It happened to me too: today I just kept walking, because it was such a beautiful day and being outside felt just perfect. In the end, I walked for 3.23 miles (and I just love that map tracker too, it is so useful!!!) :) Thanks to this program I discovered how much I like walking!!!
I didn't know how far or how fast I was going. Walked with a buddy and just kept going I already did the 5 k 3.21 miles last night. It was a 22 min mile , so there is still room for improvement. I still want to finish with the team. I love the map, as it gave me the info instantly
MRSROME, I agree it's better to go over if you have to make that choice. I have gone over, too, even though I do my walking on the treadmill. I go full force the distance or time the program says to go, but then I slow it down for at least five minutes before I get off, adding extra tine and distance. Way To Go on week two! Tomorrow I start week three. :-)
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In my community, it is very hard to find an exact 1.75 miles. So what I've decided to do is go a little over. Today I walked 2.06 miles (I used the tracking route feature on SparkPeople); it is better to do more than to do less. Thanks to SparkPeople-knowing I've signed up for activities makes me go back when I stop. I'm suppose to be in week 5, but I want to complete the whole program. So I went back to week 2 and planning on finishing this time.
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