No I didn’t just hike 282.99miles in one fell swoop. That would make me a SuperDuperUltra hiker. I don’t think they exist yet. But the ultra marathon runners do — those who run up to 100 miles at a time. I personally think, well I don’t know what I personally think. I never thought I’d hike as far as I’ve hiked, so why not ultra marathon? I don’t have plans to ultra marathon. I don’t even have plans to regular marathon. Running is too hard on my joints. Although I do ‘run’ — which is more like wogging — read walk/jog.
I would just like to keep a better journal record of the 1000MilesforMercyShips. Something more organized and thorough.
As of January 1st through today, I’ve done 39 hikes totaling 282.99 miles. For each hike I record, I’m donating $1 per mile to Mercy Ships. My goal is to hike 1000 miles by the end of this calendar year. There are 32 weeks left this year which means I need to hike at least 22 miles per week from here on out. So the challenge is on. If I hike 3 times a week, it’s a little more than 7 miles per hike. Totally doable.
Since I got your attention with the title of this post, will you shoot over to Mercy Ships and donate? Every little donation helps to provide free surgery to folks in west Africa. They don’t have access to healthcare the way we do in the first world. Thanks!
And while we’re on the subject of these hikes, what would you like to see here? Stories? Photos? Your input is appreciated. 😬