As of yesterday morning, I have ten reserve miles built up for my 1200-mile challenge. Actually, it’s almost eleven miles, but that doesn’t sound as good for a title. My plan for reaching the 1200-miles this year is to walk or run four miles a day, six days a week. While I haven’t yet taken a skip day, there have been days when I’ve done a little less than four miles. However, because I have had a few days when I’ve gone longer and since I haven’t taken a skip day, my mileage has stayed on track and now I have a nice, ten-mile reserve.
It’s a little like dealing with finances. I now have a little money in the bank. Do I spend a little bit here and a little bit there, letting it whittle down to nothing or, perhaps even going into debt? Or do I save my money for a big expenditure – a vacation perhaps? I’m actually feeling a little miserly about it. If I don’t spend any of my saved miles and I continue to put in extra miles, I’ll continue to grow my reserve. I may become the running/walking version of Scrooge McDuck.