Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Walking for a Cause

I walked 480 miles last year, and because I logged those miles on the Beewell for Life site, I donated $132.10 to some worthy causes. My donations were split between The American Diabetes Association and WomenHeart.  I've been walking practically every day for about 20 years, and I love that just by logging the miles I'm walking, I can help somebody.

However, I am thinking about looking for another site to log my miles this year.  Earlier this year they re-designed the site, and it's not as user-friendly as it used to be.  I think the main thing is that I have to change it from running to walking and set the speed every single day, when it used to remember my usual distance and speed.  OK, not a big deal, but still a pain.  It's also much harder to see which days I've logged my miles and which days I may have missed.  I do try to log them every day, but sometimes I get behind.  The old site featured a really great calendar view of my log, and it was easy to see when or where I'd missed a day or two.

I hate to quit logging miles for some good causes, but I'd also like a better way to keep track of my miles - just for my own knowledge.  Any suggestions?  Maybe I'll just log miles on both sites if I can find another one I like.