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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 - 77.7
    Total so far - 1537.8
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 4th Mar 18, 12:23 PM
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    24.9 miles this week. Was always going to be a low week due to being away for 4 days.
    408.4 miles in total for the year to date.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 10th Mar 18, 8:36 PM
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    68 miles this week, it is the first full week of this year that I have not hit 70

    My actual weekly target is 65 but I have been managing to get over 70 quite easily until this weeks weather slowed me down. I had hoped to make up the shortfall today but my dog has a sore foot and although he still wanted to go out, I was feeling guilty about taking him
    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 - 77.7
    Total so far - 1537.8
    • alba7
    • By alba7 11th Mar 18, 12:50 PM
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    30.3 miles this week, up from 28.6 last week. The snow has finally all gone and it’s beginning to feel more like Spring, so I’m aiming to up my mileage this week.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 11th Mar 18, 5:16 PM
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    41.4 miles done this week mostly due to running a half marathon PB today.
    449.8 miles to date.
    Have a 20 mile race next weekend so should hit around 40 miles again next week.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 18th Mar 18, 2:50 PM
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    20 mile race cancelled today, so went out to run 20 miles instead.

    44.1 miles done this week.
    493.9 miles to date this year.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • alba7
    • By alba7 24th Mar 18, 8:43 AM
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    30.5 miles this week. Not telling anyone last weeks figure but it was not good! I had 5 injections into my neck last week and barely made it off the sofa. Now feeling more positive again.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 24th Mar 18, 9:35 AM
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    30.5 miles this week. Not telling anyone last weeks figure but it was not good! I had 5 injections into my neck last week and barely made it off the sofa. Now feeling more positive again.
    Originally posted by alba7
    Everyone is bound to have the odd bad week over the course of a year, for whatever reason, don't worry about it and just keep going at your own pace.
    There will be good weeks ahead to look forward to
    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 - 77.7
    Total so far - 1537.8
    • gfplux
    • By gfplux 25th Mar 18, 8:00 AM
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    Everyone is bound to have the odd bad week over the course of a year, for whatever reason, don't worry about it and just keep going at your own pace.
    There will be good weeks ahead to look forward to
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    I agree.
    For me this is about the long term. I have been monitoring my steps for three years now and frankly my aim is to equal or +/- 5% my YEARLY total.
    As at April and May 2018 Brexiters are unable to name ANY ADVANTAGES for Britain in leaving the EU. However they have a very large wish list.
    "Brexit Blight of Uncertainty" sums it all up. Although "The Curse of Brexit" or "Brexit Disaster" come close.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 25th Mar 18, 3:21 PM
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    43.4miles run this week bringing me up to 535.4 miles for the year.
    Will start tapering now for Manchester marathon so mileage will dip for a couple of weeks now.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 28th Mar 18, 1:34 PM
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    I'm completely lost now! No idea what my steps are - between having to do a gross dismissal (I hate those), go through a big audit, general stuff and then randomly buying a house when I wasn't looking to move, I'm a bit all over the place!
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 28th Mar 18, 3:02 PM
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    I'm completely lost now! No idea what my steps are - between having to do a gross dismissal (I hate those), go through a big audit, general stuff and then randomly buying a house when I wasn't looking to move, I'm a bit all over the place!
    Originally posted by bugslet
    How do you randomly buy a house?
    Just crack on from here, you know if you are moving or not.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 28th Mar 18, 9:43 PM
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    A bit lost with mine as well as fitbit (or my phone ) has been playing up. Thought it was the fitbit itself as not syncing at all so they sent me a new one but that is hit and miss as well with me continually having to jiggle with bluetooth over and over to get it to sync which is a bit annoying. Must be my phone.

    Anyway the last 2 weeks mileage are: 41.32 miles and 29.11 miles.

    The couple of weeks before that....I didnt get a report as tracker wasnt syncing and as its such a motivator for me to see my steps at the end of the day, I didnt put much extra effort in so I am going to give those 2 weeks a conservative 20 miles each week.

    That gives me a total of 110.43 miles to add.
    Make £10 a day challenge 2018 Jan/£163.14/Feb £116.10/March £5,060.77/April £160.28/May £124.83
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1780.35 miles
    Walk 2018 miles in 2018...679.74 miles
    Mortgage...£47,070£46,092
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 29th Mar 18, 8:08 AM
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    How do you randomly buy a house?
    Just crack on from here, you know if you are moving or not.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    I think I'm broadly on track, but no real idea!

    Well four weeks ago on Saturday I was out walking the dog when I spotted a for sale sign on a road I really like, rang the estate agent on Monday, viewed on Weds morning, offer in on Weds afternoon, offer accepted Tursday morning. I wasn't intending to move, but you know, right house, right place, so there you go.

    It's one of those times being single is really handy, none of that long discussion stuff

    I'm now trying to get work done on two houses simulataneously, mine's not ready for sale and the new one was last decorated in the 1970s, and it's year end for work. I'm walking but no idea how much, maybe in May things will have calmed down.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 29th Mar 18, 12:58 PM
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    I think I'm broadly on track, but no real idea!

    Well four weeks ago on Saturday I was out walking the dog when I spotted a for sale sign on a road I really like, rang the estate agent on Monday, viewed on Weds morning, offer in on Weds afternoon, offer accepted Tursday morning. I wasn't intending to move, but you know, right house, right place, so there you go.

    It's one of those times being single is really handy, none of that long discussion stuff

    I'm now trying to get work done on two houses simulataneously, mine's not ready for sale and the new one was last decorated in the 1970s, and it's year end for work. I'm walking but no idea how much, maybe in May things will have calmed down.
    Originally posted by bugslet
    Another advantage of being single bugslet is that you don't NEED to decorate if you dont WANT to
    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 - 77.7
    Total so far - 1537.8
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 29th Mar 18, 10:36 PM
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    Oh believe me decorating is a priority
    • alba7
    • By alba7 31st Mar 18, 3:29 PM
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    This month I have walked 132.4 miles which, considering one week in the middle of the month was very low in mileage, I am delighted with. I need 125 miles a month to make my target, so I am well over that.

    Now if the rain/snow would please stop I might get a few longer walks in over Easter.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 31st Mar 18, 9:09 PM
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    Over 80 miles this week for the first time this year taking me over 1000 for the year so far

    I will post my March totals tomorrow but I am way ahead of my target having had no 'bad' weeks so far
    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 - 77.7
    Total so far - 1537.8
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 1st Apr 18, 10:31 AM
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    My Numbers for March as follows:

    Total distance - 334.2 mls
    Ascent - 15,703 ft
    Energy - 51,400 kcal
    Longest day - 13.2 mls
    Shortest day - 7.5 mls
    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 - 77.7
    Total so far - 1537.8
    • gfplux
    • By gfplux 1st Apr 18, 10:33 AM
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    I am amazed and very pleased with myself. Having considered that I would be in a holding position having measured my steps since 2015 and being over 70 years of age.
    BUT, BUT, BUT.
    First quarter 2018 I have exceeded my 2017 first quarter by 30%.

    A number of special reasons perhaps and I will see as the year unfolds.
    However one of those may be that my wife has this year become interested in my step numbers. Perhaps I have something to prove?
    As at April and May 2018 Brexiters are unable to name ANY ADVANTAGES for Britain in leaving the EU. However they have a very large wish list.
    "Brexit Blight of Uncertainty" sums it all up. Although "The Curse of Brexit" or "Brexit Disaster" come close.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 1st Apr 18, 9:52 PM
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    Just 35.6 miles for me this week, but that's to be expected as I am cutting back the miles as part of a taper for Manchester Marathon next Sunday.
    571.0 miles for the year to date.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
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