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    • Jonbvn
    • By Jonbvn 22nd Dec 16, 8:29 AM
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    Walk 2000 miles in 2017
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    • 22nd Dec 16, 8:29 AM
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017 22nd Dec 16 at 8:29 AM
    Myself and bugslet have decided to target walking 2000 miles in 2017.

    Although a big target, I think it is achievable with consistent effort.

    Anyone who wants to join us, feel free to post on this thread. Also feel free to post updates on your progress.

    Good luck and stride on!
    Last edited by Jonbvn; 23-12-2016 at 5:09 AM.
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    • singhini
    • By singhini 26th Nov 17, 1:37 PM
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    This weeks numbers are:
    54.11 km (roughly 34 miles)
    Originally posted by singhini


    This weeks numbers are:


    18.88 km (roughly 12 miles)


    Had company meetings, tummy ache and a neighbours funeral so pre-occupied this week.


    My diet has been poor this week too (trifle, cakes, chocolate, crisps and fizzy pop all being consumed).


    Hayho I'm only human


    Keep moving
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 26th Nov 17, 7:37 PM
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    My diet has been shocking for a while now! I think i have more or less given up with it for this year and will start again next where the easy temptations should have hopefully vanished with everybody else doing it!


    My numbers for this week.....
    Walked: 60.3. Last time I did a >60 was back in March!
    Total: 1881.4.
    Left: 118.6.


    If I want to finish in 3 weeks then I need to do 39.5ish per week which is a really good number to be at.


    Will aim for another good week next week - around the 50 mark, after that I am into a busy period at work moving a load of staff around after an office refurb!
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 27th Nov 17, 8:56 AM
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    Will update with my mileage total tomorrow, getting quite a big week this week in terms of mileage, but today I took a late decision, to plod around Winter Hill and Rivington. Bit iffy towards the end where it started to rain and I lost light rapidly whilst still up near the Pike going back towards the barn (in fact, completely lost light towards the end of the gardens, good job I know my way around!) but enjoyed it and was a different experience being so cold and snow covered! Been a while since I went up.. Some pics from the walk:

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/OGbRRwNHB40rZgcI3
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pz6MNogDTbkvPJ0r2
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/Wrddneba3pV7UD5S2
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/PF7wVFOWVaHaFNzo1
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/1Zp8Fz7NSl11JJTH3


    If the weather is good, chances are I will go up again next Sat (morning walk rather than afternoon... dont want to be walking around in the dark again!)
    Originally posted by SplanK
    Looks lovely! I'd actually rather see those photos than blue sky and sand types. I've never actually been up there, no excuse really as one of my main customers was in Lostock for years ( just moved to that new industrial park, junction 4 on the 61).

    This weeks numbers are:


    18.88 km (roughly 12 miles)


    Had company meetings, tummy ache and a neighbours funeral so pre-occupied this week.


    My diet has been poor this week too (trifle, cakes, chocolate, crisps and fizzy pop all being consumed).


    Hayho I'm only human


    Keep moving
    Originally posted by singhini
    You get weeks like that ( or months in my case)

    1826, think I'll just scrape my goal of 2017. It's getting really busy at work now and will be until a few days before Xmas. Can't wait for the break!
    Last edited by bugslet; 27-11-2017 at 10:20 AM.
    • Fosterdog
    • By Fosterdog 27th Nov 17, 9:40 AM
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    I’m still out of action with this, now at six weeks and counting. Until yesterday I haven’t even worn my Fitbit while recovering so the limited walking I have done hasn’t been counted. It’s so frustrating getting so close to target and knowing I can’t finish. I need to do 8.8 miles a day right up until December 31st to hit 2000 miles and right now I’m struggling with 1 mile a day. Even with physio starting this week I’m not going to be up to the level needed to finish. I can’t quite believe I’ve got so close yet still so far with the challenge.
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 27th Nov 17, 10:19 AM
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    how quickly your fitness levels drop
    Im guessing you are out of plaster now Fosterdog? Are you still in pain with it?

    Isnt it amazing how quick your fitness levels drop when out of action?

    My cough that started with a cold a month and a half ago is only just coming to an end but I now have what feels like a sore lung or pulled muscle under left breast. It hurts when I cough or breathe in deeply so am back at the docs on Thursday.

    My fitness levels have nose dived and Im not likely to reach target.

    Not the end of the world but it has taught me if I do this next year.......I need to get a few miles ahead of myself to allow for illness.
    Make £10 a day challenge Jan/£215.84/ Feb £146.45/ Mar £192.55/Apr £171.20/ May £156.40/june £95.55/ Jul £383.85/Aug £211.60/Sep £282.35/Oct £122.54/Nov £271.08/Dec £67.49
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1628.14 miles
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 27th Nov 17, 10:22 AM
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    Very frustrating for you both. You do both know that it is achievable as long as illness/injury doesn't creep in and you will recover fitness quicker once you are both back to full wallking speed.

    Look at it this way, you aced the 1000 mile challenge
    • Fosterdog
    • By Fosterdog 27th Nov 17, 10:50 AM
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    Im guessing you are out of plaster now Fosterdog? Are you still in pain with it?
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    Yes Iím out of plaster, had one of the space boots on for a couple of weeks but that comes off this week when my physio starts. Thankfully through the whole process Iíve had minimal pain while Iím still, itís only movement that causes the pain, and even that has eased a lot as time has gone on. The fracture has actually healed well but there is also ligament damage which is taking longer and I still have some swelling and loss of movement and canít put weight on my heel, or at least not my full weight while stood still and no weight while moving.

    I hope you feel better soon, we work so hard towards things like this for something so simple to come along and ruin it all.

    Very frustrating for you both. You do both know that it is achievable as long as illness/injury doesn't creep in and you will recover fitness quicker once you are both back to full wallking speed.

    Look at it this way, you aced the 1000 mile challenge
    Originally posted by bugslet
    Thanks bugslet, you are right I do at least know that if it wasnít for this I was well on track to hit the goal and hopefully it wonít be too long until I can get back into it, hoping to ease into it this week and gradually build back up again.
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 27th Nov 17, 11:25 AM
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    agree - its a shame BUT on the flip side if you take what you have done already, its still a great achievement none the less, especially if you were on track.


    If it was me now, I would take that as a win, scrap the rest of the year to fully recover and start again next year!
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 28th Nov 17, 9:41 PM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    32.56 miles to add for the past week.
    Make £10 a day challenge Jan/£215.84/ Feb £146.45/ Mar £192.55/Apr £171.20/ May £156.40/june £95.55/ Jul £383.85/Aug £211.60/Sep £282.35/Oct £122.54/Nov £271.08/Dec £67.49
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1628.14 miles
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 28th Nov 17, 11:06 PM
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    Totals
    3,538,861 steps 35265 floors 2,827.12 km 1,068,287 calories

    1,756 miles so far, need to up my rate for the rest of the year!
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 29th Nov 17, 8:21 AM
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    You aren't too far behind Barney, a good push and you can crack it!

    My current mileage is 1836, so a very small buffer. I'm hoping being off over Xmas will mean |I can have a strong finish.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 29th Nov 17, 4:23 PM
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    Well done to those that are closing in on their targets, keep on keeping on and for those that have sufferered illness and injury, it is a setback but as has been said, not the end of the world and the challenge has got you moving in the right direction

    I have hit my revised target of 3000 miles walking and along with that I have also reached a target weight that I set for myself last year and those two things combined have resulted in me being able to stop injecting insulin for my diabetes.

    After this week I will be slowing down for a couple of weeks while I have eye surgery on the 7 & 8th of December but I still hope to be back up to speed (and distance) by the end of the year and ready for whatever challenge I set myself for next year, could 4000 miles be possible?
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Walk 2000 3000 miles in 2017 - 3189.5
    This week 56.1
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 29th Nov 17, 5:02 PM
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    Wow Wizard!!! Im so impressed with the fact you have lost enough weight to give up the diabetes injections

    A huge well done to you.

    I think everyone who has diabetes due to weight issues should take up walking. Why would you not want to be off medication?
    Make £10 a day challenge Jan/£215.84/ Feb £146.45/ Mar £192.55/Apr £171.20/ May £156.40/june £95.55/ Jul £383.85/Aug £211.60/Sep £282.35/Oct £122.54/Nov £271.08/Dec £67.49
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1628.14 miles
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 29th Nov 17, 8:41 PM
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    Fantastic news Wiz! Cracked 3000 miles and come off the injections. I see no reason why you couldn't do 4000, whats that, 11 ish miles a day? On the other hand it's easy to become obsessive about these things, only you know your personality!
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 29th Nov 17, 10:12 PM
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    2017 so far
    3,551,177 steps 35562 floors 2,837.3 km 1,071,815 calories

    2016 comparison
    3,515,660 steps 9307 floors 2,773.69 km 983,356 calories
    Last edited by Barny1979; 29-11-2017 at 10:15 PM.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 30th Nov 17, 8:17 AM
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    Wow Wizard!!! Im so impressed with the fact you have lost enough weight to give up the diabetes injections

    A huge well done to you.

    I think everyone who has diabetes due to weight issues should take up walking. Why would you not want to be off medication?
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    It has only been a month since I stopped the injections but my sugar levels have not been so consistant for a long time.
    It does help that I can be more aggressive with my diet now that I no longer have to worry about having a 'Hypo' (low sugar event)

    Fantastic news Wiz! Cracked 3000 miles and come off the injections. I see no reason why you couldn't do 4000, whats that, 11 ish miles a day? On the other hand it's easy to become obsessive about these things, only you know your personality!
    Originally posted by bugslet
    All credit for the miles has to go to my dog, he would happily walk all day if I could keep up with him but I do enjoy the walking rather than just ticking off the miles.
    Thinking about it this morning while walking, I probably will go for the 4000, it is nice to have a number to aim at and it will give me the insentive to keep up with keeping my records up to date.
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Walk 2000 3000 miles in 2017 - 3189.5
    This week 56.1
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 30th Nov 17, 9:41 AM
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    I'd like to get up to 3000 ,but I know I just don't have the time.

    Yet!

    Just looked, it's 10.95 miles a day to do 4000, probably only about 1.5 miles more than you are doing now.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 1st Dec 17, 8:55 PM
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    My numbers for November were as follows:

    Total miles - 311.3
    Ascent - 16,125ft
    kcal - 47,600
    lowest day - 8.2 miles
    biggest day - 13.62 miles
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Walk 2000 3000 miles in 2017 - 3189.5
    This week 56.1
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 3rd Dec 17, 5:25 PM
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    48.1miles for me this week. Most of those were a 25 mile race through snow and mud with over 2000 feet of ascent!

    Anyway, its brought me up to touching distance of 1,984.7 miles for the year. Should manage to run 16 miles next week to reach my target.
    ďTime is intended to be spent, not savedĒ - Alfred Wainwright
    • singhini
    • By singhini 3rd Dec 17, 5:54 PM
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    singhini
    This weeks numbers are:


    18.88 km (roughly 12 miles)


    Had company meetings, tummy ache and a neighbours funeral so pre-occupied this week.


    My diet has been poor this week too (trifle, cakes, chocolate, crisps and fizzy pop all being consumed).


    Hayho I'm only human


    Keep moving
    Originally posted by singhini
    This weeks numbers are


    13.82 KM (roughly 8.5 miles)


    Very poor effort by me
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