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Rocky Mtn hike

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Rocky Mtn-wk 5

I had to make a decision today... a kind of hard one...

I've been going on the Chair Exercise Team's Rocky Mtn Challenge for the last 5 weeks. It has been good for me to have a goal to reach toward each week.

I have failed overall on the virtual part of the challenge. I tried several weeks to get caught up on my description, but I was behind again for week 4. I just went to try to finish up the journaling, but now I'm also behind on journaling ALL of week 5! so...

I've made an executive decision... I like the challenge and the goals of steps, but I really can't take the time to look up the scenery, etc... so - at this point, for my own help, I'm keeping track of my steps, but not working toward the goodies. And, really - what is more valuable for me? the steps! This is difficult because I'm a high achiever, LOL. But - I'm almost 50, so I should be able to be mature about knowing my limitations. :-)

It does help me to realize that I've been through the Rockies numerous times - and I'm not seeing anything drastically different... I LOVE the mountains! And I've stood at the continental divide... My sister used to live on Pikes Peak, and I still have nieces living in Colorado Springs... so that, too, I can release!

Anyway - because of the modest steps required for last week, I was able to join Group 3!!! WooHoo!!!!
Sun GOAL - 2000 - ACTUAL STEPS - 1658 + 342 from Monday (already subtracted from Monday) emoticon
Mon GOAL - 1500 - ACTUAL STEPS - 2337 emoticon
Tue GOAL - 2500 - ACTUAL STEPS - 4204 emoticon
Wed GOAL - 3500 - ACTUAL STEPS - 5430 emoticon
Thur GOAL - 2300 - ACTUAL STEPS - 2836 emoticon
Fri GOAL - 3000 - ACTUAL STEPS - 3899 emoticon
Sat GOAL - 2000 - ACTUAL STEPS - 1396 + 604 from Sunday (already subtracted from Sunday on Week 6) emoticon
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  • CAROLYN0107
    Way to go on those steps. I didn't have time for the scenery either. I only joined two weeks. I try to do the other challenges when they exist.
    It's really getting hot here for doing exercise. We're going into one of our hot seasons.

    3339 days ago
    your blog got me back on my elliptical--thanks
    3341 days ago
  • ANYVAR54
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    you probably accomplish more steps than I do. My husband lost my fitbug. I miss it. When the new year comes our health plan will award us another (it's a pedometer) and I will be able to track my steps again. (I had to drop off the 5K my way because of the pain in my knees.) Not anything to be ashamed of, just have to make adjustments. And my PT is helping my knees.
    3341 days ago
    woohoo!! u go girl---another Rocky Mrn. girl
    3341 days ago
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    GREAT JOB... and what a wonderful place to do a walk! I love the mountains also, I used to live in Colorado! Blessings !! emoticon
    3342 days ago
    Working within one's limitations is part of caring for yourself. Good on you for making a tough decision and for what you have accomplished as part of this challenge.
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    3342 days ago
    The challenge is meant to inspire and encourage. You have the spirit of the challenge and have met your goals. You are a success.
    3342 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5645667
    There is no need for you to describe the virtual tour just do as you feel.... That is only a option for any one that wants to go the whole hog!.
    Hugs Susie
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