Sunday, 1 March 2020

Walking Group check in for the first two months.

Let's start the new month with optimism shall we. February is gone, finished, we can't change what happened. Bad weather held a lot of us back, no fun walking in the rain. But whatever we didn't achieve last month we now have a brand new month to catch up, and still ten months of the year to go. All is not lost, we can do this.

Here's a throwback picture to whet your appetite for walking. Holiday on St Mary's Isles of Scilly. One day it will be sunny again and we can all get outside.


I finished February on 160 miles, eight miles short of target. Now I need to get on with it, no slacking. So what mileage are you on now? Did you reach your target? Let us know so we can congratulate you, or commiserate.

The weather continues to be crazy here. Severe flooding not many miles away, places where I have walked before are under water and no sign of it receeding. They have been pumping water off the fields and into the river. A horrible sight, now we can see the extent of flood damage with the invention of drones.

I'll leave it with you, check in here, after breakfast I'm going to do my three miles while the sun is still out. Who knows what will happen later, another deluge maybe. Toodle pip.  ilona

30 comments:

  1. Bonjour Ilona ! 87 Miles pour moi, temps affreux en Picardie pour le mois de Février et manque de soleil... Je vous souhaite un bon dimanche. Ici il fait froid et beau alors marche aujourd'hui ! Michelle

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    1. Bonjour Michelle. Vous avez vraiment bien fait d’accélérer ce kilométrage, par mauvais temps, comme le nôtre. Je suis sur le point de mettre un manteau lourd avec une capuche et sortir dans le froid et le soleil du vent.

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  2. Hi Ilona! Despite lots of heavy rains and stormy weather in February I managed to walk 104 kilometers. Makes me feel grateful for my health and beautiful surroundings I am able to walk so often.
    Have a beautiful Sunday.
    I'll leave in half an hour for my first March march :>)
    Cheers!

    Jeanneke.

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    1. Well done. It's a sunny Sunday here in North Lincolnshire. Still cold though, but not raining.

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  3. In February I walked 106.5 miles for a two-month total of 153.5. The weather was so much better in February.

    Sheila in Idaho

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    1. That's a good total, well done. Let's hope that March weather is even better.

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  4. Camine 75 millas. Queria hacer más, pero unos dias con dolor de ciática, no me dejaron moverme. Ahora estoy bien, este mes intentaré recuperar un poco. Un beso, Ilona.

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    1. Debes cuidar tu cuerpo primero, cuando el dolor te dice que no camines. Tan contento de que te sientas mejor. Usted será capaz de ponerse al día, y hacer más millas en los próximos meses. Y un beso de vuelta a ti.

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  5. Hi Ilona,poor walking month for me compared to January just 69 miles,really fed up with the weather hoping for some improvement in march.Love the pic you have posted.

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    1. Hi Ray. The bad weather won't last for ever, hopefully. Sunshine this morning as I type. The holiday pic has some happy memories, reminds me that I need to think about holidays for this year.

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  6. Hi Ilona. I've do a 65 miles not good but hubby was in hospital and this meant I had to get taxis as I can't drive. I'm not out off though, will do more this month!!!

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    1. 65 miles is better than nowt. Do your best.

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  7. Do you still use the running machine thing you used to have?

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  8. Allison, Victoria, Canada2 March 2020 at 00:45

    Hello! I've had trouble posting at check-in the last few months but fingers crossed this goes through. I have done a total of 273 miles through Jan and Feb. Glad to be on the bandwagon again this year. Thanks Ilona for inspiring us all!

    PS - I had trouble posting my total for 2019 also - missed my revised goal of 1500 miles by 16 with a total of 1484 miles for the year. I will try for 1500 again this year.

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    1. Receiving you loud and clear, isn't the internet wonderful. I see you are going for gold again this year. Our champion walker.

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  9. 56 miles here, will have to up the pace a bit!

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    1. Yes, Jenny, let's have a few more miles please. You can do it, give it your best shot.

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  10. Joy Central Vic Australia2 March 2020 at 08:48

    Hello everyone, very changeable weather here in Victoria Australia, don't think summer is done with us yet. Have managed 84 miles for feb, and a total so far of 159 miles. Very pleased with that.

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    1. Hello Joy. Looking good. Keep that up and you will have no problem in reaching the 1000 miles.

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  11. Good evening,
    Since I can’t post to blogger these days without showing up as anonymous ;( I will keep emailing you.
    My Feb mileage was 62, leading to a year to date of 122 miles. The weather here in the Arizona desert is getting to be wonderful so I plan on longer walks now. Hope you an the rest of the walking group members are doing well, and trudging on through the world’s summer and winter challenges ;)

    Thanks,
    Hilogene in Az

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    1. Hello Hilogene. I would prefer if people didn't use the anonymous option, but if they add their name at the end of the text, like you do, that is acceptable. I monitor every comment coming in, and make the decision whether to publish or not publish at the time I receive it. Very good mileage by the way, well done.

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  12. Yayyyy only done 59 miles this month. A short month & poor weather didn't help ��
    Looking forward to catching up this March.

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    1. I'm sure you will catch up, I'm cheering you on.

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  13. I'm walking for 1 and a half hours with my dogs on average a day.For a lot of the time I go fairly fast backwards and forwards to call them back or stop them from eating horse poo.So I should imagine I'm walking a couple of miles a day but I'm unsure really.It really felt like Spring today,still muddy but lots of birds tweeting and squirrels running around playing and squeeking to each other x

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  14. Hi Ilona and fellow walkers, Have had difficulty leaving a comment but hopefully will have more success this time! In spite of the weather I managed just over 93 miles making a total of 212.75 miles so far this year. All the best for March! Vicki in the East Riding

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  15. 108 miles in February for me as was on holiday for two weeks in sunny Florida (total to date 195). Spring is here.

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  16. Patricia in Canada3 March 2020 at 13:36

    In spite of the icy and snowy conditions during February is did manage to do 50 miles. Total for 2020 so far, 96 miles. Temperatures are reported to be above the zero degree mark all of this week, snow will melt, so hopefully, I will be able to get out and rack up more miles for March.
    Patricia in Canada

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  17. I did 58 in January and 54 in February. My personal target is 50 so am pleased with my totals. Sorry I haven't commented more, my computer doesn't seem to cope with blogger very well so I use my phone and I'm not good with its tiny keyboard!Loved your life in trucking videos on youtube Ilona! Hello to all walkers great totals everyone.

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  18. Hello Ilona and the group. Finally getting round to recording my miles here. I managed 66 miles in February, taking my year's total to 147 miles. Well short of my target but I'll try and do better this month. I walked 10 miles with my walking group today,so that's a good chunk to add.
    Jacquie x

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