What happened to the month of May?!
Suddenly, it’s June. Yet, I’m fairly certain it was the end of April, only two weeks ago…
In that case, it’s time for a monthly review of my efforts in the Walk 1000 Miles challenge.
May was a great success, in which I achieved my first one-hundred-mile-month. I felt as though this would become the initiative to set my momentum going.
But for a week of illness, coupled with lower back problems; I might easily have broken the one-hundred mile barrier. Perhaps, just maybe… I might’ve pushed close to one-hundred-and-fifty miles for May.
Taking all of that in to account, I’m not at all disappointed by this past month’s tally and, moving forward, I see no reason why I cannot exceed that figure for June. This Sunday should be a huge booster, with an annual thirty-mile walking event set to take place.
15 miles – Leading my Chew, Two, Three walk – plus an evening at Long Wood near Cheddar.
4 miles – an evening walk around Wrington (longer than usual).
15 miles – Nyland Hill to Glastonbury Tor
5.5 miles – Another local walk that took in Goblin Combe.
11 miles – Lilstock to Blue Anchor (Somerset Coast Path challenge)
7.5 miles – Black Down on the Mendip Hills
13.5 miles – Blue Anchor to Porlock (Somerset Coast Path challenge)
Total = 71.5 miles
Plus: 12 miles of short evening walks.
Total for May 2016 = 83.5 miles
But for that “week off” through illness, I reckon I would’ve broken another century. Still, I’m not at all disappointed with the tally, given that I’ve have still exceeded the eighty-mile mark, when I struggled to get over fifty per month at the start of the year.