# Marvelous May 2021 Exercise Thread

#### Raya

##### DIS Veteran
Marvel-ous May 2021 exercise thread!

This month we're going to take a journey through the Marvel movies and comics. I'm hoping to inspire you with Marvel history, wisdom, and deep thoughts!

If you’re returning, welcome back superheroes! If you’re new, welcome to the team! Here’s how it works:

Each person chooses a time goal and posts minutes towards that goal as they exercise. You can post daily or just catch up when you can. You decide what movement counts towards your goal - which can be a nice round total for the month, a specific number that means something to you, or a calculation based on a target number of minutes per day.

Since April has 30 days, here are some common conversions:

15 minutes/day = 450
20 minutes/day = 600
30 minutes/day = 900
45 minutes/day = 1350
1 hour/day = 1800

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.

10% - Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel Blue
25% - Phoneix Orange
50% - Hawkeye Purple
75% - Gambit Pink (FE019A)
90% - Iron Man Red
100% - Gamora Green

(Don't worry, you'll learn more about these people as the challenge goes on)

We’re officially starting this challenge on May 1, but if you don’t find the thread until later in the month, you’re still welcome to join! There's no better time than the present to start toward your goals! Just post your goal and I’ll add you to the list. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions and to check out old threads to see what’s been going on.

Participants:
BonnieF - 500/700
EmilyGahr - 742/900

Elizabeth Smith - 40/750
ljcrochet - 368/300
piglet1979 - 1748 /1800

PollyannaMom - 465/500
Raya - 1010/550
sophy1996 - 1455/1400
Statefan17 - 942/900
swissfamilyrobinson - 656/600

Twilight Sparkle - 2300 /2500

Team Total - 10,196/10,900 93.5%

Last updated: 5/31 12:44ET

All right, heroes, let's get to work!

Excelsior!

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#### Raya

##### DIS Veteran
Good morning, everyone! Welcome to May!

I've been a Marvel fan all my life, starting with comics as an 8 year old and now a huge Marvel Movie-verse fan. I'm impressed with what Disney has done with the Marvel properties, but I'm not just going to focus on the 'Disney era' Marvel here. I'm going to share history of the comics through the ages.

Let's start with the creator of many Marvel comics - Stan Lee. Stan (along with artist Jack Kirby) was began some of most of the popular comic stories you know: Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, Black Panther, and the X-Men. In the early days he used the phrase "Exclesior!" at the end of his monthly column to fans published in the back of comics. Stan created the phrase to mean Upward and Onward to Greater Glory!

And that's what I want us to think about this month. Where ever you are, whatever you can do, go upward and onward to greater glory. Take the next right step toward being the super hero you really are!

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#### swissfamilyrobinson

##### Mouseketeer
I’m in again for 600 minutes this month. We have a trip planned to WDW and US, so I anticipate making my goal!!

This theme looks to be a great one and I will share with my kids as they are all huge Marvel fans!

Thank you for hosting!

#### sophy1996

##### DIS Veteran
Thanks so much for hosting. Really looking forward to learning more about Marvel!

I’m in for 1400 this month. Starting with 120 minutes today for walking around DS this morning, from Swan to DHS, around DHS, and then back to Swan.

120/1400

#### swissfamilyrobinson

##### Mouseketeer
Just got back from 30 minutes of walking.

30/600
Thanks!

#### PollyannaMom

##### I was a click-clack champ!!
I'm in for my usual 500 minutes, and I started last night with 20.

Love the theme - thanks for hosting!

20/500

#### Statefan17

##### Mouseketeer
First timer here. I am eager to get in better shape, so I am in for 900 minutes. May is my birthday month making it a great time to join.

• #### BonnieF

##### Is it time for Food & Wine Yet??
Hi everyone! Joining in again! I’ll aim for 700 minutes this month. Love the theme! Maybe now I’ll be able to keep the Marvel characters straight.
I can post 150 minutes already - we visited Longwood Gardens today. A beautiful way to reenter the outside world!
150/700

#### Twilight Sparkle

##### DIS Veteran
Yay! I found you guys! I'm back for another 2500. Turns out even though I can't ride for awhile yet, the chores involved in caring for him are possibly an even better workout and, unfortunately, more time-consuming. I could probably bump it up, but I don't want to get too ambitious!

315 minutes so far - mostly horse-related but also some resistance band videos and pilates

315/2500

Thanks for hosting, Raya!

#### Twilight Sparkle

##### DIS Veteran
First timer here. I am eager to get in better shape, so I am in for 900 minutes. May is my birthday month making it a great time to join.
Glad to have you! Happy birthday month to you!

#### Twilight Sparkle

##### DIS Veteran
Hi everyone! Joining in again! I’ll aim for 700 minutes this month. Love the theme! Maybe now I’ll be able to keep the Marvel characters straight.
I can post 150 minutes already - we visited Longwood Gardens today. A beautiful way to reenter the outside world!
150/700
Glad you're back! Sounds like a fantastic day!

• #### Twilight Sparkle

##### DIS Veteran
Thanks so much for hosting. Really looking forward to learning more about Marvel!

I’m in for 1400 this month. Starting with 120 minutes today for walking around DS this morning, from Swan to DHS, around DHS, and then back to Swan.

120/1400
You're still there! You lucky, lucky person! Wish I could join you!!!! : )

#### Twilight Sparkle

##### DIS Veteran
Good morning, everyone! Welcome to May!

I've been a Marvel fan all my life, starting with comics as an 8 year old and now a huge Marvel Movie-verse fan. I'm impressed with what Disney has done with the Marvel properties, but I'm not just going to focus on the 'Disney era' Marvel here. I'm going to share history of the comics through the ages.

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Let's start with the creator of many Marvel comics - Stan Lee. Stan (along with artist Jack Kirby) was began some of most of the popular comic stories you know: Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, Black Panther, and the X-Men. In the early days he used the phrase "Exclesior!" at the end of his monthly column to fans published in the back of comics. Stan created the phrase to mean Upward and Onward to Greater Glory!

And that's what I want us to think about this month. Where ever you are, whatever you can do, go upward and onward to greater glory. Take the next right step toward being the super hero you really are!
Wish I could extra love this post and your goal for us. I'm super excited to learn more from the comics because I only know the movies and now WandaVision. Looks like there are several series I need to catch up on. Wish we still had Stan with us!

#### sophy1996

##### DIS Veteran
150 minutes for Sunday and 100 minutes for today.

370/1400

You're still there! You lucky, lucky person! Wish I could join you!!!! : )
Yes, this trip is a bit longer than usual since all our trips last year got canceled!

#### sophy1996

##### DIS Veteran
First timer here. I am eager to get in better shape, so I am in for 900 minutes. May is my birthday month making it a great time to join.
Welcome and happy birthday month! (It’s my birthday month too!)

#### ljcrochet

##### DIS Veteran
I’m going to try for 300 minutes this month. I stopped working out regularly when I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer but I’m not letting chemo kick my butt.

30 minutes so far this month

#### sophy1996

##### DIS Veteran
Oh my goodness, @ljcrochet, so sorry to hear that news. Sending you the very best wishes for your treatments!

#### Raya

##### DIS Veteran
Good morning everyone! I've updated our totals on the front page. Congrats to
BonnieF, ljcrochet and Twilight Sparkle for making it to Blue! And super congrats to sopy for hitting orange so early in the month!

In honor of our Blue folks I want to talk about Kamala Khan, AKA Ms. Marvel! Kamala (pronounced just like the VP, so take the word "comma" and add a "-la" sound to the end: "Comma-la.") is Muslim-American, Pakistani teenager from New Jersey. She idolizes superheros, like Captain Marvel, and is generally a great big fan-girl, reading and writing fan fic in her spare time.

So why did I pick her? Because Ms. Marvel struggles with being a 'second string superhero in a second string city'. She wants to be an Avengers, she longs to make a difference, but in the end she's a kid and can't do as much as the others. We're at the start of our fitness month, and I want to remind all of you of something she said (it's a quote from the Quarn):

"And whoever saves one person it is as if he has saved all of mankind."

It's a bit cheesy to say being active is saving yourself, but it's not a lie. And while it's hard to keep going for walks when you want to run a marathon or lift a million pounds, try to remember that small acts matter. Sometimes they matter even more than the big ones.

#### Raya

##### DIS Veteran
And I forgot to post my own minutes, whoops!

29 minutes on 5/1
33 minutes on 5/3

62/550

#### Twilight Sparkle

##### DIS Veteran
20 minute walk

335/2500