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9/18/11 7:46 P

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I spent the night in emerg last night. Had a mild cardiac episode. No walking today as I slept for 12 hrs straight when I got home. Have to see my Doctor before I can exercise again. I WILL be back.

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9/18/11 7:50 A

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Sept. 18th– Goal -5000 Challenge steps - 5000 Extra Sightseeing Steps - 2472
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

Sept. 19th - Goal = 8000 Challenge steps - 3203 Extra Sightseeing Steps - ??
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

Sept. 20th - Goal = 7500 Challenge steps - 7500 Extra Sightseeing Steps - 354
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

Sept. 21st - Goal = 8000 Challenge steps - 7378 Extra Sightseeing Steps - ??
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

Sept. 22nd Goal =6500 Challenge steps - ??? Extra Sightseeing Steps - ??
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

Sept. 23rd - Goal = 6500 Challenge steps - ??? Extra Sightseeing Steps - ??
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

Sept. 24th – Goal = 6000 Challenge steps - ??? Extra Sightseeing Steps - ??
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc


Edited by: ANGELCOWBOY1 at: 9/22/2011 (07:29)
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KHFOUR's Photo KHFOUR Posts: 1,383
9/17/11 5:36 P

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Sept. 18th– Goal - 1800 Challenge steps - 1800 Extra Sightseeing Steps - 706
Description : Wet, drizzly, chilly kind of day today. not much to see through the rain, but sure did see alot of dogs and people out enjoying a Sunday out trying to get some exercise and enjoying the last bit of summer (?). Hopefully tomorrow dries out, too hard on my joints to walk in the cold dampness.

Sept. 19th - Goal = 3500 Challenge steps - ??? Extra Sightseeing Steps - ??
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

Sept. 20th - Goal = 1600 Challenge steps - 1600 Extra Sightseeing Steps - 93
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

Sept. 21st - Goal = 3500 Challenge steps - 3500 Extra Sightseeing Steps - ??
Description : absolute picture perfect day, blue sky, a few white puffy clouds. light chill in the air, perfect for a great walk. Say lots of birds, changing leaves, a few squirrels, chipmunks. Just a great day for a walk!

Sept. 22nd Goal = 3000 Challenge steps - ??? Extra Sightseeing Steps - ??
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

Sept. 23rd - Goal = 3000 Challenge steps - ??? Extra Sightseeing Steps - ??
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

Sept. 24th – Goal = 3000 Challenge steps - ??? Extra Sightseeing Steps - ??
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

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9/17/11 5:05 P

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TEMPLATE ROCKY MOUNTAINS TREK - WEEK 3
NOTE: I am putting up a week long template since I have been asked for it – however I will be satisfied if you post once during the week – and update the whole week at once – OR if you blog on the trek at least once.in the week
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REMEMBER to tell me if you do a blog for me to read -

This is only one way of recording your compliance with the challenge – there are many others – or you may use parts of my template – depending on you!!

Group ???

Sept. 18th– Goal - ?? Challenge steps - ??? Extra Sightseeing Steps - ??
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

Sept. 19th - Goal = ?? Challenge steps - ??? Extra Sightseeing Steps - ??
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

Sept. 20th - Goal = ?? Challenge steps - ??? Extra Sightseeing Steps - ??
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

Sept. 21st - Goal = ?? Challenge steps - ??? Extra Sightseeing Steps - ??
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

Sept. 22nd Goal = ?? Challenge steps - ??? Extra Sightseeing Steps - ??
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

Sept. 23rd - Goal = ?? Challenge steps - ??? Extra Sightseeing Steps - ??
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

Sept. 24th – Goal = ?? Challenge steps - ??? Extra Sightseeing Steps - ??
Description : of trek, what you saw, weather etc

REMEMBER to claim a goodie if you totally complete this challenge – that includes taking the same route as the rest of us!!


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WEEK 3
NOTE: I have had complaints on not posting a Day 7 in week 1- and then in week 2 – because I did post Day 7!! Seems I can’t win!! So now you can decide for yourselves!! Read on!!

However it seems to depend on how you count your steps – some of you count ALL steps in the day while others only count steps done as exercise rather than general “living” steps So – if you count ALL steps – then do Day 7 steps –but if you only count “exercise “ steps- you may rest on Day 7 Either way – Day 7 does not count towards goodies!!

However in Groups 2 and 3 ONLY Just to cause even more confusion what you could do – if you need to have a REST day on one day mid week – take it – but then you MUST use Day 7 steps as catch up !! As long as 6 days are recorded and you have posted a description of the trail you can claim a goodie

Group 1 – you have rest days anyway!!

To complete the Rocky Mountains Challenge Week 2, you will need to walk (regular or treadmill), chair march, run, or use a combo of all each day… whatever works best way for you

No matter what method you choose, you NEED TO COUNT YOUR STEPS. Remember, you don’t have to do the steps all at once, you can do them over the course of the day, but they MUST be done during that particular day. And you are allowed to catch up if you fall behind.

IMPORTANT: There is one rule to this challenge – you may NOT go ahead in the trail – no matter how many steps you take in the day, ONLY the stated, allowed number of steps are to count towards the challenge – extra steps should be recorded as well, but as sightseeing steps!!!

Since there are so many of us of various levels of ability and mobility, I have decided to have 4 groups of walkers. Please SELECT the GROUP that best suits your ability, but in making a selection, remember this should challenge your own ability.

GROUP 1 – limit to under 800 steps daily for the whole 8 weeks. Suitable for those who are just starting
GROUP 2 – Suitable for those who are more capable and have been either walking or chair marching for a time
GROUP 3 – Suitable for those who walk long distances in comfort
GROUP 4 - Suitable for Wheelchair/non-walking members ONLY
Every day this week – morning –
1 – Lift one leg – getting the foot as far off the ground as possible–with the knee straight but relaxed (don’t lock it) as if you are kicking something, then bend that leg at the knee but so it crosses over the ankle of the other foot–then take the leg out to the straight ahead position then put it down. (don’t lock the knee) do this double movement at least 10 times with each leg - Try for at least 5 sets with each leg, with a rest between each set.

2 - With left arm – Hold a 1 lb weight in your hand – use a can of food, a dumbbell or a bottle of water – start with hand by your left shoulder and push your hand straight upward above your head until the arm is straight with elbow relaxed (do not lock the elbow) Repeat 10 times then repeat with right arm. Try for at least 5 sets with each arm, with a rest between sets
Every day this week – afternoon – Repeat the morning exercises

ALL GROUPS - Extra steps you do are to be logged as exploring or sightseeing

You do not have to be in the same group this week as last week – BUT . Do not change GROUPS during the week

NOTE: Once you have selected your group and you start the Challenge, you come to THIS thread and POST at least ONCE in the week . If you come more often please GO TO YOUR OWN PERSONAL COMMENT and EDIT your comment with the new information. Remember to:

1) STATE THE GROUP YOU ARE IN
2) TELL US the NUMBER OF STEPS YOU HAVE COMPLETED
3) TELL US HOW YOU ARE GETTING ON: what you saw on the way, whether you are getting to the camp sites, what you saw on the way, what you had for food, and whether you are enjoying the trek!!
NOTE:.You will only be eligible to claim a Goodie if you post at least once in the week and complete all your weekly steps!!
OR
If you would prefer to write a blog on your Week 3 Trek adventures – please do so – BUT please let me know when you have done this so that I can read it

WEEK 3 TREK ROUTE

Week 3 - Fall River and Chasm Falls Trek
This is a slideshow of the drive that we are going to trek this week for those interested!
www.mountaindrama.com/rocky/FallRive
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A map showing the route for your interest can be found at in Team Pictures (look on the right of the Team page, under the Huddle button is a red link – Photos – click on this – wk 3 map is there!!)
The route is marked in blue and the camp sites in orange.

This trek is slightly different as part of it is along a road- The Old Fall River Road – the road actually can be driven along – in one direction – uphill only!! We will need to be alert to traffic coming from behind though!! It is also a fairly short trek – though it goes uphill quite substantially during the trek. There are some wonderful views on this trek, so we will stop often for photo shoots..

Day 1 –(Group 1 - 400 steps Group 2 – 1800 steps Group 3- 5000 steps)
We will be driven to the car park and picnic area at Endo Valley –
www.rmnp.com/RMNP-Areas-OldFallRiver
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ad-EndoValleyOverlook.html

and then take the road to Chasm Falls – 2.2 miles for the night
www.rmnp.com/RMNP-Areas-OldFallRiver
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The Falls are 25ft – but when there has been rain they are quite a sight.

Day 2 – (Group 1 - 650 steps Group 2 – 3500 steps Group 3 – 8000 steps)
We will trek to a camp site especially set up for us – at the end of the first lot of hairpin bends – 3 miles

Day 3 – (Group 1 – Rest Group 2 – 1600 steps Group 3 - 7500 Steps)
Some are staying at the camp site for the day – but there are some wonderful views and most of you will want to get out to explore and to take photos – there are also wild raspberries in the area!!
www.takemytrip.com/colo/15a.htm Pictures for your interest


Day 4 - (Group 1 - 650 steps Group 2 – 3500 steps Group 3 – 8000 steps)
We will trek to the second set of hairpin bends that is at the end of a very sharp uphill section. Today it is fun watching some of the cars negotiating the narrow road and steep hairpin bends !! The night is again spent at a specially set up camp . 3 miles

Day 5 – (Group 1 - 550 steps Group 2 – 3000 steps Group 3 – 6500 steps)
– takes us to the Alpine Visitor Centre where we will spend a little time It features extraordinary views of alpine tundra and Fall River Cirque, tundra displays, a bookstore, an adjacent gift shop and snack bar. Rangers lead walks in this Land Above the Trees. Accessible restrooms and vault toilets are available
After a well deserved break we leave the Visitor Centre and head down the Gore Range Overlook track to a spot where our camp site is set up.

Day 6 – (Group 1 - 550 steps Group 2 – 3000 steps Group 3 – 6500 steps)
We leave the camp site early and continue down this magnificent track – stunned by the wonderful views over the Forest Canyon and the Continental Divide until we arrive at Poudre Lake and then join Trail Ridge Road. A couple of hundred yards along our transport is waiting at Crater Trailhead for us.
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picture for your interest

Day 7 – Group 1 – REST Group 2- 3000 steps Group 3 – 6000 steps
NOTE: I have had complaints on not posting a Day 7 in week 1- and then in week 2 – because I did post Day 7!! Seems I can’t win!! So now you can make the choice yourselves on how you are feeling!! Read on!!
However it seems to depend on how you count your steps – some of you count ALL steps in the day while others only count steps done as exercise rather than general “living” steps So – if you count ALL steps – then do Day 7 steps –but if you only count “exercise “ steps- you may rest on Day 7 Either way – Day 7 does not count towards goodies!!

However in Groups 2 and 3 ONLY Just to cause even more confusion what you could do – if you need to have a REST day on one day mid week – take it – but then you MUST use Day 7 steps as catch up !! As long as 6 days are recorded you can claim a goodie Group 1 – you have rest days anyway!!

Today is spent packing up camp, doing personal washing, maybe some quiet fishing, and taking a few last photos before we get taken out by out transport to our baser camp site ready to start tomorrow’s new trek!!

REMEMBER to claim your goodie from me if you finish this week’s trek and have posted with all details or blogged during the week!!


Everyone smiles in the same language.

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THE CHAIR EXERCISE TEAM - www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=32265


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www.chairexercisefun.com/

CHAIR EXERCISE VIDEOS
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am?feature=mhee


 
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