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Getting Physical

October Update on my 1200 km Walking Goal for 2021

Wow! I can’t believe I have only two months to go!

This month was different in a couple of ways.

First, I missed eight days of walking, which is the most number of days I’ve not gone for a walk in any month this year so far.

Second, around the middle of the month, I decided to focus on trying to walk 5 km each day, instead of just walking random distances. Doing so helped me cover more ground each day and meet my goal of 100 km for the month.

October started to get a bit cooler, but it was still lovely to walk on most days. Early in the month, we had some bonus summer time in Winnipeg! Beautiful warm and sunny days.

I enjoyed walks in Assiniboine Forest, as well as my neighborhood. 

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Assiniboine Forest
walking in my neighborhood
Neighborhood beauty climbing a garage

My walks in Beaudry Provincial Park were visually stunning. The trail I take becomes a cross-country ski trail in the winter, so once the snow arrives, I’ll need to move to a different path in the park.

Beaudry Provincial Park: Winter Trails

I like this particular route, not only due to its beauty, but because it is 5.5 km, which is the perfect length for a morning walk (not too long and not too short).

walking in nature
Beaudry Provincial Park

One week early in the month, I was lucky enough to get out to my sister’s cabin at Twin Beaches (on Lake Manitoba), where we did several walks. My favorite walk was on a gorgeous warm day, when we walked along the beach.

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Twin Beaches

Here’s where I’m at for my 2021 walking goal so far.

I’m getting close!

107.99 km October

163.07 km September (my best month so far!)

116.76 km August (always happy when it’s over 100)

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 1003.25 km.

Only 196.75 km to go. I’m excited!

I encourage you to begin your own regular walking routine, especially if you can do it outdoors where you’ll get even more energized from the fresh air.

Live your true life,

Alison Carrey

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