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Doin' the Bibbulmum Track...Virtually

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

On March 31st I joined a new challenge group called the Bibbulmun Track Virtual Challenge. It's hosted through Team ~Indygirl by EMMABE1. Each member has chosen a personal step and exercise goal for the week. Then EMMABE1 writes up a description, complete with pictures and youtube videos, of where we're walking for that week.



It's been fascinating to learn about the Bibbulmun Track. This trail winds down the southwestern coast of Australia. It's over 600 miles long and takes about 6 weeks to hike. Here's a short video on the trail if you'd like a peek:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
BELM2nC3HLY


Being a part of this challenge has already had quite an impact on me.

First, many of the members have limited mobility. They're using whatever form of exercise that works for them and translating it into a step goal. Inspiring!!

Second, because of this challenge I've added in a walk to run program that's including my kids. If I gain nothing else from this experience, I will count it a success because of this one change.

Third, reading through the trail descriptions each day is giving me a hunger to hike my local trails. I live in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. We have good trails here and I am eager to get out there and use them!

So I leave you with a picture of the Bibbulmun Track. Where does it lead? I'ts led to good places so far. I'm sure it will only get better!

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SUMTHINGSPECIAL 4/14/2013 2:42PM

    This sounds awesome - I might have to join.

Sumay

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TERESA159 4/11/2013 11:01AM

    Walking is awesome exercise AND you get to see things you haven't seen before. Even the same trail is different each day. I applaud your ability to include your kids in it, yay!

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AMYTRIPP 4/11/2013 8:27AM

    Very cool! Enjoy your virtual hike and the real hikes once you get out on your local trails.

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POPSY190 4/11/2013 4:04AM

    Glad to hear you are "visiting" this part of the world. Have fun!

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ROSE-100 4/10/2013 10:34PM

    Sounds like fun,have a good time and take pictures emoticon

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PEGGYO 4/10/2013 8:31PM

    sounds like fun

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CATHEMARIE 4/10/2013 8:16PM

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LEANNAW4 4/10/2013 6:52PM

    That's really cool - and such a great idea! I'll definitely follow you along on this journey. How exciting!

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KALISWALKER 4/10/2013 5:43PM

    Wow you will see beautiful scenery along your virtual trail.

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LADYMARCIA1 4/10/2013 5:11PM

    Way to go on the trail. I'm working it too! I've got my office friends walking with me every day now. This is contagious!!!

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BEEJAY49 4/10/2013 5:00PM

    Sounds wonderful and you have the kids involved! Awesome! :) I loved the video, thank you for sharing it! :) HUGS!

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CCBULLDOG 4/10/2013 4:28PM

    Thats such a cool idea!!! I think it's great that you have included your kids. Hope you have fun with this challange, keep us posted!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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