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10-31-2006, 01:01 PM
It's time to set our goals for November!

Here's my goal...

November goal = 90 miles
Miles walked = 0
Miles to go = 90

Let's walk our way through November! With the holidays here, we need to stay focused on taking care of ourselves to prevent those holiday pounds from creeping up on us.

Let's do it!

10-31-2006, 01:41 PM
November goal: 140 miles
Miles walked: 64
Miles to go: 76

(Before ya'll think that's a typo, nope I'm actually going for that. But keep in mind I have to walk at least 4 miles 5 days a week (2 miles to class, and 2 miles back). I don't have a car anymore so I walk everywhere!)

10-31-2006, 01:46 PM
I'm new to this challenge, but it might be exactly what I need to stay motivated.

November goal: 50 miles
Miles walked: 62 miles
Miles to go: 0 miles

I think I should adjust my goal. I guess I'll see how it is going next week.

10-31-2006, 04:59 PM
Hello Everyone- I'd like to join the November walking Challenge.

November goal:100 miles
Miles walked: 0 miles
Miles to go: 100 miles

Let's Get ready, set, go.....:running:

10-31-2006, 05:34 PM
So nice to see you all here! I'm glad to have the company.

10-31-2006, 08:43 PM
I'll join too!

November goal:70 miles
Miles walked: 6.5 miles
Miles to go: 63.5 miles

11-01-2006, 06:31 PM
Good Afternoon Everyone-:hug:

I just want to log in my progress:

November goal:100 miles
Miles walked: 3 miles
Miles to go: 97 miles

11-01-2006, 08:41 PM
:) I would like to join to. I will work out the miles and post back here.

Have you used this map for working out your routes and distance ?


11-01-2006, 11:31 PM
That's an awesome site, kiwichic! Thanks so much!

11-02-2006, 03:40 AM
im in lol
november goal 90
5 miles done
85 miles to do

11-02-2006, 06:44 AM
Good Morning to everyone.:hug:

Kiwichic- I use mymyrun :running:for the past year and its really a cool tool.


11-04-2006, 12:36 AM
November goal = 90 miles
Miles walked = 3
Miles to go = 87

Ok, so I'm off to a sloooow start for the month. I made the mistake of doing a lower body strength workout that was too advanced for me and have been limping the past two days. My house reeks of bengay. I even bought homeopathic cream - Arnica Montana - to help ease my pain! I'm like an old lady!

I'm sure I'll feel better tomorrow. I'd like to get some miles in over the weekend.

11-04-2006, 06:56 AM
hey everyone,:hug:

I didn't post yesterday because I had to go to the doctor. I have a problem with my knee again (the problem is a meniscus tear).
What is knee cartilage? Is it the meniscus or the ends of the bone?
Both the covering of the bone within the joint and the meniscus are made of cartilage--this makes the issue a little confusing. People often say 'cartilage' to mean the meniscus (the wedges of cartilage between the bone) or to mean the joint surface (so-called articular cartilage which caps the ends of the bone). It is very painful. I am taking a medicine called Diclofenac. I have to take it for 4 weeks minimum. I am going to have to stay off my feet for a few days. That is not good. The medicine also is probably going to cause some weight gain. I just starting dropping weight after a long slump. So I am not too happy with this situation. :mad:

11-04-2006, 07:14 AM
november goal 90
8 miles done
85 miles to go

(can we include exercise like running/jogging walking?)

11-04-2006, 05:51 PM
Time to update:

November Goal: 70 miles
Miles done: 9 miles
Miles to go: 61 miles

freethetoys - Good question, I have been including the bit of jogging I do while I take walks. I would think it's OK?

11-05-2006, 12:42 AM
Yes, miles are miles in my opinion. I actually jog some of my miles and I count them all each month.

11-06-2006, 11:32 AM
November goal 80 miles
Miles done: 4 miles
Miles to go: 76 miles

11-07-2006, 09:41 AM
How is everybody doing this week? Did you all get some miles logged over the weekend?

November goal = 90 miles
Miles walked = 12
Miles to go = 78

I"m off to the gym to get some more miles under my belt. I'll post an update tomorrow or Thursday.

Keep on walking!


11-08-2006, 09:48 AM
I've been slacking a bit! Time to step it up!

November Goal: 70 miles
Miles walked: 11 miles
Miles to go: 59 miles

11-08-2006, 11:17 AM
Hi ladies-I'm back from vacation, and getting back into my walking rourine. Its nice to see lots of people this month. I also include my jogging in the miles total. I figure at the pace I run, its not that different lol!

November goal- 90 miles
Miles walked - 25 miles
Miles to go - 65

11-08-2006, 12:25 PM
I'm in:

goal: 80 miles
done so far: 8 miles
miles to go: 72

I'm hoping the rain lets up soon...


11-09-2006, 01:50 PM
OK update from last night!

November Goal: 70 miles
Miles Walked: 13.5
Miles to go: 56.5

11-09-2006, 06:18 PM
November goal = 90 miles
Miles walked = 22
Miles to go = 68

I'm pathetically behind schedule! I'm hoping to get caught up over the weekend!

Oh, I've started belly dancing! I'm taking my second class tonight. I'm taking classes at www.orlandobellydance.com and it is so much fun! It's an actual dance class, not a bellydance inspired workout class. However, you do work up a sweat and the music is AWESOME.

11-10-2006, 09:11 AM
genesis - Sounds like fun!

November Goal: 70 miles
Miles walked: 16.5
Miles to go: 53.5

I'm behind schedule too! And I'm going away this weekend and also the 20th and 21st so I'm worried I may not catch up. Oh well I'll do my best!

11-10-2006, 03:48 PM
goal: 80 miles
done: 19 miles
left to go: 61

I'm enjoying this more than I thought I would!


11-12-2006, 05:54 PM
November goal = 90 miles
Miles walked = 30
Miles to go = 60

11-12-2006, 06:16 PM
I have to share how I got walking partners. I placed an ad that read "looking for female walking partner for early am m-f. Serious committed walkers need only respond." It was cheap to run and I lost weiight and made 3 new friends.

11-13-2006, 09:48 AM
Great idea Debbie!

11-13-2006, 01:17 PM
OK I spent the weekend shopping - and I brought my pedomter, so I will log 2 miels for that. It definitely wasn't getting my target heart rate up too much but at least I was moving (and I am tired from it! LOL)

November Goal - 70 miles
Miles Walked - 18.5
Miles to go - 51.5

11-13-2006, 05:09 PM
OK went to the gym to get some more miles in:

November Goal - 70 miles
Miles Walked - 22
Miles to go - 48

11-14-2006, 11:42 PM
goal: 80 miles
done: 23 miles
to go: 57!

working away at it!

11-15-2006, 10:27 AM
November goal - 70 miles
Miles Walked - 25 miles
Miles to go - 45 miles

11-15-2006, 12:29 PM
Here's my goal

November goal - 40 miles
Miles Walked - 6 miles
Miles to go - 34 miles

with 15 days left I figure that is 2 miles per day and an extra lap on 4 of those days.

My neighbor hood is 1 mile per lap and my neighbor and I used to walk 2 laps per day Mon - Fri but we stopped in August. We just started again Friday and already skipped Saturday. I have 2 dogs I think they should each walk a lap with me if my neighbor bails.

11-15-2006, 04:40 PM
Hi gals, my walking schedule has been a bit sparse, but I was able to log in 14 miles since I last posted.

Goal - 90
Walked - 39
Left - 51

The weather has been a bit rainy and cut into to many of my walks this month. I probably wont make my goal, but I'll still be walking.

I have a 5K run the day after Thanksgiving. It's before a light parade and we're supposed to be wearing Christmas lights. I'm trying to figure out how I can rig them to my running gear and not have them bother me on the run. I also found a really cute Santa hat that fastens like a ball cap that I think I'll add for the race.

Great job walking everyone!!

11-15-2006, 10:36 PM
Ok a couple more logged:

November goal - 70 miles
Miles Walked - 27 miles
Miles to go - 43 miles AAHH!! Can I do it?? lol

artsygirl - The weather here hasn't been the greatest either - that being said I do most of my walking at the gym so not a great excuse for me! haha Get lots of pics taken of you with the christmas lights! That would be neat to watch, all these running christmas trees! LOL

11-16-2006, 04:51 PM
YUCK!! I just dont like the treadmill. I gave it a go today and did my long run for the week-53 minutes-at the gym cuz of all the rain, and I just about drove myself bonkers on the darn thing. It is so BORING to me even with my music. I sure hope the rain lets up for tomorrow so I can enjoy a leisurly morning walk.

Nov. Goal - 90 miles
Walked - 44.4
Miles left - 45.6

11-17-2006, 10:11 AM
Nov. goal - 90
Walked - 49.4
Miles left - 40.6

Have a great day everyone!

11-18-2006, 12:07 PM
November Goal - 70 miles
Miles walked - 30.5 miles
Miles to go - 39.5 miles

Brandy - Yeah I know what you mean about the treadmill. I just find it convenient because then I do my strength training sessions right after my cardio - everything gets done in under 2 hours. I read magazines and try to go when my favourite shows are on so the time flies!

11-20-2006, 10:33 PM
Whoa! November itself is turning into a challenge! At least it stopped raining :)

goal: 80 miles
done: 27miles
to go: 53 miles


11-21-2006, 04:12 PM
Goal - 90
Walked - 65.4
Left - 24.6

Hope everyone is doing well. Its been a bit cold here the past few mornings, but it leads to starting the day invigorated.

11-22-2006, 10:14 AM
Hey ladies

November goal - 70 miles
Miles walked - 36.5 miles
Miles to go - 33.5 miles

Well Jeez I'm finally over 1/2 way there - but unfortunately it's more than haflway through the month! LOL I'm going to try really hard to do 3.5 miles tonight. If I can do 3.5 miles at least 8 more times this month, I will get VERY close...

11-22-2006, 10:02 PM
OK update from tonight:

November goal - 70 miles
Miles Walked - 40.25
Miles to go - 29.75 miles

11-24-2006, 09:09 AM
November Goal - 70 miles
Miles walked - 44 miles
Miles to go - 26 miles

Michele L
11-25-2006, 09:35 AM
Well, it looks like I'm not the only one who's behind for the month!

Goal: 75 miles
Completed: 48
Remaining: 27

Hoping for a long workout both today and tomorrow to catch back up a bit.

Here's to a great walking weekend!

Michele :wave:

11-26-2006, 09:43 PM
Michele - Yup I'm definitely behind, and I don't think I'm going to catch up!

November goal - 70 miles
Miles Walked - 48 miles
Miles to go - 22 miles

11-30-2006, 02:21 PM
November goal = 90 miles
Miles walked = 75
Miles to go = 15

I'm planning on going for a walk today, but I doubt it will be a 15 mile walk! I just returned from a 2 week business trip where I was snowed in w/o access to a treadmill, so it was difficult to get my miles in. I know it's not a good excuse, but I did have some cold and slippery barriers to meeting my goal! I'm going to try to make my November goal on December 1st by walking 7 miles today & 8 tomorrow. One day late isn't too bad!

12-05-2006, 12:38 PM
Ugh, I got a cold in mid november and it is just letting up now. so much for my walking plan.

overall I did just under half of my goal of 80. Can't wait to do the rest of December!