100 Mile Fitness Challenge – Finish Line
October 5, 2011 20 Comments
It’s over! The 100 mile challenge has reached its end.
In this challenge I pledged to walk, cycle or otherwise get into action for a total of 100 miles between July 1st and September 30st. Walking and running counted for the miles you actually made, but other exercises counted as 15 minutes exercise for one mile.
Since I did quite a bit of bicycling, the total number of “miles” for (or swimming, for that matter) are really the number of 15 minutes I spend cycling/swimming.
So how did I do?
I managed 117 miles in total!!!!
I’m so pleased! When I signed up I wasn’t sure it would be possible, but in fact, it wasn’t all that hard. I definitely made an effort to get the exercise done, but it wasn’t a struggle at all.
Here’s what I did – between July 1st and September 30st
swimming/aquafit (only while on holiday) = 10 miles (2.5 h)
walking (mainly in our area, I live near a lake, but also on holiday, and a few walks in the woods) = 58 miles
cycling (around town, to the nearest big town, or longer tours) = 47 miles (11.45 h)
cross-trainer (we have one in the attic!! a paltry…) = 2 miles (30 mins) (I just don’t enjoy it very much)
Not bad, right? Now, I’m keeping track of my exercise for the coming months too, even though there is no official 100 mile challenge (but there is one starting in January again). Let’s see if the rain and wind will finally force me onto the cross-trainer!
Just out of curiosity, how much exercise do you do in a month?