The goal is to do something—some sort of activity, even just a good long walk—every day, for 100 days. The gallery just below updates automatically as I add posts to this series.
My life is cushy. If I really wanted to be in good physical shape, I’d change my life to something involving physical activity. Meanwhile, back in Reality World, if I want to get into shape, that’s only going to happen if I set out intentionally to work on it.
Back in August of 2017, right after I returned from a trip to England and France for a couple of Parkour and Art du Déplacement events, I took on a 100-day challenge. At the time I was still on Instoejam, but I had the foresight to also put all my photos on my blog. (The 2017 version of this challenge has its own series.)
Greens and blues. Walked up to the ‘ol park and did a teeny-tiny smidge of QM to get back on the horse. Then shuttled the first few wheelbarrow loads of firewood from the enormous pile in the yard, over to the stacks in the wood cribs.
Dusted off the ‘ol bike today. Ran over to my fave café for a sandwich—this is like taking your Maserati on a grocery run. :) But combined with some fence post digging I’m doing later, definitely counts as training for day 5.
I guess I was thinking “100 days of trying to train” would encompass… well… more training. But alas I’m horribly out of shape and walking a 4 mile loop will have to do. I’m so weak, I had to stop for lunch midway.
I simply keep telling myself to do one thing at a time. To make one improvement at a time. This was significantly slower than the last time I tracked this a week ago—not sure if that’s because I tracked a longer route, whereas last time I didn’t track some of the walking… anyway. Eventually, I’ll be able to actually run a couple of miles and then I can compare the same workout route each time. I was doing good on this workout until I stepped on a too-big stone (in my minimal shoes)… aaaaaaaaand, walking it off… walking it off…
Random photo of the mess I use to keep track of some of the stuff I’m doing. As my foot is recovering today, I opted for a spin on the mountain bike, and free-weight thing I do a lot, called Happy Body.