One hundred is a milestone number in sports. Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in an NBA game. The 100-meter dash determines the fastest man and woman on the planet. Some restaurants offer free food if the local basketball team scores 100 points in a game. The number ‘100’ means a great deal to Pope John Athletic Director/Instructor Julie Burenheide and many of her friends.
During the month of June, Burenheide & Co. set out to walk 100 miles in 30 days. Starting on the first day of the month, Burenheide reached her goal on Monday night. Mission accomplished in 29 days!
“In late May a friend of mine from college (Chadron State) challenged me to walk 100 miles,” she said. “There’s a big group of us who decided we’re going to do it.”
She said Tuesday her goal starting out was to walk 3.5 miles per day. “Some days are better, some days are worse … It worked out great. The first week the kids had Totus Tuus so I walked while they were there. That was an easy first week to start out with.” She averaged five-to-six miles that week.
But it wasn’t always easy. Trips out-of-town, including the College World Series in Omaha, would make reaching her goal more challenging.
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