In this Good Enough in Practice episode, Shannon shares some exciting news: She just bought a plane ticket to Portugal, where she will walk the Camino de Santiago in 2020! She’ll walk 175 to 200 miles by herself over the course of ten to fourteen days. In this episode, Shannon and Janine talk about this personal challenge, how she’s preparing for it and her advice for pursuing your own personal challenges.
Discussion topics include:
- Some of the logistics of the trip
- Why the heck Shannon wants to do this (it’s all about the challenge)
- How Shannon will train (physically and mentally) to walk 10 to 15 miles a day for two weeks
- Shannon’s concern about avoiding overtraining
- What Shannon’s husband, Mike, thinks about this personal challenge
- Deciding whether to book hotel rooms or be more spontaneous on this trip
- Paying attention to what you’re wondering about and whether that might be a good challenge to take on
- Making small commitments on the way to a larger challenge
- Shannon’s criteria for a personal challenge: for it to be doable but not easy
- Janine’s concerns for Shannon’s safety on this journey (and the precautions she’ll be taking)
- Advice for starting a personal challenge: Notice the ideas that pop up over and over again and commit to something small. Then increase the commitment as you get closer to the ultimate goal.
- The importance of taking some action on your personal challenge every day
- How Shannon’s cartooning fits into this
- The impact of Shannon’s trip on our podcast schedule (spoiler alert: there will be no disruption!)