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Virtual Appalachian Trail redux

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Before the big accident last year, I was planning a virtual bike ride of the Appalachian Trail. This Spring, my employer/insurance company/benefits department are sponsoring a virtual walk. So, I'm part of a team of 11 people who will be measuring our walking for the next 8 weeks. On the tracking page, there's an app that converts non-walking activity to steps and yesterday's trip to the treadmill boosted my day's steps to over 8,000 and today's stationary bike trip pushed me over 9,000 steps. That puts me in about 3rd or 4th place on my team. Suddenly, I'm feeling competitive.First landmark is at 200 miles.

Tomorrow, if I can back to my home city quickly enough, I'll be joining a group of bike riders for a trek through the city. I wanted to hook up with this group all last summer, but with the broken wrist, it just didn't happen. Tomorrow may just be the day, if traffic from the lane closure on my route home clears up before I get there. So far, it's been a good week. Tomorrow's goal, exceed 10,000 steps.
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    I'm with Dee! Let's get a ride going. We can all meet in Hamburg again or where ever! Of course, it really needs to stop raining first!!! emoticon
    1038 days ago
    Woohoo! Sounds like a good motivator. Did you get the ride in the city? Lets get a ride going in Hamburg on the bike trail. You interested? emoticon
    1064 days ago
    Is the virtual walk an Appalachian Trail walk, too? I've never heard of that. I'm planning a hike in October with a friend on the A.T. How does the virtual walk work?
    1076 days ago
    That sounds like a lot of fun!
    How far away are you from that first 200?

    1076 days ago
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