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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 23rd Dec 18, 10:48 AM
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    Wizard of Id
    2019 Keep Moving Challenge
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    • 23rd Dec 18, 10:48 AM
    2019 Keep Moving Challenge 23rd Dec 18 at 10:48 AM
    No specific target again 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.

    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.
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    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 10th Aug 19, 2:56 PM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    And yet again I have gone ages without dropping in to report

    So big breath.....here are my weekly stats from end of (ahem) May!

    30.72

    41.35

    44.58

    40.93

    46.69

    39.05

    43.64

    40.66

    44.84

    39.54

    42.05

    Giving me a total to add of ......454.05 miles to add giving me a grand total of ........1,309.68 miles for the year. Not sure if Im on target or not but will keep on plodding. Im trying to increase my visits to the gym so hopefully that should improve things.

    Mid June, we went to Cornwall for a week and did some fantastic walks. The most memorable was a coastal walk from Port Isaac to the next port which is Port Quin. It took us a couple of hours each way, not because of the distance but the inclines. I have never walked up and down so many steps in my life!! The scenery was beautiful though and I would recommend it if you are ever that way. I could barely walk the next day, my legs ached so much!

    Keep on plodding everyone!
    [COLOR="Red"]Make £10 a day challenge 2019 Jan £397.78 Feb £290.82 Apr £222.68 May £160.69 July £64.49
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1780.35 miles
    Walk 2018 miles in 2018...1939.71 miles
    Walk 2019 miles in 2019.....1,309.68 miles
    Mortgage...£47,070£46,092£45,626.£44,182,£43,721,£41,828
    • pinknsparkly
    • By pinknsparkly 4th Sep 19, 12:48 PM
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    I'm up to 403 miles of deliberate walking/running for the year so far. I've not totally lost hope of achieving my target by the end of the year but it is looking less likely with the passing month! My Fitbit (which records my total steps/distance) has me at 955 miles (1537km) so far this year which I'm pretty happy with.
    MFW 2019 challenge #99: £8174 / £6,000 (£4671 is in "offset" pot)
    MFiT-T5 (Jan 2019 - Jan 2022) challenge #99: £7483 / £30,000
    Save £12k in 2019 challenge #99: £21,357 / £12,000
    2019 keep moving challenge: 469 / 1000 miles
    Last updated: 10/10/2019
    Initial MF date (18th Dec 2018): Jan 2054 Current MF date: Jun 2052
    • Dizzy Ditzy
    • By Dizzy Ditzy 11th Oct 19, 8:37 PM
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    Dizzy Ditzy
    Room for a not so small one?

    I love walking but I don't do anywhere near enough of it I will set my target at 1000 miles and see how it goes I have a sedentary job but also have two allotments and plan on moving house in 2019 so there shouldn't be any reason why I shouldn't achieve that

    Being a sadsack, I've just counted up the mileage that my phone recorded in the last 12 months and it came up at 717 so a target of 1000 miles is perfectly achievable

    Good luck everyone!
    Originally posted by Dizzy Ditzy
    Just thought I'd pop by with an update - this year has truly sucked - my brother was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the same time as I changed jobs and I didn't move house.

    However, I have finally got my act together and my new job is walking distance from home. Even with driving most of the way to work, I would walk about 3 miles a day. A couple of weeks ago something went ping in my head and my mojo was back. I signed up for Race At Your Pace which is a virtual race and if you achieve your target, you get a shiny medal (of course you have to pay for it ) I bought a new Fitbit and this month so far I've walked 75 miles I've started walking to and from work and manage between 6-10 miles a day

    I'm pretty sure that I'll not hit my target this year but I'm ok with that. I've arrived late to the party but better late than never
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    Biggest aim of this year - hope that my terminally ill brother sees Christmas and 2020
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 11th Oct 19, 9:23 PM
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    Sorry you've had a rough year Dizzy. Life has a strange way of throwing things our way but you sound very positive and good on you for getting back to walking more!

    Ive got a fair few weeks to add again but will tot up tomorrow.

    A girl i work with has set herself a challenge of running a marathon over a month.....so around a mile a day. I am not and never will be a runner but it inspired me to get out every day for the minimum of 20/30 mins a day walking. I'm on day 8 so hopefully this will be reflected in next weeks fit bit total.

    Has been raining mostly today but as soon as there was a break, out I went and got my half hour in.OH doesnt think I will keep it up but that just spurs me on more.
    [COLOR="Red"]Make £10 a day challenge 2019 Jan £397.78 Feb £290.82 Apr £222.68 May £160.69 July £64.49
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1780.35 miles
    Walk 2018 miles in 2018...1939.71 miles
    Walk 2019 miles in 2019.....1,309.68 miles
    Mortgage...£47,070£46,092£45,626.£44,182,£43,721,£41,828
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 12th Oct 19, 7:08 AM
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    Jazee
    I ran my last 10k in August in 26 degrees and suffered afterwards and have finally given up running for good. However, I have been on a taster session for Nordic walking and loved it. I'm forgetting targets for this year now but have put Nordic walking poles on my Christmas list.

    Still walking every day with the dogs and go to a dance class once a week, so still moving!
    Spend less now, work less later.
    Savings thread #78 Oct £55.62 Total 2019 - £4283.17/£5k
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 12th Oct 19, 7:58 AM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    I ran my last 10k in August in 26 degrees and suffered afterwards and have finally given up running for good. However, I have been on a taster session for Nordic walking and loved it. I'm forgetting targets for this year now but have put Nordic walking poles on my Christmas list.

    Still walking every day with the dogs and go to a dance class once a week, so still moving!
    Originally posted by Jazee
    Even if I could run, Im not sure I would. Ive seen too many people get to a certain age and then have problems with their knees. I think it can put a lot of stress on the body and joints.

    I used to go with my dad when I was a teenager and he used to do a lot of jogging. I went on my bike just to keep him company. In later years he stopped the jogging but has had both his knees operated on. Oh and a triple heart bypass so didnt do his heart much good either! lol.

    On the other hand, I used to work with an older lady who had always walked and she would go twice a week for 2/3 hour walks.

    She later developed pancreatic cancer and made a full recovery which is rare for that type of cancer i believe. I put that down to her above average fitness for her age and she is STILL walking. She is an inspiration to me.
    [COLOR="Red"]Make £10 a day challenge 2019 Jan £397.78 Feb £290.82 Apr £222.68 May £160.69 July £64.49
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1780.35 miles
    Walk 2018 miles in 2018...1939.71 miles
    Walk 2019 miles in 2019.....1,309.68 miles
    Mortgage...£47,070£46,092£45,626.£44,182,£43,721,£41,828
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 12th Oct 19, 8:40 AM
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    ok ......update on fitbit reports

    38.28

    43.65

    39.04

    43.08

    39.76

    31.49

    32.85

    40.94

    44.69

    Giving me a total of 353.78 miles to add.

    Yearly total......1,663.46 miles. Think the 2019 miles is definitely doable.

    I will eat my hat if my mileage is below 50 miles this week. Have really made a more conscious effort. Lets see.
    [COLOR="Red"]Make £10 a day challenge 2019 Jan £397.78 Feb £290.82 Apr £222.68 May £160.69 July £64.49
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1780.35 miles
    Walk 2018 miles in 2018...1939.71 miles
    Walk 2019 miles in 2019.....1,309.68 miles
    Mortgage...£47,070£46,092£45,626.£44,182,£43,721,£41,828
    • pinknsparkly
    • By pinknsparkly 12th Oct 19, 11:27 AM
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    I'm up to 475.9 deliberate miles so far (out of my goal of 1000 for the year ). Whilst I'd definitely be a consideration distance away from my goal even if all my mileage had counted, the app I'm using to track my mileage (RunKeeper) keeps deciding to stop recording part way through a walk/run.

    However, my total Fitbit mileage for the year (so all steps recorded by my phone) is 1137.4 miles.

    I'm going to continue pushing to increase my mileage, but I'll be happy with 1500 total miles for the year recorded on my Fitbit, even if I miss my goal of 1000 deliberate miles
    MFW 2019 challenge #99: £8174 / £6,000 (£4671 is in "offset" pot)
    MFiT-T5 (Jan 2019 - Jan 2022) challenge #99: £7483 / £30,000
    Save £12k in 2019 challenge #99: £21,357 / £12,000
    2019 keep moving challenge: 469 / 1000 miles
    Last updated: 10/10/2019
    Initial MF date (18th Dec 2018): Jan 2054 Current MF date: Jun 2052
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 12th Oct 19, 12:13 PM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Well done Pinkandsparkly

    Just noticed your mortgage free date in your signature and worked out that I will be in my 80's by then You must be considerably younger than me.
    [COLOR="Red"]Make £10 a day challenge 2019 Jan £397.78 Feb £290.82 Apr £222.68 May £160.69 July £64.49
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1780.35 miles
    Walk 2018 miles in 2018...1939.71 miles
    Walk 2019 miles in 2019.....1,309.68 miles
    Mortgage...£47,070£46,092£45,626.£44,182,£43,721,£41,828
    • alba7
    • By alba7 14th Oct 19, 4:55 PM
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    alba7
    Iíve been lax with updating my mileage as well!

    Iím averaging about 40- 42 miles a week and walked 180.71 miles in August, 170.07 miles in September (not particularly happy about that number, itís the lowest of the year so far).

    This year I have walked 1690.46 miles, so on course to beat my target of 1750 miles. Iíve used Race At Your Pace as well, although I donít sign up every month but it does give me extra motivation.
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