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March '17 Exercise Challenge

You're welcome to post whatever exercise you do each day. You don't have to post every day, and you don't have to post the number of minutes or hours. This is just a place for you to record your exercise, however you want to do that, and be motivated to get moving and be healthier. If you have time and you want to challenge yourself, you can set a goal and try to reach or surpass it.

Here are some ideas in case you need them to get started or if you need to add some variety to your exercise routine:
sweep the floor, porch, deck, sidewalk, etc.
walk up and down the stairs on rainy or snowy days
play catch with your child(ren)
kick a ball around the yard
throw a ball for your dog
walk the dog
take the trash out to the curb/road
ride an exercise bike (if pregnant and/or if the weather's bad)
ride a bike in your neighborhood or to work, or the library
swim in an indoor pool
nest (clean the house)
rake leaves
pick up sticks in your yard
vacuum
How much walking around the house can you do while filling up boxes of stuff to donate, dusting, vacuuming, throwing out trash, etc.?
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3/1 60 mins walking - A fox walked with me today. Very cool.
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3/2 00 mins - something came up
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You're welcome to post whatever exercise you do each day. You don't have to post every day, and you don't have to post the number of minutes or hours. This is just a place for you to record your exercise, however you want to do that, and be motivated to get moving and be healthier. If you have time and you want to challenge yourself, you can set a goal and try to reach or surpass it.

Here are some ideas in case you need them to get started or if you need to add some variety to your exercise routine:
sweep the floor, porch, deck, sidewalk, etc.
walk up and down the stairs on rainy or snowy days
play catch with your child(ren)
kick a ball around the yard
throw a ball for your dog
walk the dog
take the trash out to the curb/road
ride an exercise bike (if pregnant and/or if the weather's bad)
ride a bike in your neighborhood or to work, or the library
swim in an indoor pool
nest (clean the house)
rake leaves
pick up sticks in your yard
vacuum
How much walking around the house can you do while filling up boxes of stuff to donate, dusting, vacuuming, throwing out trash, etc.?
It's funny how some household chores are listed here. LOL. But it's true. Some stuff at home really can help you work out. If I have spare time, I do a lot of stretching, some squats. LOL. Just basic exercise.
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3/3 60 mins walking
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Hey! @lab & @Neera & @FyerFly hope you are well!!!
@lab you kicked butt last month!!!
@FyerFly how are you feeling?
@Neera have you moved
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Hey! @lab & @Neera & @FyerFly hope you are well!!!
@lab you kicked butt last month!!!
@FyerFly how are you feeling?
@Neera have you moved
Hi @Nazsmum !!!! Thanks! I am starting to stress about my race. And realize my goal was too high. Lesson learned!

I'm ready to go again.


3/1 - 85 minutes total - 70 minute run
3/2 - just couldn't do it with allergies
3/3 - 80 minutes 2.5 mile warm up and interval workout. My splits just for my records.
1:31 30 to 40 second rest
1:37 30 to 40 second rest
1:33 30 to 40 second rest
1:38 bathroom break
1:33 30 to 40 second rest
1:32 30 to 40 second rest
1:31 60 to 90 second rest
1:31
3/4 - 85 minutes trail run

250/1200
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It looks like everyone chilled out on Sunday!




3/1 - 85 minutes total - 70 minute run
3/2 - just couldn't do it with allergies
3/3 - 80 minutes 2.5 mile warm up and interval workout. My splits just for my records.
1:31 30 to 40 second rest
1:37 30 to 40 second rest
1:33 30 to 40 second rest
1:38 bathroom break
1:33 30 to 40 second rest
1:32 30 to 40 second rest
1:31 60 to 90 second rest
1:31
3/4 - 85 minutes trail run
3/5 - 20 minute walk with friends
3/6 - 95 minute run

365/1200

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3/6 - 00mins
3/7 - 75 mins walking
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3/8 60 mins walking
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3/1 - 85 minutes total - 70 minute run
3/2 - just couldn't do it with allergies
3/3 - 80 minutes 2.5 mile warm up and interval workout. My splits just for my records.
1:31 30 to 40 second rest
1:37 30 to 40 second rest
1:33 30 to 40 second rest
1:38 bathroom break
1:33 30 to 40 second rest
1:32 30 to 40 second rest
1:31 60 to 90 second rest
1:31
3/4 - 85 minutes trail run
3/5 - 20 minute walk with friends
3/6 - 95 minute run
3/7 - 45 minute run
3/8 - 70 minute run

480/1200

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k, hi. i'm going to try joining this thread to help me feel accountable even when life gets in the way. So far March is going well. Hope to keep up the momentum.

3/1: 1:10 (26k) indoor cycling
3/2: 1:06 (32k) indoor cycling
3/3: 1:06 (36k) indoor cycling
3/4: 1:01 (10k) run
3/5: 0:24 (3.8k) run
3/6: 0:51 (7.2k) skate-skiing
2:00 (50.2k) indoor cycling
3/7: 1:19 (32k) indoor cycling
3/8: 1:14 (23k) indoor cycling

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Welcome Miranda!

3/9 75 mins walking
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Hello @moominmamma ! So glad to have you. Posting here does make you accountable doesn't it. I enjoy seeing my workouts listed and watching that list grow!

3/1 - 85 minutes total - 70 minute run
3/2 - just couldn't do it with allergies
3/3 - 80 minutes 2.5 mile warm up and interval workout. My splits just for my records.
1:31 30 to 40 second rest
1:37 30 to 40 second rest
1:33 30 to 40 second rest
1:38 bathroom break
1:33 30 to 40 second rest
1:32 30 to 40 second rest
1:31 60 to 90 second rest
1:31
3/4 - 85 minutes trail run
3/5 - 20 minute walk with friends
3/6 - 95 minute run
3/7 - 45 minute run
3/8 - 70 minute run
3/9 - 50 minutes - sculpt and strength training.

530/1200

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3/10 75 mins walking in the snow.
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3/11
3/12
3/13 only 30mins toooo cold
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3/10: 1:14 (44k) indoor cycling
3/11: 0:23 (12k) indoor cycling (power was out for most of the day, which prevented my planned treadmill run in the evening)
3/12: 0:57 (10k) treadmill run

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3/11 AM Yoga
3/12 It rained so, 20 minutes of cycling.

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3/1 - 85 minutes total - 70 minute run
3/2 - just couldn't do it with allergies
3/3 - 80 minutes 2.5 mile warm up and interval workout. My splits just for my records.
1:31 30 to 40 second rest
1:37 30 to 40 second rest
1:33 30 to 40 second rest
1:38 bathroom break
1:33 30 to 40 second rest
1:32 30 to 40 second rest
1:31 60 to 90 second rest
1:31
3/4 - 85 minutes trail run
3/5 - 20 minute walk with friends
3/6 - 95 minute run
3/7 - 45 minute run
3/8 - 70 minute run
3/9 - 50 minutes - sculpt and strength training.
3/10 - 45 minute run
3/11 - off!
3/12 - off!
3/13 - 85 total - 45 minutes on the elliptical and 40 weights


660/1200

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3/14 120 mins shoveling snow
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3/14 120 mins shoveling snow
Hehe, the first half of February was like that for me ... I think I did 7-8 hours of shovelling in less than 24 hours at one point. So glad to be done for the year (I think!). We are down to 16" on the ground.

It is a pretty darn good workout, especially as the piles get deeper and you have to pitch further and higher.

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3/15 short walk in the house 30mins??
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3/1 - 85 minutes total - 70 minute run
3/2 - just couldn't do it with allergies
3/3 - 80 minutes 2.5 mile warm up and interval workout. My splits just for my records.
1:31 30 to 40 second rest
1:37 30 to 40 second rest
1:33 30 to 40 second rest
1:38 bathroom break
1:33 30 to 40 second rest
1:32 30 to 40 second rest
1:31 60 to 90 second rest
1:31
3/4 - 85 minutes trail run
3/5 - 20 minute walk with friends
3/6 - 95 minute run
3/7 - 45 minute run
3/8 - 70 minute run
3/9 - 50 minutes - sculpt and strength training.
3/10 - 45 minute run
3/11 - off!
3/12 - off!
3/13 - 85 total - 45 minutes on the elliptical and 40 weights
3/14 - just couldn't muster up any energy
3/15 - 60 minute run on the treadmill...the weather tanked and it was cold


720/1200
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15 days, @lab ? I'm pulling for you
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3/16 60mins walking inside...
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3/13: 1:14 (39k) indoor cycling, structured workout with sprints
3/14: 1:15 (39k) indoor cycling, group ride
3/15: 1:14 (35k) indoor cycling free ride with 655 m climbing, ughh!
3/16: 1:16 (42k) indoor cycling self-structured with progressive intervals

Weirdly consistent times, considering each day was very different and I paid no attention to time.

Also, 3/16: core workout and yoga, 30 min.

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House work/unpacking from a move and 35 min walk.


It's a start.
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3/18 moving snow
3/19 Planning on moving more snow
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