Been awhile since I’ve checked in on the walk-working front.
If you’re not interested in this whole running tally thing…look away now. More book-ish stuff soon, I promise!
We last had a look at this on January 1, 2011, when I was celebrating making past the 1000 km mark on my treadmill, walking while I worked. Since then, I’ve added a further 600+ km in 2011, bringing me up to 1630 km on the trek across Canada. This places me, as you can see here, somewhere in the wilds of Saskatchewan, still a bit west of Regina.
My knee [surgically repaired last October] is better than ever, and the other knee has gone back to its old role of being my ‘bad’ knee — having suffered grievous injury involving a man-o-war canoe, a broken dock, an ill-placed spike and 27 stitches when I was 15 years old. [You really don’t want to know more…].
This means that in the past couple of months I’ve added a bit of running here and there to the walking routine. It doesn’t technically qualify for walk-working time, but is a warm-up for working, so I count it anyway. I ran 22 km of my total distance in February, bumped it up to 113 km of the 258 km total in March. I was away on tour and other assorted events in April which meant I just squeaked past 100 km total, however more than half of it was running at 64 km.
So…what does all this mean? It’s kinda fun to measure my virtual progress across Canada, though redrawing and sorting the google map each time is a giant pain. And I really like that I am not sitting so much during my work day. The endorphins do good things for my brain. In all, I’m still enjoying the experiment, which is feeling much less like an experiment these days, and more like just the way things should be.
Not sure where I’ll be — virtually, at least — when next we talk about this. Manitoba is needing some love these days — the flood gates are literally about to open there. Sending good wishes from the road to all who need our help and support there!
More soon, of course…