Some people knew about it and started at the beginning of the year. Some people joined later in the year and set themselves a remainder-of-the-year goal. Some people joined whenever, set a year-long goal, and added their cumulative annual miles to it.
I am in the last category. I set a retroactive goal to walk 2020 miles in 2020.
When I decided that, I had already walked over 1600 miles for the year. 2020 miles therefore seemed a feasible number.
It would have seemed crazy at the start of the year. It would have felt really crazy from the couch in January when I barely moved and once didn’t walk a total of 6 miles all week long. (It is possible my Fitbit battery was dead part of that week, but also I really wasn’t well, or moving.)
But then again, I would never have imagined then that I would have walked 100,000 steps in one day, or walked the equivalents of marathons (twice) and half-marathons (three times) this year.
There’s a lot of things none of us imagined as we entered this year. Most of it is, on its face, not that good. It certainly doesn’t feel good.
But moving does.
So here we are. If I stay on track and hit my (recently increased) step goal every day, I should beat the 2020 by the narrowest of margins.
Fingers crossed. Workout clothes on.
Time to get moving.
PS I wonder what the 2021 challenge will look like.
PPS If you’d like to try one of these challenges, use this link to save 10%. I have found them so fun and encouraging! (And couldn’t we all use a little encouragement?)