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Old 02-01-2008, 06:59 AM   #1
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Default February 2008 Walk/Run Challenge

Here it is February already and time to jump in and challange yourself and be supported by others. Walking or running it all counts so come on and join in the fun of becoming fit!
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Old 02-01-2008, 07:55 AM   #2
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If it's alright with everyone here I'd also like to post strength training days as well. I keep wanting to add it to my week, but with no accountability I slip into only doing my miles.

walk/jog 72 miles
9 strength training days of 20 minutes or more

I've gotten a couple dvds from the library that use an exercise ball for pilates and yoga. We've had a ball for years, but really only use it to stretch our backs and sit on at the computer. I haven't worked abdominals or arms in litterally years. It should be quite humorous watching me try to do a crunch while holding the ball above my head lol That may take a FEW tries.
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:13 AM   #3
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6.15/135 I did a warm up, a 4 mile tempo run then a cool down.
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:33 AM   #4
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I'm shooting for 60 miles this month. It might be kinda pushing it but that's okay. It pretty much means I need to get my rear out of bed early enough to get it in before my husband leaves for work... it'll be good for me. And it will get me ready for it when I finally find a job... so I won't mess all the good I've done so far!

I've decided to run a 5k at an arts festival on May 17th!
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I am going to put 135 as my goal. My training plan calls for 145 so just a little cushion for those kids-up-all-night-throwing-up days.
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:08 PM   #6
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I am setting my goal for 75 this month....
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I'm setting my goal for 45 miles this month.
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:34 PM   #8
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Hi Everyone, I'm new to this thread and I've never publicly committed to a regular exercise program before. So bear with me, please - I don't think I can commit to an entire month. I think I'll try doing this weekly, for now - OK?

I'm a walker and I use a pedometer that counts steps. This week I'll shoot for 7k steps/day, at least 5 days/wk. So between tomorrow, Sat 2/2 and next Sat 2/9 I will walk at least 35K steps.
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:06 PM   #9
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LOVNMOM you may add anything you want!

Welcome BIRGIT

ENNAy...way to "use" my adopted GRANDkids to "lower" your goals...that is just not right....

I took tonight off....date night...

Goal for Feb ~ 75 miles
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:25 PM   #10
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Welcome birgit to this corner of 3fc.
We are here to have fun. by may calcs at 2000 steps per mile you are lookingat about 17.5 miles this week X 4 weeks if you do the whole month bringing you too about 70 mile this month. I say YOU CAN DO IT! but we are happy to have you any way you want to join in.

LM, add in anything you like to bring you to goal and gary, NO more excusses for you! I say TM (with or without snack) for the super bowl for you

GO PATS!!!!

I took the day off but put the pedometer back on today and i waled 2 miles just in chores, retrieving kids and sitting on my butt i am not counting it.

Dixie and her best doggie friend and her mom and I are headed out for a few hours of hiking tomorrow. I can't wait! I love weekends to take a chunk off my goal because i hate seeing the 0/75.

Night night, tomorrow starts my month.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:16 PM   #11
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Hey all...first off way to go on meeting, making and/or surpassing January goals!!! WOOHOO!!! Way to GO!!!
I am posting a personal challenge of 100 miles this month, I've done it in the past, so hoping this time around I can surpass it...most of it will be logged outdoors, as I have a 10K race on Feb. 24th, conditioning the lungs now for the cold temps.


L144S...I live in the SNOW, ICE, & SLEET belt of MA.
You know north and west of 495, lucky me!!!!!!! (Leominster/Fitchburg area)
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:56 PM   #12
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Well I surpassed last month's 40 so this month I will try for 45 with 2 less days in the month. I'm sure it can be done.

1.5 today, more to come this weekend!

1.5/45
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:38 AM   #13
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Welcome Birgit!
Finally above freezing again. Woo hoo! Got out and did 4 with a friend yesterday. I'll be watching basketball from 8am-4pm and then it's off to church DD has to acolyte so...I'm hoping to get in one of those 20 minute strength training sessions.
Have a great Saturday!

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Old 02-02-2008, 08:53 AM   #14
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I did 91 miles last month even though my goal was 50, so I think it's time to up that!!! February is a bit shorter than January, so I'll set my goal at 90 miles - that's basically a little better than last month, and last month was a great running month for me so it'll be a struggle.

Good luck to everyone with their goals - WE CAN DO IT!
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:17 PM   #15
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3.5 miles this morning.
3.5/60

Birgit~ you'd be surprised with yourself, I think. It's amazing what we can do with the right state of mind and good support!

I'm so impressed with everyone for doing so good and reaching and going over their goals last month!!!
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