# Frightfully Fun October Exercise Challenge

Discussion in 'W.I.S.H' started by Twilight Sparkle, Sep 30, 2017.

1. ### Twilight SparkleDIS Veteran

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Welcome to the October Exercise Challenge! This month we'll be looking at Disney Halloween movies as we move our way towards the end of the month and the frightfully fun holiday of tricks and treats.

If you’re returning, we’re excited to have you back; if you’re new, welcome to the team! Here’s how it works:

Each person chooses a time goal, and posts minutes toward that goal as they exercise. You decide what movement counts towards your goal, which can be a set monthly number or calculated based on a target number of minutes per day. Since October has 31 days, here are some common conversions:

15 minutes/day = 465
20 minutes/day = 620
30 minutes/day = 930
45 minutes/day = 1395
1 hour/day = 1860

One of the special motivations of our Disney challenge is color changing. Page one will be updated with individual and team color changes as we make more and more progress. This month, we have:

Boo to You Blue - 10%
Jack-o-lantern Orange - 25%
Hocus Pocus Purple - 50%
Precious Princesses Pink - 75%
Vampire Red - 90%
Witch's Brew WISH Green - 100%

We’re officially starting this challenge on October 1, but if you don’t find this thread until later in the month, you’re still welcome to join!! Just post your goal and I’ll add you to the list.

Participants:

sophy1996 1035/1000
Elizabeth Smith 675/660
Twilight Sparkle 1340/930

PollyannaMom 390/500
Shrfleen 505/620

TEAM: 3945/3710

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2. ### sophy1996DIS Veteran

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Thanks for hosting. I'm in for 1000 again this month.

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4. ### Elizabeth SmithDIS Veteran

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5. ### Twilight SparkleDIS Veteran

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I've been nursing a sprained ankle, so I'm bumping my minutes down a bit this month. I'm in for 930.

6. ### PollyannaMomI was a click-clack champ!!

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I'm in again as well. Life has been super-busy, so I'm just shooting for an even 500 minutes this time.

Thanks for volunteering to host, and it sounds like a fun theme. - I love some of the Disney Halloween movies!

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7. ### sophy1996DIS Veteran

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30-minute walk

30/1000

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8. ### Twilight SparkleDIS Veteran

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Here's a look at the theatrical trailer:

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9. ### ShrfleenDIS Veteran

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Put me down for a goal of 620. I'm hoping to add more walking this month as our Disney trip is a little over a month away!

10. ### sophy1996DIS Veteran

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You can still ride Mr. Toad at Disneyland!

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11. ### Twilight SparkleDIS Veteran

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Oh, good! We hope to go there one day, so I'll be sure to ride it if we visit.

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12. ### Twilight SparkleDIS Veteran

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Glad you're with us again. The extra walking before Disney does help a lot.

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13. ### Elizabeth SmithDIS Veteran

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+20
20/660

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14. ### ShrfleenDIS Veteran

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Adding 30 minutes from yesterday 30/620

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15. ### Twilight SparkleDIS Veteran

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65 minutes riding yesterday

65/930

16. ### sophy1996DIS Veteran

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20-minute walk

50/1000

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17. ### Twilight SparkleDIS Veteran

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We're starting to see some numbers on the board, so let's skip ahead several years to the next movie on the list, THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS. Released on October 24, 1980, this movie was "One of Walt Disney Productions most "un-Disney-like" films . . . a mystery-horror release directed by John Hough. The film stars screen legend Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Carroll Baker, David McCallum and Kyle Richards.

Filmed in England, which contributes effective atmosphere to the spooky tale, Watcher revolves around two sisters who find themselves almost obsessed with the story of a missing girl in the ominous-looking woods that surround their English countryside home. It turns out the missing girl bears a striking resemblance to the oldest daughter (Johnson), according to the grandmother (Davis), who coincidentally is the owner of the house.

Dark, brooding and ominous throughout, Watcher In the Woods is easily one of the "scariest" Disney films ever produced, remarkably so, since nearly all of the "violence" is implied, never seen. Kudos to Hough's direction and the cinematography for setting a foreboding tone and maintaining it." (DISDB)

I just watched the trailer and think that's enough for me. The spooky factor must be what landed it on the Disney Halloween movie list. Not sure I could handle the whole movie:

Have any of you ever watched this movie? I was fairly young when it was released, so I missed out.

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18. ### sophy1996DIS Veteran

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60-minute Pilates class

110/1000

And a 20-minute evening walk

130/1000

I haven't seen The Watcher in the Woods, and having read the description, I think that will remain the case. Sometimes stuff that is implied is way scarier than gore.

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19. ### PollyannaMomI was a click-clack champ!!

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Sun 10/1 - 20 minutes
Mon 10/2 - 10 minutes
Tues 10/3 - 30 minutes
Wed 10/4 - 60 minutes
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Total - 120/500

Most of this is my usual walking, but the best few minutes were running around the yard with my little "niece" and "nephew" today - a perfect fall day, and a crazy, no-rules game of tag with two-year-olds!

I remember seeing the Ichabod cartoon a few times when I was I kid, but I haven't seen Watcher in the Woods.

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20. ### sophy1996DIS Veteran

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20-minute walk

150/1000

21. ### Twilight SparkleDIS Veteran

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125 minutes since last check in

190/930

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