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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 28 2011, 1:34am

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*wild applause* You're Bestest is the Bestest!! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

I am so proud of you! WOW! That is the longest, most meaningful 2 miles I've witnessed in a very long time.



and I'm delighted that it happened in that very special place for you and your husband :)

*warm hug* Well done :)

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I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 28 2011, 1:38am

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Excellent! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

I think any ol' conversion that's used is totally acceptable! I think getting out there and using a consistent measurement is all we need :)

I love the mixture of activities you have there! It works so many different muscles and creates different stresses that are great at chewing up calories and building up stamina. I'm gonna take a lesson from YOU!! :D

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 28 2011, 1:45am

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Hey sister-sib... [In reply to] Can't Post

let me know when you're ready and I'll go to the site with you and get ya started :) It's easy-peasy! I'll also show you how I keep track of my miles in case it helps you.

I've essentially copied all of the mileage charts and I typed in (inserted) my mileage for the week on the pertinent line. It made it easier for me to literally plug myself into the walk :)

Just kinda keep track each week and we'll get them figured out when you're ready :)

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AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Sep 28 2011, 1:50pm

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I wish I liked swimming. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's so good for the whole body. But I just don't like being wet, especially my face, and particularly my eyes. Goggles don't seem to improve things, either. Unsure

I have a bunch of cousins who suffer from allergies/asthma/miscellaneous breathing issues and they all swim like fish. Nothing better for it!

*thinks of Dori the fish...just keep swimming, just keep swimming...*



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Sep 28 2011, 1:51pm

Post #30 of 49 (1249 views)
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Hey! Gitcher belly off'n the bar! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Sep 28 2011, 1:53pm

Post #31 of 49 (1222 views)
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Woohoo! Good for you! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm glad you felt like you didn't need the wheel chair, just don't over do it! I'd hate for you to make *backward* progress. And two miles is still two miles more than we had before! It all counts! Cool



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Sep 28 2011, 1:56pm

Post #32 of 49 (1279 views)
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Gramma, is your activities-to-calories-burned chart for men or women? [In reply to] Can't Post

Because there's a difference. Guys have less fat on them in general but they also burn it off faster than us gals. MadTongue



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Sep 28 2011, 1:57pm

Post #33 of 49 (1261 views)
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Those are great! Thanks! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Sep 28 2011, 1:59pm

Post #34 of 49 (1231 views)
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C'mon, weaver! You can do it! [In reply to] Can't Post

And if you can have a footer picture, you can do the mileage thingy on the Eowyn challenge!



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Sep 28 2011, 2:36pm

Post #35 of 49 (1267 views)
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gramma - there seems to be problems with that activities to calories chart [In reply to] Can't Post

 
For instance:

Walking 3.0 MPH takes 354 calories
But Walking 3.5 MPH UPHILL takes only 295 calories. (so walking faster and uphill is easier than walking?)

It looks to me like a copy/paste problem occurred from the original chart as many of the numbers appear to be mixed up.

gramma and I will get this straightened out and post a new chart if necessary in tomorrow's thread. For now, I'd avoid using the Activities to Calories chart in gramma's post for conversions.

Notta

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn.


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Sep 28 2011, 2:38pm

Post #36 of 49 (1352 views)
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Hey - it's clean, I washed the underside of it just last spring! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn.


HappyHobbitess
Rohan


Sep 28 2011, 8:25pm

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I've got a few questions... [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi all! I know we'll be checking in with each other soon with another week's tally, but I just wanted to ask a few things now.

I need to log my mileage at the official Eowyn Challenge site as well as here, right? I just set up my account, so that should be no problem; I just want to make sure I do everything right!

I ordered a pedometer, and I'm expecting it to be in the mail today. For the challenge, do we only count steps/miles when we are officially "exercising" or engaging in exercise-ish activity? Or do I just keep the pedometer on all day, so that my grand tally would include things like walking from the bus to my office, every time I walk down the hall, etc.? How do you guys generally do it?

Also, once I have my pedometer, is it legit to add back in stuff from the two previous weeks to my total miles? I hadn't been keeping an exact tally of what I've done, but once I know how many steps my usual walking routes are, I'll have a good idea of what I usually do in a given week. And I've been intentionally trying to "step it up," if you will, in the name of this challenge. I don't want to cheat, though! I just feel a bit lame for only having sort of contributed so far, even though I've physically been doing it.

Thanks again to Gramma, Arandiel, and everyone else who is doing this and posting helpful things!

"Yes, but what about SECOND breakfast?"


weaver
Half-elven

Sep 28 2011, 8:41pm

Post #38 of 49 (1243 views)
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ok, you're on... [In reply to] Can't Post

I try to walk every day but never measured it...it's a regular route from my home to a track around our local school and back -- so I will drive it to see how long it is, and then I will be in touch on how I can start logging things.

I guess I'm ready for another tech-adventure -- thanks for the offer to help me get started! Smile

Weaver




weaver
Half-elven

Sep 28 2011, 8:43pm

Post #39 of 49 (1239 views)
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I forgot how I did that footer! [In reply to] Can't Post

That's why I've not changed it -- Magpie gave me some lovely weaver images and a new footer ages ago, so I really should just sit down one day and try to get technical again.

For this, I do thank you for the encouragement though and between you my other "boosters" here I bet I can do this. THANKS for the nudge out the door and with luck I'll go through it soon...!

Weaver




weaver
Half-elven

Sep 28 2011, 8:44pm

Post #40 of 49 (1196 views)
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will do my best to join soon! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Weaver




NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Sep 28 2011, 8:45pm

Post #41 of 49 (1237 views)
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My thoughts [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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I need to log my mileage at the official Eowyn Challenge site as well as here, right?

Totally up to you - though no one else is going to log them for you! I personally use my own spreadsheet.


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For the challenge, do we only count steps/miles when we are officially "exercising" or engaging in exercise-ish activity?


I think different people do different things (we like to suggest things, but are not too hot about forcing people to do things!). I only count an activity if I'm specifically doing it to exercise (lawn mowing doesn't count for instance). I think others count many of their physical activities, and still others count every step they take. So for your own personal challenge, do whatever you want!

I'll let Arandiel decide what counts and doesn't count for our Group Challenge.


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Also, once I have my pedometer, is it legit to add back in stuff from the two previous weeks to my total miles?


Absolutely, unless you were walking backwards, in which case you have to subtract the miles. Cool


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I just feel a bit lame for only having sort of contributed so far, even though I've physically been doing it.


Bah - the point of the walk is to get out and get some exercise, not to support our endless need for posting here!

Notta

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn.


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Sep 28 2011, 8:46pm

Post #42 of 49 (1232 views)
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Excellent, welcome! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn.


AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Sep 28 2011, 9:28pm

Post #43 of 49 (1253 views)
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I say do whatever is good for you! [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't count my steps, so I have no idea how many miles I've walked around my yard, or from the mailbox, or from the front gate. That sort of thing. But I am *totally* counting the bush-whacking through a dry creek I did this morning, looking for my naughty labs, who decided to go on an unexpected adventure. I know I sweated at least a mile's worth! And scratched my leg on a sticky vine!
(The dogs showed up on their own about an hour later. Crazy)

I think the only way you could cheat would be to say you walked/exercised more than you actually did. And only you would know anyway. And Gandalf. And Santa Claus would know for sure. Probably Tom Bombadil would know, too. And your mother. Mothers always know. BlushLaugh



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 29 2011, 1:15am

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You're RIGHT!! :{ [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you SO MUCH for catching that! Cutting and pasting and looking at these WAY TOO MUCH has gotten the better of me!

BLESS YOU for catching that!

I'm going to use the revised chart you GRACIOUSLY sent and we'll do a bit of a cleanup. New Link coming right up :)

*flying tackle-hug* THANK SO MUCH!!

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 29 2011, 1:19am

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It's for ladies :) [In reply to] Can't Post

And that's just SO NOT FAIR!!!! ;)

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Arandiel
Grey Havens

Sep 29 2011, 3:44am

Post #46 of 49 (1240 views)
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*trying to stay awake* I'm here! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry for the late reply, HH & everyone; this is the first time I've made it to TORn since ... oh goodness, have I logged on since Saturday? or was it Friday?

At any rate... Notta and Alassea got it basically right; I'm not picky about which activities you include in your count, as long as you feel it's a fair system for yourself. I could see some folks wanting to track everything, others wanting to count only the dedicated "exercise" times - and it's all good, as far as I'm concerned!

Feel free to add in your activity from the past couple weeks; I actually started my count with the miles that everyone reported two weeks ago (that's how I got the 63-mile total for last week's post - the one you replied to that I'm replying to now - oh, time travel; how confusing...)

I'd prefer not to add mileages that folks reported prior to September 8th (I think I have that right) to the Group Challenge, though; we need to have a starting point!

Wherever you go, there you are.


HappyHobbitess
Rohan


Sep 29 2011, 8:20pm

Post #47 of 49 (1204 views)
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Gosh, I don't want Tom Bombadil after me! [In reply to] Can't Post

if I had to interact with him and his derry-downs for too long, I'd hide under the bed! Wink

"Yes, but what about SECOND breakfast?"


HappyHobbitess
Rohan


Sep 29 2011, 8:21pm

Post #48 of 49 (1250 views)
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Cool! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks, everybody!

"Yes, but what about SECOND breakfast?"


JRandomRohirrim01
The Shire

May 11 2012, 1:57am

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I'd Like to Re-Join [In reply to] Can't Post

I remember I sometimes participated in "Walk to Rivendell" in '03 or '04. In the years since then, we've moved out to the country & I've been generally unemployed. I have upped my walking to about 3 miles a day this month. I've been tracking my progress this year on MapMyWalk:

Miles covered this week (Apr 29-May 5): 19 miles
Cumulative miles (2012): 125 miles

Guess cumulative since 2004(ish): 900 miles

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