Sorry everyone for publishing two posts today, you know I don't like to overload your google readers, but this really needed a post of its own.
The fabulous Trish from Trish's Reading Nook has set up this brilliant challenge to help us all get fitter and slimmer for Christmas. The aim is to 'travel' 100 miles between now and December 31st. I just couldn't resist joining in and will also be contributing a few helpful hints and recipes on the challenge site too.
Here are the rules.
Here’s how it works:In order to complete this Challenge, you will need to “travel” 100 miles from October 1st through December 31st.
Here's how you calculate your mileage:*Running or walking 1 mile outside or on a treadmill equals 1 mile.*15 minutes of other workouts equals 1 mile (elliptical, swimming, weight lifting, workout video, workout classes, etc.).
A few "workout" stipulations:“Workouts” only include activities specifically done for the purpose of exercise. Shopping, house cleaning, walking to and from the parking lot, and other day to day activities should not be included.
Partial miles travelled on different days cannot be combined. For example, if you run 1.25 miles on one day, and .75 mile on another day, that does not equal 2 miles. It counts as 1 mile.Minutes accumulated on two different days cannot be combined. For example, if you workout 10 minutes one day and 5 minutes the next day, that does not combine to equal a mile.
1 mile on the bike does not equal 1 mile, etc. Only walking/running is mile for mile. Otherwise it would be too easy, huh?
I know this started on October 1st, but you can still join in. If you would like to join us on this 100 Mile Fitness Challenge, then click on the picture above.
Over the last two days I have already achieved six miles by riding my bike for 45 minutes each day. I am going to put up a little counter in my side bar, so that I can keep tabs on the miles I achieve.
So come on everyone, get your walking shoes out and get walking.