When there is no reward, would you carry on regardless?
Would you take the plunge anyway?
Today our ‘Fit-bit” or the recording or collating of our walk did not work. Our 6 or 7km walk was not in vain we encouraged each other (my walking partner K and I).
“We’re still benefiting from the ‘power walk.”
The good thing though is that we have all our trails mapped out and measured. We now know where one km begins and ends and have an idea of our average pace when we take those long strides.
Walking religiously for over eight months and challenging each other with our different gadgets and Apps:
Fit bit with App on the phone
Fit Bit watch
Our Group Challenge App on the phone
All the above have held us in check, motivating us to keep striding.
So yesterday was a disappointment as we are always set to add to our annual challenge. We have calculated it so we have our weekly and monthly goals. When the App refused to reload yesterday evening, during the walk, we were surprised, this had never happened before.
We missed the sound of Ms.Somebody on the gadget, announcing at different intervals, the kilometres, pace and amount of time we had walked. We ‘ammed’ and ‘ahhed’ but chose to walk regardless. With our already mapped out course, we know approximately how many steps and kilometres we trudge daily. We made it yesterday.
Motivated not by the reward, and driven by the health benefits, we disregarded the App’s mishap. Our bodies were the winners.
We decided that we do not always need extrinsic benefits to show or push us to achieve. At 50 something, we are determined to keep walking. With our commitment, we are still leading the young’uns on our challenge. So our mantra now should be:
Even when there is no reward, we still walk.