If I've learned anything these 90 days, it's this:
1. You truly can walk in any kind of weather. It's a matter of having the right clothes, and being bound and determined not to let the weather win.
2. It's not about hitting a certain target or length or a certain weight, even. It's about consistency.
3. The small things matter. The shortest of walks were sometimes all that kept me going - because at least I was doing something. Skipping a day here or a day there would have ended up in not achieving at all.
4. My favourite walk of the entire 90 days was the day I walked Helensburgh in driving, fierce, cold, pounding, freezing rain. The sea was angry and hurling itself at the sea wall and at me, and I was almost the only person out walking. That day I truly fought the elements, and I still made it.
5. You don't have to have a reason for walking (a dog, preparing for a marathon, a destination). It truly is its own reward.
6. Scotland is the most beautiful country on earth. And it is worth every second of any horrible weather I've ever had to go through.
I'm taking a friend's very good suggestions and rewarding myself for the achievement with fuzzy socks, a hot stone massage at a beauty clinic in Glasgow (thanks to a 70% discount through LivingSocial), and some new camera equipment. (Not sure of what yet, will keep you posted.)
I'll also be starting a new 90 day challenge after a 5-day breather.
May you all be, not impressed, but inspired to walk your own way.
(P.S. I enjoyed this so much I started a new walking blog at www.teainallweathers.blogspot.com. Join me there for a new kind of tea every day!)