My Coronavirus Camino–Week 19

I did it! I just finished Week 19 of my walking challenge, and I’ve now walked 500 miles! The rules were simple, I decided to walk every day for a minimum of two miles until I reached my goal of 500 miles. This ‘magic number’ is the length of the Camino Frances in France/Spain, which I’ve walked two times before.

The Coronavirus has brought about big changes, not only for me, but the whole world. I didn’t want to become depressed, gain weight, or go stir crazy because of staying inside, so very early on when I realized that I wasn’t going to be leaving home for work for awhile, I decided to be very proactive…and I’m glad that I did.

I walked for 132 days, without missing a single day. I walked through cold days, rainy days, windy days, warm days, humid days, hot days, and hot-hot days. A nice side effect of all of this, was that instead of gaining weight, I lost 27 1/2 pounds in the process!

I did it in my own time, and I FINISHED my Coronavirus Camino!

  • 7/23/2020–2.53 miles
  • 7/24/2020– 2.23 miles
  • 7/25/2020–2.9 miles
  • 7/26/2020– 2.05 miles
  • 7/27/2020– 2.34 miles (Reached my goal!)
  • 7/28/2020– Next Challenge!
  • 7/29/2020– Next Challenge!
Total to finish the challenge--12.05 miles
Total for 'My Coronavirus Camino'--500.99 miles!!!
I reached my goal while I was training in Torrington, Wyoming this week. I found this to be extremely ironic, because I’ve been conducting virtual trainings for months from home, and this was my first face-to-face training since the Coronavirus started!

What’s next? I’m going to keep walking…of course! However, I’m just going to track my miles in one post (100 miles at a time), rather than in a string of weekly posts like I did for this challenge. My next goal…walk 1,000 miles (including what I’ve already walked)!

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