May is over, you guys. I’m thinking back to all the times I thought, “Oh, I’ll just make sure to do that before June” and now it’s June AND I’VE DONE NOTHING. Except walk…almost 30 days. So, since that’s the one thing I did manage to do this week, let’s talk about it. As of yesterday, the Walk30Days Challenge officially ended. I’ll admit, I didn’t walk every single day. I was sick during part of May (why does that always happen?) oh, and hubby and I road tripped almost 4,000 miles. 😳
Because of the many road trips, I got to take a walk in five different states! Oregon (which looked like Middle Earth), Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Missouri.
For some reason, I had trouble going out and taking my walks this year. I still did it, but the excitement wasn’t the same as previous years. I think it’s because I now live in a new place and I wasn’t sure what to discover. I went from open country to small town and busy schedule. But that was a continual reminder to me that we can build new habits anywhere. It just takes persistence. Because our town is so small I can walk pretty much anywhere (like to my coffee shop!) and I’m determined to keep it up this summer.
Other notes from my month of walks:
I always seem to think that once the weather is nice, I’ll be able to throw on some flip flops and leave them glued to my feet for the next four months. Sadly…no. Because blisters. So I did what any sane person would do to recover. *cough* pedicure *cough*
2. Midwest weather is very different than Rockies weather.
Just sayin’. Tornados then storms then burning sun. I wasn’t sure whether to wear flip flops or a raincoat (or both at the same time to be safe.)
3. I wrote. A lot more than usual.
The whole purpose behind the Walk30Days Challenge was to help stimulate creativity. That’s what started it three years ago. And I’m pleased to say that I spent a lot of time outside and it truly rejuvenated my creative brain gnomes. (Those are real, btw.) I found myself sitting on the front steps with a glass of lemonade whenever the weather beckoned and writing (or reading) there for the day.
Overall, I call this year’s #walk30days challenge a success! A lot of you participated and I loved seeing your many photos and glimpses into your every day life. 🙂 Year 3 = COMPLETED! On to the next!
What prompts you to walk outside? (Or what keeps you from taking regular walks?)
If you participated in the Walk30Days Challenge, how did it go? Any favorite moments?