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MNTWINSGAL
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(((sigh))) I had miles to report, but not enough to have made a difference. I really have to get more involved!


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So, any ideas for a Spring Break Challenge?

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OK, so we are up to 59.25 miles. Not bad, but only 24% of our goal. Still, so far only 4 participants, which is less than 2 percent of our team.

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30 minutes of snow shoveling for me today - calling it 1 mile.





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2 miles for me today

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An hour of Zumba for me today - calling that 2 miles.

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The weather this winter has really messed up workouts. Zumba was canceled last week because we had a snowstorm. The most exercise I got was digging my car out of several inches of heavy snow and ice. I'm giving myself 1 mile for that effort, even if it was more weight training than cardio! emoticon

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Yesterday was the first time I made it to 5,000 steps in over a week. The dogs were getting some cabin fever due to the frigid temps so we took advantage of the warmer temps yesterday and took them for a walk. 2 miles for me to add!

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1/30/14 12:46 A

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I have to look at my fitbit stats tomorrow and see what I've been doing the last two weeks. It ain't pretty, this much I know!


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Ugh, no one (including me!) has posted for two weeks! I REALLY hope the Twins front office isn't following our example! emoticon

I had Zumba Monday night (1/27) so I can add two more miles.

I'll post a running tally later tonight.

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I have to go over my fitbit logs for the past couple of weeks and see what I can contribute. I know it won't be much, but I've stepped it up these past two weeks so maybe.....


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We're approaching the 50 mile mark, folks! Over 20% of the way there!
Let's try to recruit some new fundraisers!

-Carren
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I haven't been getting out to walk lately (having a tough time getting my sorry self out of bed in the morning!), but I did get back to Zumba tonight. According to my activity tracker, Zumba's about 5000 steps, so I'm calling it 2 miles for today.

-Carren
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1/9/14 10:04 A

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10 miles for me again for last week.

Anna ~:�:~ (MN, Zone 4)

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Sorry I'm behind on the tally - I got back on Saturday and just haven't been getting tasks done since.
Keep posting those miles!

-Carren
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Anna, you're doing great! I've actually been counting 'deliberate exercise' miles, too. I walked 1.75 miles on the treadmill yesterday, but won't get anything in today. (It's just too cold!) I did walk around Target with my sister this morning, but I won't count that.

I've always like Suzuki - I think he'll be a good add for the Twins. Looking forward to a MUCH better year for our boys in 2014!

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That's a good idea Anna -- I'll count anything over 2 miles going forward. Nothing yesterday, and today is starting slow too, but hopefully I'll get in gear soon!

I like Suzuki too -- in fact I like everything I've heard about all our new acquisitions! Like I was saying on the other thread, I have high hopes for 2014! And it's coming right up!


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Oh, I forgot to add that I've always liked Kurt Suzuki! Yay, a new Twin that I've actually heard of!

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I'm having a challenging time too, Sharon! My step totals are not very high, and I won't count anything unless I've reached my minimum goal of 5,000. But that being said, I'm hardly moving during the day and the only way I even get to 5,000 is by deliberate exercise. So even though my total steps are low, they are mostly from exercise.

I did 10 miles this past week.

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MNTWINSGAL
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12/28/13 12:16 P

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Well, I started this challenge only counting the miles I walked OVER my average. That's not working for me, because I have been having trouble making my average at all, let alone going over it! So starting now I'm going to count all my miles walked, and hopefully contribute to the team goal!


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Time to start adding to the fund - I walked 5 miles yesterday! 3.25 on the treadmill, 1.75 outside. emoticon

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12/21/13 2:02 P

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Add Kurt Suzuki to the Twins roster, and add $2.75 million to our free agent fundraising!

-Carren
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You are rockin' it! emoticon

I do hope to see Kubel on Target Field, too. The knock on him has always been his fielding - but compared to the Twins' current corner outfielders, his glove looks pretty good, too. (Sorry to Arcia and Hammer fans, but you know I'm right!) I never though Kubel was as bad a fielder as everyone made him out to be. Not fleet of foot, but didn't take terrible routes, pretty sure glove, and good arm. I'll take it!

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I love Kub too! Hope we get to see him back in the majors.

I did 2 more miles to finish up my week.

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Yesterday I walked just under 4.5....so that's 1 mile for the team. I'll aim for more this week.

I love Jason Kubel and hope he gets called up at the first opportunity.


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CARRENK
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Sharon, I'm not keeping up my share of the load, either. ANYA_ONION is our leading fundraiser - 14 miles! Way to go, Anna!

I'm sure you've heard, but Jason Kubel is back with the Twins. He signed a minor-league contract, so let's call it $500,000.

That brings our total signing cost for 2014 to $21 million - that's 210 miles.

Let's go team!

-Carren
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You might have noticed that I've been quiet here...that's because I haven't even met my average steps for the past 3 weeks -- so I haven't been contributing at all! But the "plan" is to get back on track starting this weekend. (The quotes because we all know about the best laid plans.....)

You guys are doing great though!


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I forgot to report last week's miles. I don't really remember, so shall we say 5? This week I've done 6 so far.



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12/11/13 9:27 P

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Forgot to log - 2 miles for me on Dec. 5.
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-Carren
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More free agent news! Not confirmed yet, but looks like Phil Hughes will be a Twin next season. Reports say 3 years, $24 million. We'll wait to get an official announcement before adding $8 million to our walkathon goal.


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So, 4.5 miles - we've almost got Jason Bartlett paid off! emoticon

Sharon, sorry I never answered your question - count your miles in whatever way works for you. If you want to count whatever you log above average, that works for me!

-Carren
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1.5 miles for me today! (My tracker says 2.3 miles, but I'm sure it's because I'm short and have a short stride!) emoticon

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Lead the charge, Anna! emoticon
I'm going to go out later today - it's cold, but the sun's shining!

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2 miles for me yesterday!

My total: 3 miles

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Huge contract for Nolasco (at least by Twins standards!) It works out to 12.25 million per year. That's 122.5 miles, folks!
EDIT: Found some more information - Nolasco's contract is actually $12 million for 2014. So make that 120 miles. emoticon


I have not been getting any walking in other than my daily life stuff - I've gotta start hitting the pavement! Going to New York on Saturday, so I'll hopefully log a few miles there. emoticon

Edited by: CARRENK at: 11/29/2013 (18:19)
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emoticon I hope he lives up to his average!

I did 1 mile this week. Ugh. My Dad isn't sleeping at night so I'm not either. He has dementia and we don't want him wandering at night. We're working with his doctor, trying different things to quiet his brain down at night so he'll sleep, but nothing's working so far.

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I sure need to step it up -- haven't even been making my average this month! This might be the push I need.

4 year, $49 million contract -- Whoooo!


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OK folks, sounds like we need to break out the walking shoes!
According to TwinkieTown.com, the Twins have signed free agent pitcher Ricky Nolasco. No information on the terms yet, but considering he was among the top 5 pitchers available this year, I think we're looking at 8 figures. I'll update when I learn more.

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As far as I know - the only FA signing has been Jason Bartlett. Minor league deal for which I can 't find a dollar figure, so I'm going to call it $500 K (about MLB minimum). That's 5 miles.

Come on Twins, give us a challenge! emoticon

Believe me, I have not been doing well with the steps, either. I need to start carrying gym clothes in my car so I can go to the gym after working an evening concert. Bonus of working off some frustrations. emoticon

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I had a really bad week last week. I struggled to even get to my minimum goal of 5,000 steps. This next week should be better, I hope. I'll try to get over here and post my miles.

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Why didn't I see this before?

My miles walked according to my fitbit is in sync with my SP cardio minutes, and I know my average per day is 3.5. So how about if I count anything over 3.5 as for the team?

How much have the Twins spent so far?


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So, I haven't been able to find the contract amount for Jason Bartlett, so let's just assume the MLB minimum. We'll round that off to $500,00 - that's 5 miles!

To participate in the challenge, just post here when you put in miles for the challenge. I'll add it up and post periodic updates.

-Carren
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Here's our team off-season challenge!

We all know the Twins need some help for the 2014 season, and we're all hoping the team will spend some money on the free agent market to find that help.

To encourage that mindset, the Minnesota Twins SparkTeam will hold a mock walk-a-thon to 'raise money' for the Twins free agent shopping spree. As a team, let's log one mile of cardio (walk, run, ice skate, bike, etc. - your choice!) for each $100,000 the Twins spend on the free agent market this winter. So, if the Twins sign Jason Bartlett to a $400,00 per year minor league contract (and they did sign him, I just don't know the dollar amount yet), the SparkTeam needs to log 4 miles (easy, right?).

So, get walking/running/biking/skating, and let's add some players to the 2014 Minnesota Twins Baseball Club!

-Carren
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