Year Of The Ox Challenge, Introduction and First Walk Report, Veteran’s Park
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Awareness of the outside world. “We will also be donating a portion of the proceeds (at least 20% of every registration) to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.” Virtual Run: Ox
My latest greenspace adventure is the Virtual Run: Year of The Ox Challenge, performed as a series of 5Ks in a different local park each week. The challenge calls for 20.21 miles in January and February. There is no reporting. The medal has arrived. I could do whatever. I have chosen to adhere to the stated requirements. What’s life without whimsy?
This was simple when I started. Seven walks in 8 weeks. Fortunately – or unfortunately – other 5Ks have caught my fancy since then. To finish this challenge before the end of the month, I have to do three weeks of 6Ks, or pick up an extra 3K one week. We’ll see. Other walk reports waiting on swag to arrive.
Ox Walk #1
Year of The Ox Challenge, Walk #1
Veterans Park, Valleydale Road, Hoover, AL
January 4, 2021
Distance – 5.3 km (3.29 miles)
Time – 1:22:21
Current Mileage – 5.3 km (3.29 miles)
To Go – 27.22 km (16.92 miles)
Total Distance – 32.53 km (20.21 miles)
Challenge in miles. Tracker set to kilometers for weekly 5Ks & virtual UK walk. [Digital Fun, LEJOG]
Wide, well-packed, well-used trail. Mostly flat, a few short, sharp dips in the wooded section. Loop listed as 5k. Came out as 4K on my tracker. Wandered around to complete the distance and to look for 5k/finish sign. [Fun]
Hammock Garden. Here’s one in VA, complete with hammocks, 10 News: Hammock garden takes root in Danville, by Colter Anstaett, 2019. Who knew?
[Virtual 2021, Digital Fun For Foot And Pedal]
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