You needed to get a team together.
This started off as a challenge for itself for me. I work nights and don't know any people really outside of my department. I asked a couple people I knew and they waited 2 days to get back with me to tell me no. I had a momentary trip back to high school when no one wanted the nerdy girl on their team. It was a bit of drama but it worked itself out.
I ended up on a team with:
Melissa Addison (me)
Pam Duemig (team captain)
The challenge is to walk the Appalachian Trail. (2,189 miles). Each person is required to walk a minimum of 5 miles per day/35 miles per week.
Walking - 2500 steps = 1 mile
Biking 7 miles = 1 mile walked
30 minutes aerobic activity = 1 mile walked
30 minutes gardening/mowing/etc = 1 mile walked
60 minutes of yoga = 1 mile walked
1 mile swimming = 1 mile walked
I kept daily totals and turned those totals into the captain every Monday.
Total miles walked:
Week 1: 36.7 miles - best day 8 miles in 1 day.
Week 2: 36.3 miles - best day 8 miles in 1 day.
Week 3: 26.7 miles - best day 6 miles in 1 day.
THIS REALLY made me upset because I had done so well before.
Week 4: 31.1 - miles - best day 7 miles in 1 day.
Week 5: 55.0 miles - best day 10 miles in 1 day.
Week 6: 29.7 miles - best day 7.6 miles in 1 day.
Week 7: 28.6 miles - best day 7.6 miles in 1 day.
Grand Total: 244.1
I needed 245 miles - so I was .9 short.
Miles came from walking, yoga, and aerobics mostly. Had a few from gardening/mowing/etc no swimming or biking for me.
This was a great challenge with vacation and moving in the mix. The discipline to keep going was hard and there were days I would have been a lot higher if I had just gotten off my duff and walked.