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  • 2012 Slow Movement Challenge

    Hi everyone

    While I have started the primal journey I'm one of those people chained to a desk for a living. I've found changing the diet relatively easy ... it's incorporating the primal fitness aspects that are harder. So I've set myself a challenge for 2012 as the foundation of my primal fitness lifestyle:

    Walk 1000km in 2012.

    That's not counting daily "routine" movement, I'm talking 1000km in dedicated, standalone walking sessions. Right now I'm rising with the sun, getting out there and walking 3km every morning. This is great becuase it also helps with the get some sunlight every day rule as well!

    I'm going to track my progress in my signature block, so far after 4 days I'm on 15.36km (I did some extra on day 2), which is 4.4km ahead of target.

    This might seem a modest goal to dedicated primalists, but for people starting out, I hope its a great goal to build a foundation.

    Join me in the 1000km challenge!

    Updated Progress as at end 14 April 2012 (Pro-rata target is 289.62km)

    Cantare: 765.4km
    tim_1522 363.1m
    Turnstone: 363.3km
    Sigi: 229.4km
    Roary: 227.8km
    Buzz71: 204.02km
    ljq309: 199km
    Kahiba: 196km
    Meegeek: 162m
    Paleo Bunny 149km
    Elizabeth826: 148km
    Fiji 50.7km
    dado: 50km
    Kapela: 44.1km
    Jovana: 22.64km
    Last edited by Buzz71; 04-14-2012, 06:13 PM. Reason: Progress Update
    Buzz71
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    My Primal slow movement challenge: 208.29km of 1000km completed in 2012!

  • #2
    You can count me in buzz. I will track my progress in this thread.

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    • #3
      Great stuff dado
      Buzz71
      Come visit my blog about life, my journey and seizing the day: www.thecarpediem.net
      Read my Journal of Awesomeness!
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      My Primal slow movement challenge: 208.29km of 1000km completed in 2012!

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      • #4
        It's a great goal. I actually tracked my walks last year and came up at 665 miles -- just over 1000km. I plan on the same this year. Having two Australian Shepherds totally helps. I'll post updates when I remember to.

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        • #5
          this is a great goal. aside from whatever "weight loss" type benefits walking has, I think mentally there's almost nothing better than a long walk for clearing your mind!
          I'll be following this thread as much as I can!
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          • #6
            Nice one Roary, great to know its doable.

            ASmallOne ... agreed, the mental aspect for me is as strong as the physical. It's mid-summer right here now and walking at 7am the mornings are crystal clear and sensational. The fresh air, the birdlife, it just restores the spirit each morning. Great for the spirit of Carpe Diem and living each day! Loving it!

            I'm planning to add some further exercises at the end of each walk - so far I'm doing 15 situps, 10 pushups, and a 1 min plank. Looking to expand this, any ideas?
            Buzz71
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            My Primal slow movement challenge: 208.29km of 1000km completed in 2012!

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            • #7
              18.44 km done, 4.74km ahead of schedule!! We need more participants, the later the start the harder it will be
              Buzz71
              Come visit my blog about life, my journey and seizing the day: www.thecarpediem.net
              Read my Journal of Awesomeness!
              Follow me on Twitter: @Buzz_71 and @the_CarpeDiem
              My Primal slow movement challenge: 208.29km of 1000km completed in 2012!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Buzz71 View Post
                18.44 km done, 4.74km ahead of schedule!! We need more participants, the later the start the harder it will be
                I've logged my miles since I started making changes on January 1 2009. I only walk/jog M-F.
                2009 504 miles
                2010 894 miles
                2011 1111 miles
                2012 16 miles

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                • #9
                  I'll be in it if I can do it in the water! I can't walk at the moment due to old injuries, but I am swimming/kickboarding 1.5 km 3 times a week and 1km on another 2-3 days per week. If I can do it on that basis I'll be in it. I do some walking in the water, which I hope to build up to 500m per week (currently 240-280m x 3 times a week). My goal for 2012 is to lose 20kgs, and I have already lost 2!
                  Odille
                  F 58 / 170cms / SW 131.5 kgs / Current 112.4/ GW 65
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                  • #10
                    you can't do it in the water.

                    buzz can she do it in the water?

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                    • #11
                      Can we get a water ruling here please Buzz?
                      "The problem with quoting someone on the Internet is, you never know if it's legit" - Abraham Lincoln

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                      • #12
                        A walking routine is great for body, mind, and soul.

                        FWIW -- walk in water, under water ... It's all Moving Slowly. Probably harder in th water -- I do sprints in water.

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                        • #13
                          Can't see any reason why it can't be in the water as long as it meets the slow movement goal of 55-75% max heart rate?
                          Buzz71
                          Come visit my blog about life, my journey and seizing the day: www.thecarpediem.net
                          Read my Journal of Awesomeness!
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                          My Primal slow movement challenge: 208.29km of 1000km completed in 2012!

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                          • #14
                            Count me in. I need to move more during the day. I am planning a longer hike this summer, and this should be reason enough to move more!
                            Turnstone
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                            • #15
                              Great stuff Turnstone! Welcome to the club

                              For everyone else, I just emailed Mark and asked if he'd consider giving the challenge a plug on the main blog page ... you can but try
                              Buzz71
                              Come visit my blog about life, my journey and seizing the day: www.thecarpediem.net
                              Read my Journal of Awesomeness!
                              Follow me on Twitter: @Buzz_71 and @the_CarpeDiem
                              My Primal slow movement challenge: 208.29km of 1000km completed in 2012!

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