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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 24th Dec 17, 11:20 AM
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    Keep Moving Challenge for 2018
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    • 24th Dec 17, 11:20 AM
    Keep Moving Challenge for 2018 24th Dec 17 at 11:20 AM
    With so many folk having fit-bit type devices (or similar) and keeping a note of how far they have walked or run each day I start this thread as an open challenge to record your distances.

    No specific target this year, just set your own.

    Whether you will be walking, running, cycling or swimming I hope that you will use this thread to keep us updated on your progress.
    Use the thread as a way to encourage others to keep moving and to get motivation yourself.

    It is good to have a target to aim for but don't over stretch yourself so much that you either get disappointed in your own progress or find that you have too much to make up after coming back from a holiday or extra work having cut back your miles.

    I say miles simply because I am old and still measure that way but your own personal challenge could be anything from miles, kilometers, laps, steps etc.
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 77.6
    Total so far - 142.6
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    • Need2bthrifty
    • By Need2bthrifty 3rd Jan 18, 6:36 PM
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    I'm beginning to realised what I need to do to try and at least reach a daily target of between 2 & 3mls. I have one route sorted but I now need to consider several others because I know boredom is my enemy.

    So todays total = 8002 steps, 3.15mls - happy with that, but I'm still playing catch-up for my 1st day errors.
    Keep Moving = 40.24mls/1000mls

    New2meRecipes = 2/24
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 3rd Jan 18, 8:10 PM
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    Well done, Need2bthifty. I find goals and challenges really help me focus.

    18,306 steps and 34 stairs!

    Before bedtime I may manage to make it to 20,000 (which is my challenge).
    Aim 20 lbs loss by 21.3.18.
    10 weeks to go - 16.5 lbs to go.
    20,000 step a day challenge.
    Day 1 - 27,024 steps. Day 2 - 24,000 steps. Day 3 - 18,554 Day 4 -13,207 Day 5 - 14,218 Day 6 - 27,238 Day 7 - 13,000. Total 137,241
    Banked steps for lazy days 0....
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 3rd Jan 18, 8:41 PM
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    3 days in, 33 miles done on my way to a target of 3333, is that an omen or what?
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 77.6
    Total so far - 142.6
    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 3rd Jan 18, 8:59 PM
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    Todays step challenge completed total so far today 21 290 steps
    Walk 3000 miles in a year challenge 2018


    Week 1 57.49 miles 137 696 steps
    • ma-ri-ella
    • By ma-ri-ella 3rd Jan 18, 10:35 PM
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    daily total was 22,190 steps need to catch up on lazy start of week though x
    22.09/£31 January grocery challenge(£365 year)
    20,000 step a day challenge
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 4th Jan 18, 8:45 AM
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    3 days in, 33 miles done on my way to a target of 3333, is that an omen or what?
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    It's a sign of success I think Wiz!

    I mentioned this before, but for the new people. I've been tracking my steps with a pedometer since 2007 and my very first forum was fitbug - you got a pedometer and downloaded your steps. There was a lady on there, who got 35-40,000 steps every day. She went for a walk in the morning, walked into work, walked at lunch, found ways to walk to furthest away loos and photocopiers at work, walked home, went for another walk in the evening, if she was ont he phone to a friend, she paced the hall.

    Tad obsessive!
    • gfplux
    • By gfplux 4th Jan 18, 9:25 AM
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    I am convinced that different devises give different totals.
    I therefore only measure myself agains ME.
    I use google fit on a Huawei P9 lite smart phone. This can be downloaded to any smart phone and you keep the phone on your person all day.
    I am 73 years old.
    I started measuring in January 2015. During that year the very fact of measuring my steps spurred me to walk more.
    I was very happy with MY total steps in 2015 and was determined to walk even more in 2016.
    The Google fit app allows you to set a daily target and my target for 2016 was the 2015 total divided by 365.
    My 2016 total exceeded my 2015 total by 31% due to being aware of walking and my target always in my mind. Some days I exceeded my target very easily and others I fell well short.
    I then set a new daily target for 2017 which of course was the 2016 step total divided by 365(366)
    2017 has been a PERSONAL triumph FOR ME as I am only competing against myself.
    I exceeded my 2016 total by 8%
    I am a VERY happy Walker.
    I suspect at my age and without changing my presently well balanced lifestyle dramatically I have reached my plateau. I shall see. I will still have my NEW daily average set in my phone AND in my mind. If I can equal my 2017 total I will be very satisfied with my performance.
    Good luck and a happy new year to all walkers, however old and whatever your measuring devise or units.
    Last edited by gfplux; 04-01-2018 at 9:30 AM.
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    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 4th Jan 18, 11:40 AM
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    I think you are right gfplux. I'm sad enough to have checked my pedometer and know the steps it records are near enough right, give or take 1.

    Certainly mileage doesn't correlate to effort, quite disheartening for those of us with a short stride .

    Barney ( aka Barney Long Legs now) can walk 2500 miles doing 11500 steps a day. For short a*** here, it would be 16300 a day, a difference of 4800 steps a day, or annualised 1,752,000 steps.

    'S'not fair * goes off to stamp foot and generally sulk*
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 4th Jan 18, 11:46 AM
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    I have revised my goals a little. This year I am going to aim for 1,000 miles with the dogs, plus whatever else I manage - last year I made 1,000 miles in total. I am also going to do 10,000 steps every day although that hasn't started well. DH has this week off and it is nice to have lunch with him so I am not going out for a walk at lunchtime as I plan to from next week. I work from home and sit at a desk all day so I think fresh air at lunchtime would be a good idea.
    Not yet on target but I sat in the car for many hours on 1st Jan so I am playing catchup for that.
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 4th Jan 18, 11:49 AM
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    I think you are right gfplux. I'm sad enough to have checked my pedometer and know the steps it records are near enough right, give or take 1.

    Certainly mileage doesn't correlate to effort, quite disheartening for those of us with a short stride .

    Barney ( aka Barney Long Legs now) can walk 2500 miles doing 11500 steps a day. For short a*** here, it would be 16300 a day, a difference of 4800 steps a day, or annualised 1,752,000 steps.

    'S'not fair * goes off to stamp foot and generally sulk*
    Originally posted by bugslet
    That is why I measure both steps and miles. I have long legs so my 2.5 mile walk with the dogs only gives me 5,000 steps which is half way to my steps target but most of the way to my miles one. I only include 'boots on' miles so anything earned wandering around the house etc doesn't count.
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 4th Jan 18, 12:11 PM
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    Obviously Mallygirl, there are striders and mincers.

    I am a mincer
    • Need2bthrifty
    • By Need2bthrifty 4th Jan 18, 4:01 PM
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    Obviously Mallygirl, there are striders and mincers.

    I am a mincer
    Originally posted by bugslet
    Think I'm one too

    MallyGirl I only record boots on too and what with the cold and rain today I only managed 2.53mls
    Keep Moving = 40.24mls/1000mls

    New2meRecipes = 2/24
    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 4th Jan 18, 7:32 PM
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    23 554 steps today
    Walk 3000 miles in a year challenge 2018


    Week 1 57.49 miles 137 696 steps
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 4th Jan 18, 10:12 PM
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    23 554 steps today
    Originally posted by Sarahdol75
    Now no one likes a bragger!

    I need to catch up...at the weekend!

    Aim 20 lbs loss by 21.3.18.
    10 weeks to go - 16.5 lbs to go.
    20,000 step a day challenge.
    Day 1 - 27,024 steps. Day 2 - 24,000 steps. Day 3 - 18,554 Day 4 -13,207 Day 5 - 14,218 Day 6 - 27,238 Day 7 - 13,000. Total 137,241
    Banked steps for lazy days 0....
    • ma-ri-ella
    • By ma-ri-ella 4th Jan 18, 10:41 PM
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    20,011 steps today. was hard going with all the rain ended up outdoors less and up and down the stairs to flat . will add up miles at the end of the week
    22.09/£31 January grocery challenge(£365 year)
    20,000 step a day challenge
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 4th Jan 18, 11:59 PM
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    20,011 steps today. was hard going with all the rain ended up outdoors less and up and down the stairs to flat . will add up miles at the end of the week
    Originally posted by ma-ri-ella
    Impressive

    How the heck are you going to survive on your grocery challenge? OMG
    Aim 20 lbs loss by 21.3.18.
    10 weeks to go - 16.5 lbs to go.
    20,000 step a day challenge.
    Day 1 - 27,024 steps. Day 2 - 24,000 steps. Day 3 - 18,554 Day 4 -13,207 Day 5 - 14,218 Day 6 - 27,238 Day 7 - 13,000. Total 137,241
    Banked steps for lazy days 0....
    • ma-ri-ella
    • By ma-ri-ella 5th Jan 18, 11:14 AM
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    Impressive

    How the heck are you going to survive on your grocery challenge? OMG
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    still miserable weather lol. will attempt to clock up steps on cross trainer but being out the house keeps me motivated one for steps (cant exactly stop half way round inch/park) but also with over eating (therefore budget). I was really bad for chippy tea several times a week,pizza or ready meals. Always ate lunch on the go so often Greggs. Don't have that problem with shift patterns at the moment . £1 a day might not be the healthiest (depending on yellow stickers) but a lot better than the diet i had

    will check the steps situation and maybe go out in the rain - no point in ending up ill though and having a setback
    22.09/£31 January grocery challenge(£365 year)
    20,000 step a day challenge
    • alba7
    • By alba7 5th Jan 18, 12:36 PM
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    This week so far...
    This week I have walked 25 miles and done 64929 steps - so far! I seem to be averaging about 11500 steps a day, which I'm quite happy about.

    I go back to work on Monday, so that might change! I usually manage about 12000 - 13000 steps on Tuesday and Thursday but only about 8500 on Monday and Wednesday. I think I'll start getting off the bus a stop earlier, get some more steps in that way.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 5th Jan 18, 1:52 PM
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    I am a 'boots on' walking recorder only as well.

    I could record the distance covered nipping down to the chemist or going round the supermarket/shops but I don't really count that as walking.
    Also, I use a satalite based TomTom watch so up and down the stairs won't really rack up any distance for me, only altitude. If I am short of miles one day, I am sure to make it up the next simply by taking my dog an extra walk.
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 77.6
    Total so far - 142.6
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 5th Jan 18, 2:53 PM
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    I am a 'boots on' walking recorder only as well.

    I could record the distance covered nipping down to the chemist or going round the supermarket/shops but I don't really count that as walking.
    Also, I use a satalite based TomTom watch so up and down the stairs won't really rack up any distance for me, only altitude. If I am short of miles one day, I am sure to make it up the next simply by taking my dog an extra walk.
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    I am more of a 'trainers on' recorder only. I only track running... I don't track steps or hiking (Even up a mountain or 20 mile hikes)

    Like Wizard I use a GPS watch (Garmin Fenix 3) to track distance and altitude (it has a barometric altimeter in it) so its pretty accurate for my runs.

    I used to track steps on my watch but it all seemed a bit pointless as I was running on average about 6 miles a day anyway so I turned it off.
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