Saturday 24 June 2017

I Would Walk 500 Miles

It is three months since I posted an update on my 1,000 mile challenge, but I have not been idle.  I've settled into a routine now and have been averaging 25 miles per week.  I achieved a major milestone when I reached the half-way point on 26th May - 500 miles walked, which is a significant achievement.

There have been days when it has been an effort to get out and walk but, for the most part, I've been glad that I have done so and enjoyed being outdoors.  I feel fitter than I have done in a long time and there are definite psychological benefits too - walking calms my mind and reduces life's anxieties.

If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend doing so.  There is now a 500 Mile Challenge for those who don't feel able to do 1,000 or have left it too late to complete the longer challenge.  This equates to 2.72 miles per day.  Get your boots on and give it a go!  Here's a song to encourage you to get moving.


  1. Crumbs! That's impressive. I'm sure walking is a great way to get fit, and gives you a reason to go off and explore wonderful places along the way. I love hiking, but I'm a bit of a fair-weather walker: if the weather doesn't play ball, I tend to stay indoors. Good luck!

  2. Bonny - I've really got into my stride now. I can't claim that I've walked in many wonderful places on a daily basis - mostly just around the neighbourhood where we currently live. Hoping that the second half of the year is going to offer some new and more interesting walks as I head towards 1,000 miles. Marie x