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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
    Pay off Argos card by Xmas 2016 - 20/06/16 £1475.00 owed - 21/06/16 £1400.00 owed - 20/01/17 Paid off
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    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 19th Nov 17, 9:49 AM
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    Ilona
    Striding towards 1100 at the end of the month, now on 1070. 12 more days at 3 per day will get me there. I'm doing some newsletter deliveries at the moment so that helps. Mind you walking up and down the driveways of big houses is not very exciting, good for peeking into people's gardens though.

    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 21st Nov 17, 4:27 PM
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    I am still slugging away. Technology has not been my friend recently - Garmin have not implemented Bluetooth very well and since I upgraded my iPhone the connection between them keeps dropping.

    Anyway I stand at 905 miles against a plan of 890 so I will get there. My daily steps averaged over the year are still just below 11,000 so I would like to bump that up again if I can.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 21st Nov 17, 8:06 PM
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    I am still slugging away. Technology has not been my friend recently - Garmin have not implemented Bluetooth very well and since I upgraded my iPhone the connection between them keeps dropping.
    Originally posted by MallyGirl
    Its much more likely to be apple that's messed up the bluetooth. IPhones have never been the best for bluetooth connections. Is your iphone making the bluetooth connection sleep?

    Good going with your target.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 22nd Nov 17, 3:44 PM
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    Garmin acknowledge that it is their problem. Was fine with iPhone till I upgraded to iOS 11

    https://support.garmin.com/faqSearch/en-US/faq/content/O2rhfvdmhY6uQSUVU3Qvv8
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 22nd Nov 17, 9:19 PM
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    Garmin acknowledge that it is their problem. Was fine with iPhone till I upgraded to iOS 11

    https://support.garmin.com/faqSearch/en-US/faq/content/O2rhfvdmhY6uQSUVU3Qvv8
    Originally posted by MallyGirl
    Its odd that they acknowledge it. iOS 11 bluetooth issues effect more than just garmin devices. There are a lot of issues with cars etc too.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 1st Dec 17, 6:34 PM
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    1104 at the end of the month. Only another 100 left to do for this year. My Walking Group members are checking in today with their miles, some of them have done more than me.

    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 4th Dec 17, 2:19 PM
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    Its odd that they acknowledge it. iOS 11 bluetooth issues effect more than just garmin devices. There are a lot of issues with cars etc too.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    the issue between my Forerunner and my iPhone seem to have been resolved

    I have 64 miles left to do to reach my target and 27 days to do it. A couple of those are work travelling without dogs but I will work through that.

    Having a target to aim for has really helped, especially with all the injury time meaning I have not been able to run.
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 18th Dec 17, 2:01 PM
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    So near to my 1200 target. On 1162 now. I have to walk three miles every day, and I will. Next year I'm going to revert back to the 1000 miles. Although it is within my capabilities to do more, I have plenty of other things going on in my life.

    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 18th Dec 17, 3:14 PM
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    Well done Mallygirl and Ilona.

    Mallygir, I have 87 more to do in 14 days to make the 2017 mile mark - should just be able to do it.

    Ilona, I have dogs to walk, so I think I'd get to around 1800 anyway naturally, there certainly is plenty of other stuff I've wanted to do other than walk an extra 200 miles!
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 18th Dec 17, 6:37 PM
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    I walk someone's dog three mornings a week. It doesn't walk fast enough for me, lots of stopping and sniffing, so I still have to do my own walk as well.

    I think walking for exercise needs to be a long term thing, not just a New Years Resolution which will fizzle out after a month or two. I plan to continue this challenge for the rest of my life, so no need to push too hard and it become a chore. I have to want to do it and enjoy it, and as long as I feel that it's good for my body, that's incentive enough.

    Keep going Bugs and Mally, do your own thing, whatever you feel comfortable with.

    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 18th Dec 17, 11:22 PM
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    I've been wearing a pedometer since October 2007, I feel lost without one!
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 20th Dec 17, 2:32 PM
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    37 miles to go and 11 days to do it in - a few days of corporate travel set me back a bit. I will just have to do a couple of longer walks to get there.

    I am so close that I have to complete it.
    • Christian25
    • By Christian25 25th Dec 17, 11:05 AM
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    I have walked 200km from March to now
    • SamSam17
    • By SamSam17 30th Dec 17, 6:07 PM
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    Hi newbie to this section. I!!!8217;m going to attempt this starting next Monday. Hoping this thread will help keep me motivated
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 1st Jan 18, 10:26 PM
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    I finished the year on 1200 miles. Starting again for 2018, sticking with the 1000 miles. Walking is only one of my hobbies and interests.

    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 2nd Jan 18, 9:57 PM
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    I finished on 1007. I am also going to aim for the same in 2018 - it has been motivational
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 3rd Jan 18, 3:27 PM
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    Hi newbie to this section. I’m going to attempt this starting next Monday. Hoping this thread will help keep me motivated
    Originally posted by SamSam17
    You'd be better posting in the Keep Moving Challenge as there will be more people on that thread I suspect: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5763848
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
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