Well, that just blew up in my face....
In theory, the idea to match the miles I biked with the cards that came in was a good one. After the initial July report, I was hopeful this could work out. August quickly reminded me how unpredictable things can be. I went the first eight days of August without any new cards coming in, so I scratched an itch and bought a repack. Things escalated quickly from there. In a rare turn of events, I won two prizes from blog contests. Those two large prizes pretty much killed any chance I had of coming close to the goal, and a generous trader kicked the corpse for August.
Cards08/09 - 30 cards (bought 1 pack of Fairfield)
08/15 - 417 cards (blog prize)
08/16 - 30 cards (bought 1 pack of Topps Big League)
08/21 - 12 (gift from blog reader)
08/21 - 86 (blog prize)
08/22 - 270 (trade package)
08/22 - 56 cards (bought blaster box of Topps Big League)
08/29 - 36 cards (bought 2 packs of Topps Archives)
937 Total Cards (30.02 cards/day average)
Miles08/04/18 - 3.25 miles (10 minute ride)
08/05/18 - 3.47 miles (10 minute ride)
08/06/18 - 3.47 miles (10 minute ride)
08/07/18 - 3.54 miles (10 minute ride)
08/09/18 - 3.39 miles (10 minute ride)
08/10/18 - 3.43 miles (10 minute ride)
08/13/18 - 3.63 miles (10 minute ride)
08/15/18 - 1.92 miles (05 minute ride)
08/24/18 - 3.59 miles (10 minute ride)
08/26/18 - 3.73 miles (10 minute ride)
08/27/18 - 2.20 miles (25 minute walk)
08/28/18 - 2.20 miles (25 minute walk)
08/29/18 - 2.20 miles (25 minute walk)
08/30/18 - 2.20 miles (25 minute walk)
08/31/18 - 3.71 miles (10 minute ride)
45.93 Total Miles (3.54 miles/ bike ride average)
937 cards - 45.93 miles = 894.78 miles due
July 2018 To Date: 1,050 cards - 81.19 miles = 968.81 miles due
If I biked 3.5 miles every day, it would take me 256 days to recover from August. Not going to happen! So I decided to adjust this project. First of all, I think next month I'm just going to count purchases. No offense to my fellow collectors, but your generosity will be the death of me! Also, my youngest daughter has started asking me to walk her to school. I decided the 2.2 miles I walk round trip should count as well. I don't know how long it will be until she tires of this, but as long as she's game then so am I. I'm also hoping with September the temperature will cool down, and I'll be able to use my lunch breaks for even more walks at the local park. It won't add much to my total, but it's better than nothing!
We'll see how these adjustments work out next month!