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6/16/09 10:43 P

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People plan that trek all the time. I don't think it's to big a destination to cover. I think it's a fabulous idea and I may join you! Good luck :-)

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6/16/09 8:41 A

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I bought a pedometer that I can download into my computer, but I am with you when "outside only" miles count. I don't wear it all the time so I don't count my steps per day. I only wear it when I'm training for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer walk I am doing in September, 60 km in 2 days. Woohoo! So, I walk short walks during the week, under 5 miles and longer walks on the weekend, 8 to 10 miles or so (for now). I need to plan an over-10 mile walk soon.

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5/25/09 2:13 P

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Hi There Fellow Walker, :-)

I've been on the Trail now for almost 2 years. I try to average 3 miles or more a day, but if my dog isn't up to it or has an injury we are off the trail----sometimes for weeks. Matter of fact, we just got back on the trail, after having 4 weeks off, she (Isabelle' my dog) sprained her shoulder. So we are starting slow and steady----right now we are averaging 1.50 miles a day. I just have to pay attention to her needs first, so when she's ready we'll apply more miles. I don't mind though, as long as I'm out there with her by my side and we are adding up those miles, I'm happy :-)

Also, we only do outside miles, no treadmills, DVD's count on our walk----it's strictly outside miles and the miles have to be continuous. Shopping, walking around the mall, house, etc. do not count. Only outside continuous miles are counted toward our AT challenge, around the neighborhood, on our local trails, etc. are the only miles that are put toward our challenge.

Doing it this way I find is much more challenging, plus it gets you outdoors and it never gets boring. There is always something new to see and the fresh air is an added plus.

Winters are hard, we try to get out when we can, but nothing beats walking in a fresh snow, when everything is white and untouched. Each season out there, really helps you to enjoy nature and the beauty it has to offer. It's like looking at a new painting each and every day.

We started 10/07 and are now at 464.97 miles, we started in Georgia and will end in Maine. Right now we are just 3.04 miles from going into Virginia and looking forward to getting there, it seems like it has taken forever to get there and worth every step!

Have fun and enjoy your challenge, once you get started it's very addicting, as I have found----I just love doing it and really miss it when I can't get out.

Happy Walking! :-)

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5/25/09 9:18 A

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Welcome to the team! Check this link out, Karl did the AT in 54 days - LOL...of course, that's all he did for the 54 days!

www.whereskarl.com/

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5/24/09 4:22 P

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Those a walker in this great - name AXREAH - who is walking the Appalachian Trail. I'll see if I can find her thread and then you can see how long she's been at it.

She's diligent, and she walks with her dog, but when the dog has issues - arthritis I think - they don't walk as much.

If you break your walk down into segments to be completed in a certain time frame, you'll have little victories to celebrate!

AXREAH's Appalachain Trail Walk -
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5/23/09 9:24 P

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I've been at mine for over 290 days and I have gone about 925 miles.

“Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else” ~ Alison Boulter

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5/23/09 8:14 P

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Hi and welcome to the team. I have no idea how long it would take.



My goals for the swim suit weight challenge are:
1, Lose 4 lbs.
2, Go down a dress size
3. See how many inches I have lost.

One day at a time.

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5/22/09 3:25 P

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Welcome!!! I figure that if you can walk a little over 90 MPH,and no breaks, it would only take 24 hours. But I'm not sure about how much you walk though, so I'd guess about 2 years.

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5/22/09 1:28 P

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I'm new to the messaging board and just wanted to say hi to everyone. I plan to walk the Appalachian Trail. Wonder how long that will take me.

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