A 1000 miles

“New Year’s Resolutions” have never held much interest for me. No, I need problems resolved as much as anyone. It’s just that life has always presented opportunity for improvement without the drama of specific resolve.

That’s why I find myself in a curious position, very late in life, of making a resolution.

Actually it is less resolution and more goal: I am going to walk a 1000 miles this year. Yes, there are three zeroes in the preceding number.

“How are you going to do this Bill?” you ask. Well, at a modest pace, befitting my advanced age, a 1000 miles at 3.5 miles per day.  That means I will walk 3.5 miles/day for 285 days. That means that 78% of the year will see me trudging down the road.

78%? Well that sounds doable, you say. Well, feel free to join me – I would like the company.

Late Breaking:
January 2017 – 122.1 miles

On June 23, 2017, I crossed the 1000 mile goal.

On November 20, 2017 my progress is 1660.6 miles. I hope to break 1800 by the end of 2017.

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3 Responses to A 1000 miles

  1. Sarah T says:


    Keep me updated on the mileage!

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