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Measuring the Journey - Alternate Exercise ChoicesOn the Eowyn's Challenge page, it says "Walk, run, hike, bike, blade, swim - if you can measure the distance, you can do this challenge. Keep a log, and record your daily or weekly miles and the type of exercise. You can estimate your distance at 1 mile for every 20 minutes of brisk walking on a flat surface."
Because not all of us can use walking as our chosen physical activity, use the following chart to convert other activities to “miles”.
But remember: there are two kinds of journey, one is only for reaching the destination, which makes the life a matter of two points, birth and death; the other involves vision and mind in the scenery and events along the way, which results in a rich life.
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” said ¯ Ernest Hemingway
If your activity isn’t under the “sample activities”, please refer to the link provided below the table or use your best judgment when converting your physical activity to miles.
Record only the time spent performing the activity. If you are using a pedometer, please do not “double dip”, meaning if you played racquetball continually for 1 hour and recorded 6 miles, you shouldn’t also record your pedometer reading during that time.
Level 1: Light Activity (less than 3.5 kcals used per minute) - Activities like: Gardening, bowling, snowmobiling, painting, car washing, fishing, window cleaning, golf (without cart), slow treading in pool, dusting, or vacuuming are equal to 20 minutes of Activity = 1 mile
Level 2: Moderate Activity (3-7 kcal used per minute) - Softball, weightlifting, shoveling snow, dancing, barn cleaning, racquetball, tennis, volleyball, skiing easy, handball, yoga, ice skating recreational, swimming recreational, competitive table tennis are equal to 20 minutes of Activity = 2 miles
Level 3: Vigorous Activity (7.5+ kcals used per minute) - Exercise classes: i.e. (spinning, step, kickboxing, body pump, circuit training.) basketball, soccer, cross country skiing, hard mogul skiing, martial arts, boxing sparring, chopping wood, swimming fast laps, competitive dancing are equal to 25 minutes of Activity = 3 miles
Biking 3:1 Ratio (Report 1 mile for every 3 biked)
1. My basketball game lasted 1 hour, but total minutes I played throughout the game were 25; I would record 3 miles for my activity.
2. I went downhill skiing for 6 hours, but my actually time skiing, at moderate pace, not including riding on the lifts, was 2 hours; I would record 12 miles for my activity.
3. I went walking for 30 minutes and went 2 miles; I would record 2 miles for my activity.
If you’d like more information or examples of activities and their intensity levels, visit
PDF version of this chart located at
CDC article on Measuring Physical Activity Intensity located at
Additions to the Team PageVendui i'ler!
That's elvish for Hi Ya'll!
Just wanted to let you know that we've added links and photos to the team page. You can find them just under the Team Feed/Huddle Bar on the right side of the page.
Please keep photos and links pertinent to the group. Much as we love them, family photos work best on your personal page. Motivational and Inspirational LotR and Hobbit related photos are welcome. Please caption them appropriately. Links should be to helpful sites for team members.
If you have an issue with a photo or link, please message me privately and I'll work to resolve it.