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Old 11-12-2012, 02:49 AM   #1  
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Default Support the troops.....walk to Afghanistan!

My son is in the Army and will soon be deployed to Afghanistan. In his honor and that of all Military I'd like to challenge everyone to walk/exercise your way to Afghanistan. This distance is a grueling 7,640 miles, which I cant do all on my own, even in the 9months that I will be doing this challenge. You can do what ever exercise you choose and figure out the miles any way you'd like (time/distance, etc.) It would really mean a lot to me if you'd join me, even if it's not for the entire 9 months of his tour. Help me to make the journey!

This is a way of keeping me a little distracted while he is over there and will make me feel a little closer to him, though I know in reality he will still be so far away.

I will be starting on Monday 11/12/12. Put your exercise and miles and then tally to the persons #'s before you, so we have a running daily tally. You can join in, drop in or leave and comeback anytime. I just want to make the 7,640 miles and I KNOW we CAN do it!!! Thanks to all who join!!!! I will add the final date of the challenge as that time draws near (when my son is due to come home). Plan on around August 2013.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:24 AM   #2  
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Great idea! Count me in! I will be counting 10 minutes of exercise as one mile.

Too bad I can't count Sunday, since I did 70 minutes and plan on Monday a my break day LOL. Hope some others join us, as that is a loooooong walk LOL.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:40 AM   #3  
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Very good idea! I would love to join!

I'll count every 20 minutes of exercise as a mile.

The plan tomorrow is 90 minutes of hot yoga and a 40(ish) minute Insanity workout, so hopefully I'll be able to add 6.5 miles.

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Old 11-12-2012, 04:16 AM   #4  
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Thanks so much Misti and EricAnn! It really means a lot to me <3 Misti, I was in your wonderful state and city two weeks ago visiting my son (before he leaves) and I have to say, rain and all, it is a really beautiful state!
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Thanks bigmomma! Yes, we do have a beautiful state. And you just missed the sun because we had the dryest summer on record LOL. But I LOVE the rain and in fact moved back here from Fort Lauderdale because I couldn't stand all the hot sun.

And yay that other are joining in because that is a LONG way to walk!!!
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I would love to walk to Afghanistan with you. I think this is a great idea. Hope your son stays safe as you make your journey towards him. I will also count every 20 minutes of exercise as 1 mile. Good luck everyone!
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I'll help out! My brother just returned from Afghanistan and my husband is currently on his 9th deployment to Kyrgyzstan. 20 minutes of exercise per mile sounds good to me.
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Welcome Fatness, Nikki and Lambiechop and thanks for the support!

Lambie, I'm so glad your brother came back safe and will be praying for your husband. 9th tour, WOW, I don't know how you do it.....you must be really strong!

Thanks everyone for walking with me, I knew there was no way for me to go the distance alone.....I know I'm going to be a wreck while he's there
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I'm in. My brother just got back from Afghanistan earlier this year, and my best friend was in Iraq a few years ago.

I'm training for a half marathon in early 2013 and then a full marathon in late 2013 , so I'll be counting miles as miles.
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Well, others seem to be using 20 minutes exercise as a mile but in all the other threads I've done here it has been 10 minutes so I am sticking with that for me.

I'll start us! I did 30 minutes today of walking and physical therapy exercises.

7640 - 3 = 7637 still to go
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Quote:
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7640 - 3 = 7637 still to go
Unfortunately I was only able to do my Insanity workout (had some tummy troubles today), so:

7637 - 2 = 7635 still to go
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Welcome Nikel1979!

I walked 1 mile today......hoping to do more tomorrow, if time allows!

7635-1=7634

Wow, look.......6 miles closer already
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Nov. 13: 1.7 miles
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Count me in. I will walk 3-4 times per week for 4-5 miles each time.

11/12 5.1 miles

7634-1.7-5.1 = 7627.2

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