The last few Septembers Hubby Tony and I have made a road trip to Columbia Missouri for the Roots n Blues n BBQ festival. We've always attended half of the two-day festival, leaving our house early Saturday morning, and dropping our things at Son Brian and DIL Nicole's house when we get into town. After watching a good chunk of the music (alternating between the multiple stages) at the end of the night we go back to their house to sleep. Sunday morning we eat breakfast, then leave.
This year is going to be different, though. We'll be getting into town late Friday night and getting up early Saturday morning. I think every festival/fair/community celebration now has an opportunity to be active, and the Roots n Blues is no exception. Saturday morning they're offering a half-marathon run and a 10K. Last month Nicole said that she and Brian were doing the longer route, and she pointed out that anyone who participated got a free ticket to the festival. Might Tony and I want to join in and tackle the shorter one?
I didn't agree immediately, but also didn't say no. Neither Tony or I run, but Nicole assured us that there were people who walked the route. We thought about it for several days, discussed whether we could do it (10K is a little over 6 miles), and decided to give it a try. We're all registered; now I just have to get ready for it.
I used to be more active, going to the gym for an hour a day four or five days a week, but over the past three years my work schedule and inertia have gotten me out of the habit. Tony and I do walk several times a week, but our regular route is a little over two miles. If I tried to triple that overnight I don't think I'd be able to move the next day!
This month I'm trying to walk four miles on a regular basis. Next month I'll aim for five, and by late September (I hope) I'll be managing the complete amount with ease.