Age 50+ - "Walk" to somewhere challenge




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ladyinweighting
03-07-2012, 05:09 PM
Hi Ladies,

I am starting a "walk" to somewhere thread. Once we know who is participating, I will have Jane move it up to the Sticky area.

Basically, we will chart a journey from where we live to some equi-distant destination for all participants.

For every minute of exercise, we will log a mile "walked." Any kind of exercise counts.

Let me know if you want to play by replying to this message.

Lynn


astrophe
03-07-2012, 05:47 PM
http://www.idita-walk.com/idw/Index.asp

It's still on -- Iditawalk.

A.

Bobbolink
03-07-2012, 06:36 PM
I'm in again Lynn! I really need this, the last exercise I did was when we did this last time with you and Isabella.

P.S. Astrophi, thanks for the suggestion but we aren't committed to just 30 minutes of walking a day. We do any kind of exercises and as long or short as we have the time. We worked out a formula last time that worked great and it was fun doing a little history about the places we visited.


ladyinweighting
03-07-2012, 07:34 PM
http://www.idita-walk.com/idw/Index.asp

It's still on -- Iditawalk.

A.

Hi Astrophe,

My DD & SIL went up to Anchorage to see the beginning of the Iditarod. Next, they are off to Fairbanks to see the Aurora Borealis.

Thank you for the suggestion.

Lynn

retiredone
03-07-2012, 08:11 PM
I'm in. :D

glynne
03-08-2012, 12:27 AM
Hi Lynn

I'd like to join. I have the same question as Zoe though ~ are you planning some way that we neophytes might be able to join in without always lagging far behind everybody else? I would never be able to keep up with some of you. Especially when I get out of work late ~ poof ~ there goes my chance to get in one of my walks ~ no matter how badly I want to do it, there are only so many hours in a day.

The formula that you came up with: NOTE: in our last thread, we used a formula of 1 minute = 1 mile. So, if you exercised for 30 minutes, you earned 30 miles. That would help me I think. I could actually get somewhere ~ LOL.

I was trying to do actual miles walked, and it seemed hopeless, would have taken me hundreds of years to get anywhere.

Would the stretches I do for physical therapy count? So many minutes of stretching = a mile?

ETA: I could rack up some minutes just by the extra steps I take looking for my glasses after I lay them down somewhere ~ LOL

I'm kind of excited about this, and the part you said about what you did before: posting a mini history and pictures of the spot we stopped in for the night. Not only did it inspire me to exercise but I learned some history about the area I traveled through. sounds like a fun thing to do.

WebWoman
03-08-2012, 07:45 AM
I'm in - sounds like fun!

Bobbolink
03-08-2012, 09:20 AM
Glynne...yes, you can add up any exercises you do. Last time around I wore a step counter and included my steps = miles. I'll have to go back and look to see how I came up with the right combination.

Would the stretches I do for physical therapy count? So many minutes of stretching = a mile?

aleka
03-08-2012, 09:30 AM
Can anyone join in?

glynne
03-08-2012, 09:32 AM
That would be cool Bobbi ~ I wore a pedometer a few times and was surprised at how many steps I actually took.

ladyinweighting
03-08-2012, 09:46 AM
Can anyone join in?

ABSOLUTELY!!! The more the merrier!

Lynn

ladyinweighting
03-08-2012, 09:47 AM
Hi Lynn

I'd like to join. I have the same question as Zoe though ~ are you planning some way that we neophytes might be able to join in without always lagging far behind everybody else? I would never be able to keep up with some of you. Especially when I get out of work late ~ poof ~ there goes my chance to get in one of my walks ~ no matter how badly I want to do it, there are only so many hours in a day.

The formula that you came up with: NOTE: in our last thread, we used a formula of 1 minute = 1 mile. So, if you exercised for 30 minutes, you earned 30 miles. That would help me I think. I could actually get somewhere ~ LOL.

I was trying to do actual miles walked, and it seemed hopeless, would have taken me hundreds of years to get anywhere.

Would the stretches I do for physical therapy count? So many minutes of stretching = a mile?

ETA: I could rack up some minutes just by the extra steps I take looking for my glasses after I lay them down somewhere ~ LOL

I'm kind of excited about this, and the part you said about what you did before: posting a mini history and pictures of the spot we stopped in for the night. Not only did it inspire me to exercise but I learned some history about the area I traveled through. sounds like a fun thing to do.

Hi Gayle,

You can count your miles however you want. The purpose is to increase our exercise. Whatever works is fine.

Lynn

Bobbolink
03-08-2012, 09:56 AM
Lynn...do you remember how far back that thread was? (I looked and can't find it) I can't remember what combination I came up with steps equal miles.

I'm back to edit this, I googled steps = 1 mile.


As others have said, you have to figure out how long your stride is. An easy way to do this is to stretch a tape measure out, about 15 feet. Now stand with your toes at 0, starting with your right foot, take 10 normal steps and write down how far you went. Go back to 0 and starting with your left foot, take 10 normal steps and write down how far you went. Do this 10 times (start with right foot 5 times, start with left foot 5 times.) Now add up how far you went, divide by 10 to get an average (for 10 steps) and divide by 10 again to get an average for a single step (1 stride). Now divide 5280 feet by your average stride, and that will be how many steps equal a mile for you.

Many pedometers will allow you to program your stride into them, and will figure out the distance for you. If not, its easy enough to do it for yourself. Just multiply your number of steps by your average stride.its true, like the ppl above said, ur stride counts, but most people say that walking about 2700 steps is equal to one mile.
* A second opinion from someone saying: it is about 2000 steps per mile, but thats just average, it may be different for you

retiredone
03-08-2012, 11:13 AM
When are we starting?

ladyinweighting
03-08-2012, 11:38 AM
When - how about we start tomorrow?

Where - PA, Newfoundland, TX, MN, OH, FL

OK, someone who is good at geography, where is an equi-distant place to meet?

Lynn

purpleunicorn
03-08-2012, 12:59 PM
I would like to do this :)

Bobbolink
03-08-2012, 01:44 PM
I just checked the map out and we're all on the east half of the us. Nashville, Louisville is about center to Pa, Tx, Fl, Mn but not Ohio. Lynn, just pick a place...we won't all get there at the same time anyway.

ladyinweighting
03-08-2012, 03:11 PM
I would like to do this :)

WONDERFUL!

ladyinweighting
03-08-2012, 03:13 PM
What if we all meet in Colorado Springs, CO? That was where we talked about meeting for Zoe's retirement party. Isabella, you just have to swim or boat part of your trip.

Lynn

retiredone
03-08-2012, 03:31 PM
I think I'll fly the rest of the way--first class! LOL

ladyinweighting
03-08-2012, 03:40 PM
I think I'll fly the rest of the way--first class! LOL

GOOD THINKING!

Wannabehealthy
03-11-2012, 10:33 AM
This morning I walked from my recliner to my computer chair. Now I'm going to walk back. LOL

I know....I'm bad!

Nancy150
03-11-2012, 03:13 PM
Hi, all!

I'm new to the board, and just getting started on this big journey. One of my goals is to walk every day, and it would be fun to "go" somewhere with all those minutes/miles.

Where are we headed?

ladyinweighting
03-11-2012, 05:07 PM
Hi Nancy,

We are "walking" to Colorado Springs, CO.

I just noticed that Jane moved our "walking" post up to the Sticky area. Post your progress in the message up there.

I hope you are still planning to join us. Looking forward to hearing about your journey.

Lynn

Jane
03-14-2012, 11:32 AM
As Lynn mentioned, I moved the "Walking to Colorado Springs, CO" thread to the sticky area, as she requested. Click HERE (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/age-50/254482-walking-colorado-springs-co.html) to join in. :)