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I'm actually lucky that the place I work has a half hour set aside on Mon/Wed/Fri for us all to go out and take a walk. A few of us sometimes take that time to play a quick game of volleyball instead, sometimes walk (either way getting some heart pumping in and stress out).

Anyone else work at a place that does things like that? Curious how far we stray from norms :P

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It's me again emoticon Do you belong to a professional organization like Rotary, BPW, Lions, etc.??? Why not walk to your next breakfast or lunch meeting? I am going to make a committment today that if it's not raining, I am going to walk 4 blocks to Rotary meetings every Monday.

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Not only am I going to walk on my lunch hour but I am going to challenge my co-workers to walk also. Every step counts.

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7/27/11 3:56 P

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This is a great idea!!! I normally take 10 minutes out of my day to take a walk around the block. I should do it more often but I don't always get the chance.

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7/12/11 10:57 A

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I'm not walking in Little Rock's 100-degree heat, and there's not room inside my little office to walk there, so I've been walking 1.25 miles on a treadmill at my apartment complex.

If I rush a little (which is good because I don't have time to talk myself out of exercising) I can drive home, change into exercise clothes, scoot to the exercise room, walk/jog for 20 minutes, scoot back home, take the world's fastest neck-down shower, get back into my I's-a-professional costume, and drive back to work.

Bonus: no time for fast food, just healthy snacks at my desk, which is nice because I can have a bigger dinner. The exercise pretty much kills my appetite for the afternoon, too.

In short, I'd love to join!

I don't have to convince other people that I can reach my goals. They'll believe me after I do, and I'm not doing this for them anyway.


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I only get 30 min lunches most of the time, but I have been good about taking a 10 min walk after I eat my lunch :)

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Hi All--

I am new to this forum and do walk alot.When the weather is decent I get out and walk at lunch for 30-45 min for about a mile. I do walk to work which is 20-25 min.

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I am working on the 10 minute challenge to just get up and walk around the office for 10 minutes every day. Some days I can get a few minutes more, but I think it does make a difference. Not only do I feel like I have accomplished something, but I feel energized and ready to takle anything.


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Outsene - I know what you mean. Now that my office is up on the 2nd floor I'm able to walk around more (forced to walk up and down a flight of stairs) and it really makes a difference. Pat emoticon

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Tonight, I took a 10 minute break, I ate my pear & walked around the office...just a stroll, but it was nice to get up & get moving.


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1/29/11 11:37 A

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I miss not being able to take walks at lunchtime (lots of snow here in central PA). I have, on occasion, taken walks in the morning in an adjacent residential development where the snow is nicely cleared but the 8 degrees makes it a bit challenging. Walking really does make the work day go along MUCH better, though, doesn't it?

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12/13/10 9:58 A

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ok love this mini challenge. Lets get it going. 10 minutes a day at work get outside!! Walk jump up and down jog what ever yoiu got to do to get your self moving!!! Don't let the weather slow you down!!

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I walked for my whole lunch break and I felt great!!! I will definitely keep that up! It was snowing and I felt very festive!! emoticon

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I'm willing to give this a shot! sounds like I could lose a little poundage in the process! emoticon

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10/27/10 12:35 P

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what the heck, i can do this. i have a sidewalk that goes all the way around my building and i have a fitness center in the basement of the building. i'm in for this challenge, but i will modify mine to be 2-3 times per week for 20-30 minutes each time.

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Walking during lunch is a great pick me up. Escape work for a few. Enjoy the weather and get away from the artificial light. People do not realize that we are happier when we get a few hours of real light every day.
I love the improving weather here. I will have to wear sun screen out soon.

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Buddhist Saying: If we are facing the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.


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My goal is to walk for 10 minutes every day at lunch. I work out anywhere from 60-120 minutes outside of work, so I am adding in the short walk for a little added pick-me-up/metabolism booster. :) I also am making it a habit of walking downstairs (rather than accross the hall) to get water.

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I'm looking forward to a walk at lunchtime today; the weather hasn't been cooperating and I think the rain/mist has stopped long enough to stretch my legs today! I miss it when I don't take that break during the day.

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I got to escape the builing twice yesterday.
It was muggy out both times.
My traditional lunch walk was nice, the 'hill' kicked my butt like always.
I took a queick walk during a break and was able to do the parimeter of the hospital.
Both times I wish I had left my jacket inside. It may be cold in the office but it was warm and humid outside.

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4/12/10 1:20 P

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Welcome join us!

"Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be." - Anne Byrhhe, Norwegian family counselor (1906-1981)

Buddhist Saying: If we are facing the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.


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4/7/10 2:42 P

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Can I join your walk? My walking area at work isn't pretty, all paved, no trees or buildings. Strong winds, too - but I gotta get out and move.

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3/25/10 8:18 A

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I've walking everyday during my lunch 1/2 hr. I've been able to walk 1.5 miles each time. Today, cold and raining...walking on the treadmill today.

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beautiful outside. Chilly but beautiful.

"Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be." - Anne Byrhhe, Norwegian family counselor (1906-1981)

Buddhist Saying: If we are facing the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.


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Its pouring down rain today. I will be going for my standard lunch walk, but i will definately have an umbrella.

"Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be." - Anne Byrhhe, Norwegian family counselor (1906-1981)

Buddhist Saying: If we are facing the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.


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3/11/10 8:17 A

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I only get a half an hour lunch break, but there's a shower I can use so I've just started running during lunch. I went on the 9th and 10th for 2.25 miles each time.

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Georgous out today, walked the hill. I was so glad to escape the office today.

"Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be." - Anne Byrhhe, Norwegian family counselor (1906-1981)

Buddhist Saying: If we are facing the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.


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3/2/10 6:15 P

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Guess I should catch up... Took a walk on both March 1 & 2 during my lunch hours.

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solo walk today. I walked up "the hill." Not as out of breath as normal. Its a good sign.

"Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be." - Anne Byrhhe, Norwegian family counselor (1906-1981)

Buddhist Saying: If we are facing the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.


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I am in too!!
I walked with a coworker today.
We took it nice and easy as she is not feeling well.
One mile on my easy route, no hills.
It is so nice to get outside.

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Buddhist Saying: If we are facing the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.


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I'm in! Anyone else?

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I'm gonna start this thread up again - and hopefully my lunchtime run/walking, which I've let slide lately! Will post updates
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15 min today, it was hot outside!!!

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Today I walked one mile on my lunch, about 20 minutes

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I have done more chatting than walking this week :( Today I did 15 minutes if walking on my break and another 20 after work.

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Last week, I walked 4/5 of the workdays (well, actually 5/6, considering I had to work on Saturday).

Provthirty1, I like the idea of using Leslie DVDs & walking indoors (that will come in handy once it gets too cold/icy on the ground).

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I forgot my sneakers today, still walked 15 min in my high heels :)

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Everyday I walk during my lunch hour; putting over 2 miles. But since it's been raining for the last two days, I've been walking on the treadmill and doing circuit training in the exercise room at work. After doing my walks, I get more energy in the afternoon compared to not walking, which by 3 PM, I'm close to dozing off.

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8/27: 18 min at lunch

8/28: 15 min on break (half day)

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8/26: 27 min @ lunch, 40 min after work :)

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I am a lapsed lunchtime walker... for months I walked at least a half mile every day (we have a track at my job,) however for the last 2-3 months I have been socializing rather than excusing myself to get that extra time in. I have a walking buddy in the evening, we usually do 2 miles; sadly I have not found someone available during my erratic lunch times, but no matter! It begins! Today I sqeezed in 12 minutes, my goal for tomorrow is 20!

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I walk at lunchtime just to get fresh air but I'm truly a fan of Leslie Sansone's "Walk Away the Pounds."

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At my work we have have an open area and a TV/DVD player that the company lets us use. We pop in a different Leslie Sanstone "Walk Away the Pounds" tape each day of the week. Most people change into shorts/tshirt/tennis shoes or sweats. Her tapes are low impact aerobic. So, you don't feel too sweaty to go back to work. We have great turn outs on most days! And, it is so much funner to walk with others!

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I don't think I'll get any lunch walking in today - it's pouring here!

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I try to walk for a mile before work and then I walk 1 mile at lunch and another mile at break so typically I get 3 miles per day in.

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I'm new to spark and was overjoyed to see so many people sharing thoughts, ideas and insights! I will begin walking for at least 30 mins at lunch 3 times a week minimum. emoticon Progrees updates to follow!

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I walked everyday on lunch this week except for today. My walking partner was not here for lunch so I walked to the gas station a block away. Hardly a workout, but I did get a "little" walk in!

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I'm in! I haven't worked myself up to a 30 minute walk yet, but I am doing 20+ minutes a day, every day, which I started on Tuesday.

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Walked 30 mins today on lunch.

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I walked two days this week on lunch at work. Today being one of them...it was so hot!

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One of the other girls I work with and I are trying to walk every day for 30 mins at lunch. We have manage it three days last week and are looking to work off each other for support. If one of us doesn't want to walk, the other will push us to get moving.

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Walked 30 minutes

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Two to three miles? That is fantastic! Hopefully I will get up to that at lunch! Thank you for sharing!

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I usually walk every day during my lunch hour. I Slim Fast for lunch, so my entire lunch hour is free for exercise. I usually walk with a friend, but sometimes I walk alone, and we walk 2-3 miles. I've lost almost 30 pounds doing this since September!! emoticon

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I actually walked to work, walked at lunch and walked home . . . Now for tomorrow! Smiles!

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I walk 20 min at lunch

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I'm new to SP so I hope I am doing this correctly. Tomorrow I am going to begin walking to work, weather permitting. I also plan on walking at lunch. Will let you know how it goes! emoticon

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Walking during lunch is a great idea. I do it sometimes if the weather permits

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I walked during lunch 3 days last week.
I plan on doing it 3-4 days this week.

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We have a gym in my office building so I have no excuse not to exercise.
I walked 30mins on the treadmill on 05/06. I'm plan to do that Monday-Friday unless I have to leave work early.


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I started walking this week. I plan to walk 3 days - starting today!

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I try to get in a 20 minute walk each lunch hour, outside and go up and down the stairs (3 sets-10 steps each) about 5 -7 times a day.

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I walk 20 minutes during my lunch break... 10 minutes to get to my house and 10 minutes to come back to work... It's not an official workout because I HAVE TO do it in order to get home to eat, but hey, it's still exercise.

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I walk outside every day, rain or shine.
I mostly do this because I dont have any windows. You can only stand so much fake light before you loose it.
Some days I have less time then others. Normaly I walk 20 of my 30 min lunch break thats about 1 mile. For the sake of my sanity and the few people who have to deal with me I go out and walk. No matter how fast or short I have to cut it.

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I walk at work everyday :) I'm also on the 3rd floor and ONLY take the stairs. I get about a mile and a half of walking just from doing work walking and not doing any extra. We have a group of people that do laps around the building and up and down the stairs, so much nicer when you have a group to do it with!

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Not a good start to this week. I was late due to an appointment today, therefore no lunch time walk, I was taking my pill this morning and spilled my hot tea all over my clothes. I work 30 min from home so going home to change is worthless, so I am sitting at my desk walloing in my pity. I need some motivation to walk after work, if it's not pooring.

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Hey, I did it today! I walked around my work's campus for about 15 minutes - a pretty good start.

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I do the stairs at work, too. There are 36 of them and we have a challenge in another team I'm on to walk so many stairs per day, so I go up and down them a minimum of three times each day. Great exercise!

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Well, I didn't walk on Friday, but I did do .... stairs! I go up and down between the third floor and basement for a short while (until I get sick of it, basically). So, even when it rains, I get some kind of exercise. You know, I think I just read an article here about how exercise in the middle of the day boosts productivity, cooperation, etc.

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Welcome OH.NO.RACHEL, JESS_01 and MAISIE658!!! We're glad to have you join us on our lunch walks.

My apologies to all my friends on the Lunch Walk Challenge. I have been out of commisision for the last two weeks. Unfortunately, there are certain times of the year when I have to be out going to schools to wrap up the work I've been doing with them, which means I eat while on the run while rushing from one destination to another.

I have been able to squeeze in a couple of walks each of the last two weeks, but that is it. I have my shoes with me today and will be out there at lunch. My running to schools is over for the school year and now I can actually run/walk at lunch. I'll be thinking of you all while I'm out there and am glad to have you walking with me.

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I'm in! I'll start Monday. I already have my shoes at work, so no excuses, right? emoticon

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Welcome!!

I am really starting to HATE the RAIN!! I got in one day of walking during lunch this week!! I guess that is better than nothing, but I would love to get a little more in if the rain would just lay off a little bit!!!

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I'm ready to jump in on this challenge too! Let's go, guys!

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We are thrilled to have you join us. How lucky you are to have a trail nearby!

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I just noticed this challenge and I would love to join!! We have a 2 mile trail near where I work so it is time for me to get out and start moving!!

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Last week I walked three days. Meetings are ruining my lunch walk time. Thank goodness I have zero meetings this week. I hope all of you are having better luck. Main thing is we do what we can and keep moving.

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Thanks!!! It feels good!!!

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Way to go ABUFFKIN!!! You are doing so GREAT!!! I'm glad you are walking with us!

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I did pretty good this week. We are allowed to walk at my job on the clock. We have a Wellness Committee here at my job and they encourage us to get out and get fit. So this week I walked at work on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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I walked everyday, but only Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch. I had too many work obligations and lunch meeting I had to attend.

Excellent job SEAMONKEYCHIK!!!

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I walked everyday this week! For 50-60 minutes. I found out the path I take is about 1.3 miles one way so I am getting in about 2-2.5 miles a day. Yesterday I walked father than the path and went into the grocery store and grabbed some laughing cow and walked the path back to the office...so I'd say yesterday was a good 3 miles.

~12 miles for this week. Yay!

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I walked M, T, W, F last week Thursday was spent having tests run and blood work.

I walked today and if the weather is good hoping to walk everyday. We have a walking path near the river so I walk for 30-50 minutes (5 mins before and after walks are spent changing into workout gear)

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MIKESGRRL414- I actually picked a bad week myself, so I know what you mean. We are so slammed here at work that I have not even been taking a real lunch, only leaving my desk long enough to eat lunch.
Next week won't be any better either, so I am going to have to wait until the week after that to get started.
Good luck to everyone who is participating!!! emoticon

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I was able to walk everyday, except for today. It's been a rough weather week for a lot of the country, so I expected several of you might not be able to walk.

But, what I'm seeing by your reports, you all did GREAT! You walked when you could, even if it was only half an hour during lunch or after work. I'm PROUD of you all! Keep up the good work and we'll walk again next week.

emoticon You guys are TERRIFIC!

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I had 3 days this week. That rain!!! Not bad though.

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Well to be honest, I picked a bad week to start this idea/challenge. The other girl who is in this office was on vaca all week so WHEN I took a lunch, it was never the full hour..AND I was running errands for the office, so I haven't gotten to walk all week. However, yesterday I did walk to the bank and to the tanning salon. Equalled about 0.10 of a mile, haha..but better than nothing!
Better luck next week.....

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I have been unable to walk on my lunch this week. Sighhhhhhhhhhh...........hopefully next week I can get to it.
Still walking my mile a day in the evening after work, though. emoticon

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I am so excited about walking with all of you. Don't forget, we start this challenge on April 7. All you have to do is let me know how many days you walk this week.

Edited by: FARTLEKGIRL at: 4/6/2008 (18:18)
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Excellent job RILEYEM! Glad to have you walking with us! I did three days too, due to rain - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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I did three day this week. Mon, Wed and Thurs. Tues and today it rained.

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Welcome to the challenge, ABUFFKIN, we're glad to have you join us! I'm glad to hear all your co-workers are going to walk too.

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We just discussed this at my job today and several of us have decided that we will all start walking at lunch. I will definitely keep track of how many days a week I do it.

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Thanks for the "Two Thumbs Up" - I am in! I walked every day this week so far. I do about 23 min or three laps around the main hallways!

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SparkPeople has a good link about walking for those just getting started.

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Excellent! I'm glad to know I'll have others walking with me.

I know how hard it is to have set days, but 3 days at 30 minutes is great!

We're on our way!

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I figure even being a little chilly, I can still walk. Of course raining it will be impossible...no where to walk indoors at my work, lol.
BUT starting next Monday, I'm going to bring the tennis shoes and clothes and will walk for 30 minutes 3 times a week. I'm going to strap on my pedometer when I go so I can get an idea of how much I'm doing! :o) I doubt I'll have set days, just as long as I get out there!

Let's go!!!!

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Let's get this challenge going.

How about everyone start by keeping track of how many days each week we walk during lunch. In the event of rain, walk inside the building.

I'm not that concerned about how long or how far everyone walks, just that you walk. At the end of each week, tell how many times you got to walk at lunchtime during your work week.

Get your sneakers on and start walking.

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