Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

1000 Mile Challenge Update

1000 Mile Challenge Update {Living Outside the Stacks}

First of all, I’d like to say that the National 1000 Mile Challenge has raised enough money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation Northeastern California and Northern Nevada to grant the wishes of two children with life threatening medical conditions! That is crazy good. And, man, I’m just excited to have been able to help brighten the lives of these kids. Just makes my heart sing all kinds of happy songs.

1000 Mile Challenge

As for my progress… Well, what had happened was it rained a lot I got lazy I’m not doing my best but I’m still in. I’m at 65.72 miles. Not where I should be by any stretch of the imagination. And I have to admit to some pings of jealousy when I see others throwing up the 100 mile ticker, but you only get out of it what you put into it, right?

Mississippi River {Living Outside the Stacks}
From one of the few walks I was able to take outside…

Honestly, I think the hardest part is that I’ve had to rely on the treadmill for getting in a lot of my miles because it’s been so cold and rainy the past few weeks. Normally, I don’t mind the treadmill but getting in more than 1 or 2 miles at a clip is boring. And I’m only counting my intentional miles for this challenge, so my every day steps aren’t counting. In that respect, I’ve been averaging a little bit over 5 miles per day. So, if nothing else, this challenge is definitely making me move more than I would have otherwise.


I have earned a couple of badges with my Fitbit, which is cool. And, seriously, I still get a little thrill when my wrist vibrates because I’ve hit 10,000 steps. It’s the little things. The biggest thing for me to remember is that this is a challenge and not a race. The only person I’m competing against is myself!

I’ll be updating my progress here on the 21st of each month, recording my miles with Fitbitand posting pictures on Instagram.

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}



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