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    • Biollante21
    • By Biollante21 21st Jun 16, 5:08 PM
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    Walk 1000 miles
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    • 21st Jun 16, 5:08 PM
    Walk 1000 miles 21st Jun 16 at 5:08 PM
    Is anybody on here doing the Country Walking magazine walk 1000 miles in a year challenge
    Would be great to chat if there is
    I am up to 396 miles since Feb 14th and its been a fantastic way to lose weight and change shape and also to get back into 8 pairs of jeans i had living in the wardrobe
    Months since overdraft used 5
    Get rid of credit card debt - £7900.00 (15/02/17) £7550 (23/02/17) £7250 (13/03/17) £6874 23/03/17
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    • Biollante21
    • By Biollante21 25th Apr 17, 1:17 PM
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    @ Mallygirl
    Hope your op went well and you are soon up and running (well walking )

    Due to unforeseen circumstances my Wainwright went by the wayside but i did manage to clamber up Pen Y Ghent last Saturday
    Brilliant day out
    Am currently on 333.70 for the year so not doing too bad
    Months since overdraft used 5
    Get rid of credit card debt - £7900.00 (15/02/17) £7550 (23/02/17) £7250 (13/03/17) £6874 23/03/17
    Pay off Argos card by Xmas 2016 - 20/06/16 £1475.00 owed - 21/06/16 £1400.00 owed - 20/01/17 Paid off
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 25th Apr 17, 1:37 PM
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    @Biollante21 at least you have an excuse to go back there now. You have to go back to get that wainwright.

    I'm just planning a day of wainwright bagging, I am in the lakes for 4 days in July (First 3 days I am recceing for a route that I am racing later in the year (About 10 miles or so a day)) So the final day if I have any energy left thought a run up whoap, grike etc around that area may be in order.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 25th Apr 17, 5:49 PM
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    Still walking, now on 456 miles. Hoping to go to Flamborough for a couple of days, but the weather is putting me off a bit. Don't want to get blown off the edge of the cliff top.

    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 1st May 17, 9:32 AM
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    I think I am on my own here, except for a couple who pop in from time to time. I will stick with this thread because my time is spread over several different hobbies, and I cannot allocate more time to walking.

    My mental and physical health benefits from walking. My creative streak also has it's benefits in keeping my mind busy. A combination of both types of activities suits me best.

    Walking is a lifestyle choice, it has to be constant, has to be regular, for any benefits to be gained.

    I will easily finish 1000 miles but won't put a date on it. Walking is always going to be included in my healthy living plan, as long as I can put one foot in front of the other I will walk. When the 1000 miles are done I will carry on until the end of the year, then the whole cycle starts again in 2018.

    At the end of four months (yesterday) I am on 471 miles. Keep going everyone.

    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 1st May 17, 12:32 PM
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    Good going Ilona, did you get to Flamborough? We are heading up that way in a couple of weekends time to go for a run down the coast from Filey/Bempton.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 1st May 17, 2:34 PM
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    Good going Ilona, did you get to Flamborough? We are heading up that way in a couple of weekends time to go for a run down the coast from Filey/Bempton.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    Hi. No, not yet, the weather has been rubbish. Hoping for this week, the forecast is looking good. Yes, I want to look at Bempton as well, and not been to Filey before. I won't be running though.

    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 2nd May 17, 10:10 AM
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    I think I am on my own here, except for a couple who pop in from time to time. I will stick with this thread because my time is spread over several different hobbies, and I cannot allocate more time to walking.

    ...

    At the end of four months (yesterday) I am on 471 miles. Keep going everyone.

    Ilona
    Originally posted by Ilona
    I am still here. As expected, post op restrictions have affected my miles a bit but my daily average steps more. I finished week 17 (aka month 4) on 362 miles against a plan of 326 so I am still ahead. Steps averaged over the week dropped to 8,000 though, with some days under 4,000 - not allowed to walk the dogs for another week.
    I am trying to make every excuse to get out of the house but it is often just for quick 'pop to the post office' trips, as I am not allowed to yomp, so I don't record the mileage for those.
    • Biollante21
    • By Biollante21 2nd May 17, 5:23 PM
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    @IIona
    I am looking at it that we a small happy family who are there to give the others a bit of a cheer on
    Keep with us as you have said you will
    I am a member of the walking for pleasure group on FB and its a very friendly site so give us a shout if you fancy joining
    If you do then send me a PM on here if you want
    Still no Wainwright done yet but did do a small jaunt up to Jubilee Tower on Darwen Hill over the weekend
    I am now on 360 for the year up to now
    Keep going everyone and keep reporting your totals
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    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 5th May 17, 9:53 AM
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    Thank you for your encouragement. It makes a change, it is usually me that does the encouraging on my blog. The Walking group on there are doing extremely well.

    I finally managed to get away to the coast for two days. Although the weather has improved it is still very windy, bitterly cold on the cliffs. I walked 11 miles on Wednesday, Sewerby, Flamborough Head, Thornwick Bay and back through Flamborough. Yesterday, Thursday I walked from Hunmanby, to Filey, Filey Brigg, Grizethorpe Cliff, and back through Lebberston, along the Yorkshire Wolds Way and Centenary Way. 16 miles, this takes my total to 501 miles.

    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 8th May 17, 3:25 PM
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    Post op restrictions still in place last week - but thankfully over now and I can walk my dogs again . I finished week 18 on 381 miles against a plan of 345 so I am still ahead. Steps averaged over the week dropped to 7,500 though, with some days under 4,000.

    Back to normal now - I may even try for a run one day this week when over-protective DH is not looking
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    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 15th May 17, 11:51 AM
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    I finished week 19 on 402 miles against a plan of 364 so I am still ahead. Steps averaged over the week back at 10,000 now that I have my dogs back
    Eye post op check tomorrow - I may even try for a run one day this week providing that goes OK. I was struggling with the recurrence of Plantar Fasciitis last week but I have been stretching and it was better this morning. I wish bits of my body would stop failing randomly
    • Biollante21
    • By Biollante21 16th May 17, 10:50 AM
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    Hit 401 miles over the weekend on a walk through Haigh Hall and along the Leeds/Liverpool canal
    Very happy with my progress up to now

    @Mally
    I had Plantar and since investing in some Superfeet insoles it has mostly cleared off
    Best £40 i have spent
    You can get "off the peg" ones and for an extra £20 custom fit ones
    Months since overdraft used 5
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    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 16th May 17, 12:19 PM
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    Thanks - I have heat moulded Footbalance ones but it might be a sign that they have reached end of life and need replacing.
    I will take a look at superfeet
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 22nd May 17, 10:22 AM
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    I finished week 19 on 427 miles against a plan of 384 so I am still ahead. Steps averaged over the week was 11,000 now that I have my dogs back
    Eye post op check was good - all signed off now. I was struggling with the recurrence of Plantar Fasciitis but it is not as bad this week. I am trying a Superfeet insole but I am not convinced - I don't think the arch support is in quite the right place. I will give it a bit more time. It is hot enough for sandals today though so Mephistos all the way.
    OH bought me some Beats wireless headphones for running with so I am guessing that is a sign that he is going to let me out of the cotton wool
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 22nd May 17, 10:46 PM
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    I've had a week away in Wales, did 42 miles, not a lot, but some of it was hilly terrain. My total to date is 557.

    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 1st Jun 17, 7:18 PM
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    How are ya doing Mally?

    I finished May on 570 miles, Pleased with that. My Walking Group blog readers are checking in with their mileage, they are very enthusiastic about this, and they say they are much fitter since they started. Got to be good news.
    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 5th Jun 17, 11:21 AM
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    I finished May on 439 after a full week earning zero miles. I was camping, mountain biking, gardening, etc but no boots on miles to record. Plantar Fasciitis is still a problem - I might have to take DH up on alternating the morning dog walks till it is fixed
    I am going to try and sort a physio appointment to get some help.

    Still on plan though so not all bad
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 12th Jun 17, 11:29 AM
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    I finished week 23 on 455 miles against a plan of 441 so I am still just ahead. Steps averaged over the week was only just over 8,000 though - still struggling with the recurrence of Plantar Fasciitis
    I saw a physio on Friday and have some exercises and stretches to do. I did manage 17,000 steps yesterday and was still able to walk the dogs this morning so it is not as bad as at its worst.
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