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!