Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Forward in 2011

I have lined up a new destination for 2011's walk. To be revealed -- amid no fanfare -- on January 1.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 356

DATE: December 22
MILES: 1,077.1
I'm here, at Lafitte's in the French Quarter. Not only am I nine days ahead of schedule, but I counted 29 days I didn't walk at all. That means I only spent 329 days on the road.
Walking between now and Dec. 31 will count for next year's walk. Where to? Check back Jan. 1.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 348

DATE: December 14
MILES: 1,050.8
I'm in the home stretch, now entering the greater New Orleans area.
I've got 26 miles to go, though according to my map-tracking, I seem a lot closer than that to the French Quarter. Over the year, I've been following several pages of walking directions, and there's a good chance I flubbed a turn or two.
In any case, the goal is still 1,077 miles by Dec. 31, so if I have to virtually walk around the block a few times to hit that distance, I'll do so. The good news is, I'm ahead by 6 miles currently, and well on track to hit the bar before New Year's Eve.