August Exercise Challenge...Everyone Welcome!

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  1. PlutoBaby

    PlutoBaby Treat stress like a dog;pee on it and walk away.

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    Not to jinx myself, but ran last night with no pain in certain parts! :banana: :yay: :woohoo:

    8/29-47 minute run

    854/1100

    Have an awesome long weekend everyone! :dance3: party::jumping1:
     
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  3. BuckeyeBama

    BuckeyeBama You are stronger than you think.

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    Today's exercise - 60 minutes

    Warmup walk - 5 minutes
    Ran 4 miles - 40 minutes
    Cooldown walk - 15 minutes

    August tally - 2444/3000
     
  4. drummerwife

    drummerwife This princess saves herself!

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    1537/1500

    49 minutes fitness walking

    I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend... I'll be rockin' it out on Sunday doing the RnR half in Virginia Beach. :banana::banana:
     
  5. roannamb

    roannamb Mouseketeer

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    30 min walking

    No more running for me the next few days. I tweaked my Achilles the other day and we leave tomorrow for WDW! I can't risk more damage with all the walking that I HAVE to do next week, so taking it easy today and tomorrow.

    1413/1500
     
  6. DisneyBelle99

    DisneyBelle99 DIS Veteran

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    Adding 30 more minutes today. Going to a wedding out of town, might not post again, so

    950/1250 grand total. Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend !
     
  7. KateB

    KateB Mouseketeer

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    Probably my last workout for August...

    1020/950
     
  8. MRS AR

    MRS AR DIS Veteran

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    45 min walk this morning (supposed to be my rest day but I'm too close to give up)
    1235/1300
     
  9. mrsdrake625

    mrsdrake625 DIS Veteran

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    950/1000

    Adding 40 mins strength/toning workout. Almost there!

    Once I've showered and I'm on the laptop ill start the September thread. Any votes for the new name?

    Sizzling in September?
    Fall sweat fest?
     
  10. Zim

    Zim Meow meow

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    1535 / 1500!!


    A 45 minute walk around the lake last night and 60 minutes of Zumba tonight
     
  11. Figment1990

    Figment1990 DIS Veteran

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    Just finished a 60 min run and I also realized I didn't post my 50 min run from Tuesday. So that brings me to

    750/800

    So close! Perhaps ill try to sneak in 50 min of Pilates and abs tonight. I really want to make 100%!

    I did make my 50 mile monthly goal tho so at least I'm on track with my training plan.
     
  12. Desiree

    Desiree <font color=purple>BL II - Purple Team<br><font co

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    Just finished today. Not near goal but better than I expected this month to look with an achillies pull and also a stomach bug. Onto next month!

    8/28 - 45 min elliptical; 25 min weights
    8/30 - 60 min elliptical; 60 min swimming
    8/31 - 45 min elliptical; 25 min weights

    1306/1600
     
  13. MRS AR

    MRS AR DIS Veteran

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    105 min run this morning. Probably my favorite place to run in the woods. :). Thanks for hosting this month

    1340/1300
     
  14. BuckeyeBama

    BuckeyeBama You are stronger than you think.

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    Did about 6 hours of really strenous yard work yesterday, so decided to rest today with my long run scheduled for tomorrow, which means no more exercise to log for the month. Still a good month, but well short of my goal.

    final August tally - 2444/3000

    Thanks for hosting. :goodvibes
     
  15. RangerPooh

    RangerPooh DIS Veteran

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    Another 60 minutes walking.

    310/500.
     
  16. glss1/2fll

    glss1/2fll DIS Veteran

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    :cool1: You guys are very impressive. So many limes and reds and great colors. Way to go!
     
  17. glss1/2fll

    glss1/2fll DIS Veteran

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    Give yourself some credit for moving! What is it we say here on these boards? Did not finish is better than did not start? Something like that. You are awesome for setting a goal and keeping track and MOVING!

    Good luck! :worship:

    Take care of yourself and have a great trip! Say hi to Mickey for all of us!

    Thanks for hosting. Sorry I can't think of any catchy names for ya. I like what you've come up with, tho!

    You are welcome!

    You are welcome!
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    I will update later tonight and probably over the next few days as well, so if you see any of our friends on other boards tell them it's not too late! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.
     
  18. mrsdrake625

    mrsdrake625 DIS Veteran

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    Adding 111 mins to get
    1061/1000! Thanks for hosting!!! Everyone can now sign up for next month if you wish: http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3165707

    Be sure to submit a name for the thread if you have a good one :)


    So, I had a very scary run - It was my long run this week, and towards the end I had a big hill to go up. A man driving turned into a McD's entrance in front of me. What was scary was the way he was glaring at me. GLARING, not even just staring. It was very obvious, he slowed down enough for me to see his face clearly even in the car. No apparent reason that I could have done anything to piss him off. "Whatever," I thought, and kept running.

    15 mins later, I had crested the hill and was turning left at a T intersection. I saw the guy again - and again, he slowed down, glaring at me. I looked right at him and threw my hands up like I was saying "what??" but he just kept glaring. Weird, right? He passed me and turned down a road that leads only to a camp ground and a cemetery, so I thought, "Good, he's going away." I immediately turned around.

    Nope. What do you know, I saw him again. He had turned around on the cemetery road. Again, he glared at me from his car passing me, going in the same direction I was. I watched him pull ahead of me about a half mile, turn into a church parking lot (at 8am on Saturday morning?), park, and watch me run. Yeah, NO. :furious: Now I was worried.

    I stopped short and put my hands on my hips, staring back at him, so he knew that I knew what was going on. He got out of the car and continued to look at me. I got out my cell phone and called my husband and said very loudly, "There is a creepy guy following me in a (described car) so I am going to get his license plate number and then come home." My husband is not easily spooked but he said immediately, "I'm coming to get you." Well, the guy then walked away from his car, heading out of the parking lot towards nothing in particular. So I got his plate number and car make. Didn't see him after that. Then my husband arrived and we went home. Forty minutes later I looked and the car was gone.

    I was thankfully composed enough to do something in the moment, but I was still very spooked and if he had run at me, after running for over an hour already there was NO way I was going to outrun or overpower him. My question to you ladies is, what else could I have done/can I do in the future?

    I run with my phone on long runs,
    always give my route to my husband and an ETA for getting home.
    I wear an ID bracelet that doesn't have my home address printed on it, you have to call a phone number and identify yourself as an EMT/etc.

    I'm thinking of carrying mace but I am not confident I can deploy it (at the correct person anyway :lmao:) with sweaty fingers.

    Any ideas or experience with these types of situations? we live in a rural area that honestly feels very safe, but I realized today that alone on those long, country dirt roads, I still really need to be able to take care of myself. I'm not interested in a gun for many reasons.


    Good luck and have fun!!
     
  19. vikdeco

    vikdeco Earning My Ears

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    Mark me down for some last minute minutes!

    8/29 - 30 min walk
    8/30 - 60 min run
    8/30 - 30 min hike
    8/31 - 60 min hike

    New total - 860/1200

    Better than nothing, I guess.
     
  20. jillbur

    jillbur DIS Veteran

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    1013/1100

    adding 38 minutes walking
     
  21. jillbur

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    Wow that's super scary! Good thing you had your phone and DH could get to you right away!

    I'm sorry, but I really have advice for you. I think having your phone and mace sounds like a plan, though. And, really, mace could be useful in other situations like an animal attack or something.

    I usually run around town or in a park where there's plenty of people. DH does not want me running early am when it's dark, either. I ran on a new trail once, but it was pretty empty and I really spooked myself and couldn't focus on my run. I kept thinking about what I would do if someone jumped out of the trees at me!

    I'm glad you are safe and I hope you don't ever have to see that creeper again!
     

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