For the past nine months I have been participating in various workout challenges through work. It’s always more fun to work out when others are working out with you (even if just in a virtual sense). My last challenge ended September 30th and now I’m proposing that YOU join the 100 mile challenge with me.
Here’s how it works:
In order to complete this Challenge, you will need to “travel” 100 miles from October 1st through December 31st.
Here's how you calculate your mileage:
*Running or walking 1 mile outside or on a treadmill equals 1 mile.
*15 minutes of other workouts equals 1 mile (elliptical, swimming, weight lifting, workout video, workout classes, etc.).
A few "workout" stipulations:
“Workouts” only include activities specifically done for the purpose of exercise. Shopping, house cleaning, walking to and from the parking lot, and other day to day activities should not be included.
Partial miles travelled on different days cannot be combined. For example, if you run 1.25 miles on one day, and .75 mile on another day, that does not equal 2 miles. It counts as 1 mile.
Minutes accumulated on two different days cannot be combined. For example, if you workout 10 minutes one day and 5 minutes the next day, that does not combine to equal a mile.
1 mile on the bike does not equal 1 mile, etc. Only walking/running is mile for mile. Otherwise it would be too easy, huh?
It’s the 2nd of October! I know. This was an incredibly spontaneous idea. Deal. Work out extra this weekend. :)
I just found your challenge and it’s already November, but I still want to join! Well, then join! Talk to me about how you can prorate your 100 miles.
How do I keep track of all my miles? You’ll have to do that on your own, but I make a 100 box grid in Excel and buy really cute stickers to mark each mile. Email me if you’d like me to send you my spreadsheet. I love sharing!
Why can't partial miles or minutes be counted? Well, among other [maybe better] reasons, when rules start bending then there's no stopping them from breaking. You'll thank me in the end. Maybe.
Sign Up Below--No Wallflowers Allowed! (You do not need a blog to participate--just put this blog's URL the URL field if you don't have a blog):
Wanna Help Motivate?
If you are interested in being a contributor to this blog--maybe workout tips, recipes, or other ideas, please let me know in the comments below. Like I said, this is totally spur of the moment, so I'm still thinking of ways to help you get motivated to move it move it!
A few disclaimers:
1. I did not make up this challenge, and I don’t know where it originated from. I’m not a genius, and I do have to give credit to my coworkers for smoothing out the details.
2. I do not guarantee that you will lose weight or win your marathon if you do this challenge.
3. As with any new exercise program, check with your doctor to make sure it's okay you participate.
4. I do hope you’ll have fun and maybe get/provide some moral support by participating.
**Big Thanks to Softdrink (Jill) for making us a button!