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    • Biollante21
    • By Biollante21 21st Jun 16, 4:08 PM
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    Walk 1000 miles
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    • 21st Jun 16, 4:08 PM
    Walk 1000 miles 21st Jun 16 at 4:08 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 4
    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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    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 1st Mar 17, 12:32 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, 11:14 AM
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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, 9:29 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, 9:16 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, 2:34 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, 1:42 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 4
    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, 10:26 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, 3:03 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, 10:47 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.
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