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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
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    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 1st Mar 17, 1:32 PM
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    Working on weekly averages for 1000 miles, a total of 153.8 miles as of Sunday just gone is 'on target', anything over is a bonus/buffer
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 6th Mar 17, 12:14 PM
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    171 miles at the end of week 9 so I have made up my deficit and am on track.
    I also averaged 13,000 steps over the week with no day below 10,000 so that is another plus.
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 8th Mar 17, 10:29 PM
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    Ilona
    Hello, did you miss me? I'm just back from a long walk, from Newcastle Centre to the Humber Bridge, 136 miles, it took me seven days of hard slog. That brings my total for the year to 336.

    Boy do my feet hurt, but because I walk every day anyway, I have had no aching muscles in my legs. I think I am having a day off tomorrow.



    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 9th Mar 17, 10:16 AM
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    brilliant - well done. We did most of Hadrian's wall a couple of years ago and it was lovely
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 13th Mar 17, 3:34 PM
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    I ended week 10 on 199 against my 1000 mile target of 191. I also managed to average 12,000 steps a day over the week although I had a couple of days just under the 10,000 target.
    I even managed a 6k gentle jog, and plan to do another tonight as the weather is so lovely.
    • Biollante21
    • By Biollante21 15th Mar 17, 2:42 PM
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    After a a knee injury, illness and finally a big concert at Wembley Arena i can now get back on track with this years walking challenge
    Just updated my excel spreadsheet and i am only on 206 miles for the year so its back to the walking boots at weekend
    Got Pen-Y-Ghent coming up towards the end of April so a bit of training needed for that and will also be leading a walk around my local haunt of Rivington in Lancashire soon so need to get back in shape for that too
    Shame we cant upload pics of our walks on here but no matter
    Well done everyone that is doing this and keep us updated
    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
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 20th Mar 17, 11:26 AM
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    I ended week 11 on 232 against my 1000 mile target of 211. I also managed to average 14,000 steps a day over the week with just 1 day marginally under the 10,000 target.
    I managed a 6.6k gentle jog too.
    All is good
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 22nd Mar 17, 4:03 PM
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    I'm struggling to walk at the moment. I had a massive cramp in my calf, left leg, in the early hours of Monday morning. Felt my muscle was all twisted, almost fainted with pain. Massaged it and went back to bed. Two and a half days later I still have pain, feels very sore. Don't know if it's best to rest, or to try some exercise. It's raining at the moment so I suppose that's a good enough excuse to stay indoors.

    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 27th Mar 17, 11:47 AM
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    I ended week 12 on 259 against my 1000 mile target of 230. I also managed to average 12,500 steps a day over the week although I had a couple of days just under the 10,000 target.
    I am now choosing to walk to town if I need to go, rather than drive or bus. It is only 1.5 miles each way so I am shocked it has taken this challenge to highlight an easy change to make for the better.

    I might try and go for a jog tonight as it is another lovely day - I am still getting to grips with wearing glasses, after years of contacts, and I am a bit clumsy so I may just go for a walk instead.
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 29th Mar 17, 9:55 PM
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    Back on the walking again, leg better. I'm on 369 miles at the moment.
    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 1st Apr 17, 9:33 AM
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    Three months in and finished March on 375 miles. Onward and upward, carry on walking.

    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • gfplux
    • By gfplux 4th Apr 17, 3:58 PM
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    Congratulations to everyone
    I am a Remainder. Brexiteers spent the last 44 years campaigning for Britain to leave the EU. The Brexit Crisis will prove damaging to Britain. In the 70's (when we joined) Britain was known as the sick man of Europe. (Source Wikipedia) Brexit will make Britain poor again.
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 8th Apr 17, 9:52 PM
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    I've walked 11 miles today in beautiful Yorkshire in beautiful sunshine. That has bumped up my total to 406 miles. Onwards and upwards.

    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 10th Apr 17, 12:16 PM
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    I finished last week on 310 miles so still on target for 1000 miles but some way off the 1500 I would like to achieve. I have the dogs back and the temps have dropped so we will go for a walk tonight.
    • Biollante21
    • By Biollante21 11th Apr 17, 1:04 PM
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    I finished the week on 297 miles for the year after my first proper outing in quite a while and completing a 9.75 mile route of the Roe Green Loopline near Worlsey in Manchester
    Will be out this weekend on the Rivington recce and hoping to complete my first Wainwright next week before going up Pen Y Ghent next Saturday
    Congrats on your totals
    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 11th Apr 17, 1:12 PM
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    indesisiv
    I finished the week on 297 miles for the year after my first proper outing in quite a while and completing a 9.75 mile route of the Roe Green Loopline near Worlsey in Manchester
    Will be out this weekend on the Rivington recce and hoping to complete my first Wainwright next week before going up Pen Y Ghent next Saturday
    Congrats on your totals
    Originally posted by Biollante21
    What's going to be your first wainwright?
    My first one was fairfield, up to just over 100 now
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Biollante21
    • By Biollante21 11th Apr 17, 5:20 PM
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    What's going to be your first wainwright?
    My first one was fairfield, up to just over 100 now
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    Probably Catbells
    Have yet to decide 100% though but i am a member of a club on FB and most people on there have recommended Catbells as the first one to do
    How long have you been walking/climbing them?
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    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 11th Apr 17, 5:35 PM
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    Probably Catbells
    Have yet to decide 100% though but i am a member of a club on FB and most people on there have recommended Catbells as the first one to do
    How long have you been walking/climbing them?
    Originally posted by Biollante21
    About 2 yrs now. But sadly been neglecting them due to mainly running routes I know. Although I did manage to get a few ticked off in Feb. Catbells was one of the ones I did in Feb for the first time.
    Funnily enough I then ran up there a couple of weeks ago too!
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Biollante21
    • By Biollante21 12th Apr 17, 3:59 PM
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    I struggle to run water nevermind up a hill
    Like your signature
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    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
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 18th Apr 17, 3:27 PM
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    I finished wk 15 on 331 against a target of 287 so still on track. I averaged over 11,000 steps as well - I definitely walked when I would have driven in the past as I was conscious of my step count for that day.

    I expect to be having my cataract op on Saturday so will need to be taking it easy for a couple of days at least post op. I am not allowed to do anything that raises my blood pressure and walking my dogs certainly qualifies there! I may just have to go for a gentle wander without them, which will be weird.
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