# Pluto's "Dog Days of Summer" Exercise Challenge

#### PollyannaMom

##### I was a click-clack champ!!
Welcome to the August Exercise Challenge! Our theme for this month is Pluto’s “Dog Days of Summer.” We’ll have some Pluto pictures and trivia to keep us motivated.

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 can post daily or catch up when you can.) 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 August 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:

Bouncing Blue 10%
Outrageous Orange 25%
Pluto’s Purple 50%
Playful Pink 75%
Rover Red 90%
Grateful Green 100%

We’re officially starting this challenge on August 1st, 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. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions, and check out old threads to see what’s been going on.

Participants:
PollyannaMom - 645/620
Saphire5742 - 1503/1240
princessbee - 70/930
scdak - goal: 881/800
Tasha228 - 931/500

courtneybeth - 860/2000
verleniahall - 7819/3720
LizardQueen8 - 785/1000
galaxygirl76 - 905/1200

amalone1013 - 30/450
2manypets - 2186/1860
Stephanator - 715/800

kathleen27 - 1033/800
Twilight Sparkle - 1655/1395
Rugby Tigger - 810/1000

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Team Total - 20,863/18,315

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#### princessbee

##### There's a great big beautiful tomorrow!
Hi! This is my first time doing this--put me down for 930 please!

#### scdak

##### DIS Veteran
Please count me in again - I will stick with 800 minutes again . Thanks for hosting PollyannaMom, I am sure it will be a fun month.

#### Tasha228

##### DIS Veteran
Please put me down for 500!

#### courtneybeth

##### Boston Runnah - 2018
Lets go for 2000 minutes again!

• #### verleniahall

##### DIS Veteran
3720 for me = 2 hours per day

#### LizardQueen8

##### DIS Veteran
I'm in for 1000 minutes this month.

#### galaxygirl76

##### DIS Veteran
Put me down for 1200 minutes please

#### sophy1996

##### DIS Veteran
What a great theme! It kind of makes me sad that I've decided to take a month or two off. I'll catch up with you guys down the road a bit.

• #### PollyannaMom

##### I was a click-clack champ!!
Good morning, and welcome to August!! (I can't believe summer is half over!)

This week we'll be talking about...Pluto in Cartoons.

Pluto is unusual for a character in Mickey's world because (other than showing a broad range of facial expressions) he is not anthropomorphic. Unlike Goofy, he's represented as a normal dog, without speech and walking on all fours.

Pluto first appeared in 1930 in the Mickey Mouse cartoon The Chain Gang (as a bloodhound on the trail of escaped prisoner Mickey Mouse!) He got a name - Rover - in The Picnic, but it was changed to his current name in The Moose Hunt in 1931.

(Info from "The Disney Wiki".)

#### Saphire5742

##### Princess Sparkle
Starting out with 55 min today

#### amalone1013

##### DIS Veteran
First timer! I've been watching the last two threads, and was so inspired seeing everyone's posts. I just thought it'd be overwhelming trying to start anything with our vacation, but now that that's over I'm in!

#### scdak

##### DIS Veteran
83 minutes of stationary cycling to start off my month

83/800

#### verleniahall

##### DIS Veteran
Got 15 minutes under my belt so far this AM - been busy here at work, but its slowing down!

#### 2manypets

##### DIS Veteran
I'll go for 1860 this month. Thanks for hosting this month's challenge!

#### PollyannaMom

##### I was a click-clack champ!!
First timer! I've been watching the last two threads, and was so inspired seeing everyone's posts. I just thought it'd be overwhelming trying to start anything with our vacation, but now that that's over I'm in!

Glad you found us! Welcome to the team!!

#### verleniahall

##### DIS Veteran
got in a good 30 minutes walking around my office!

1 hour 15 minutes left to go!

#### Stephanator

##### Mouseketeer
Yay! Thanks @PollyannaMom for hosting and a fun thread theme!

I'm aiming for 800 minutes this month.