Dear readers: A year ago, I was inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s long hike and pledged to bike 1000 miles and hike 100 miles in 2015.
I succeeded in biking 1000 miles without too much difficulty, mostly on local (Minnesota) country roads and bike paths. It was a fun experience for the most part. (It helped that we had a really nice summer–not too hot or humid for once.)
I ditched the hiking challenge, though. (After getting physical therapy for my knee, my PT wanted me to do some jogging just to see if I could. My knee was fine, so I decided to focus on combining walking/jogging rather than hiking.)
Here are a few snapshots from some of my rides.
Do you have any challenges for 2016?
Back in early January, I wrote a post in which, inspired by Cheryl Strayed, I pledged to bike 1000 miles this year and hike 100 miles.
I live in Minnesota, so the weather does not allow me to do a whole lot of hiking and biking until spring. Well, spring is officially here, so it is time to get serious about my pledge. I have done a little bit of “warm-up” hiking and biking in March-April (11 miles of hiking and 115 miles of biking).
But now, I need to step up the pace. I am using my blog as a way to keep myself accountable.
My goal for May is to bike a minimum of 200 miles and hike a minimum of 20 miles. I will post periodic updates. If anyone wants to join me in the challenge, let me know!