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NY To LA Or Bust! - December 25, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Doing a virtual trek, I have learned, has helped me reach goals utilizing a visual of a map, and careful planning. I thoroughly enjoyed doing the virtual trek on Cape Cod, and it kept me quite focused. And it was completed pretty much on time (a few days after Thanksgiving - the original projected date, which was within reason), within the three months originally planned. Sometimes life intervenes, but that's OK, too.

Now that I know I can do 80 miles, I'm thinking more ambitiously: What about cross country? I can stop in and *see* the Sparkers virtually as I pass through their states.

Doing it with others is nice, but if there are no takers, I know I can motivate myself enough to do this. I've already proven it to myself on Cape Cod.

These are my tools if anyone cares to join in (the more the merrier!):

(1) Yahoo Maps will give turn-by-turn directions and a ballpark of how to make the trip:

(2) MapMyWalk is a great site for posting the trek's progress, and of course, it is a free site:

[1-16-12 Edit: This link may no longer be working. Below are two others that are as of this date:]

Having a goal and having a destination helps when the exercise we are doing over time becomes mundane. It's going to take a while, but what's the rush? Like losing the weight, this is for the long haul, not a weekend sprint.

Here's to seeing you in LA!

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  • NUMD97
    Please feel free to join me. Leg 1 is mapped out on my main page for anyone interested. It will cover 100 miles from NY to NJ on to PA. At my rate of 10 miles per week (doable), this leg should end around mid-March or so (ten weeks' hence).

    All comers welcome!

    2945 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/27/2011 6:42:18 PM
    It sounds fun!!! I am preparing my pompoms! emoticon
    2947 days ago
    Enjoy your cross-country trip.. take lots of pictures along the way... emoticon
    2947 days ago
    Be sure to stop in if you come through Tennessee!!
    Have fun on your trek - keep us posted so we can cheer you on!!
    2947 days ago
    Good luck! Next one, how about doing it Down Under so you can come and visit me in Melbourne.
    Ania from Australia
    2947 days ago
    Best of fortune to you!
    2947 days ago
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