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About this Challenge:

Walk 50 Miles in May.

Final Challenge Progress Results

PipeDream Total Progress: 7.80 %  (Down 17.0 lb)
bigmikesmith Total Progress: 6.56 %  (Down 18.8 lb)
wade17 Total Progress: 6.22 %  (Down 14.0 lb)
eaglesoars Total Progress: 5.80 %  (Down 13.6 lb)
jodimode Total Progress: 4.37 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
FinallyDoinIT Total Progress: 4.16 %  (Down 8.8 lb)
Heypeg Total Progress: 3.92 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
Apple01 Total Progress: 3.78 %  (Down 7.4 lb)
tgrew Total Progress: 3.75 %  (Down 6.6 lb)
missnatasha2011 Total Progress: 3.56 %  (Down 6.2 lb)
MDBF67 Total Progress: 3.45 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
rmgerona Total Progress: 3.28 %  (Down 8.2 lb)
Munchkin317 Total Progress: 3.15 %  (Down 3.8 lb)
katburt Total Progress: 3.11 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
mangokiwy30 Total Progress: 3.04 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
fire7cat Total Progress: 2.96 %  (Down 5.7 lb)
stephfamily Total Progress: 2.58 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
jacksondkmg Total Progress: 2.50 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
MonaLisa717 Total Progress: 2.44 %  (Down 3.8 lb)
ljjh Total Progress: 2.32 %  (Down 5.6 lb)
nobettertime Total Progress: 2.27 %  (Down 3.6 lb)
LethargicLisa Total Progress: 2.20 %  (Down 4.5 lb)
kshaw66 Total Progress: 2.09 %  (Down 2.9 lb)
lenakh Total Progress: 1.99 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
kimwaggie Total Progress: 1.96 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
Mboeglin Total Progress: 1.84 %  (Down 3.5 lb)
gkcfm95 Total Progress: 1.81 %  (Down 4.2 lb)
sexynonna Total Progress: 1.80 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
BlueEyedAussie Total Progress: 1.79 %  (Down 4.2 lb)
Rose1981 Total Progress: 1.73 %  (Down 2.4 lb)
joliz133 Total Progress: 1.71 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Sheryl10 Total Progress: 1.67 %  (Down 2.1 lb)
DCpush Total Progress: 1.59 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
patadair65 Total Progress: 1.20 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
Shawn_5001 Total Progress: 1.02 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
ctlss Total Progress: 0.80 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
moondove Total Progress: 0.78 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
deelytful1 Total Progress: 0.73 %  (Down 1.6 lb)
roygbiv55 Total Progress: 0.68 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
justamom2six Total Progress: 0.67 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
kallkris Total Progress: 0.65 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
AmethystM Total Progress: 0.57 %  (Down 0.8 lb)
Iamsknyn2011 Total Progress: 0.27 %  (Down 0.6 lb)
Emmasmommy28 Total Progress: 0.13 %  (Down 0.4 lb)
justagirl881 Total Progress: 0.12 %  (Down 0.2 lb)
tiarew Total Progress: 0.09 %  (Down 0.2 lb)
carson1131 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Jada Petsch Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
mamaroberts Total Progress: 0.27 %  (Up 0.5 lb)
Shawn1164 Total Progress: 0.38 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
xangelsarah Total Progress: 0.82 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
thecoach Total Progress: 1.18 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
christina3000 Total Progress: 1.35 %  (Up 3.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 5

Walk 50 Miles in May

Guidelines:
May has 31 days, so that's just over 1.6 miles a day! You can count any type of walking you want - all day mileage using a pedometer or specific walks. If you are a beginning walker/exerciser, start slow and do what you can do. It is better to do a little each day or several days a week than to try to walk 10 miles all at once on the weekend. If you have been walking for a while, feel free to walk further. Have fun and get moving!
93% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 06 Jun 11 by AmethystM
"Yep - over 70 miles."
Failed: 06 Jun 11 by lenakh
"was like 2 miles short. will try again in June :)"
Successful: 04 Jun 11 by BlueEyedAussie
"End total was 63.5 miles!"
Successful: 28 May 11 by roygbiv55
"8.80mils to report so far.(5-27-11);another2.01mils(... ..."


Weeks 1 to 5

Stretch After Your Walk

Guidelines:
Whether it's toe points, ankle circles, quad stretches, or wall pushes - or all of the above! - do something after your walk to make sure you are stretching those muscles.
70% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 06 Jun 11 by AmethystM
"Still need to make it a priority to stretch on breaks and when I get home ..."
Failed: 10 May 11 by Shawn1164
"Wasn't thinking but it's a good point."


Weeks 1 to 5

Add some Intensity!

Guidelines:
Walking is great for your cardiovascular health. Now, for an even bigger boost, let's add some intensity! Some people call them fartleks and some people call it HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training. For at least one walk this week, get moving. Start with 30 seconds to 1 minute of walking fast, then 1-3 minutes of recovery. Repeat for 15-30 minutes of your walk. These short bursts of quick steps will get your heart pounding, and you'll be breathing heavy! Do what you can, and report in. Alternately, you can walk with Nordic poles if you have them. Just using them (which I find a little awkward and have to practice with) can burn up to 3 times the calories as well as get your heart pumping, though it seems like you're exerting the same amount of effort as your regular walk! Try it if you've got them.
91% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 1 to 5

I Met My Goal!

Guidelines:
Since so many of us are doing different things, I wanted to put in a mini-challenge so everyone can brag about their results. Whether your goal was 20 miles, 75 miles, 10,000 steps a day, or something else, let us know how you're doing! You can check in weekly or at the end. Or anytime in between. :)
91% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 06 Jun 11 by AmethystM
"I fell short of the 10,000 steps a day, but had an overall total of 145.75 ..."
Successful: 06 Jun 11 by lenakh
"Even though I didn't hit 50 with intentional walking, I was very close ..."
Successful: 05 Jun 11 by MDBF67
"walked a total of 14 miles this week. I think I may have hit my 50. "
Successful: 10 May 11 by Shawn1164
"I'm ok with the eight miles this week. Just getting over a head cold and ..."


Latest Challenge Posts

Last Day of May, Everyone!
Hope everyone met their goals or at least has a better idea of where they are and can re-adjust their goals from there. I'm doing this challenge for June over at the Atkins site, but won't be ...
by AmethystM on 31 May 11 01:53 PM
I Met My Goal Mini-Challenge
I just wanted to make sure there is a place for everyone to put their updates, even if they aren't aiming for the 50 Miles in May. For people already keeping updates under the first mini-challenge, ...
by AmethystM on 08 May 11 10:07 AM
Record walk times
Lena - if you are using a pedometer and counting all of your steps every day, yes, the 50 miles in May challenge may be too low for you. Alternately, just set your own goal. If you are getting 1.7 miles ...
by AmethystM on 06 May 11 03:49 PM
Added a Mini-Goal: Stretching
Do some stretching after your walk. I don't ever stretch until I've warmed up some, so if you want to stretch "before" your walk, at least walk 3-5 minutes before you stop and do str ...
by AmethystM on 02 May 11 07:21 PM
Started Yesterday
I was able to get in 3.5 miles yesterday. I can't believe how much easier it is than I thought. I was able to walk another 4 miles today :)
by FinallyDoinIT on 02 May 11 04:58 PM

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 06 Jun 11
duration: 5 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 69
privacy: Public
administrators: AmethystM
created: 30 April 2011

All Mini-challenges:

1. Walk 50 Miles in May ( weeks 1 to 5 )
2. Stretch After Your Walk ( weeks 1 to 5 )
3. Add some Intensity! ( weeks 1 to 5 )
4. I Met My Goal! ( weeks 1 to 5 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 5:

All Participants 1.54 %  (Down 217.5 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 1.37 %  (Down 193.6 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 1.02 %  (Down 143.8 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.83 %  (Down 117.5 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.57 %  (Down 79.9 lb)

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