The 10 Year Challenge
Jan 2013 - Dec 2022
The 10 year challenge is my goal to walk/run/x-ski/swim 24,901 miles from 2013 through 2022 (essentially, from the time I turned 30 until I turn 40).
Why 24,901 miles?
24,901 miles is the distance around the equator. I chose this distance because I wanted to run/walk the distance around the world.
How did it begin?
The 10 year challenge began unknowingly in February of 2012 when I signed up for the 2012 Antarctica Ice Marathon as a way to reach my seventh continent. After completing the marathon in November 2012, I decided just before the start of 2013 that I would run 1K miles and walk/x-ski/swim another 1K miles over the course of 2013, to stay healthy and keep myself in shape. By mid-May, I was already well on my way towards the 2K mile goal and decided that I would change this 1 year goal into a 10 year challenge to walk/run the distance around the world. In order to accomplish this task, I need to average ~6.82 miles/day for the next 10 years. So far so good! I did 3,432 miles (9.4 miles/day) in 2013 and 4,057 miles (11.1 miles/day) in 2014.