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Thread: 2012 Slow Movement Challenge

  1. #221
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
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    Too late to join this?

    I'll warn you though, I won "Alternative Transporter of The Month" at my local co-op grocery and got featured in their newspaper for walking to the store, and in general, so much!

  2. #222
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Southern California
    Killian, jump on in! As an extreme non-competitor, I'm all for it. Besides, having an Alternative Transporter of the Year can only add prestige and honor to our little group.

  3. #223
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    south Florida
    Funny... I'm watching a Nordic Trac commercial as I read this thread. It's a sign. I'm in. But I'm setting a goal of "a lot" and I'm going to get a Fitbit.

  4. #224
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Canberra, Australia
    121.8 as of Feb 29.
    Lost the weight using CW. Now I just want to be healthier.
    Lisa's primal-ish when she feels like it journal.
    Feel free to read and/or comment, but don't expect me to listen.
    Distance walked 2012: 321 kms as of June 15.

  5. #225
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    145.3 kms as of February 29!

  6. #226
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    SF Bay Area, California

    It's definitely spring in CA and another great month for walking...been fun watching all the flowers come out and the birds returning. I started doing hills because of plantar fasciitis but am now relying on them to get my HR up into the mid-ranges, as my standard (flat) 6mi neighborhood loop feels more & more like a stroll. I remember when I first started walking it 90 lbs ago I could only do about one 22-minute mile before the lower back pain would make me turn around.

    Photo is an evening shot from Windy Hill (my 7.7-miler)

    Here's my stats for Feb!
    Feb 3 - 8.6 mi 1550' elevation
    Feb 5 - 7.7 mi 1400'
    Feb 6 - 9.6 mi 2400'
    Feb 9 - 6.0 mi
    Feb 10 - 6.2 mi
    Feb 11 - 7.7 mi 1400'
    Feb 12 - 6.2 mi
    Feb 13 - 6.2 mi
    Feb 14 - 6.0 mi
    Feb 15 - 9.6 mi 2400'
    Feb 17 - 7.7 mi 1400'
    Feb 18 - 9.6 mi 2400'
    Feb 20 - 6.0 mi
    Feb 21 - 6.2 mi
    Feb 23 - 6.2 mi
    Feb 24 - 9.6 mi 2400'
    Feb 28 - 6.0 mi
    Feb 29 - 6.2 mi

    Feb totals: 131.3 mi (211.3 km) 15350' elev

    2012 YTD: 290.5 mi (467.5 km) 25850' elev

  7. #227
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Ack! Horrid weather + being sick = bugger all walking over the past fortnight. I'll have to make up some serious miles in the next few months.

    YTD total: 135.5
    I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

    Oscar Wilde

  8. #228
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    @cantare, almost 500 km, this is really impressive! And a beautiful picture!

    Spring is coming here, too. It's quite warm, but no sun and most of the time with a light drizzle. It's OK to be outside, but not that much fun (at least in town, where I do most of my walking). I try to do my 3 kms daily and saturday and sunday larger distances in the forest!

    I just got my Merell Trail Gloves (I prefer men's shoes because they fit my feet better). I love my VFFs but my Classics collect too much dirt and my TrekSport get uncomfortable after 8-10 kms. And they're not warm enough during the winter months. I can't handle temperatures lower than 10 C, my feet get really cold and usually don't warm up again And as I can't handle normal shoes anymore, I hope the Trail Gloves will be a good compromise. At least they are zero drop. But compared to my VFFs they feel much less like bare feet.

  9. #229
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Here are my totals, sad as they may be.
    Feb 25 - 6.2 km
    Feb 26 - 11.7 km
    Feb 27 - 2.8 km
    Feb 28 - 3.7 km

    So jealous of your beautiful scenery. I live in the middle of Iowa. How boring.

  10. #230
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Queensland, Australia
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    It's one thing to be caught in a shower on your way home but I am not interested in starting my walk in pouring rain without benefit of a jacket. In saying that, I have been doing LHT and resistance exercises on days I wasn't prepared to brave the weather. Oh. and the last thing I want is to risk getting a cold to take with me when we visit our seriously ill DIL in NZ next week.

    Anyway, finally got in another 9km this morning.
    Original Goal: To lose weight. Achieved in March 2010
    Long Term Goals: To continue using Primal guidlines to improve fitness and health. To share the Primal message.

    The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible - Judith Regan

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