There were so many beautiful days In July; I got outside for 26 walks, walking a total of 104.69 km. I’m pretty happy with that.
On those really hot days, I made sure to get out earlier in the morning for a walk. Instead of complaining it was too hot outside, I just adapted to the conditions. When we move into autumn, I’ll need to be mentally ready for cooler weather, and not use it as an excuse to skip my walks.
Moving our bodies every day is so important, especially in our modern, more sedentary society. It’s really easy to make excuses, though.
At this time, I’m not doing any other exercise, except for a few resistance exercises that I do a few times a week (not consistently). So, walking is my jam.
If you’re not moving your body in other ways, like swimming, cycling etc. then walking is a great go-to, which you can rely on every day. Put on some runners and step outside your door. It’s that simple. If you haven’t read all the reasons walking is so awesome, check it out.
Most of my walks were in my neighborhood this month, but I did get to some nice wooded areas in parks. Loved those!
Here’s a summary of my 1200 km goal for 2021 so far:
104.69 km July (not too shabby)
99.1 km June
154.43 km May (I killed it this month!)
48.87 km April
33.85 km March (10-day water fast from March 20-29, so much less walking)
50.36 km February
122.13 km January (high number due to initial dedication and interest)
—2021 distance total is 613.43 km. I’m officially past the halfway point. 🙂
If you need to move your body on a regular basis, try walking, and consider setting a weekly or monthly goal. My 2021 walking goal helps me to stay motivated and reminds me about what’s important to me.
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