NOTE: 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 dont 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 Sitting upright in your chair March with your legs lifting your feet as high as possible 10 times with each leg. Try to repeat this set of 10 lifts- 5 times with each leg
2 Using a 1lb weight in one hand at a time (a can of food, bottle of water or dumbbell) start with your hand by your shoulder, then straighten your arm at right angles to your body until it is straight out, but the elbow is still relaxed (Do not lock the elbow) Then bend the arm into the shoulder again, Repeat 10 times with each arm Then repeat this set of 10 movements 5 times with a rest between if necessary.
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!!
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
Fourth Lake to Grand Lake - 22 miles with the chance of some water sports on Grand Lake on the last day www.protrails.com/trail.php?trailID=95
Day 1 (Group 1 - 250 steps Group 2 2500 steps Group 3 6000 steps)
We will start at Fourth Lake a pretty little lake nestled in the mountains, and walk to Spirit Lake today a short walk but fairly hard as the ground is boggy and the track seldom used. - www.flickr.com/photos/seziel/3244476936/
Day 2 (Group 1 - 500 steps Group 2 4000 steps Group 3 8000 steps)
Today we will hike along a slightly better track, stopping at Lake Verna for lunch and then on towards Lone Pine Lake for the night.
Day 3 (Group 1 - 550 steps Group 2 4500 steps Group 3 9000 steps)
Today our trek takes us over several steep climbs where we can see magnificent views. The night is spent at a specially set up camp site along the trail and after dark we can see the lights of Grand Lake in the distance.
Day 4 (Group 1 - 500 steps Group 2 4000 steps Group 3 8000 steps)
Today we will trek to Grand Lake, to a camp site at East Inlet. Most of the trek today is downhill and fairly easy going and we can see the great expanse of water that is Grand Lake ahead.
Day 5 (Group 1 - 200 steps, Group 2 2500 steps Group 3 6000 steps)
We will trek round Grand Lake to Grand Lake town
We arrive at about lunch time and find that we have time to enjoy an afternoon of water sport sailing, rowing, water ski-ing, tours of the lake , even some quiet fishing., but the jet-skis were the most popular!! Some people even went for a wander through the shops, buying souvenirs Tonight we will stay in Grand Lake
Two video presentations of Grand Lake for your interest
Grand Lake views www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ixH3uvLWDg&featur
Visit Grand Lake www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLcuPdIsR8c&featur
Today we will leave the lake, heading away from civilisation, though we will be back here later in our travels. We are walking back into the National Park to a camp site just inside the park, on the Kawuneeche Visitor Centre Trail.
This morning we will pack camp early since it is our last day and we will trek to the Kawuneeche Visitor Centre where our transport will pick us up to take us to the starting point for the next trek!!
When you have completed this trek and done the required number of steps for your group dont forget to claim a goodie from me (Sparkmail is best please) and I gave very few goodies out for week 2 if I owe you one please claim it!!