Jun 23, 2009
|Walking days||:||110+ (estimated)|
|Days recorded by GPS||:||87|
|Daily walk length||:||3.5 Miles|
|Google ETA||:||1 hour 9 minutes|
|Average ETA||:||1 hour 3 minutes|
|Slowest||:||1 hour 16 minutes|
|(6" snow, 14 degrees, 30 mph winds, -7 windchill)|
|Dollars Saved||:||$350 (estimate parking ramp - bus)|
I'm finding that I'm treating the hot weather walks much like I treated the cold weather walks:
- I get excited about an hour beforehand and can't wait to head out
- I take the skyway as far as possible to stay in a comfortable temperature
- I follow buildings closely and think about where I'm going (winter: avoid wind, summer: find shade)
- Obsessive tracking of temperatures and hoping for "just a few more degrees" (for better shock factor)
- Pride in having done something possibly dangerous, definately ridiculous
- Extreme weather makes for a faster walk, for some reason, even in the heat.
- On days when I don't walk I feel like I'm cheating
Of course, there are some differences, the worst being that in winter I can add layers of clothing or increase my pace to generate heat. In summer all I can do it sweat. And I really miss the ridiculously cold days of winter - I was the only one outside and it was nice to have some alone time.
Overall I'm happy with my walking plan. And sometimes I like to blog about it - not for you, but for me. :) I really wish I had a concrete record of the days I walked before I started tracking it by gps. The numbers, man! I want the numbers!
My spreadsheet: Click here to see it