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YP1
05-01-2007, 04:56 AM
I thought I'd start the thread this month.

My goal is 125 again. For me that works out as hitting 99 miles before 25 May, resting on the 26th, running a marathon on the 27th and taking the rest of the month off. I'm not sure whether I'll make it as I'll be cutting down my running a bit for the taper, but we'll see.

A decent start this morning, 4.5 miles on the treadmill.

4.5/125


ArtsyGirl
05-01-2007, 08:17 AM
I'm gonna aim for 75 miles this month.

Goal - 75
Done - 4
Left - 71

grammpaula
05-01-2007, 08:22 AM
I'll try and do 45 miles this month.


NavyWifeDee
05-01-2007, 08:52 AM
I think I'll have a try at getting 40 this month.. I am probably shooting too high, but it's something to work toward... and I have two 5k's this month.

ennay
05-01-2007, 10:24 AM
100 this month

dollypie
05-01-2007, 10:46 AM
Always wanted to join this group so here I am! My goal this month is 50 miles!

Goal - 50 miles
Done - 15 miles
Left - 35 miles

Back on Track
05-01-2007, 01:42 PM
This is my first time doing a challenge. I exercise, just not a regular as I should. I will set my goal at 50 for this month.

Goal: 50
Done: 2
Left: 48

LisaMarie71
05-01-2007, 04:35 PM
I'm not sure where to set my goal, since I have this tendonitis thing going on. I'm just going to say 50 miles and see what happens. But I won't get to run today and I probably won't get to run tomorrow either. :(

Spunkster5
05-01-2007, 07:13 PM
I'm aiming for 70 miles this month!

ennay
05-01-2007, 11:24 PM
4.2/100

shygrly
05-02-2007, 06:28 AM
My goal for May is 60 miles.
Miles complete 35.77
Miles to go 24.31

Genesis
05-02-2007, 06:05 PM
Hmmm, I'll set a May goal of 80 miles. I'm running a 15k on Sunday, so I'm thinking of training for a half marathon distance after that. We'll see how the 15k goes.

May Goal - 80 miles
Miles complete - 5 miles
Miles to go - 75

YP1
05-02-2007, 06:39 PM
12.7 miles with running club tonight - 17.2/125

Diva
05-02-2007, 07:21 PM
Hello everyone! I am new to this thread, but lemme just say, I have a whole new respect for all you walkers/runners! I just walked 2 miles up and down hills to get my Avon kit and OMG! I am soooo tired! I seriously didn't think I was going to make it and that's just sad. My legs were burning, I had to stop for lil' mini breaks, LOL! it was horrible. Here I was thinking I was all that because I do the Step aerobics 4 to 5 days a week for an hour or more, but I ain't get chit on y'all! LOL! It has increased my endurance though. I didn't have an asthma attack and that's wonderful! So anywho, I've decided to do this walk at least 5 to 6 day's week until it's easier, and then go from there.

That being said, I am going for 40 + miles this month. ;)

Spunkster5
05-02-2007, 08:54 PM
Ran 3 miles on treadmill = 29:41

Goal: 70
Completed: 3
Remaining: 67

Back on Track
05-02-2007, 10:49 PM
Took DD for a walk around the block (we live in the county). I will count it as 3 miles. I will check on my odometer tomorrow because it is at least 3.

Goal: 50
Done: 5
Left: 45

hautbois
05-03-2007, 10:00 AM
I'm new this month. I'm aiming for 30 miles this month. I'm getting back into exercise after a pregnancy so I'm staying conservative.

2 of 30 completed

Michele L
05-03-2007, 11:41 AM
Good morning! I've been away from this thread for TOO long (a whole week!) I am down-sizing my goal for May due to LIFE. I am a high school teacher, so May is always hectic. Add to that, the fact that we are moving to a new building on May 30 (before school is out!) and I'm taking a group of kids to Spain in mid-June. So much to do; so little time! I'm not going to stop, or this weight will come back. I just have to cut back. Anyway, my goal for May will be 80 miles.

May Goal: 80 fitness miles
Miles completed: 9.88
Miles remaining: 70.12


Michele :wave:

ennay
05-03-2007, 12:05 PM
6.25 this morning
10.4/100

Back on Track
05-03-2007, 12:56 PM
I checked today and a walk around my "block" is 3.5 miles...Yipee!

So, I walked it again today. Today however, I think I had my first ever panic attack. I was listening to my IPod and suddenly there was this huge dog (looked like a husky and maybe st. bernard mix) right up on me. Realizing no matter which way I went the dog was following me and I was in an area where nobody could come save me, I started to panic. I was hyperventilating (sp??), it was close to the same spot I got bit by in the pants leg by another dog a year ago last fall. I need to start carrying pepper spray. The game warden told me that is really effective on dogs and gives you time to get away.

Anybody else have similar problem? It stinks because when the weather is nice I don't want to be confined to my treadmill!!!:mad:

Goal: 50
Done: 9
Left: 41

Genesis
05-03-2007, 01:06 PM
I went for a 5 mile run/walk last night. I ran the first three miles and then I had to walk the last two due to frogs. I started my run just as the sun was setting and about half way through my run all of the frogs decided to come out and play on the sidewalk (I live in Florida, we have lots of frogs). I couldn't bear the thought of squashing a frog and it's too hard to dodge frogs in the dark while running, so I had to slow down to a walk.


May Goal - 80 miles
Miles complete - 10
Miles to go - 70



Lori, carrying pepper spray is a good idea - not only for dogs but for mean people, too! I'm sorry you had that bad experience. I HATE irresponsible pet owners. There's a super mean dog in my neighborhood that needs to be put down or sent to doggie boot camp. He's pure evil. Or should I say his owners are evil for not training and socializing their dog. One of these days he's going to really hurt somebody - and it will probably be a little kid who runs over to pet him.

grammpaula
05-03-2007, 08:57 PM
1.5 miles both yesterday and today.

YP1
05-04-2007, 03:09 AM
4.4 miles today - 21.6/125

That also takes me past 600 for the year so far.

ennay
05-04-2007, 01:17 PM
2.8 crappy icky miles

13.2/100

ennay
05-04-2007, 01:20 PM
I checked today and a walk around my "block" is 3.5 miles...Yipee!

So, I walked it again today. Today however, I think I had my first ever panic attack. I was listening to my IPod and suddenly there was this huge dog (looked like a husky and maybe st. bernard mix) right up on me. Realizing no matter which way I went the dog was following me and I was in an area where nobody could come save me, I started to panic. I was hyperventilating (sp??), it was close to the same spot I got bit by in the pants leg by another dog a year ago last fall. I need to start carrying pepper spray. The game warden told me that is really effective on dogs and gives you time to get away.

Anybody else have similar problem? It stinks because when the weather is nice I don't want to be confined to my treadmill!!!:mad:

Goal: 50
Done: 9
Left: 41

ahhh...exactly why I dont listen to music when I run, I live near dogs and speeding cars.. funny I JUST posted that this morning on the running thread

I do carry pepper spray, but I often have it in my camelbak pocket so I want to hear the warning barks.

hautbois
05-04-2007, 10:54 PM
1 mile today

3 of 30 complete

grammpaula
05-05-2007, 01:11 AM
Another 1.5 miles.

hautbois
05-05-2007, 05:47 PM
2 miles today

FrouFrou
05-05-2007, 06:47 PM
Hi Ladies...

...mind if I join? I need the motivation to get back on track. I made an exercise ticker for minutes but will redo and make it for miles. My goal for walking this month is 50 miles.

May Goal 50 miles
Miles Walked-2 (just started today)
Miles to go-48

Spunkster5
05-06-2007, 12:01 PM
Ran 4.5 miles on treadmill

Goal: 70
Completed: 7.5
Remaining: 62.5

ennay
05-06-2007, 05:43 PM
6.9 today

20.1/100

hautbois
05-06-2007, 07:19 PM
1.5 miles today

6.5/30

Genesis
05-06-2007, 07:58 PM
May Goal - 80 miles
Miles complete - 20
Miles to go - 60

Ran a 15k today through Disney World. Very fun!

Karen68
05-06-2007, 07:58 PM
Mind if I join you all...
I used to skip over this thread cause I thought I was too big and out of shape. I have been walking on the treadmill for about a month now. I do 30 minutes for 1.5 miles. I would love to try a 5k someday. You gals are really isnpirational. :)

Spunkster5
05-06-2007, 08:35 PM
Ran 3 miles on treadmill

Goal: 70
Completed: 10.5
Remaining: 59.5

FrouFrou
05-07-2007, 03:52 PM
2.28 miles for me on Sunday and 2 miles today.

hautbois
05-07-2007, 05:25 PM
1 mile
7.5/30

YP1
05-07-2007, 05:35 PM
18.5 miles yesterday and about 3.5 today to take me to 43.8/125

FrouFrou
05-08-2007, 02:35 PM
2.75 miles for me today

Genesis
05-09-2007, 02:47 PM
May Goal - 80 miles
Miles complete - 23
Miles to go - 57

Genesis
05-09-2007, 02:49 PM
Welcome Karen68!!! Your goal to participate in a 5k is wonderful! After you've been walking on your treadmill for a while and are making some progress, you should check out the couch potato to 5k program.

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

NavyWifeDee
05-09-2007, 03:09 PM
So, haven't posted since the month started, but here is my mileage so far... 10.8/40 maybe i'll make it this month!

FrouFrou
05-09-2007, 03:38 PM
I haven't gotten a walk in as of yet. Going to try and do a bunch of 10-15 minute walks in between doing other stuff and running errands. Will post later or tomorrow.

Keep on truckin' ladies!

YP1
05-09-2007, 05:36 PM
7.8 miles this evening in the rain to take me to 51.6/125

Karen68
05-10-2007, 06:58 AM
Thanks for the link Genesis! I read your blog ...wow 60 miles in three days!

May goal 47 miles
completed 14

33 to go!

grammpaula
05-10-2007, 07:46 AM
11/45 so far

hautbois
05-10-2007, 01:51 PM
2 miles today (9.5/30)

cakses
05-10-2007, 05:20 PM
I just joined this forum a few days ago, so my goal is 30 miles for the month of May and I have done 9 so far. Does a walking dvd count as well? I do those on days when it's raining or my kids don't feel well. I don't have a treadmill yet.

YP1
05-11-2007, 04:51 AM
1 hour running on the treadmill:

58.8/125

Spunkster5
05-11-2007, 12:39 PM
Ran 5 miles outside yesterday..

Goal: 70
Completed: 15.5
Remaining: 54.5

cakses
05-12-2007, 02:30 PM
Did 1/2 mile yesterday and 2 miles today, so that makes 11.5/30

ennay
05-13-2007, 12:07 AM
Man I havent updated all week!
Mon 3.5
Tues 4.2
Fri 3.4
Sat - 13.1 + 1

total for week 25.3

for month 45.5/100

YP1
05-13-2007, 01:04 PM
13.1 today - 71.9/125

NavyWifeDee
05-13-2007, 02:14 PM
Haven't updated in a few days... so far, I'm on track.

17.35/40

Spunkster5
05-13-2007, 11:44 PM
Ran 4.5 miles yesterday

Goal: 70
Completed: 20
Remaining: 50

cakses
05-14-2007, 12:04 AM
i skipped today now i feel bad! guess i will do double tomorrow!

YP1
05-14-2007, 05:23 PM
Just under 7 miles this evening - 78.8/125

hautbois
05-14-2007, 07:37 PM
2 miles today - 11.5/30

cakses
05-14-2007, 11:02 PM
2 miles done today so i am at 11/30.

ennay
05-16-2007, 12:07 PM
Mon - 4.7
Wed - 6.5

56.7/100

FrouFrou
05-16-2007, 03:39 PM
Not posted in a few days. Of course I haven't walked in a few days either. My back went out Saturday morning and haven't been able to do much of anything. It is better today and I am hoping to get back on track Monday morning.

HAPPY WALKING/RUNNING LADIES!

hautbois
05-16-2007, 04:12 PM
1.3 miles today

YP1
05-16-2007, 05:32 PM
7.2 miles this evening, to take me to 86/125 That means just 14 miles training and a marathon to go, and I'm done.

YP1
05-18-2007, 02:39 AM
3.7 more 89.7/125

hautbois
05-18-2007, 02:28 PM
1.4 Miles (14.2/30)

ennay
05-18-2007, 05:22 PM
5.2

61.9/100 ahead of pace!

ennay
05-19-2007, 09:01 PM
12.4

74.3/100

YP1
05-20-2007, 08:38 AM
I did a 10k race this morning - 95.9/125

ennay
05-21-2007, 11:27 AM
5

79.3/100

YP1
05-21-2007, 04:39 PM
3 miles this evening - 98.9/125

that means I've pretty much hit my target for the month, as long as I finish on Sunday ;)

hautbois
05-22-2007, 01:01 PM
Two miles today

cakses
05-23-2007, 03:04 AM
1 mile today (fell off the wagon last week while moving). 11/30. Guess I will have to "fail successfully" this month and push it for next month!

jenlvjim
05-23-2007, 12:20 PM
Hi ladies - is it too late in the month for me to join you?

I walk approx. 3.2 miles per day while pushing my son in the stroller. I've been doing it since 5/11 and hope to keep it up daily.
So far here is what I've done for the month:
5/11 - 1.5
5/12 - 2.0
5/13 - 2.5
5/14 - 4.5
5/15 - off
5/16 - 2.5
5/17 - 2.5
5/18 - off
5/19 - 3.2
5/20 - 3.2
5/21 - off
5/22 - 3.2
If I calculated that correctly that's 25.1 miles walked so far this month - with 9 days left in May I think I can probably add another 20 miles - at least.

If you'd rather I can wait until June to join - just let me know!

Thanks and good luck to all!
eta: the 3.2 miles takes about 65 minutes to complete, hoping to improve on that with time.

YP1
05-23-2007, 04:37 PM
About 3.5 miles this evening - 102.5/125

ennay
05-23-2007, 07:49 PM
welcome jen..never too late

4.75 last night

84.1/100 I should meet my goal this weekend.

jenlvjim
05-24-2007, 09:35 AM
Good morning all!
3.2 miles last night with a VERY cranky toddler in the stroller. Fingers crossed that he's in a better mood tonight and the rain holds off.

Hope everyone has a great day!

BTW: lost another .5 lb - that brings my total to 6lbs in 10 days:)

ennay
05-24-2007, 11:51 AM
7.1

91.2/100

ennay
05-25-2007, 11:55 AM
5.1? have to recheck

96.3/100

YP1
05-25-2007, 02:57 PM
Just under 2 - 104.4/125

However, I'm going to cheat and add Sunday's run before I do it. Short of getting injured there's no way I'm not finishing, even if I have to crawl over the line, so I'll put it down now as I'll be offline for a few days.

130.6/125. Probably.

Sepialove
05-26-2007, 01:50 AM
I tried to start a thread on here about this, but it wont let me, I do not know why so if someone can tell me why I would really appreciate it.

That being said, I would like to know if Walking really helps people lose weight (of course) along with a healthy eating style?

Has anyone actually lost weight by walking? I am trying to walk a little more everyday since it is summer time in New York City. I was working out at home, then I just got a little bored and distracted so I would rather walk. It makes me feel a lot better, and I get a chance to get some fresh air (while listening to my music).


Thanks

Sepialove
05-26-2007, 02:19 AM
Also I wanted to mention that I know that the May challenge is almost over, but I would really like to join the June challenge if that is okay with everyone. I think this is something that I really can stick to and it seems pretty doable. I am going to continue to walk for the remainder of the month anyway.

How does the challenge work. From reading the post, it seems like everyone is choosing a certain amount of miles they are going to walk for the month and try to aim at that goal? Am I right, wrong or is there more to it.

Does everyone log in their weight in the beginning and in the end or something along with the miles walked?

Thanks

ennay
05-26-2007, 03:03 PM
14 today

110.3/100 :woohoo:

ennay
05-26-2007, 03:09 PM
That being said, I would like to know if Walking really helps people lose weight (of course) along with a healthy eating style?

Has anyone actually lost weight by walking? I am trying to walk a little more everyday since it is summer time in New York City. I was working out at home, then I just got a little bored and distracted so I would rather walk. It makes me feel a lot better, and I get a chance to get some fresh air (while listening to my music).


Yes and no. As you mentioned diet is important.

Walking can be good for weightloss, but to truly be effective it has to be done at a challenging pace. If you are just strolling along it isnt going to do that much for you. If your arms are pumping, your breathing is heavy and your heart is beating faster then it can do great things. Walking is like all other exercise - you get out what you put in

Join the challenge! You dont even need to wait until June if you want to set a goal for the rest of the week go for it.

Yup, just pick a target # of miles and report in when you can (some people report every time they run/walk, sometimes a few days pass by and several runs are reported)

Sepialove
05-26-2007, 06:26 PM
Hi ennay. Thanks so much for responding.

I never walk slow or stroll around when I walk. I have always been a fast walker no matter what I am doing or where I am going. The music just pumps it up even more. I guess I get that fast walk from my mother because she is the same way. I can also feel it if my heart rate is going up too. Like it did yesterday.

I also need to weigh myself again to see my true weight as of now. (I have not weighed myself in a few weeks). And I need to get one of those tickerfactory trackers.

Thursday 1.5 miles
Friday 3 miles
Saturday 3 miles

Thanks everyone

ennay
05-28-2007, 01:12 PM
5.2
115.5/100

jenlvjim
05-28-2007, 03:50 PM
Update:
Friday: 3.2 miles
Saturday: 3.2 miles
Sunday: 40 minutes on treadmill / 30 minutes elliptical - total 3.7 miles
Monday: 4 miles

ennay
05-30-2007, 11:25 AM
4.2 yesterday

119.7/100

ennay
05-31-2007, 12:16 PM
7.65 for a total of

127.4 miles of a goal of 100 miles :woohoo:

Guess I have to raise the bar in June!

hautbois
05-31-2007, 02:08 PM
Congrats on passing your goal Ennay! Good job.

I'm not going to make mine this month, but at least I walked 20 more miles than in April :D Onward to June!