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9/11/14 10:09 P

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Finished about a week ago. Took a couple of days to remember to start over. Must be getting old. Am back in Virginia but love it there so it doesn't matter that it is a long walk. Love passing through.


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9.07 - 9/10 = 13.9 miles
Total: 2921.8 miles

3,`9 miles to West Yellowstone Park, MT in Teton Councty

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Rode 10 miles today.

512.1 mi - "7.83 mi to Rosedale, VA", Russell County
"Section: 11 Map Name: Honaker, 134"

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6/27/14 2:30 P

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Thank you everybody!

My new # is 53321 Good Golly but Virginia is a big state!! emoticon

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6/15/14 5:52 P

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Congratulations, RAYLINSTEPHENS!

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6/11/14 12:37 P

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Thanks! Since I joined the site in 2011, it was great finishing it!

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6/10/14 12:17 A

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Call me WG
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
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Congratulations RAYLINSTEPHENS!!

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Last is just the slowest winner."-C Hunter Boyd







 
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6/9/14 7:35 A

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4063.0 mi - "Florence, OR", Lane County
"Section: 1 Map Name: Florence-Eugene Alternate, "

out of 4063 = I DID IT!!
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Congratulation THINAGIN2! I'm still debating. I've done the journey twice and still on the team because I'm considering a 3rd time now. You are amazing!

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4/26/14 9:08 P

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Call me WG
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
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4/26/14 2:21 P

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I have finished this journey and will start over!

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Congratulations whatever you did this month!

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4/10/14 7:14 P

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emoticon to all who have finished! That's quite an accomplishment!


PICTURE BLOGS! See my last two picture blogs of the Northern lights and beautiful images of the universe!


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Thanks so much CAROLINANAN117

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2/10/14 3:33 P

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LindaKay,

Thanks for the congratulations. And congratulations to you for finishing a second time and making such a strong recovery from your stroke.

Edited by: CAROLINANAN117 at: 2/10/2014 (15:40)
Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish, which trumps Did Not Start.


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Congratulations CAROLINANAN117! Good luck on starting over.

I finished on 2/9/14. I had less than a mile to the ocean and I finished that yesterday. My toes would be in the ocean if it wasn't cold! This was the second time through for me. I was trying to find exactly when I started but had a hard time. I was making good time on the second trip through but then Halloween 2013, 3 1/2 months ago, I had a stroke with a brain bleed and was in the hospital for 5 weeks and in rehab and on a walker until New Year's Day when I got rid or it for good. The last several weeks have been slower but I made it!!!! Yeah! Never give up!

I finally found that I started the 2nd time through on Jan 23, 2012. So it took me a little over 2 years to get it all done. The first time it took me a little over 2 years also. Not bad with time out for a stroke.

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Made it to Denton Texas, on to Providence RI. 300 miles already to Providence from Denton. Started from home in Springfield, Oregon.

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2/6/14 1:14 A

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I did it!! emoticon

Now how do I start over in Virginia?


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Congratulations!!! Awesome job!

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8/22/13 10:29 P

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Finished the trek sometime last week but didn't get miles posted until yesterday. Am back on the road today. It is great fun.

Started July 21 2012 and finished officially August 21, 2013.

It is the fifth complete crossing plus one I didn't complete logging so I will count only half of it.

Edited by: WALKINGGRANDMA at: 8/22/2013 (22:31)
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7/30/13 9:24 A

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Good Luck!!

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today I decide to start my 7 weeks walking training and I feel wonderful...wish me good luck ..... emoticon

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You all remind me of Forrest Gump! That's so awesome! I'm definitely inspired by you guys.

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WTG Chandra! It is a great feeling to make it all the way.

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
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Way to go Chandra, you rock!!!

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Congrats Chandra!!

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Chandra congratulations!!! Awesome job!

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Congratulations!!!
Doesn't it give you a great feeling of accomplishment?
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I finished!

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You're going to need a new pair of shoes to get going again!

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Congratulationson finishing!!

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Wow, and just like that it's over? Seems almost anti-climatic to me. I really need to get working on this. On building a better version, a new route, and the ability to go in the opposite direction. I can do this...

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That is wonderful! I love that our members start back on the trail the next morning. It does give me someplace to walk.

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
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You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
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THINAGIN2 congratulations on finishing your second trip. I'm currently on my second trip too. The pictures are great and you do hit different ones every time through.

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Congratulations... again!!!

I enjoyed the photos so much that I was sorry that I hadn't walked only a mile each day so I could see them all. The trouble with cycling, my main form of exercise, is that the segments are longer and you miss a lot of the photos.
The most interesting part was seeing the photos from Eastern Oregon to Florence because we actually rode those miles on our bikes in Oregon one summer. Great memories!

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I started my first trip across America on 12-11-2009 and finished it on 8-29-2011. I started over the very next day and just finished that second trip on 10-24-2012 so I am getting faster all of the time. I have started over again and am seeing sights that I haven't seen on the other two trips. This keeps me enthused about my cycling and walking and I have been doing it so long that I don't think that my day would be complete without logging on to record my milage! I live in Kansas and the route passes directly in front of my home so I always get excited when I get close to home. I am so glad that I joined this team as I get so much support and encouragement from my friends here! Thank you so much!

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I began in 2007 and I don't know what the total trip distance is, nor do I remember how many times I've done it. My total miles now are 9094 + one half trip. I lost my login after my email address went through several changes and I couldn't login.




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Started on December 20, 2009 and finished on Jan 22, 2012. Then started over again.

Edited by: LINDAKAY228 at: 7/27/2012 (10:01)
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Gail, this is a fantastic idea!

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Completed the Transamerica Walk across the United States using the site exercise.lbl.gov

WalkingGrandma Started July 1, 2011, ended July 21, 2012 4063 miles.
This is my 3rd completion and 4th start across America. I am now on my 5th crossing.



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Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
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This is a roster of members who finish a transcontinental virtual trip across the United States from Yorktown, Virginia to Florence, Oregon. Record your accomplishment. You not only reinforced your own healthy lifestyle but you also helped support the team each time you entered your mileage, and shared your progress.

Add the date when you finished your trip and your start date, with any comments you want to share. We hope you make plans to start back across and keep us company. Be seeing you on the road!

Gail

Edited by: ECOAGE at: 5/31/2013 (19:49)
It takes a long time to grow young. - P. Picasso

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