Back on January 16, 2008 I bought my first pedometer and discovered how lazy I was. Some of my friends admitted they were lazy too. By January 29 we’d decided on a virtual hike, and set up a blog, Walking to Somewhere, to track progress.
In February of 2008, we did a shakedown hike of The West Coast Trail on the western rim of Vancouver Island. I have a certificate from the good folks there to prove it! And on March first, 2008, our intrepid gang left Springer, Georgia, headed north on the Appalachian Trail. 2175 miles.
Some of the miles have been done on snowshoe:
Some have been done in winter boots:
Some have been done while camping with hubby and Brody (who came to us at the end of July, ’08):
We’ve climbed to view pictographs:
We’ve walked miles along the railway tracks, year round:
In December I hiked many miles in the Lake Tahoe area with Mar:
I’ve walked hundreds of miles in these sandals–this photo is Galiano Island in June (on a ridge trail):
And yesterday, I “crossed the finish line” in Katahdin, Maine, at an average of just over 4 miles per day. Of course, the pup and I will keep on walking. Might as well! Bonnie tells me that there is a Canadian leg to the trail as well. Guess I’m headed north.
Congrats to Neil, who finished before I did, but turned around to walk back and meet up with Bonnie. Mar and Jean are somewhere on the trail, too. Not sure if anyone else is still tracking!
Congratulations on your monumental achievement!
I’m still plodding along. I’ll make it eventually!
Your dedication to tracking your steps is amazing!
Congratulations. Yes, I’m somewhere back there. I guess I better fire up the laptop, update the spreadsheet and see where I am. I get on a trail and walk. I need to pick my head up and look around at my surroundings, I guess.
Congrats (GR)Auntie Val!
Congratulations Valerie! I rarely walk just to walk, usually headed someplace. But I enjoy walking, when the FL sun is not too hot and I’m not tied up in a myriad of other things. Gotta work harder to free myself up.
Tina Russo says
Wow I love this. I recently got a desktop on my treadmill and use it with my laptop. I have been meaning to join the Treadmill Writers Group on Yahoo and now I think I will. You have really inspired me. Thanks.
Treadmill Writers Group? There is such a thing? Wow. Who knew!