Wednesday, June 15, 2011

We're baaa-aaack!


Are you ready to walk? We are! We being Amanda and Jill. So we're going to resurrect the 100 Mile Challenge and we'd love it if you joined us! Here's how it works:

The nitty-gritty:
In order to complete this Challenge, you will need to “travel” 100 miles from July 1st through September 31st. You can certainly pledge to walk/exercise more, but 100 miles is the "entry-level" amount.

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 or elliptical does not equal 1 mile, etc. Only walking/running is mile for mile.

Keeping track:
How do I report my miles to you? On Fridays we will put up a Progress Report. Once you report your total miles (please note: this should be your running total, not your total for the week...this time around, math is not included), then we will put your name in the sidebar with your total miles to date. Ultimately it is your responsibility to keep track of your total mileage. We will only update the sidebar once a day, so please don't pester us if your name/mileage does not instantly appear!

Hey, wait a second!
Why can't partial miles or minutes be counted? Because when rules start bending then there's no stopping them from breaking. And Jill used to be a teacher, so stop arguing, or she'll give you more homework.

How do I sign up?
Just leave a comment below with the number of miles you are pledging to complete for the challenge and remember to comment every week with your total miles. And check in here for more fun and encouraging posts. Also...you do not need a blog to participate.

A few disclaimers:
1. We did not make up this challenge, and we don’t know where it originated from. And many thanks to Trish for starting this blog last year and letting us pick up where we all left off!
2. We 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. We hope you’ll have fun and maybe get/provide some moral support by participating.
5. If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask at any time!

80 comments:

Amanda said...

Of course *I'm* signing up. I'm pledging at least 250 miles.

Kristi said...

Count me in! I'm going to pledge 200. I'm hoping for more than that, but we'll see.

Trish said...

I'm in! I'm in! I'm pledging 100 miles.

So glad you guys are continuing this!

Lisa said...

I'm in, but only for the 100. I'm such a newbie at this "exercise" stuff!

Lisa said...

I'm in, but only for the 100. I'm such a newbie at this "exercise" stuff!

Nise' said...

I hve not stopped walking since my first sign-up in October 2009, so I'm in!

Momma Hunt said...

Oh so excited to see this blog back in business. Count me in for a 100 miles please!

softdrink said...

My goal is 100 miles, that way I'll be excited for any mile over 100 that I do. :-D

Amy said...

I'm in for 100. Do we all get a day of rest on September 31st? ;-)

raych said...

Oooh, me! I pledge 100 miles.

M. Denise C. said...

This is great. I am pledging the 100 . . . MDC

christina said...

sign me up for 100. Yay. :D

wordlily.com said...

I'm in too! Shooting for at least 200 miles.

Deb said...

I'm in. For 100 miles. Do I get any points for the nights I play softball? There's an awful lot of standing around at softball, but there's excercise too.

Lexi said...

I'll join up! 100 miles, please!

softdrink said...

Amy...and this is why you all are required to do your own math this go around. Obviously, I have issues with numbers. :-D

Michelle said...

Oh, sign me up! I'm going to start with 100 and see if that will be enough to get me back on track!

April (BooksandWine) said...

I'm signing up! But only pledging 100 miles, that way when I surpass it, I can be really excited!

Yay!

Jennifer said...

Please sign me up. This sounds like a fabulous way for me to make a pledge to really be more active this summer!

Jennifer said...

Oops ... forgot to also mention that I'm pledging 200 miles!

Jenn said...

I'm in! Sign me up for 100 miles.

Literate Housewife said...

Fine, fine, fine! I'll get off my damn couch! Now stop pestering me. LOL! Seriously, this will be a perfect way to help motivate me to get into better shape for my cruise to the Bahamas in early October.

Literate Housewife said...

I'm pledging 200 miles. God help me.

gnoegnoe said...

I'm in! I'm in! I'm in!
Oh, you already knew that, right?! ;)

Going for 100 mile (160 km).

So glad to have you back!

Kristy said...
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Kristy said...

I'm so excited you are back. Count me in for 100. I hope to do more, but I'll start small.

Amanda-KS said...

I'm in for 100.

Carl F. Walston said...

Is this just for women? If not, I'd like to participate. It will be a good way for me to get going with exercising. I'll sign-up for the minimum 100. Carl

2manykraemers said...

I am in for 100 at this point. I'll try to do more, but don't want to overextend my promise on my first attempt. Kathy

Carol said...

I am committing to 100, though I will certainly try to do more also!
Carol

Amanda said...

Carl - this is definitely for anyone and everyone, not just women! Glad you'll be participating with us. :)

Sally said...

Welcome back! I'm in for 100 miles. Can't wait.

alisonwonderland said...

This is just the motivation I need. I'm glad you're back! I'll be working toward 100 miles.

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog said...

I'm here because Alison is advertizing your challenge on her blog for "Pay It Forward" and I'm up to the challenge. I'll take 100 miles+ (That's + a few more ...)

daltongirl said...

I'm in for 120 miles. I was sad I missed the challenge last year and am excited to get started!

Michelle said...

I am in! I plan on doing 300 miles!

Kendra said...

I will join. Put me down for 100 miles!

Veronica said...

I tried this last year I think and kind of forgot about it within a week or two, but I'll try again this year. Hopefully I remember! 100 miles :)

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

What an EXCELLENT motivational push for everyone. I was forwarded your link from a friend; my sister-in-law have pacted to run a marathon-relay in August, so this will give me an additional push to reach those weekly miles. Sign me up for 200; that's about 25/week (WHEW!)
-Amy (NW WI)

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

What an EXCELLENT motivational push for everyone. I was forwarded your link from a friend; my sister-in-law have pacted to run a marathon-relay in August, so this will give me an additional push to reach those weekly miles. Sign me up for 200; that's about 25/week (WHEW!)
-Amy (NW WI)

(sorry for duplicate comment---could you delete the first? I wanted to check the "follow up comment" box)

Julie said...

I'd like to sign up with my pledge of 150 miles. This challenge is what started a lot of good things for me & I'm happy to see it again!

stacybuckeye said...

Okay, I'm in. I'm hoping to do more than 100 miles, but that's what I'll commit to. Something's gotta get this baby weight off!

http://stacybuckeye.wordpress.com/

Kay said...

I'm joining too, hoping to make progress on my vow to have exercise be a habit for me. I struggle with that so very much!!! So, I'll try for 100 and if I do more, it'll be icing on the virtual cake. :-)

Joy said...

I'm excited that I found this! Going for 128 miles!

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Veens said...

I need to start doing this! I am going for the 100 miles that is equal to 161 kms :)

nanscorner said...

I'm in! I'm trying for 150 miles. Thanks so much for continuing this challenge.

Ansley said...

I'm in for 128! Looking forward to it!

Lisa Mancini said...

I quite litterally stumbled over this site, and I cannot let this pass. I'm in for 200 miles. I'm looking foward to this too.

Jennifer said...

Me, me, me! I think this will motivate me if I know others are doing it, too! So glad I found out about this on My Random Acts of Reading!

Now to the pledge part.. I'm going to shoot for 150 miles!

Let's go - we can do it!!!

BnE's Mommy said...

I'm in! I pledge 200 miles. Thanks to Lisa Mancini for bringing it to my attention. Just what I needed. :)

carolsnotebook said...

I'm in at 100 miles. This should be good for me.

Vicki said...

So glad this started back up!!!
I'm in for 100 miles.

Joy said...

I'm going for 100 miles on the treadmill. Thanks!

Enriched Mom said...

going to get it going again. 150 miles.

thanks,
Allie

Jess said...

I'm in and signing up for 150 miles!!! :)

Merlaine said...

I will pledge 100 miles. I am new at this so we will see how it works.

Merlaine

Melissa Zegley said...

I am excited about this challenge!! I will pledge 150 miles!!!

Elise said...

Glad the challenge is back! I'm in for 115.

Molly said...

This has come at just the perfect time for me! I started a new exercise routine on Monday - and I definitely need some motivation to keep it going.

In trying to set myself up for success and not failure :) --- I will sign up for 100 miles.

lodom42 said...

Hi! I am pledging 300 miles! I think I can...I think I can... :)

Terra said...

Ahhh! It's so good to see this challenge back! Count me in! Missed the first day so I'll just have to make up for it!

Considering my current injuries I'll be aiming for 100miles/161km. (I can't measure in American. :P)

leeswammes said...

I think this is going to be a *real* challenge for me, but I will try. It sounds like such a good idea.

I'm not a runner, but I do like walking or cycling.

I'm aiming for just the 100 miles, sounds like enough to me. :-)

Melanie said...

I am such a flake when it comes to regular exercise, but I'm also very goal-oriented - this seems like the perfect plan! My pledge is 100 miles.

Stacy said...

I would love to join in. A fitness challenge is exactly what I need at this time. I am pledging 100 miles. Thank you for hosting.

(You can list my name as "Stacy(PA)" in order to differentiate from the first Stacy participating:)

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Can I still join? I pledge to do 100 miles.

Rebecca said...

Count me in... I actually walked 4 miles yesterday so I am already underway... 100 miles... I am in!

Sarah Jones said...

Sign me up for a hundred miles! Thanks!!

Giinamarie said...

Ok I'm in!! I'll pledge 100 miles!

kellybmomof3 said...

I'd like to join in! I'm pledging 150 miles.

Alycia said...

Is it too late to join in? My husband and I would like to pledge 100 miles. Thanks for the motivation!

Amanda said...

Alycia - it's not too late! I've got you on the sidebar of participants - do you want your husband to be listed separately? If so, what's his name or what name would he like to go by?

Jilleen said...

Wow! Love this idea/challenge. I am pledging 100 miles since I came off foot surgery and need to get back to working out. Great job ladies!

Rusti said...

Sign me up for 100 miles.
This seems like a fun challenge and hopefully it will help motivate me to get moving!
~RustiAnn

debkhershberger said...

I just found you. Is it to late? Id love to pledge 100 miles!!

kristinemarie7 said...

A little late, but I'd like to join too. I'll pledge 100 miles.

jjl said...

I know I am a little late, but I would like to pledge 100miles...I'll just have to run a little more each day☺

The Tice's said...

I would like to join if I'm not to late. I hope this helps me to get moving. I pledge 100 miles

joanna said...

I'm late too, but I'd like to pledge 100 miles. :-)

Lola D said...

HI! Call me Talula or Lola

I so NEED to join!!!!!
I know I am late but I could USE 100 miles worth of working out in a tad over 1 month! Count me in :)

Vicki said...

I'm in for 2012!!
Glad you're keeping it going!