365 Mile Challenge

Near the end of 2017, I learned about the organization Hike Like a Woman (HLAW) and their 365 Mile Challenge. The idea is to log 365 human powered miles in one year. Walking, running, hiking, snow shoeing, skiing, swimming, bicycling, anything self-propelled counts. There’s a private Facebook group for community support, monthly giveaways, and newsletters for added motivation. It costs $25 to join the challenge (when registration first opened in November it was discounted, so I only paid $15 to sign up).

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Shawn and Niko

My goal for this challenge is to walk our dog, Niko, 365 miles this year. I would like to walk him more than that, but I’m using 365 miles as a starting point as it is a lot more than I walked him last year. I want to get in the habit of walking him everyday, no matter the weather. As of January 12th, I’ve missed 2 days due to being out of town and we have logged over 18 miles.

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If you would like to join the 365 Mile Challenge, you can sign up here.

End of January Update:

Niko and I walked 53.9 miles in January! Total mileage 53.9 miles!

January Zero Mile Days: 2! Total Zero Mile Days: 2!

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End of February Update:

Niko and I walked 117 miles in February! Total Miles 170.9 miles!

February Zero Mile Days: 0! Total Zero Mile Days: 2!

*moving closer to my work has its benefits i.e. longer walks at lunch, occasional walk before work, and a nicer area to walk  🙂

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End of March Update:

Niko and I walked 111.9 miles in March! Total Miles: 282.8!

March Zero Mile Days: 1! Total Zero Mile Days: 3!

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Pictures were taken within the same week – Welcome to Indiana in March!

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End of April Update:

Niko and I walked 89.9 miles in April! Total Miles: 372.7!

April Zero Days: 1! Total Zero Mile Days: 4!

*we surpassed our 365 Mile goal the last week of April! We are now aiming for a double: 730 Miles!

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we love green grass!
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the wildflowers are finally blooming!

 

 

 

 

As of May 5th, Shawn and I are no longer together, so all future challenge miles will be without Niko.

 

 

 

End of May Update

I walked/biked 74.2 miles in May! Total Miles: 446.9!

May Zero Days: 5! Total Zero Days: 9!

 

End of June Update:

I walked/biked 93.4 miles in June! Total Miles: 540.3!

June Zero Days: 4! Total Zero Days: 13!

 

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rode 15 miles for the Girlfriend Ride

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End of July Update:

I walked/biked 130.4 miles in July! Total Miles: 670.7!

July Zero Days: 2! Total Zero Days: 15!

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first trip to Michigan!
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first backpacking trip!