2012 in 2012 – November Update

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I have tried really hard this month. At the end of October I realised that I was really going to have to get my wiggle on if I was going to complete this challenge. The number of kilometres left to do was looking fine, I was still technically ahead of the game as far as averages go, but knowing that December is stupidly busy with not a lot of time for long walks or bike rides, I needed to make November count.

Hanging my Merrells out to dry

So here are the figures…

2012 in 2012 Summary, Friday 30th November

Total for November >> 165.6 km

Total for 2012 >> 1,882.9 km

Average per day (336 days) >> 5.60 km

Remaining >> 129.1 km to go

I did manage an ok month, then, and now have 130 km to go to complete this thing. I did more walking this month, which is definitely my preferred choice, but it takes much longer to travel than if I use my exercise bike. There’s actually been a nice variety of km this month – a couple rowing, and even five running on the treadmill which I’m really happy with – the last time I actually jogged was, well, a very long time ago.

Getting Outdoors close to home

As far as getting outdoors goes, that’s gone really well too. While I’ve still used my exercise bike quite a bit I’ve made even more of an effort to walk at lunch time and have been out and about doing other things like visiting the seals at Donna Nook. I think hour-long walks in my lunch breaks might be the key to completing this challenge – a few km in the middle of the day along with time on the bike all adds up.

Any ideas why I set myself this challenge? I could be on the exercise bike all day on New Year’s Eve if I’m not careful!

Feel free to comment with your 2012 resolutions/challenge progress – with one month to go are you going to make it?

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