My 95 by 65 Goal #11 was initially a "to be decided later" walking challenge.  Yesterday I decided it was about time I set that up, and determined that it would be fun to aim for the distance between here and our family in New Hampshire.  The "crow flies" distance is 1130 miles.  Since the middle of 2014 I've been letting my phone keep track of the steps I've taken (walking or running).  That's only if I have the phone on me, so the recorded numbers are lower than my actual steps, but quite good enough for this purpose.

The app keeps track of the raw data, but not in a form useful for "walking to New Hampshire," so today I set up a spreadsheet to analyze the data, starting from the beginning of this year, and keep track of my progress as I head for the goal.

SURPRISE!  I'm already there!  I arrived two days ago.

It blows me away to realize how much I've walked in under a year.  I guess small steps do make for great progress over time.

Continuing the trip to "visit" our other grandkids adds 3747 "crow files" miles and involves walking on water.  I guess I'd better get going!

Posted by sursumcorda on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 11:09 am | Edit
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Very nice! Too bad we can't celebrate with a glass of cold, unpasteurized cider.

Time to get out of the boat!

Posted by joyful on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 7:55 pm

Oh, I wish I could Next year I need to (really) visit during cider season!

Posted by SursumCorda on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm

In early June I passed the edge of Newfoundland and am now in the vast stretch with nothing but the Atlantic Ocean below me until I reach Ireland. Both New Hampshire and Switzerland feel terribly far away from Florida, but Switzerland really is a lot more so.

Posted by SursumCorda on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 11:29 am

November 10, 2016 and I'm still flying over the Atlantic Ocean....

Posted by SursumCorda on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 2:17 pm
Walking to Switzerland
Excerpt: As part of my 95 by 65 program, I set the goal of walking the equivalent of from here to the home of our grandchildren in New Hampshire. This I completed in December of last year. At that point, I was so much in the habit of keeping track of my steps t...
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