Monday, 1 March 2021

Walking Group check in. 1st of March

 Good morning, the weather has changed again, a bit dull for the next few days, and no sun. Not to worry, I have plenty to do here. 

So it's the first of the month, and we all know what that means. Check in time for the International Walking Group. I hope you are all sticking with it. The first couple of months are crunch time, when the novelty wears off and realisation sets in, Do I have to do this for the whole year? Well yes, if you want to achieve your target at the end of December. The effort you put into it now will pay dividends later. The object being that looking after your health can literally extend your life. 

So how have I done for the first two months, the target being 168 miles. I am a teeny weeny bit behind due to the dangerous conditions of walking on compacted snow and ice. However, once the weather picked up I was out every day. My finish miles are 162, so not much to catch up, and it was a short month. Three more days and I would have nailed it.  

Pictures from the archives. Walking in Windermere. 





Glorious views. I hope I can go there again. Click on a photo to make them bigger, and a slide show will come up. 
Now it's up to you, please check in with your miles. We want to know how you are progressing with the challenge. You can come back to this page at any time. 
Thanks for popping in. Time for brekkie. Toodle pip.   ilona

47 comments:

  1. Morning and happy 1st March - almost Spring! Due to our Scottish lousy weather I've hardly been able to get out at all. Adding up my miles, it's similar total to last month of 19miles, so that brings 2month total to a measly 38miles!! However i found a very good FREE app to use which even works on my ancient moby.. it records steps, distance, calories and sets goals acc to your weight & height BMI, Pedometer Step Counter in Googlestore. Happy Spring walking (or should that be 'springing'!).. Gillian

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    1. Hello Gillian. Your free app sounds like a good idea. Maybe transfer the information to a paper diary.

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  2. Good morning (at least it is morning here in Brazil!). Pandemic restrictions mean my totals are still low. I can´t remember how many miles I had for January, but with February it comes to 50 miles altogether. I´ll make sure I make a note in future...

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  3. Hello Ilona and fellow walkers, I started walking again after I returned home on February 21st.
    Every day a slow short walk of 1-2 kilometers, which makes a total of 65 km. for these two first months of the year.
    So glad I am on the mend and walking again. Working slowly towards my daily 6 km. goal.
    Looking back on that bad fall with my bike seven weeks ago I am so glad and grateful I was fit and healthy at that time, which was absolutely beneficial to my recovery.
    Cheers!

    Jeanneke.

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    1. Hello Jeanneke. Good to hear you are making progress. Having good overall health is bound to make a difference to any recovery period. Onwards and upwards.

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  4. Nothing to add for this month, the snow 15 inches deep does not allow much walking, plus my left hip has been giving me a bit of a pain, possibly for sitting down and not walking.
    Snow is gradually melting, so hopefully March will show an marked increase in the miles.

    Great job to everyone that was able to rack up those miles.
    Patricia

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    1. Hello Patricia. Oh dear, impossible to walk in deep snow. Get out there as soon as you can.

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  5. I've only been managing about a mile a day recently, so that adds up to about 60 miles.

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    1. Hello Sue. Do what you can manage. A little and often is good.

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  6. With 43 miles in Jan and 50 in Feb,total so far 93 miles.Not brilliant but alot better than what I thought,I cheer myself up thinking if I had taken a tent with me,I could have made it to Skeggy,lol.Im still enjoying it though and intend on doing more every month.xx

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    1. Hello Debi. That's pretty darn good. Try singing to yourself as you go along.

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  7. Hello Ilona and fellow walkers, I have managed to stay on track, completing over 103 miles in February, making a total of just under 222 to date. There have been some fabulous days recently so I was disappointed to see mist and murk this morning but still managed over 4 miles. Keep on going everyone and (hopefully!) enjoy seeing spring unfold on your walks. Vicki

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    1. Hello Vicks. You're off to a good start, I knew you would be. I think you should be the leader of this group.

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  8. Hi Ilona,
    I believe it was your anniversary somewhere in January, am I wrong? I saw nothing about it, but I have a memory don't know from where, that it was on January. If so, accept my congratulations, they are still in time, right ?
    I also restarted my walkings, I was obliget to stop, had a problem with the back of my right knee, some months ago, only now, I am feeling better. Slowly, each time a bit more, almost a year confined, we have to go slowly! All the best for you and friends!

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    1. Hello Gena. I completely forgot about the Bloggy Birthday, thanks for reminding me. 12 years, 4406 posts, 68.6 thousand comments, and still going strong.

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  9. I managed to do 84 miles. Short month. One day I could not walk because of the heavy snowfall. I am still doing an average of 5 kms a day.

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    1. Hello guusje. Thanks for checking in. That's a good average.

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  10. February was a cold, snowy month here. I'm at 200 miles total. I love your photos. We did a three three day walk starting and ending in Windermere. On the last day we took the last boat across the lake back to Windermere. One of my favorite stops was Grasmere for the gingerbread--yum. Also liked the village where Beatrix Potter had an office. Hawkshead, maybe?

    Sheila in Idaho

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    1. Hello Sheila. Ooooh, you little whizkid. Your memory is good. Grasmere makes the best gingerbread in the world.

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  11. Lots of snow and ice on sidewalks here. For Feb. I did 33 miles walking and 180 miles on the stationary bike.

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    1. Hello Kim. Good to see you have an alternative way to exercise when the weather is bad. Well done.

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  12. Hi Ilona.
    I've done 86 miles in Feb which makes a total this year of 164 so far. Hope to keep on track as some lovely weather recently. Best wishes to you and everyone.

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  13. Slowly but surely building back up. Some days I feel back to usual, but then I inevitably do too much and pay for it the next day. Managed 121 miles in Feb though, so total for the year so far is 227 miles.

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    1. Hello Allison. Steady now, it's not a race. Take it as it comes, if you want a day off then have one. Brilliant miles.

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    2. Doing my best but I have itchy feet! Ha ha. Had a good walk two days in a row today and yesterday and feeling not bad. If it continues, perhaps I'm over the hump. ;-)

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  14. Thought I had checked in Januarys klms, but obviously not. Not sure what I did wrong. I have done 219 klms in January and 219 for February as well (if I had planned that, it wouldn't have happened lol)so up for a total of 438 klms of my goal of 1930'ish klms for the year so far. Very happy with that. Weather is up and down, we are now into Autumn with its unpredictable patterns, where days can be as hot as summer, but then an arctic blast makes us think it is Winter already!! I just love it.
    Joy Central Vic Australia

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    1. Hello Joy. One day at a time, one foot in front of the other, and nothing can go wrong. Fantastic miles.

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  15. Hello fellow walkers. Quite pleased with 90 miles this month as there was a week of ice and snow. 206 miles to date and the weather is getting better so feeling optimistic.

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    1. Hello Nick. You sound chipper. Well done.

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  16. I'm checking in with 51 miles for February. Kind of short on the monthly goal. I was short for January as well, and have made a plan for March and April to get caught up. I need to keep in mind that on those days where I walked 3-4 miles I felt great both physically and mentally.
    Ilona-beautiful pictures!

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    1. Hello Leslie. Glad you have a plan. Stick at it.

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  17. Hi Ilona,

    February was very snowy here in West Virginia, but I was able to do 43 miles. That makes my total 99 miles so far. I look forward to getting back on the rail trail in March. We are lucky to have a lot of parks and trails around us here. Have a great day!

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    1. Hello Jennifer. Good miles. Enjoy your walks in the park.

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  18. Bad knee always a pain but I reckon 50 miles this month. I try to think better than nothing plus I struggle with depression so getting out is a bonus no matter what I do.

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    1. Hello Linda. Ouch, hobble on as best you can without doing any further damage. A short walk every day gives you something to look forward to.

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  19. 112 miles for me, total of 234 so far. Pretty good as it has rained a lot, but luckily still warm. Lisa NSW Australia

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    1. Hello Lisa. Better than pretty good, I would say supadoopa fantastic.

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  20. 87 February miles. Reading about everyone's effort is inspiring

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    1. Hello Lorraine. Yes, we have a good bunch this year. Glad you are joining in the fun.

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  21. Copied from an email

    Hi Ilona,
    Sorry to be a day late. Well, my walking is improving! Yeah ;). My torn meniscus in my knee is very slowly healing (almost a year now). Am heading to four miles a day this month to make up for a slower start.
    Feb miles. 73.
    Year to date. 129
    Thank you,
    Hilogene in Az.

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    1. Hello Hilly. Stick with it, don't do too much and put your healing at risk.

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  22. Brilliant, 21 check in's so far. Well done everyone.

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  23. Disastrous month! in the middle of moving house so only 20 miles - must do better!

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  24. Hello Ilona,
    You have done well to catch up on your miles.
    Everyone seems to be conquering the weather, various illnesses and damaged limbs with the group's usual determination.
    I have been a bit of a wimp while the temperature's been so low but hope to improve on my averages as the months become warmer.
    At the end of February my total so far is 130 miles so my target of 1000 miles is a long way off!
    Take care everyone and enjoy this month's walking.
    Sue

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  25. I did 70 miles in Jan and 80 in February. I'm not particularly well at the moment but kept going somehow.

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