a model airplane and learn about the air museum and its historic annual fly-in. I had vacation during that time and so set my walking to coincide with the state we would be visiting. I bought special postcards while we were traveling to decorate my cubicle at work as a reminder of how far I've come.
- 4/3/2009 1:37:15 AM