SparkPeople Around The World Team Messageboard Goal: Collectively exercise the circumference of the globe in 80 days or however long it takes! Distance: 24,901 miles (40,075 kilometers). Open to: Everybody. Latest Challenge Start Date: April 1 SparkPeople Around The World Team Messageboard I'm having a party and you're invited! I've set up a birthday party blog, so please click on my blog and join in! Let's make this a giant birthday party in SparkLand!!!!!! Thu, 3 Aug 2017 01:46:10 EST Crossing Australia - Sydney to Perth Our route is Sydney to Melbourne to Adelaide and then across the Nullarbor to Perth. Total distance is 4022.72 km, or 2413.63 miles. And I'm adding our route map to the team page. <BR> <BR> So, we have 95.78 miles left over from walking across the US. That puts us just outside Goulburn, which is not quite to the turn for Canberra (which we're going to skip, it's just full of politicians). <BR> <BR> <BR> Current Miles: 95.78 (3.97%) <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:23:59 EST Distance across each continent Just adding this post so we can do each continent if we want to. (Some continents will take more than a year. And I just went with straight lines to approximate.) <BR> <BR> North America - across the USA, LA to Charleston - 2515 miles <BR> <BR> South America - Chile/Ecuador border to Sergipe, Brazil (straight line) - 2192 miles <BR> <BR> Africa - Monrovia, Liberia to Djibouti (straight line) - 3529 miles <BR> <BR> Europe - Lisbon, Portugal to Moscow, Russia (straight line) - 2352 miles ... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:07:11 EST Crossing the USA - LA to Charleston SC Beginning Jan. 15, 2014 -- LA to Charleston SC 2515 miles <BR> <BR> <BR> Team miles: 0 <BR> <BR> My miles: 33.49 miles (as of Jan. 26) <BR> <BR> New team miles: 33.49 miles (1.33%?) Mon, 27 Jan 2014 03:25:26 EST Will be travelling from 12/25 to 1/6/11 Just wanted to let you all know that we'll be travelling, so if you don't see me, don't worry! We're off on adventures in southern Spain (trying to not get too cold!). <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone a wonderful rest of the holiday season, and a fabulous beginning to 2011!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> And keep walking!!!!!! (I'll be tracking my miles!) Sat, 25 Dec 2010 13:24:29 EST Where is everyone? We're down to two of us tracking our miles. It will take several more years to circumnavigate the globe at this rate - so please jump in and track your miles!!!!!! Fri, 12 Nov 2010 11:45:36 EST See you in July I fly out tomorrow at 8 AM - I'll have computer access (and internet access) occasionally, but don't plan to be online every day - so have a great summer, and I'll see you all later! (And I have new batteries in the pedometer, so I'll track all those steps!) Mon, 21 Jun 2010 22:39:37 EST We leave tomorrow morning for Passover and Easter in Panama. We'll be gone 3/27 through 4/5. <BR> <BR> MIGHT be online - DH does like to go to internet cafes. If he goes, I'll go. I'm a take-it-or-leave-it when I travel. <BR> <BR> Anyhow, so if you don't see me after tonight, that's why! <BR> <BR> Happy holidays to all! <BR> <BR> <em>181</em> <em>140</em> <em>181</em> <em>150</em> <em>181</em> <em>494</em> <em>181</em> <em>633</em> <BR> Passover - wine, bitter herbs, wine, charoset while we retell the ... Fri, 26 Mar 2010 10:44:07 EST I will be MIA but tracking my steps/miles We're going to Minneapolis, then Costa Rica - I'll be wearing my pedometer everywhere (and I even bought a replacement battery to carry along). <BR> <BR> Although I've accidentally reset the pedometer twice today, while doing errands and packing. <BR> <BR> But I'll have mega miles to add come the end of August! Wed, 16 Jul 2008 23:54:13 EST About our Currnet Team Image Image from NASA. (US federal tax dollars at work!) <link> </link> <BR> <BR> NASA materials may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NASA or by any NASA employee of a commercial product, service or activity, or used in any other manner that might mislead. This image is not copyrighted: photographs may be reproduced and distributed without further permission from NASA. <BR> <BR> More information about the image from the website: <BR> NASA Center: Jo... Sat, 21 Jun 2008 10:52:17 EST Year 2 Challenge: April 1, 2008 until we arrive! April 1, 2008-June 20, 2008 we were at 3120.92 miles. <BR> <BR> This is 12-13% of the way around the world. <BR> <BR> It is also the shoreline of the state of Michigan in the US, the longest US shoreline of any state except Alaska. <BR> <BR> On a personal note we have traveled from my house to my parents', to my brother's apartment, then back close to me to my sister's house. We are close to being back to my house. Having driven that in a car, it is a LONG way even when going 60 mph. <BR... Sat, 21 Jun 2008 10:33:05 EST Team Goals? I have resisted putting up a goal since the whole team is a challenge, however I was wondering if we should do some type of goal. If you have preferences (including not to have anything) let me know! <BR> <BR> Also, Trueblue, if you are reading this please update the graphic! Thu, 29 May 2008 20:42:19 EST Year 1: How far did you go? For those who have been here since the beginning (and those who can calculate that far), how far have you gone since April 1, 2007? <BR> <BR> I may be around the length of the US portion of the Colorado River. Will have to see after Monday night! <BR> Sun, 30 Mar 2008 22:08:06 EST TRIP 4: April 1 - June 19 Year TWO Challenge! Trip 4: April 1 - June 19, 2008 Challenge! <BR> <BR> Start posting your April 1 and later mileage here. <BR> <BR> We started a year ago. A little slow, but we have come many places! This time, I thought to add up our miles and see which continent or ocean we cross. Anyone who wants to pipe up about where you think we are, add it to you posts! <BR> <BR> All mileage is fine. From a pedometer, swimming, hiking, biking (on wheels or a machine), elliptical, skating, anything you do with yo... Sun, 30 Mar 2008 16:20:19 EST What is everyone's occupation? I work in an office as a medical biller, some days it's hard to get even 3,000 steps! I was just curious to see what others do Wed, 5 Mar 2008 19:40:38 EST Question re tracking counting miles <BR> A question - I wear a pedometer - should I count ALL my miles from a day? I've only been counting my cardio miles. But if I count all my miles in a day, it would about double my count. <BR> <BR> So - is it total miles in a day? Or only deliberte exercise miles? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 23 Jan 2008 07:25:54 EST Trip 3: Jan 12 - March 31, 2008 Challenge! Many people emailed back saying they could Track their mileage Jan 12 forward. Please put it all here (even if you had it in the previous thread). Best (reasonably accurate) guesses are acceptable. <BR> <BR> Also, please invite your fellow SP friends to post here! Bike, swim, skate, steps, elliptical, run, walk....mileage! <BR> <BR> The official unit is the mile. <BR> <BR> We will see how far we get, then start the next attempt on April 1, 2008, the 1 year anniversary of this team. <BR>... Mon, 21 Jan 2008 19:26:16 EST General Chat ~junebug~ has his first big football game today. <BR> Burkburnett Junior High against Kirby Junior High <BR> He's on the A-team (and very proud of it indeed) <BR> He's worried that, if he messes up, the whole team will blame him if they don't win ... kids! <BR> The team mascot is a bulldog, so I told them bulldogs are really tenacious. As long as he tries real hard and really gives it his very best and is tenacious, nobody could possibly blame him for anything. <BR> Keep your fingers crossed.... Wed, 12 Sep 2007 15:56:24 EST Log Your Miles - May 10 Onwards (challenge #2) As it's the 10th here in Australia i will begin. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cycled 6 Miles <BR> <BR> Team Total: 6 Miles Fri, 10 Aug 2007 08:22:02 EST New team for weight maintenance period I started a new team for people who have already lost a good amount of weight but still have a long way to go. <BR> <BR> If you need to lose 75lbs or more and have been consistently losing weight for 4-6 months, you probably need to give your body a break to get used to the new healthier you in anticipation of a next 4-6 month continued weight loss period. This is a great way to prevent gaining back everything you lost - with interest - as soon as you relax. <BR> <BR> Of course, people wh... Sat, 4 Aug 2007 19:46:01 EST Next Challenge Starting August 10 (thoughts?) Hi everybody, <BR> <BR> How does everyone feel about starting our next round the world challenge on August 10. That gives us all 15 days to prepare, and if you want, invite others to join the group. <BR> <BR> I idea of the group will be the same, where we post our distances on a daily basis. I am contemplating looking at another way of keeping track of the distances, but that's still in the works right now. <BR> <BR> Thoughts? Tue, 31 Jul 2007 19:46:31 EST 1st trip complete, on to #2? I noticed we were done?!? Finally! I think we said we would start again and try to beat our time in days. (112 days last time?) We perhaps also need a roll call to see how many of us are still participating? <BR> <BR> Regardless, my numbers: <BR> <BR> 41.5 miles for me! (although they are last week's numbers......) <BR> <BR> 41.5 miles: Team total? <BR> <BR> 80 days starts today? Makes the 80 day due date October 9 if I counted correctly, and Nov 10 for 112 days. Sun, 22 Jul 2007 10:36:18 EST Next Challenge? Hi everybody. Please let me start by apologising for disappearing off the boards. I don't want to go into details, so i'll just say that i had a few personal issues and a huge workload and needed to lessen the things i did each day. Looking back, SP should never have been left by the wayside, and for that i also apologise. <BR> <BR> That said, i'm keen to see how everybody stands with another 80 day challenge. I'll be looking to add 1 or 2 co-admin to help with the running of the group th... Wed, 18 Jul 2007 20:13:05 EST Were getting close After my post we have 770.48 miles to go to reach the 24,9o1 to make it around the world. Wed, 18 Jul 2007 15:42:23 EST The final countdown Hi guys, <BR> <BR> Again my apologies for going awol on you all. I was busy working a week or so back and we had a power surge that cooked my PSU (power supply unit) on the computer. That in turn took out the mainboard the CPU. If you know computers, you know that's not a good thing. Anyway, so i've been offline for the last week awaiting my new PC to arrive. Finally got here, so i'm back online now. <BR> <BR> We have just 4 days left in the challenge. We may not make the final target... Fri, 15 Jun 2007 10:27:53 EST Count Down - can we make it?? Hello! I just looked at the calendar - and I realized that day 80 is coming up in 4 days (june 19). Can we stretch ourselves and push extra hard this weekend to get in extra mileage? I know I will run every day to try to add to the total! Fri, 15 Jun 2007 00:55:06 EST How to count elliptical miles? How do I do this? How does 30 minutes on an elliptical come out, mileage wise? Thu, 7 Jun 2007 20:54:23 EST My apologies for not being around lately Hi everybody, <BR> <BR> I want to apologise for not being around of late. I've been run off my feet with work and limited to time to get onto SP. I'll be updating the map and logo image later today :) We're making awesome progress! I want to thank each and every one of you for your participation in this team! Tue, 15 May 2007 20:30:37 EST New Log Topic Started Hi everybody, I have started the new Miles Log topic and made it the 2nd sticky topic. Please post all miles in this new topic. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Sam Tue, 1 May 2007 06:43:34 EST *** Log Your Miles Here (May 1 Onwards) *** Time for the new thread to start! <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: ALL PREVIOUS MILES ARE ALREADY INCLUDED! <BR> <BR> Cycled: 12.67 Miles <BR> <BR> Team total 9100.43 Tue, 1 May 2007 06:40:30 EST Biking to the Moon I just wanted to bring this to you attention for any of those of you interested, there is another great team called Bike to the Moon ( who are doing something similar as ourselves, trying to reach the moon in a year (238,000 miles plus)....where you can log all your cardio miles, not just those biked. I log my miles on both teams and it doesn't take that much extra. They have a great graphic too and to monthly league tables...take a look see what you thi... Sat, 21 Apr 2007 06:31:48 EST Where have we been? I know we're moving into Siberia now but where have we been so far in term is cities and the dots? Sun, 15 Apr 2007 07:52:37 EST Technical Assistance Hi gang! I couldn't help thinking today as I ran up the steps to my office on the second floor for the 14th time that I wonder how far I've actually walked running up and down the steps today. There are 21 steps to the second floor x 14 trips.....any clues? Thu, 12 Apr 2007 22:02:57 EST Important Update: Change To How We post Distances! Hi everybody, <BR> <BR> How's everybody doing! We're making GREAT progress so far in our challenge. Update on that a little further down. <BR> <BR> First though, after re-evaluation of the method of logging our distances there will be a change to the format to make the whole process much easier. <BR> <BR> There will be a thread started soon called "Check Our Progress / Log Your Progress Here". This is the only thread that we will be using to log our distances. <BR> <BR> The topic can... Sat, 7 Apr 2007 10:49:45 EST ** Log Your Progress / Check Our Progress HERE ** TEAM TOTAL: 1338.15 Miles <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> --- <BR> <BR> Hit reply, add your figure and UPDATE the TEAM TOTAL figure in your post. <BR> Sat, 7 Apr 2007 10:48:42 EST Are we there yet? Can't wait to see where we've gotten to. To whoever is calculating - beware, some people have multiple posts instead of editing their first post. Also, some people haven't added correctly, so the total is different from the sum of the parts. I'm a bit of a numbers girl, so I had made a spreadsheet and realized there were people reporting multiple times and adding incorrectly. <BR> <BR> Just thought I'd mention it because we want to get there without question. Sat, 7 Apr 2007 01:42:02 EST Feed the Hungry Challenge is now a team The spark people asked me to make it a team, to better coordinate our efforts as well as to make the challenge more accessible to more people. <BR> <BR> So please sign up: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Even if you've already joined, please re-join at the team site, so you'll get the posts. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 4 Apr 2007 23:35:55 EST "The Nature of Success" For a pause for inspiration go to the link below to wee a short video "The Nature of Success": <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It is free and well worth the short watch. Tue, 3 Apr 2007 21:45:43 EST I started a new challenge to feed the hungry Asking people to donate $ or food based on their weight loss in April (or their total weight loss). <BR> <BR> We'll be "travelling" through a lot of developing nations, where people truly are starving or hungry. <BR> <BR> Please think about joining. <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Apr 2007 15:36:34 EST Rules for posting distances I realise that with many people and many different methods of recording distances that confusion could develop over how we're going to do it. So, here are the basic rules that we will be using. <BR> <BR> 1. A new thread will be started each week for recording distances. The purpose of this is to keep track of weekly figures aswell as the overall figure. <BR> <BR> 2. After the week is up, post your weekly figure. <BR> <BR> 3. The format for the posts should be like this: <BR> <BR> G... Sat, 31 Mar 2007 11:19:36 EST I apologise for the confusion Hi everybody, I want to apologise to you all for any confusion i caused with the threads regarding how we're going to post our distance totals. <BR> <BR> A new thread will be going up soon with the rules for posting these details. If there are any problems or confusion feel free to drop me a message or start a new topic to discuss :) <BR> <BR> Have a great night everybody, <BR> <BR> ~ Sam Sat, 31 Mar 2007 11:11:14 EST Log Your Distance - April 1 - 7 The time is almost here! <BR> <BR> At the end of this week, everybody post the total distance you did in this thread. Sat, 31 Mar 2007 04:12:17 EST Team Logo / Map Hi everybody :) <BR> <BR> I've just been playing around with the map idea i had. As you can see from the team logo, it now shows a world map. If you click that image it will load the full-size image in a new window. <BR> <BR> I mapped out the path based on locations that were given, aswell as main countries we could pass. I was going to try and map through individual states within the US also, but the map size wouldn't work well with that. It can be edited if need be. <BR> <BR> As we p... Fri, 30 Mar 2007 10:29:48 EST Where do we want to stop on our trip? This is where we need the input of everybody. We need to plot our trip around the world before we can start. Preferrably we want to stop in as many places where we live as possible, or at least as close to as we can. <BR> <BR> I'm in Brisbane Australia, so that would be one stop. <BR> <BR> Post a location you'd like us to travel through. I'll collect the information 12hrs before the challenge starts and plot the path onto a map. <BR> <BR> This will be fun :) Thu, 29 Mar 2007 09:23:05 EST Exercise Log I figure a really good way to keep track of all the figures would be to have a single thread where everybody post their distances. Each time you post, put that days distances, and the group total (add yours to the total of the previous post) and if you like, your personal distance for the time period. <BR> <BR> ie. <BR> Daily total: xxx <BR> Personal total: xxx <BR> Group total: xxx <BR> <BR> If anybody has other suggestions, feel free to speak up :) Tue, 27 Mar 2007 08:09:34 EST A suggestion: We need a picture for our team. Or rather, for our challenge. <BR> <BR> A balloon like the original? People running? A pic of the world from space? <BR> <BR> Thoughts? <BR> Mon, 26 Mar 2007 21:55:07 EST Does Swimming or biking count? I like to swim and bike too! Can they count? There are oceans to swim over ya know? : ) Mon, 26 Mar 2007 14:45:30 EST The Plan (strategy) When i first thought of this idea i ran it past a good friend of mine who claimed it was a mammoth task to achieve. My response to him was this... how do you eat an elephant? <BR> <BR> While that's out there let's think about the challenge for a minute. 24,901 Miles IS a long way, by any stretch of the imagination. It's not impossible though, so long as you look at it from the right point of view. <BR> <BR> Thought of the answer to that elephant question yet? It's simple really... one t... Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:18:10 EST Introduce Yourself Feel free to share a little about yourself. What form of exercise do you use? Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:09:11 EST Exercise Around The World Details The challenge is to collectively as a group, exercise the circumference of the globe in 80 days or less. Whether you ride, run, walk, skate, swim or another form of exercise, keep track of your distances and post them. <BR> <BR> Total distance: 24,901 miles (40,075 kilometers). <BR> <BR> Challenge start date: April 1, 2007. <BR> <BR> Challenge end date: June 19, 2007 <BR> <BR> Open to: Everybody Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:07:38 EST