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09-01-2008, 10:33 AM
Have a great month TEAM :)

I will be out of town for most of the month so my miles will probably be way down....but you never know. I will keep my goal the same.


Time to work on that :turkey: cushion ;)

0/75 MILES

09-01-2008, 11:28 AM
I totally blew it on the yoga in August. Can you believe I challenged myself to just a little of it and NEVER did even one session??? Oh well, Sept is a new month with all it's own challenges and fun...I'll have children playing FB VB and soccer and these practices don't offer a nice little time slot for walking, because mostly practice starts right after school so no need to drive in and waite...what to do? Just do it anyway!
I decided to go for maintenance Aug - Nov to give myself a little break both mentally and phisically. I weigh just .8# more than I did on the last day of July so the first month of that went well. I did the same thing last year and it really helped me stay motivated and jump started my metabolism and weightloss when I went back to losing mode last Nov...I'm hoping for all of the above again in '08.
Ok, enough rambling set some goals already heh!!!

50 miles walk
8 hours of yoga

That should be easy and enough to keep a gain away

Good luck everyone!

09-01-2008, 11:54 AM
I'm taking things slow.

0/10 hours

Misc playground exercise
0/10 hours

Good thing I aimed low. I got a tattoo Friday on the top of my foot and can't wear shoes. Yeouch! I will get this started soon.

Edited again. Foot is healed and I will be starting tomorrow. :)

09-01-2008, 12:21 PM
I'm going to start doing this again. It seems to keep me honest & I really need to get back on track!

So my goals are 50 miles & 12 hours of weight training.

09-01-2008, 04:56 PM
Great news Gals...glad to see you kicking Sept. off the right way! :carrot:LOVNMOM...be easy on yourself...there's :yoga: yoga every day! Believe me I know....Angie is always there ;)

Besides, here we don't worry about what we didn't do or haven't done....that's a real downer! We focus on what we are doing and going to do!

Angie and I ended up doing 3.25 miles in the neighborhood with the dogs. We had to meet my son and daughter in law for breakfast so we didn't do our coffee route. Dogs missed their treats but I am sure they will survive! They didn't have any trouble eating their breakfast when we returned ;)

If I don't get internet access out of town I probably won't be checking in for about 12 days. Have a great start to the month gals :)

3.25/75 MILES

09-01-2008, 07:30 PM
Hey guys! I want to hop on in for September! Here are my exercise goals:

50 Miles Ran / Walked
Ten Hours Biked
Exercise 4x a week PLUS.

I hope everyone had a good kickoff for their September goals!

09-02-2008, 01:17 PM
Welcome zinke and viatre, good luck on hitting your goals!

Welcome back jenjen it's great hearing from you!

Gary, It's going to be hard not to hear from you for 12 days. Your Angie must be one strong chicky. We'll keep it rolling here 'til you're back in the neighborhood. Hope the job goes well.

My children went back to school this morning. The house is soooo quiet. My best friend and I dropped the kids off and then headed out for brkfst and then walked 3 miles to help "get rid" of it. It's become a tradition on the first day of school for us and it was so much nicer than just watching them get on the bus and have the house empty from 7:30 on. Hope you're all doing well too.

3 of 50 miles

09-02-2008, 11:04 PM
Hey gang,

Lovnmom, thanks for the welcome back. I really need the accountability to get my butt in gear!

I did 4.25 miles on the eliptical tonight so...

4.25/50 miles
0/12 weight training

09-03-2008, 12:13 AM
Three out of fifty done!

Congrats to everyone else who got started!

09-03-2008, 04:48 PM
4 more for me today WTG jenjen and viatre!!

7 of 50

09-04-2008, 12:34 AM
4.25 more miles today

8.5/50 miles
0/12 weight training

09-04-2008, 10:37 AM
Great job again jenjen!!!

Raining here today and the weather screen looks like it's here to stay all day sooooo, it was the perfect reason to work on my strength training

30 min of Tai Chi +
30 min of yoga today

7 of 50 miles
1 of 8 hours strength woo hoo...I'm busting out of that slump!!!

09-06-2008, 11:56 PM
So, I've been slacking, but I had an amazing run tonight! I hopped on a treadmill and ran 25:00 nonstop (pretty slow, though, at 5.0) which is probably the longest time I have ever jogged continually. Then I walked a little before running another 5:00, then walking until an hour was up. Really exciting!

That said, I'm just 7 miles into my 50.

7/50 ran/walked for September.

09-07-2008, 10:33 AM
Viatre, I've been quite a slacker, but everything is just so busy...soccer yesterday from 7am to 2:30pm and then church and youth group from 5-8pm. Football volleyball etc...., but I'm maintaining my weight well and did at least do some strength training.
WTG on your run. It feels good to push and accomplish. I hope you are proud of yourself!

09-07-2008, 08:42 PM
Thanks, Lovnmom! I hate it when I have busy days like that and can't get anything done...

09-07-2008, 10:47 PM
Mind if I jump in? I'm stepping up my running this month, so I'll go with 100 miles.

21.25 / 100

09-08-2008, 12:58 AM
Starting late this month! Lets go for 40 miles walking.

09-08-2008, 04:50 PM
Welcome MonteCristo and dream710, Good luck hitting your goals..

I finally got out and got in another 4 miles. I'm really not that far behind but it feels like I'm slacking after the number of miles I was putting in this summer. I'm slowly getting used to this phase of maintenance.

11 of 50 miles
1 of 8 hours of strength training

09-09-2008, 10:08 AM
Another 4.25 miles yesterday. I wish it would hurry up and get cooler so I could try running outside. My treadmill is getting boring!


09-09-2008, 12:01 PM
Hi Monte, Here in WI it's runnimg mid to upper 50's in the early morning so Mel and I have been enjoying our walks. So much nicer than the 90+ with 100% humidity we dealt with most of the summer!!! Yesterday we had a kitten follow us for about 2 1/2 miles before we were able to lose it. It didn't want to be carried, but we did whenever a car came by. This morning we walked the loop in the opposite direction and sure enough she popped out of the ditch right where we last saw her yesterday...we kept the little pooper safe until we got back to her home. Luckily someone was home, because 2 of her siblings started to follow us then as well. It's a cute story, but it's not going to be cute if we have to worry about the kittens every walk...we walk that loop 2 or 3 times a week on average...I hope the owners get more responsible!!!
Anyhoo, you have a great day. Another 4 for me this morning.

15 0f 50 miles
1 of 8 hours strength

09-09-2008, 01:25 PM
Oh, I would love upper fiftys! We still have 90 with 100% humidity, and it will probably last until the middle October.

Edit: I did another 4.25 today, which brings me up to 29.75/100.

09-10-2008, 10:18 PM
I'm taking things slow.

.3/10 hours

Misc playground exercise
0/10 hours

Good thing I aimed low. The foot is healed so I started today. The paved path at the park I planned on walking is smooth it just isn't level. My hips were killing me after only 20 minutes. Gonna go walk the side streets instead.

09-11-2008, 09:29 AM
I finally got my new running shoes!! Hurray!!! Yesterday I did another 4.25 miles.


09-11-2008, 08:20 PM
I am back, a little bit late for September but oh well. Starting late is better than sitting on the couch thinking about restarting.

I am now swimming three times a week and walking/running three times a week. Well that is the plan for September. So, I have 2 days down of this (not including tonight).

Goals will be 18 miles walk/run and 15 miles of swimming.

So far I am at:

2/18 walk/run
1.5/15 swim

09-12-2008, 01:41 AM
swam 1.25 miles tonight - it feels good to be back in the pool! knees a little upset but they'll get used to it in a few weeks.

2/18 run/walk
2.75/15 swim

09-13-2008, 02:43 PM
Ran/walked 2 miles last night then swam 1.25 miles this morning. i am feeling awesome with this mixture of exercising.

4/18 walk/run
4/15 swim

09-13-2008, 02:49 PM
HI TEAM :hug:

I flew in for the week-end. We are having a big party here tomorrow for my nephew. A send off to the NAVY for him. I did not get any miles in the last 12 days. We are working 10 hour days Mon-Fri and 8 Sat and Sun. I have been eating a lot of casseroles (cooking for me and brother and bil)...and eating like I weigh 100 pounds! Add a few beers over my "limit" and wham...up 4 pounds in 12 days :( :mad: :(

Went out for one of the best parts of my life with my wife and dogs this morning for 3 miles and coffee :)

I am glad to see a little action here! I miss not posting but computers are hard to come by on our construction site. If my boss is around I can use his...providing he isn't and I have time....not much of it on this job...pressure to get it ready for occupancy.

Angie and I will be going to church in the morning since we can't go tonight...big game on...GO USC :carrot: Anyway, that is probaly all the miles I will get this week-end...a lot to do for the party.

I will fly back tomorrow night so if I don't see you before....I will see you when I return. Keep up the good work!

6.5/75 MILES

09-15-2008, 03:24 PM
1.3/10 hours

09-15-2008, 10:57 PM
2 miles of walk/run today. Super tired today so I am not sure if I will get in any more. Just feel a bit off.

6/18 walk/run
4/15 swim

09-15-2008, 11:33 PM
Not going to make the challenge. I've been displaced by Ike, so my focus is elsewhere. I'm safe & sound, but my priorities are elsewhere.

Hopefully, I'll be back for the Oct or Nov challenge.

09-16-2008, 10:42 AM
Oops! I forgot about this thread. I did 4.25 miles the 11th, 12th, 13th, and yesterday. That brings me up to 51/100.

JenJen - I'm glad you're safe! I'm all the way up in Arkansas, and we had quite a bit of damage from Ike. It must be a real mess down there in Texas.

09-16-2008, 01:03 PM
zinkemomx2, slow is better than NO!!!

cakeses, great to see you back. Lookin' good and workin hard....go you!

jenjen, Stay safe. My thoughts are with you!

MonteCristo, Great job getting your miles in. Glad you remembered us all here!!

My Man Gary, Oh how I have missed you..It sounds like your company is workin you like a dog. Hang in there. I know you'll knock that 4 pounds back real quick. I'm movin a lot less this month myself. I'm on the soccer board, Cub Master, and our 6th grade Sunday School teacher. All those things get there start up right after Labor Day, so I usually cut myself some slack this time of year. My weight is holding but my energy level is sagging and my wine consumption is up. I'm getting a walk in today though. I'm glad you and Angie were able to get your coffee walk in. That had to be good for both your souls. My 13 y/o son is rockin in FB this season. They've had 3 games and he's gotten 2 TDs, a sack, and blocked a punt...he drove down 3 players to get to the kicker..rushing yards and punting yards are racking up too. I haven't gotten to see him play yet though because my 11 y/o daughter is making a big splash on the VB quarts. She aced 5 serves in a row last night. That's as many as the league will allow and then they must rotate servers so they call it a "Super 5." When you factor in that she's only 4'7" and weighs 72 pounds she's quite the little dynamo. (ok, brag fest over) I just had to show why a little less walking is in order. Justified lack of exercise lol Good luck getting the job done and getting back to Angie...Hope all went well at the party and wishing your nephew safety.

19 of 50 miles
1 of 8 hours

09-16-2008, 06:53 PM
Decided it was too nice of a day to wait until this evening's swim team. Took the wee one to the park in our new neighborhood and took the long way to check out the houses - man we live in a nice neighborhood! Someone was really looking out for us when we got this house (we rent).

Will add in my swimming mileage tonight after practice!

9.25/18 walk/run
4/15 swim

09-16-2008, 11:59 PM
1.3/10 hours

I'm converting to minutes


09-17-2008, 01:09 AM
I am tired now. Got a good swim in tonight. 1.5 miles and I worked hard the whole hour. Now I am going to pass out :)

9.25/18 walk/run
5.5/15 swim

09-17-2008, 01:11 AM
I thought I'd pop in & give an update.

Thanks for everyone's well-wishes. I was able to get into Galveston today. The mayor called for a "look & leave" which has since been canceled. My apartment is in good shape. No broken windows/no flooding (I live on the 2nd floor). The island is like nothing I've ever seen. It's a mess...no electricity, no water, no gas.

Was able to clean out my fridge & pick up more clothes, so I'll be good for a while.

Thanks again for the well-wishes. It means so much.

09-17-2008, 05:57 PM
I thought I'd pop in & give an update.

Thanks for everyone's well-wishes. I was able to get into Galveston today. The mayor called for a "look & leave" which has since been canceled. My apartment is in good shape. No broken windows/no flooding (I live on the 2nd floor). The island is like nothing I've ever seen. It's a mess...no electricity, no water, no gas.

Was able to clean out my fridge & pick up more clothes, so I'll be good for a while.

Thanks again for the well-wishes. It means so much.

Jen I am glad you are ok and your apartment held up. Must have been a relief! I hope they get the area cleaned up soon so you can return. :hug:

09-17-2008, 06:26 PM
Hi all, I'm new here but I would like to join in on the challenge even though its late. I think maybe starting off now and easy will be good. So if you don't mind then I will try walking and whatnot.

Walking: 0/35 miles
Exercise: (not walking) 0/14 days

09-18-2008, 09:32 AM
I got in another 4.25 miles Tuesday and Wednesday.

59.5 / 100 miles

09-19-2008, 12:58 AM
I took yesterday off walking/running/swimming and instead played racquetball with my hubby :)

Today I made up for the "free" day yesterday. Did 2 miles walk/run before swim practice then did 1.5 miles of swimming.

11.25/18 walk/run
7/15 swim

09-21-2008, 06:16 PM
I did another 4.25 miles on Thursday and Friday, bringing my total to 68 / 100.

09-22-2008, 01:23 PM
Looks like you are all finding fun ways to get your exercise in..I'm way behind, but feeling good. I'll survive a slow month :) I've gotten in 6 more miles since I last posted. I think???? 6 for sure...glad your apartment was secure JenJen.

25 of 50 walk miles
1 of 8 strength

09-23-2008, 10:01 AM
I got in 4.25 miles Monday & Tuesday.


09-24-2008, 04:34 PM
Oh man did I get off track. Oh well. I am back to it. 3 miles today on the TM, did 1 mile and 1/2 mile separate runs with walking in between. Felt pretty good about it too!

14.25/18 walk/run
7/15 swim

09-25-2008, 09:18 AM
I ran/walked 4.25 miles yesterday. When I first started the run, I thought I was not going to make even 1/4 miles, but somehow I managed to do the entire 2.5 miles running at 5.1, then I walked 1.75 miles.


09-25-2008, 02:07 PM
cakeses, Way to get back on track. Great job!

MonteCristo, YGG!!! 2.5 @ 5.1 That's awesome. The TM is the only place I ever run. The little wheel needs to keep spinning for me to keep running. Outside I ALWAYS walk. That's why I've actually found it easier to lose weight in the winter, because I use the TM more often and that in turn makes my w/o more productive. Great job again!

Gary, I'm really missing ya here big guy. Hope all is well.

A 2 mile walk with Mel on Mon. A 3 mile walk with Mary on Wed. A 4 mile walk with Mel this morning. Putting my total at

34 of 50 / better than I expected
1 of 8 / slacker

09-25-2008, 03:31 PM
Did an extra workout this morning on the TM, 2 miles; swimming is tonight! Looks like I will make my goal for run/walk but fall short on swimming. Still have a few days to go though.

16.25/18 walk/run
7/15 swim

09-26-2008, 02:10 AM
Phew, I'm beat.

Did a 1/2 mile before swim practice then swam 1.8 miles. Off to pass out!

16.75/18 walk/run
8.8/15 swim

09-26-2008, 11:45 AM
Exhausting but yet so rewarding hey cakeses. Great job on getting all the extras done!

Did the usual 4 mile hilly route with Mel this morning. My DD had volleyball games 3 nights this week, my son had a football game last night, all 4 play soccer all day on Sat, add to that practices, confirmation class and Sun worship phew! I guess I'm actually rather proud of my numbers for the month.

38 of 50 miles walked
1 of 8 strengh training

09-26-2008, 04:56 PM
lovnmon - I don't think I could run outside either. I do all my exercising on the TM.

Thursday I decided to give myself a bit of a rest, so I just walked the 4.25 miles.


09-27-2008, 02:18 PM
Shorter swim practice this morning. Got in 1.14 miles.

16.75/18 walk/run
9.94/15 swim

09-27-2008, 03:47 PM

I am back in town for the week-end. I have missed you all :hug:

Angie and I did our Saturday morning 3.5 mile, go get coffee walk, with the dogs...it was so much fun. We saw at least 20 very cool spider webs off the trees!

I haven't been getting my miles in but I am working overtime each day. I figure since my job is pretty physical, and I usually do 3 miles after work at home in less than an hour, I will cheat :^: and log my overtime and give myself ONE mile for every hour of overtime for the month.

I can do this because I started the thread this month and set the rules as I go along ;)

My new project is 350 miles closer to home, than the one I left for 2 weeks ago, but still 150 miles away. I should finish it in about a month or so. I will be gone for, probably, 2 weeks until I can get a chance to get back...but we never really know for sure. I am glad to be working! I was able to hire a few new guys on the last 2 projects....but we have had many guys looking for work that I have had to turn away :(

Angie and I have already and will be working with my ex-wife this week-end at the Viking Festival BBQ'ing! A lot of fun....but no break for me this week-end....BBQ this afternoon until the evening then church and a play...The Drowsy Chaperone...tomorrow.

Take Care ~ Gary

10 MILES~60 HRS. OT ;) /75 MILES

09-29-2008, 09:54 AM
I ran/walked 4.25 miles on Friday and Saturday, brining my total up to 93.5/100.

09-30-2008, 09:32 AM
Monday I ran/walked 4.25 miles.


09-30-2008, 02:48 PM
Well I haven't been getting in miles but I have been moving. So I am adding in all of it.

16.75/18 walk/run
9.94/15 swim
1 mile biking
90 mins racquetball

Swimming is tonight, woo hoo! So what if I fell short I sure did a lot!

10-01-2008, 09:48 AM
Yesterday I walked 4.25 miles bringing me past my goal to 102 / 100!! :woohoo: :cheer: :carrot: Just in time!