That title is almost a direct pinch from the Glorious Gayle who has quite wonderfully been looking at how far she has been walking in January and February over the last five years. Quite fantastically she even has records of how far she has climbed for the last three years. That's pretty cool in my book.
I have kept a log for the past eleven years of how far I have walked day by day, each year from 1st January until I set off on the TGO Challenge. Lord only knows why I did it - I am not sure myself.
Answers on a postcard?
I suppose, deep down, the original reason for keeping a log was because I wanted to.
However, it does also act as a swift kick up the backside if I notice that I am falling behind with where I normally am at 'this time of the year,' encouraging me to get out there and do some walking "or the Chally will be a nightmare!"
I was worried on Sunday about being 'behind schedule' and discussed with Lord Elpus that perhaps we should put and extra loop in the walk we were on, to extend it a little? He very sensibly knocked that on the head and we finished in daylight. (Makes a nice change for one of Phil's walks...)
Anyway - I tossed and turned all night long and this morning I was out again while the sparrows were still coughing and farting to nip round my Hemingford Round, a lovely little 5.5 miles. I put in extra effort and beetled round in an excellent (for me, that is) 84 minutes. (Sad?)
Unfortunately this daft computer seems to have gobbled up the data for before 2003, which is quite frankly, upsetting. I shall take it outside and flog it to within an inch of its life and threaten it with the scrap-heap (or should that be the 'recycling centre' these days?) and go and do the sensible thing and go and buy a Mac.
Anyway, having had a bit more time this afternoon I have dug out the statistics only to find that yesterday's and this mornings rambles have got me back on target.
Don't look too closely at 2007 as I was then on my LEJOG and had been walking solidly for eight days.
There's not a lot of walking being done at this time of year, is there? Still - I am out and about next weekend too... I suppose as per usual I shall get fit on the first fourteen days of the Challenge.