Thursday, March 7, 2013
30/30 Challenge Wrap-Up + My Budding Basketball Career
During the month of January, Mom and I participated in the 30/30 Challenge created by my Adventureweiner friends at YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner.com. The goal of the challenge was to walk 30 minutes per day for 30 days. We had planned to do weekly updates on our progress, which we did the first couple of weeks, but we decided that actually doing the walking was more important than providing the updates.
Well, we must confess, we did not walk 30 days consecutively. Mom got sick and the weather was super nasty, and while she normally doesn't mind nasty weather, she thought it best not to walk when it was 25 degrees outside and she had a serious cough. So she missed five days of walking in January. (Luckily I have a dog-walker who comes mid-day and an awesome friend named Tim who takes me out for a hike every Wednesday, so I only missed my second walk of the day those days.)
But even though mom missed a lot of days, at the end of January, she looked at her total monthly mileage and time in MapMyFitness, and she averaged well over 30 minutes per day. Her total mileage for January was 96.94 miles and total time for January was a little over 30 hours! So we're calling our participation in the 30/30 Challenge a success even though we didn't walk every day out of the 30.
Mom's goal for February was to beat January's mileage -- with fewer days in the month. And she did! Her total mileage for February was 97.32 miles! Her goal for March is to break 100 miles.
Meanwhile, I've learned that it's important to do lots of different kinds of exercise, so in addition to walking every day, I'm learning to play basketball! Mom and Dad have made a couple videos of me playing basketball. You can watch the latest one by clicking on the link below.
Watch me play Basketball
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