I did it! I made it 31 days outside everyday for at least a mile. It as cool.
So let's start with some math. 1 mile for 31 days means 31 miles and kudos to the people who logged with me everyday. I like to cheer for these people because the guy who logged 100 miles in the first week-yeah, you don't need the support like we do. We know the struggle man. :)
Anyway by the half way point I was amazed I had logged 40 miles. I had also started logging some pain but the brain high was too awesome to stop. I caught a cold and went back down to walking my 1.2 mile dog loop and fighting off the feelings of lazy and slow.
Once the cold was trailing off I pushed hard and walked my loop before work and ran after work the last 2 days to finish strong with 81.64 miles.
What you say??? ( I wish I could up the font and type it again)
And all I got for it was a shirt, which I paid for.
But seriously it changed me ever so slightly. I am not an underachiever for "only doing a mile" some days. I was able to be outside for at least 30 minutes everyday and I love the outdoors. I am happy that ever so slowly I am increasing my gear so that I can do more comfortably outside. I did change my times to avoid a blizzard walk but mostly that was for safety not because I am lazy.
Today is Friday and it is snowing again. One of the first things I have thought this week is that I miss it already as I gave myself a break on Tuesday and Thursday.
I did address the knee pain to the doctor and she forwarded me around the block and I ended up with Physical Therapy. I just started but it looks like it may end up being a blessing in desiguise. I have already seen my weaknesses and. A plan has started to add strength where I need it. It's just the beginning but I am positive.