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With all this extra time on my hands lately, and with social distancing firmly in place, I've fallen back on walking and hiking more than ever.
Since two of my goals are to walk a marathon and hike up a 14er, I ramped up my mileage.
I don't like to walk or hike anything under five miles anymore, even though I will, but my preference is the equivalent of a 10k (roughly 6.24 miles).
And that's exactly what I've been doing.
Whether I walk our long city trail, my beloved Iowa Mountains, or the local mountain bike park (early before almost anyone else is there), I've been putting in the miles.
On these three sojourns shown, I walked a combined total of 21.52 miles. Just like anything else in life, the more you do it, the easier it becomes and the more normalized it seems. Besides, I can't walk a marathon if I don't train right? And I can't hike up a 14er if I'm not ready for it.
I'll be ready for both of them.