Genre Walking 2012: Results from 2011 and the New Goal

You remember that walking/jogging pledge I made with Jason Sanford and other authors?  It's on again.  If you want to walk with me, all you have to do is enter your miles do the form located here.

As for last year's results:  I got a little lazy in recording my miles, but I'm pretty sure I met my 200-mile goal, or thereabouts.  The last month or two of the semester were so busy that I didn't get as much walking done as I wanted to.  But that's okay.  2012 is a new year, right?

That brings my to this year's pledge!

I will not only walk 300 miles this year (an easy enough goal, I think), but I am also going to lose 25 lbs. at the minimum.  I will weigh myself tomorrow so you all know where I'm starting from.

The more of you who join and urge me on, the better.  You should set your goals too.  Blog about it and put a link in the comments.  I'll add it to this post!

Genre Walking: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Walkers and Joggers Club!

Genre Walking started on Twitter with Jason Sanford and Fabio Fernandes.  One of them responded to a tweet I put up about the amount of walking I've done since keeping track on April 8th; moments later, we had an idea:  let's create a little group of SF/F folks who are walking, jogging, or running and track how many miles we're doing.  Think of it like those "green on campus" movements where faculty and students try to carpool, use the bus, and walk instead of driving by themselves.

The cool thing about Genre Walking, though, is that anyone can join.  And it's easy.  All you have to do is say "I'm in" on this blog, on my Twitter account, or with the #genrewalking hashtag on Twitter.  Then:  record your miles!  And how do you do that?  On our handy dandy Genre Walking entry form!  It's that simple.

If you want to see how everyone is doing, you can go here.  I'll add names to the side list as they become available.

Now get your butt out the door and start walking!