Tuesday, 1 May 2018

International Walking Group check in. 1st May

Hello. It's that time of the month, the first day of May, and the time we all come clean and report in with our walking miles. So, our International Walking Group, are you ready, we want to know how you have done during April, and the first four months of the year. To start with, a motivational video to get you in the mood. From yooootoooob, not mine.



We are a third of the way through the year, a third of 1000 miles is 333.33333333 miles or thereabouts. Have we hit that target. Maybe you have your own targets, that's ok, have you hit those, let us know.

Checking my calendar, I have been naughty, I have missed ten days of walking, through various reasons. I am ahead of target anyway so I could slack off a bit, the weather has been a bit rubbish on some days, and my mind was focused on other things. Excuses, excuses, I know. I am still ahead, but the gap has narrowed, I have finished on 355 miles.

I need to get back on track. I have been doing the two mile walk, but now need to do more three mile walks. I must make myself do it, because I feel so much more alive the more walking I do. If I don't walk enough my body feels sluggish, and my mind gets muddled, that needs sorting. I need to get off my arse and walk more.

So are you with me? We are all in this together, I need you to keep going, you need to keep going. Please record your miles here. Anyone else can comment as well, it's not just for walkers. Thank you for continuing putting your name in the Name/url box when you comment. If you haven't yet got the hang of this please see the instructions on the side bar. It helps me to weedle out the Anonymous crap when I can see at a glance which comments are from legit readers, and which aren't.

Over to you, thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip

54 comments:

  1. Lost my way slightly this month with only 93 miles. Total to date 411 miles. Odette

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  2. I like the idea of walking challenge. I did 10 miles walk last Friday. 2.5 on Sunday and after I've type this I'm going to 5 miles around trip to pick something up so please with myself.

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    1. Hi david. Thanks for checking in. Good idea to walk instead of driving or getting the bus.

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  3. My total to end of April is 368 miles.

    Hazel Dxb

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    1. Thanks Hazel, you're ahead of me, well done.

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  4. Walked 105 kilometres this month, making a total for the first four months of 431 kilometres.
    Love, blessings and thanks to you, Ilona, from a happy, healthy and proud walker from The Netherlands.

    Jeanneke.

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  5. Joy Central Vic Australia1 May 2018 at 12:27

    My total for April is 104 miles, making a total of 344 miles for the first four months. Having fun and trying to increase each month. Joy.

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    1. Fantastic, Joy. Things can only get better.

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  6. Patricia from Canada1 May 2018 at 12:50

    During the month of April I walked 60 miles, bring my total miles for the first four months to 205 miles. Did more walking during April, we now have Spring weather so hope to do a lot more.

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    1. Hi Patricia. I think some of us are looking forward to spring now, so we can get out more.

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  7. Hi Ilona, I have walked 106 miles for April. This brings my total to 440 miles. Lisa W. Tasmania, Australia.

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    1. That's some big numbers there, well done.

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  8. Hi all. 140 miles for April. The weather is getting warmer so I am more motivated. I think my total so far is around 435 miles for the year. We had an epic ice storm this month so there were several days of no walking as it just wasn't safe. It's nice to see the sun. Good walking all.

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    1. Oooh, I don't think I've ever seen an ice storm. Your mileage is fantastic.

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  9. My miles for April 79 1/2. Total for year 273 1/2

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    1. Thanks Natalie. Nice to see you are still walking with us.

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  10. 32.72 for April. Total of 102.71 for the year. 500 mike goal. 😊😊

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    1. I think you're going to make that goal, go girl and put your best foot forward.

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  11. Hi Everybody. I challenged myself to walk 100 outdoor miles in April and I'm happy to say I did 104 in the end. I found it helpful to have a shorter term goal to keep me on track.
    My total for the year so far is now 359 miles so for the first time I'm a little ahead. Hurray.
    Happy walking in May Everybody.
    Thank you for the encouragement Ilona
    Jacquie x

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    1. You're doing fantastically well. Small goals do work, break it down into daily, weekly, or monthly. Happy walking Jacquie.

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  12. I wish I had taken my pedometre on my holidays as I have no idea of the distance I walked-but it was 2 & 3 hours each day for most of a fortnight up & down steep hills on the south coast.I have lost an inch off of my waist x

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    1. Well done Flis. Losing an inch is the right way to go.

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  13. Jenette Palmer1 May 2018 at 18:24

    75.6 miles.
    Just about scraped my own target of exceeding previous month. Some rainy weather has deterred me a bit but I’m hoping May will be better. Thank you .

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    1. May will definitely be better, I've ordered sunshine. That's a good monthly target.

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  14. Getting out more now the weather has picked up, stopped off for a nice lunch on the way back so I guess no calories lost but such a nice day here had to get out. Keep up the good work everyone.

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    1. Just being outside is doing you good. Keep on walking.

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  15. Managed to do my 90 for this month making 300 in total bit behind I know but I will catch up weather should be picking up soon I hope good luck to everyone.

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    1. That's a good score, Kath. You're doing fine.

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  16. Carole Cooper1 May 2018 at 20:37

    Hi. Ilona. 84 miles for me this month. A bit less than I would have liked, although I have lost 12 pounds in weight, which Ibam pleased with. Only another 3 stones to go.

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    1. That's brilliant news Carole. All you have to do is more of the same and the stones will drop off.

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  17. Hi Ilona 101 miles in april, bringing my total to 380 up to now.Well done to everyone and especially you Ilona for putting this together.

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  18. Hi everyone
    Total for April walking and running 94 miles .
    Well done to everybody x

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  19. Lisa - NSW Australia1 May 2018 at 22:07

    Great weather meant more walking so got some miles up as winter is coming and I don’t like the cold. So 137 miles in April = total 459. Thanks for the inspiration Ilona and congratulations to everyone still walking

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  20. Hi Ilona, 270 is my year to date total. I love reading the updates from everyone in this happy little walking group :).

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  21. I've done 59.5 in April, so am over my personal target which is 50. I had hoped to achieve more, but for various reasons didn't manage it, the weather has to be honest been atrocious! I've got out of the habit of my regular walks, but will get back onto it. Am feeling positive and will carry on. I do wish the weather would pick up though, it is still like midwinter here.

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  22. Hi, all,
    I forgot to log my miles in March. Only 15.86. For April I have 33.43 miles. The four-month total is 85.72 miles, so a little over 414 miles to go to reach my goal of 5oo. Now that spring is (finally!) here, the mileage should be improving. I recently heard of an indoor track that is sometimes open to the public on rainy days, so I will be checking that out. Since I am in a rural area, indoor walking spaces for inclement weather are hard to find.

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  23. Sandy in the USA2 May 2018 at 03:39

    Hi Ilona and International Walkers! My walking mileage for Jan,Feb,March & April is 313 miles so I am off target. I have been sick since the beginning of March with the flu and pneumonia and sadly also lost my mother to illness in March too. I am trying to get back into the routine of things and managed a walk today. One foot in front of the other everyone x

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  24. Hello Ilona. As always thank you for the inspiration which caused you to challenge us all.
    Don't be too hard on yourself. Lots of things get in the way! I'm sure one of your epic cross country walking holidays will soon boost your total.
    Talking of short term goals we aim for 21 miles a week.
    At the moment, having decided that we'd aim for 1000 this year we are well over that at present though it probably won't last!
    Our total so far to the end of April is 427 miles. Sue

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  25. Rin tin tin Croatia2 May 2018 at 09:31

    Just 90 this month
    Can't seem to shake this silly flu! Congrats to everyone
    Cheers!

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  26. Hi Ilona, checking in for husband Wences, 436 miles this month bringing his total to 934. He´s gone half the morning and half the afternoon. Is he going to copy Forrest Gump?

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  27. Angela from Gloucestershire2 May 2018 at 18:11

    Hi there Ilona and Walking Team.....have been away this mo th and was worried I wouldn't keep up the walking but having the challenge really kept us walking...so thank you for the motivation! Did 104.5 for the month so on target! (I did write my year-to-date mileage on my hand but it has come off whilst I did the washing-up!!!!)

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  28. Hilde in Germany3 May 2018 at 06:05

    91 miles in April, so a total of 348. I hope that as the weather improves, my mileage will too.

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  29. Wow, a lot more members have checked in since my last comment, so here is a WELL DONE comment for everyone to share. Keep it up peeps.

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  30. Just 212 in total Ilona. I'm hoping to give that number a boost now that I'm feeling better again. X

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  31. well i'm happy with my wee total... a spell of decent weather would be helpful now please: 30.5 miles in april, so my total so far is 102.7 miles.

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  32. yorkshire lass3 May 2018 at 12:42

    68.5 miles for April 2018. Total this year 270. very happy with that, hopes the figures go up with better weather.

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  33. Good Morning, greetings from Sonja in North Carolina. Am checking in with April miles and total miles since January 2018. 95 miles for April with a total of 361 miles to date. Love this challenge! Thank you for keeping us & it going!

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  34. Wow, more coming in, I'm chuffed to little mint balls.

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  35. Hello. 101 miles in April. Getting more in with the better weather (total 363 miles to date).

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  36. Anne aka slimsdotter8 May 2018 at 06:10

    64.5 miles for April, total 378.79 running total.

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  37. Hello Ilona! Just 91 km for April, so my total is 374km so far.

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  38. Hello everybody , I have picked my mileage up this month better weather and running at lunchtime , 100 miles this month , running total 434 miles . Don’t know about anybody else , but I’m feeling much fitter than a few months ago , keep going !!

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