To put this into perspective London to Marmaris, Turkey is 2,114 miles and the Appalachian Trail (the massively long US hiking trail) is 2,200 miles! So I have walked the equivalent of both during 2018 🙂
Average miles per month: 177
Average miles per week: 41
Average miles per day: 5.8
The photo below was taken yesterday during a short walk at the RSPB in Sandy, Bedfordshire. After a lazy week with little exercise a post Christmas walk with Chris was in order!
This post now concludes my 2018 walking challenge, the challenge with the most blog post updates, the challenge with probably the biggest effort throughout the year and one I have enjoyed immensely. I will continue monitoring my miles throughout 2019!
Below average again… I walked 5 miles in Germany on the first day of week 51 (Monday) before we flew back to Stansted on Monday evening. I worked from home twice during this week however I’ve been so busy that I didn’t have a chance to have a lunch break where I would usually walk 3 or 4 miles. Not good and hopefully I’ll have an improved work/life balance where I have enough time to maintain my walking routine in 2019!
I reached my second target of 2050 miles to walk in 2018 on 12th December which was on the Wednesday of week 50! This walk in itself was nothing exciting, just a mile to my local Co-op and back to get out during my lunch break.
The Saturday and Sunday of this week were spent wandering around Christmas markets in the German town’s of Bremen and Hamburg where I walked an estimated 4 or 5 miles each day.
I passed the 2,000 mile mark during this week and I’m now just 21 miles short of my revised target to walk 2050 miles in 2018!
Slightly less than average again this week however I walked two very short sections of the South West Coast Path yesterday and this morning during a weekend in Paignton, Devon. The weather has been rainy again this weekend and the above photo was taken early this morning shortly after sunrise.
For my revised target of 2050 miles to walk in 2018 I have just 52 left to go and 4 weeks to do it in!
I’ve just spent a weekend in Kent exploring a small section of the North Downs Way. The weather was a bit rubbish but its still great to go somewhere different and get out and about in the countryside.
I’ve not walked anywhere exciting this week and did no walking this weekend. The majority of these 48 miles were walked between Mon – Fri and are the result of 5 x gym sessions and 4 x walking to and from train stations with having spent 4 days in the office. The extra gym session took place at Luton Hoo during a spa day (along with 3 outdoor miles!).
I worked in the office in London for just one day during week 46 and these are the days I am able to tot up a few extra miles as it is over 5 miles to walk to and from stations and I do around 5 miles in the gym. When I work at home however I can only manage 3 or 4 miles by walking around my local town (e.g. to our big local supermarket or our local retail park) at lunchtime. So still a lower than average mileage rate for this week. Thankfully this was topped up by 10.5 miles today during another lovely autumn walk in Woburn which is not too far from where I live.
Another below average mileage week as I was still in Grenada from Mon – Wed where I walked no more than a couple of miles a day. However I’ve just spent a weekend where I hiked around 16 miles up and down several peaks in the Peak District (Derbyshire) which has pushed up this weeks’ total a bit!
Less than what has lately become an average of around 50 miles walked each week. This is because I spent most of week 44 on a relaxing holiday in Grenada where the only walking I did was around the resort hotel! With the exception of a short trek of the ‘Seven Sisters Waterfall’. The falls took around 20 minutes to reach although this was quite challenging being steep and muddy! And as we were not planning on any trekking I did this in sandals rather than walking boots!
This weeks figure is only boosted to 29 as I did 11 miles (walking and gym) on the Monday of this week, before I went on holiday.
I had two days during this week where I did no extra walking at all… On Thursday I was working at home and just too busy with full-on back-to-back Skype meetings that I didn’t even have time for a lunch break, let alone a 4 mile lunchtime walk.
On Saturday, Chris and I had planned a 6 mile walk to a local pub for lunch and back but unfortunately his elderly father was taken into hospital so we abandoned this, drove to Norfolk, picked up his Mum and took her into visit him in hospital! Hopefully he will soon start to feel better.
Today in lovely sunny (but cold and crisp) weather I did a walk with a local walking group which focussed around the Wimpole Estate which is not far from Cambridge.