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Old 10-02-2006, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default *October Walking Challenge*

I hope no one minds my starting this month's challenge. Figured everyone must be too busy walking to have time to post.

I managed to squeak in a couple extra miles on Saturday to reach my goal of 60mi. I usually don't have such a difficult time making goal, but I started pretty late in the month, so well, that's my excuse and I'm stickin' to it.

I did see a 3lb loss over the last week though, that certainly made me happy! I guess eating healthy really does work.

I'm setting October's goal to 80mi and am really hoping to achieve that! I'm off to a good start though, 4.5 miles down. Yesterday was the Run/Walk for the Cure and omigoodness, I had no idea that it would be so inspiring. DH and I will most likely be doing it in Victoria next year to participate with his mom (who starts radiation in three short weeks). After the walk, we were so pumped-up we walked some more, the energy from the event was truly contagious!

Anyways, ladies, I'm looking forward to another month with you all! Take care, best wishes and happy walking!

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Old 10-02-2006, 07:38 PM   #2
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Thanks for starting it! I met my September goal of 85 miles (just barely) by doing 5 miles on Saturday! I am aiming for 85 again this month and with an extra day in the month I (hopefully) won't have as much trouble! I did 3 miles yesterday and already have 2 done today. I think I'll probably go do another mile or two tonight while hubby and son are out selling popcorn for Cub Scouts. What better use of my time than taking care of me?!

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Old 10-03-2006, 02:42 PM   #3
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Hey ladies, I hope everyone is having a good day today!

I managed to fit 3mi in yesterday and have done 3 more today. That puts me just slightly over the 10mi mark already! Hopefully the rest of the month will continue just as good.

Good job, Michelle, for meeting your Sept. goal of 85mi! That's phenom! Keep up the fantastic work!

Anyways, off to get some stuff done 'round the house. Take care and best wishes!

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Old 10-04-2006, 04:22 AM   #4
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hi i hope you dont mind me joingin in the challenge, i have not psoted here for a while, as i have been busy with work and my husbdan gettign ready to deploy.

The good news is i joined a gym, and have been gign 3 times a week for the past 4 weeks, i have seen no weight loss, but have seens a diffference in my body shape, lost 1inch off my bust and waist.

Realistacally how much of a goal should i set myself just starting out ?
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Morning everyone-Life is being challenging right now, but I'm trying to keep up on things. My goal for October will be 60 miles. Lower than last month, but I leave on the 21st for Hawaii so I won't be keeping track after I leave.

Miles walked - 10
Miles to go - 50

Mel-Congrats on the loss!!

Michele-Way to go on meeting your challenge!

lilmrs-WELCOME!!! I dont really know what is a good starting goal. I'd just figure out a number of miles you think you'd like to walk each day, and multiply it by the number of days you expect to walk. Good luck!
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:30 AM   #6
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So here is where all my fellow walkers are at! We just started a new challenge in the other forum if you ladies want to sign up!!

Walktober Challenge
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:34 AM   #7
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Nice to find you all! I usually count minutes not miles but in 60 minutes I am averaging about 3 miles.


April 2006 220 minutes total


May 2006 760 minutes total


June 2006 1060 minutes total

July 2006 1730 minutes total

August 2006 1185 minutes total

September 2006 1695 total!!!

This month:

October 1, 2006 75/20 (walking/biking) minutes

October 2, 2006(60 minutes)

October 3, 2006 (125 minutes)
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:37 AM   #8
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1695 minutes of walking divided by 60 minutes = 28.25 hours x 3 miles per hour that I walk = 84.75 miles last month. Not bad!!! Okay I already made a commitment in the other thread to do 1800 minutes so that would break down to me needing to walk 90 miles this month!
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Old 10-04-2006, 12:42 PM   #9
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Good morning, ladies! I hope everyone's off to a good start today!

lilmrsmullen, welcome! The more, the merrier! Good job with the loss in inches, that's fantastic progress!

Brandy, wow, Hawaii! How lucky are you?! Good luck this month, I'm sure you'll make your goal of 60mi... no problem!

Jasmine, good for you for getting all that walking in! Keep up the great work!

As for me, things here are ok. Today = 4mi. Soooo... almost at 15, already. I did a bad thing last night though. Had McDonald's for dinner. Yuck. Gotta drink LOADS of water today to get rid of all that flippin' sodium. Ah well, four days left until WI, I should be able to make up for it. Hopefully anyway.

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday! Take care and best wishes!

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Thanx macdeez!! I always tell mcdonalds and any other place for fries, NO SALT!!!
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Hello ladies! I'm just starting out walking, I've never really done it as part of my exercise except for about a year ago when I walked 3 miles three days a week. But I want to start back this month.

I've already walked 1.5 miles, and I'm going to set me goal kind of low my first month. 30 or 35 miles, I'd say. I'm only going to walk three days a week. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. So does 30 - 35 miles for the month of October, my first real month walking, sound alright to you walkaholics?
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Old 10-05-2006, 12:44 AM   #12
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Default October Goal = 100 miles

Ok, so my 60 mile walk is next weekend. Between the 60 mile walk and my additional training, I'll come in around 100 miles for the month. Then I'm taking a BREAK from walking and will focus on swimming and biking for the remainder of the month.

I will probably log more than 100 miles in October after everything is all said and done, but I'm not going to set my goal any higher! Over the summer months I've logged over 550 miles walking and to be frank, I'm tired of walking!! I am SO looking forward to my 3-day experience, but I'm also SO looking forward to NOT having to walk so darn much! I want to be able to bike and swim without experiencing walker's guilt!

October goal = 100 miles
Miles walked = 20
Miles to go = 80

Planned miles...
10/5 = 6 miles
10/7 = 8 miles
10/9 = 6 miles
10/10 = 5 miles
10/13 = 20 miles
10/14 = 20 miles
10/15 = 20 miles

DONE!!!!!!
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Welcome aboard Diem! That sounds good. you don't want to over do it. I had to work myself back up again too!

Genesis I know what ya mean about walkers guilt! Sundays is my day off and a sat here and there and sometimes Ill feel guilty on sundays though! lol Is the 60 mile walk over the course of a weekend?
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Oh and I walked 60 minutes/3 miles yesterday.
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Old 10-05-2006, 02:18 PM   #15
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Welcome Diem! 30-35mi your first month sounds great! And you're already on your way! Good job!

Genesis, best of luck this weekend! That's three of us who've done walks for breast cancer now (although mine paled in comparison to your's and Brandy's). Good for you!

Jasmine, good work getting 3mi in today! WTG!

Everyone else, !

As for me, after drinking a tonne of water, I'm feeling much better today. No more McDonalds for me. I'm not sure if I'll get any miles in today... maybe I'll do a WATP's DVD tonight, we'll see.

Anyway, gotta get DD outta the tub, so I'm off for now. Have a great day, ladies! Best wishes!

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