500 miles pledge – October update

My New Year’s Pledge this year was to walk 500 miles.

But I would walk 500 miles

A little late to update you all this month, but during the month of October, according to my Runkeeper app, I walked 34.5 miles.

In total, I have walked 463.4 miles so far in 2014, leaving just 36.6 more miles to go until I achieve my goal.

With some good planning, luck, and a little determination, I reckon I should reach my goal before the end of November!  I’m not quite sure how I’m going to celebrate the fact when I’ve done it (suggestions welcome! 😉 ), but the fact that I’m so close to achieving my goal is what helps me lace up my walking shoes each day to walk the local lanes, especially on these cold and damp November mornings.

One step at a time 🙂

It's all downhill from here!

It’s all downhill from here!

But I would walk 500 miles…

…And I would walk 500 more…

At the beginning of January, I made a pledge on Fitocracy to walk a minimum of 500 miles in 2014.  I hope to walk more than this, but 500 is my minimum goal.

So, this post serves, in some respects, as a public declaration of that goal, and also as my first monthly update. 🙂

As of the 1st February, my Runkeeper app has calculated that I walked 51.4 miles during the month of January…which means only 448.6 miles left to go

Devil's Bit, Co. Tipperary - March 2013

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And I’m really sorry if THAT song is now buzzing around your head… 🙂