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12/23/17 7:16 A

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I think we can close this one out... minutes this week: 318 - some walked, some run, some strength training and stretching. We only had 232 to go, so we're THERE!

I will start the NEW Challenge thread in a while... once I figure out what we were going to call it... got to dig through the old discussion posts! emoticon Senior moment here!

May all have a blessed Christmas... and we did TWO challenges in 2017 - Good Job! emoticon

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12/18/17 7:27 A

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I'v been sick too Barb but think I am on my way back now.

Do have an awesome week.



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12/17/17 6:41 A

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447 - 215 (walking and strength training) = 232 to go!

Got sick end of last week, still feeling wimpy. But slowly getting better.

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12/10/17 1:59 P

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100 minutes Biking this week.

447 to go!

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12/10/17 5:55 A

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With 797 miles (minutes) to go on this challenge, here's my contribution for the week:

250 minutes this week - mostly walked, but 50 minutes of that was yoga.

547 miles to go! emoticon

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12/5/17 5:34 P

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Actual miles would be my vote and I am all for - "how far we can GO in 2018",

Connie, I know that actual miles is a little harder to convert but we will help all we can.

Glad you like the name "Mighty Military Mama's Challenge - 2018"

How about you, Connie?

I am off to put supper on.
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12/5/17 5:00 P

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So, once we give it a title, what shall the challenge be? Virtual miles again? Do we want to go for a specific destination, if so? Or do we do another "the year in miles" kind of thing? OR, do we just see "how far can we GO in 2018?"

I kind of like the "Mighty Military Mama's Challenge - 2018". Like having our connection as a team out there in the title!

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12/5/17 8:31 A

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Mighty Military Mama's 2018 Challenge?

Just throwing out suggestions as I think of them.

I actually have cut back on my intake but now need to cut back on the sugar. I am a sugarholic from way back and it has always been my nemesis so going to work on this.

Any suggestions from you all as to the 2018 Challenge?

I saw the NP in Springfield yesterday and I am doing good. Only two more appointments and they will discharge me. This road to recovery for me has been a long one but finally, I am feeling wonderful.

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12/4/17 5:13 P

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I’m ready! I might post my calories too! Been eating waaaay too much!!!


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12/4/17 6:55 A

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"Gear Up for The New Year and Beyond"



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12/3/17 6:55 P

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As far as I'm concerned, we can start the next one as soon as we finish this one. If we can figure out what the next one is, that is!

Anybody got some good ideas?

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12/3/17 3:35 P

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Do you want to wait for the New Year or go ahead and start it. I am all for us starting up again when we finish this one.

I am not doing that much shopping either - just can't get into it this year. We got our tree from The Christmas Tree Farm yesterday and I love putting up the tree but shopping - ugh!

We go to Springfield tomorrow for a FU with the Surgeon's NP. I will see her one more time on the 18th then I should be finished. Still doing very well and so very thankful.

Hugs to you, Barb. Sunny

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12/3/17 7:09 A

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Wow! Down to 1103 already?

I'm going to subtract off my 306 from this week, which included a 5K, a group training session, and 5 miles of social triggered run, along with the usual recess and commute walking.

That gives us 797 miles to go. At this rate, we'll be in need of a new challenge for the New Year. emoticon

Good luck with the shopping, ladies. I am once again skipping that side of Christmas. I have the 3 foot tree up at work, and the tiny ceramic one at home. I have yet to decide whether I'll go to the trouble of the big tree. Think it might be too much for "just me". The kids don't do Christmas. I think with the table cloth, wreath, and the tiny tree, it might be just enough.

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12/3/17 6:23 A

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Yepper - we are paying off our cards so don't want to add to them.

Have a Blessed Day this first Sunday of Advent.

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12/2/17 9:30 P

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1223 Miles to go?

Take away 120 Miles-1103 Miles to go!!!

I haven’t even thought about shopping this year! Thinking about doing amazon cards for the grandkids- their getting older and so hard to figure what they want- getting my husband a truck detail...maybe a little something with that. I decided no charge cards this year so watching our budgets:-/. 11 grandkids and 8 kids it sure adds up!!!


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11/30/17 6:40 P

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You are most welcome.

How is Christmas shopping going? I am usually done by now but this year, haven't bought one gift. I hope to go out Sunday afternoon for a while.

Hugs, Sunny

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11/30/17 6:29 P

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Thanks for fixing the miles, Sunny!!!


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11/30/17 6:19 P

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1523 - 240 = 1283 miles to go until we get to LA.

I biked 30 minutes on 11/28 and 30 minutes today.

1263 - 60 = 1223 miles to go until we arrive in LA.

Keep up the good work.



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11/29/17 10:35 A

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(1523 current Miles)

Yes, Barb! Guilty of not posting and now trying to remember my miles from week back!

I’m guessing 240 Miles, working outdoors and in husbands garage, raking leaves 3times!)

1763 total miles. I’m anxious to get back on track!


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11/27/17 8:52 A

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I have been nursing my leg (pulled muscle) and doing only what I needed to do. It is finally doing better and I am planning on biking today. Yea!

I will be back later and believe me, it is good to be back!!

Hugs, sunny

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11/26/17 6:03 A

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Is it echoing in here? I think we've all been off prepping and celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday!

244 minutes to add for the week for me, 50 of them strength training, 33 of them a 5K Turkey trot, the rest walked.

So... subtract those off, and that gives us 1523 miles to go to LA...

C'mon, I know some of us at least took a walk after dinner!

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11/18/17 7:04 A

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Adding for the week 11/11 to 11/17:

340 total minutes, most walked, 50 of them Strength training (with Chelsea), 20 of jogging intervals.

Doing the math, we should have 1767 miles to go! So we might just have made it to KC? Out in the middle of the Interstate highway system?

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11/11/17 3:11 P

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With the miles adding up the way they are, I can not stay on top of it but if we are not there yet, we are pretty close. After Chicago, we will head on over to Kansas City. I lived there for 3 years out of college so know the place very well. We can go to the Country Club Plaza, Westport (lots of good food there and great art. We can spend some time at the Old Union Station at the Science Center and go across the street to the WWI Museum. Also, We can go see The Steamboat Arabia Museum. It went down in the Missouri River and an current day expedition went looking for it and what they found is now housed in a Museum. Fascinating. After all of that, we will go to The Power and Light District downtown KC and hopefully take in a great concert in The Sprint Center. They have a lovely new Center for the Performing Arts and it should have something going on we would enjoy. We might have to stay around KC for a day or two as there is just so much to do. Before we leave we might want to check out the Library that was built to look like books on a bookshelf.

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Keep up the good work. I pulled a muscle and will have to wait a while to bike. Hope to be back to it this week.

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11/11/17 11:35 A

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I remember, Barb! Our family drove back and forth from Calif to MI yearly with us 4 kids, LoL- great memories!
I’m working now, have been, and working through Tuesday so not many miles to contribute for now... I will catch up though ladies!
Heading after work with my husband for his free dinner for Veterans Day, Prayers for all our precious soldiers. Hugs

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11/11/17 8:12 A

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Miles since last report:

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so that adds 110 miles... 2107 miles to go!

Are we to Chicago yet? (Imagine that line in the voice of an impatient child in the back seat... remember those days, Mamas & Papas?)

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11/9/17 8:28 A

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It's 344 miles from Cleveland to Chicago.

We'll be there in no time.

Sunny

Stuck in the car all day yesterday so off to the Bike this morning.

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11/7/17 6:49 P

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40 yesterday, and 40 more today for me, with the recess walks... 2217 to go! How far is it from Cleveland to Chicago?

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2397 - 90 miles for you today Connie leaves 2307

I biked 30 minutes which = 30 miles so now we only have 2277 to go.

Hugs, Sunny

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11/7/17 6:44 P

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You just ran past Cleveland. Hope you took some time to enjoy it.

Our Next stop is Chicago and it is so much fun. I will meet you both at The Art Institute and afterwards, we will walk around downtown and take in a Chicago Style Pizza then some more walking to walk off the pizza.

It's helping me too Connie.



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11/7/17 3:58 P

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397 + 90 Miles today=487

Thanks for the new challenge! It’s helping me :-)


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Cleveland, Ohio is 459 Miles from NYC on Interstate 80. We are actually almost there so tighten up those shoe strings and let's do this! Only 62 Miles to go. We can see The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame which was one of my favorite trips of all times and have a picnic at The Emerald Necklace, Cleveland's wonderful Park System that goes entirely around the city (thus why it is called The Emerald Necklace. Cleveland also has diverse eateries. How about some great Greek food while we are there?

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62 miles to go. We can do this, Team! Hugs, Sunny

I am off to look for the photo of DH and I at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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11/6/17 6:35 P

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But Connie, Cleveland *is* West from NY toward LA! In fact, if you travel up and across the Southern Tier of NY, it lands you at Erie, then Cleveland... but Sunny's navigating this trip, so I'm not sure what road we're on!



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11/6/17 6:32 P

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Need to be sure to stop in Cleveland-Rock and Roll Hall if Fame✌️
I’m kind of wishing that was traveling west! Getting cold up here!


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11/6/17 6:17 P

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We are flying, ladies, down that road to LA! Who's got the sound track? What's on it?

I'm putting on state specific tunes... if we go the Southern Route we can touch the corner of West Virginia, so we can spin up "Almost Heaven..."

What's good for NY? NJ? PA? Where *are* we? emoticon emoticon

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11/6/17 2:32 P

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I am impressed. Way to go fellow Military Mamas.

Today for me - 45 minues biked

352 + 45 = 397

2797 - 397 = 2397 miles to go to Los Angeles.....

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11/6/17 12:00 P

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352!!!

Add 120 to make it 462 Miles emoticon


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I will begin tracking tomorrow :-)

Thank you, ladies!


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Sunny and I exchanged messages earlier, and we had agreed to make this one an easy-peasy tracking: each minute of exercise counts as a mile... so this one should go quickly.

My minutes this week, Monday through Sunday:
Walking: 232 emoticon
Strength training, stretching: 120 minutes emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Total to start us off with: 352 miles! Proceed to the mapping! emoticon

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No matter how you get your miles, check in and post them on this new Challenge.

We can do it Mamas and Papas. New York to Los Angeles - 2794 Miles.

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