100 miles of hiking, biking, and kayaking in six weeks is not an Olympian goal.
It’s a modest goal for someone who can set aside a few days a week to trekking. I don’t want to be rushed when I’m in the woods or on the water, and I’m not training for some iron man race, but a tiny goal couldn’t hurt–right? I initially aimed for 150 miles, or even 200, but Rachel reminded me that my math might be a little fuzzy, as usual, or my ambition just might be a little high. 200 miles in six weeks would be 33 miles a week, which would be realistic if I was hitting the singletrack everyday. But it’s not realistic for a weekend-warrior explorer, someone who is steady, but not on steroids of any type. So I’m setting the goal at 100 miles, but the plan is to break the hurdle and reach upwards of 100. Perhaps my next outdoor “adventure” goal will be slightly more of a herculean challenge.
Some of the parks, natural preserves (and waters) I plan to trek (or paddle) over the next six weeks include: Oleta River State Park, West Delray Regional Park, the Atlantic Ocean, Boynton Inlet Park, Okeeheelee Park, Delray Oaks Natural Area, Leon M. Weekes Environmental Preserve, Johnathan Dickson State Park