Here we go, Sunday the first of December, and it's time for the International Walking Group to check in with their progress reports. How many miles are you up to? Some of you have been with me the whole way this year. Some of you have hopped on and hopped off the bus, then hopped back on again. Whichever way you have chosen to do it, the message is to do as much as you can, and then push yourself to do a little bit more, because you never know what you can do until you try.
I have kept up a constant average of three miles a day, sometimes less, sometimes more. I have kept a record on my desk calendar, marking each days progress, or putting a big fat X when I haven't done any walking. Don't want too many of those. My total stands today at 922 miles, on track to reach the 1000 by the end of December. Another whole year of walking, my fourth year of doing this challenge.
So how is everyone else doing? Let's hear your stories, what has the weather been like where you are? Has it held you back, stopped anyone from going out? I wouldn't go out in pouring rain, and if it is slippery underfoot I would be very cautious, don't want to break a leg. Have you found it difficult to keep up the motivation, or have you been sailing through it determined to succeed? I want to know. Also, the big question is why are you doing it? What benefits are you getting from it? I know I feel a lot better for getting out in the fresh air, I feel it is good for my body and mind.
Let's find a nice picture for inspiration. This is in Bamford, Derbyshire. I remember it well.
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