August, while stressful in the recent weeks, was good to me. I got up off my butt and accomplished the goal I'd set for myself...walk a 5k each day. I learned after walking at least that distance 8 days straight that my body was screaming for rest. I was afraid to take a day off for fear that I wouldn't get back out there. I'm happy to report that I did take that day off (along with several others throughout the month) but kept up with my goal of averaging a 5K for each day in the month by walking longer distances on the days I did walk. I really wanted to hit 100 miles walked and I did!!! My monthly total was 106.65 & my average was more than a 5K (3.44)!
I'm spending the weekend with one of my super sweet friends & her family at the beach (yes, I'm incredibly lucky) and decided it would be good to keep up with walking. There was a decent breeze this morning so I geared up and went out for a nice walk. Um...not. I'm clearly a walking-on-the-beach-in-the-summer-virgin. Want proof? I wore black workout capris, black hat, and black shoes - not exactly the best idea when it's blazing hot. Forgot sunscreen. Didn't realize just how hard walking on the sand would be (even the packed stuff). Thanks to the humidity I sweated out of pores I didn't even know I had! But I did it and that's a huge accomplishment for me. I've never been on vacation and chose to spend time exercising. Now if only I could stop eating fried pickles & sour gummy worms.