August 27, 2015 / Comments (6)

My 30 day walking challenge

30 day walking challenge. Challenge yourself! Get walking for ate 30 minutes every day for 30 days

This September and to kick off a big fat welcome to spring in Melbourne, I am going to walk for at least 30 minutes every single day outdoors, regardless of the weather or whatever is going on in my life. I’m making my commitment public to make myself more accountable. No fudging the truth, no excuses, no treadmills, only good, honest outdoor walking.

My broken toe seems to have healed enough and I’ve been doing some urban walking close to home to test my foot. I think I’m ready for my 30 day walking challenge.

Some days I might have to break it down into two 15-minute walks, three 10-minute walks or a 10-minute walk followed by a 20-minute walk later in the day.

There are no rules other than to walk for at least 30 minutes every day.  I’m not doing this as part of an ‘official’ online challenge, the 10,000 step challenge, the 30 miles in September challenge or anything like that. I’m not doing it for weight loss, simply to improve my wellbeing to regain lost fitness and give myself the confidence to head for the hills again post-injury. I will celebrate my fitness gains with some hiking. Yay!

I’ll report back any interesting things I learn along the way.

Wild Earth

Are you up for the 30-day walking challenge, too? It’d be fun to do this with others. Let me know in the comments below.

Last modified: August 27, 2015

6 Responses to :
My 30 day walking challenge

  1. This is a great idea……I might have to make this my mission for the month too!

    1. Sandra says:

      Did you get out for a walk today, Melissa? I’m in Melbourne and it was a beautiful Spring morning. Loved it!

  2. FAIRLIE says:

    Walking is a great activity to commit to. I’ve done Walk in Her Shoes for CARE Australia for the past couple of years. This year I signed up to walk 50Km in the week – which meant I had to take every opportunity to get out there and tally up the kms. It was interesting how much head-clearing and creative thought happens while you walk.

    1. Sandra says:

      You never feel worse after a walk.It might be a struggle sometimes to get out there but I am never not glad I did. Creativity and problem solving are just two of the benefits I get from walking. I did Trailwalker two times a few years ago and trained intensively the first time with lots of long hikes every weekend and several walks during the week. The second time I did it as a run/walk and trained more by running. But it killed my achilles 🙁 Doing it as a team event kept me motivated because I didn’t want to let my teammates down and I knew that if I missed a walk, I’d regret it during the event.

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