Post # 1
Any Bees ever heard of or completed the Million Meter Challenge? I’m thinking about doing this with a group of my friends this year as a motivation to get back in better shape.
It is a year long goal to reach 1 million meters (621.4 miles) in 2011. This breaks down to about 12 miles a week or 2 miles a day. Some other exercise activities can count towards these miles (it doesn’t have to be straight running).
- 1 mile running = 1 mile rowing
- 4 miles outdoor biking = 1 mile running
- 1 mile swimming = 6 miles running
- Elliptical and stationary bike do not count.
- Walking is okay.
- Purposeful exercise only (walking around the super market doesn’t count)
- This is all on the honor system.
As a little extra incentive (and to hold people accountable), each person at the beginning of the year puts in 100 dollars and the pot will be split amongst all the people who completed the challenge. Hopefully everybody gets their money back.
Any Bees want to join and we can be help hold each other accountable? You obviously don’t have to include the monetary aspect that my friends and I are doing but we could all help hold each other accountable for our running/training progress! Could be fun!
Post # 3
Really? No one?? This seems to me like it would be a great next step for people who have done Couch to 5K and such …..
I was hoping to get a group to have weekly accountability posts throughout the next year, help keep us all on schedule.
Post # 4
This is so tempting (I did 3 1/3 yesterday and 4 1/4 today, so I’m even on pace to complete!) but I worry about remembering to write down/keep track of miles…I do sometimes give myself a sticker on the calendar to say “yay! I worked out today!” but that’s not a good way to know how far, either.
I track exercise in Sparkpeople, but it’s all done by minutes there, so even though I know on the day of the exercise how far I’ve gone, by the end of the week I usually don’t know anymore! I’ve tried tracking miles separately before, but writing it down in 2 places got tedious and I kept forgetting to do the second one…so my poor running shoes never know how old they are until my knees get really sad.
How do you track? Any good tips? It would be really cool to say I’ve gone a million meters 🙂
Post # 5
@BunnyBrideToBe: My friend who recommended it to me uses http://www.dailymile.com so that’s what I figure I’ll go with!
Post # 6
I’ll give it a shot–DailyMile looks interesting but is a little cluttered, and I’m still logging in 2 places which is less than ideal, but I’ll see how it goes! At the very least, I can approximate miles based on minutes walked/minutes run at the end of each week using my regular logs.