Saying Farewell To 2016/Aimee’s Blog

“I just joined a fun challenge and might start blogging about it now and then on this little blog. It’s called the 365 Miles Challenge. The purpose is to get outside daily and do a mile of walking, hiking, biking, etc. What I like about it most is the focus on doing this OUTSIDE. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of being inside too much. It would be fun to see familiar faces in the group, so please think about joining.”

Kari Likes/What’s Exciting about 2017
“For the 365 Mile Challenge, you can be solo, or with your kids, family, friends, etc., and you can count other forms of activity such as running and cycling. The fee goes up to $15 USD today to participate and that gives you motivation and support, a sticker, access to the Facebook community page, discounts on gear, and entry for prizes. I am so excited to get recording some miles!”

Sarah’s Adventure Box/Looking Back On The Year
“To help keep me motivated at trying new things and getting outside, I’ve also joined a challenge called  “365 Mile Challenge” ( more information can be found here). This challenge is to achieve 365 miles over the year by doing any self propeled activity such as hiking, biking, running, kayaking, you get the picture. It’s a $15.00 fee to join and the money goes toward the challenge itself, for more information check out the webite. I’m doing this challenge with my mom, Jami. She’s one of my favorite people to go on adventures with. We’re are planning to start with a couple of trails around our home and then expanding out.  Dad will be joining us too.”

My Perfectly Damaged Life/ 365 Mile Challenge
“As 2016 was coming to an end I started thinking of my 2017 goals, never resolutions, only goals.  With my renewed interest in outdoor activities it was only natural that I include outdoor activity goals.  I had considered the 52 Hike Challenge Adventure Series, and may still do so informally, but decided one hike a week really wasn’t a challenge for me at this point.  So, I started thinking in terms of total mileage.  My first thought was 365 miles, same concept as the 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge but for the entire year, 1 mile per day or 7 miles per week or 30 miles per month.   As if reading my mind, Rebecca, the founder of Hike Like a Woman, began talking about starting a 365 Mile Challenge for 2017, which she did with the help of a few other female outdoors bloggers.”

Raising A Wild Child/365 Challenge
With the fast approach of a new year, I’ve been thinking about what resolutions I may want to make and one thing has stood out to me as something I HAVE to do – get outside more. What better way to do that than to join the 365 Challenge? I’ve followed Tales of a Mountain Mama and Hike Like a Woman for months and was super stoked when I found out about their challenge. I’m all about getting outside and this challenge motivates me to not only get outside but find new places to explore. I already have a list written down of state parks and forests I can’t wait to go check out.”

The Lollygaggers/365 Mile Challenge
” I need to complete this challenge.  I need to do this for myself.  Not for my husband.  Not for my kids or grandchildren.  But for myself.  You see, in the past 3 years, I have become a lazy person.   Three years ago, I was in good form both physically and mentally.  Then I became complacent and lazy.  As I struggle to get off the couch, I feel the need to jump start the new year with a challenge I know I can complete.  This is all for me.”

Right Kind Of Lost/Taking on 365 Miles in 2017
“But for someone who doesn’t really do New Years resolutions, the 365 Mile Challenge is perfect. It has obtainable goals, will improve my overall well being, and empower me to take on the world. So I’m signing up for this New Years resolution.

I have learned that I am far more likely to keep a resolution if I chose a goal that is the act of doing something instead of an outcome. For example, a goal to lose 15 pounds in the first six months of 2017 will likely not happen. But if I set a goal to hike 20 miles a month, and run 20 miles a week, I can probably end up losing the weight.

I also find that if I set goals that empower me, I am more likely to accomplish them. Being able to run, bike, or hike certain distances make me feel accomplished, therefore I work harder toward them.”

Antlers & Gills/Resolutions Are Not For Me, Challenges Are
“The 365 mile challenge might look a little different for you than it will for me. After all, our outdoor experiences are unique to us and our families. For me, the miles I will log will be for destination hikes only.”