Been feeling seriously (though it wasn't serious) and demoralisingly ill. Much better now, but seriously and demoralisingly Behind with Everything. However, back to the walking today, enthusiasm undiminished, and here is a report on last week's:
Walking a thousand miles in 2006 - Week 5 Miles walked: 19 (target 20) Total miles walked: 112.5 (target 100) Miles remaining: 887.5
Thanks so much for the link! I'm glad you're feeling better. Here's something I think you might like: I once lamented to a friend that I had missed a few karate classes in a row. I forget the reason for my absence (I think it may have been because of injury), but I was really upset about it. He said that to a person involved in something for the long haul, a brief hiatus, for whatever the reason, shouldn't really matter. If one's determination was lacking from the very start, then yes, one should worry about any breaks from the routine. You seem very determined, so there's nothing to worry about!
Michael, I agree with you and your friend. My meditation practice has taught me this and it stands me in good stead with other things, like the walking, not to mention the towering piles of overdue work currently on my desk :-) And you are, as I said, an inspiration.
Hope you're feeling better. I hate being ill both for feeling ill but for not being able to do all the things I want to do. A reminder that the body can't always keep pace with what the mind aspires for us.