Earlier this week, another challenge was put out to all 12athoners to earn bonus points for this quarter by running 4.2 miles today, the 20th. I wasn’t sure with my upcoming half marathon and DC field trip if I’d be able to take on the challenge of this bonus run. The only thing working in my favor was that I had plenty of time today to complete the bonus run. I have spent the day at the BWI airport. I arrived at 10:00am for a 4:30pm flight. I had plenty of downtime to walk 4.2 miles and complete the challenge. So that’s what I’ve done.
I walked 2 miles through Concourse D. Stopping for a brief time for lunch at a taco joint in the airport. I walked another mile post lunch Then, I found a nice, quiet place to charge my phone and take an hour nap. After 4 days of long days on the 8th grade field trip, I was pretty tired. After my catnap, I walked the remaining 1.2 miles circling the airport.
I can’t say this was my favorite place to fit in some exercise. It became monotonous walking the same path over and over again. I’m pretty sure I got some strange looks too for making continuous laps around the airport, but exercise can be done any where and any time, if we are just a little creative.