FAQs About the 1,000 Miles Challenge
QUESTION: Why do you walk 5 miles for one person, but then just 2 for the next?
ANSWER: The mileage for each person isn’t based on who the person is or whether I know them. Each day’s mileage is actually based on many factors, including which day of the week it is, what the weather is like (I can spend an hour walking on a sunny day and achieve 5-6 miles, while on a snowy day only 2-3), how I’m feeling physically, etc. My mileage is never based on whomever the person is. The purpose is to walk in their honor — the distance matters not.
QUESTION: Why isn’t the site up to date?
ANSWER: I lead a busy life, as most of us do, and I had a setback in February that put everything behind. I am working to catch up. However, the miles HAVE been walked. They simply haven’t been officially blogged yet. Sometimes there just isn’t enough time to walk the miles AND write about it. The initial challenge was and has always been about the walk, not the words. The words are a bonus, a personal letter to each person (unless I need to be brief due to extreme privacy).
QUESTION: Do you walk in the order of names received? Do you keep a schedule?
ANSWER: Yes and no. I don’t always know who I will be walking for the next day, but often, if a person doesn’t slam into my heart with urgency, I go in the order in which names were received. It really all depends. Chances are, however, that names submitted will be walked for within a week or two. I try to send the link when the post is up, if the name wasn’t submitted anonymously.