A Mile A Day: Days 29 and 30

Well, I finished my self-imposed challenge of a Mile a Day for 30 days. In the end, I ended up one mile short. I thought about adding a day to the challenge but since it was my made up challenge, it seemed like a pretty lackluster way to make myself feel better about skipping. So I’m owning up to it. 29 miles in 30 days.

I trekked more than 29 miles of course but the purpose of this challenge was to engage in dedicated consistency toward achieving my mile. Day 29 was completed on my new bicycle because I love it and because it’s so fast that a mile goes by in the blink of an eye and my family barely knows I’m gone. I cannot get over how fast I get going on that thing!

I have it in my head that I’m going to the east coast for a color tour next year. You can bike 25-40 miles from B&B to B&B and a tour van will bring your luggage to your next stop while you ride for the day. It sounds perfect! Yes, I am sore after biking one mile… but I could build up to it. Add it to my bucket list!

It seemed fitting to end my 30 challenge with Winston so on day 30, he and I took out on our now familiar path. We took it at a quick pace and I paid extra mind to the length of my gait, stepping further to stretch out the last mile.


It’s so anticlimactic to finish something you’ve set out to do, isn’t it?

By definition, my 30 day mile challenge wasn’t very exciting and certainly wasn’t impressive, but I feel let down. Did I think I would find myself at the pace of 1 mile per day? I don’t know. Maybe I did.

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