semielliptical: woman running in a field (running)
posted by [personal profile] semielliptical at 02:16pm on 17/09/2016 under
How's it going? Comment with your miles/kms and/or active time, and let me know if you're reporting for just this week or the entire month to date.
Mood:: 'content' content
semielliptical: woman running in a field (running)
posted by [personal profile] semielliptical at 12:38pm on 12/09/2016 under
Hi all! Our accomplishments so far this month. As a group, we ran the distance of over 5.5 marathons (151 miles), and added 8 hours beyond that!

[personal profile] ilanarama 54 miles (27%)
[personal profile] linaelyn
[personal profile] meri_oddities 22 miles (22%), 1 hour (12.5%)
[personal profile] raininshadows 8.9 miles (44.5%), 1 hour (25%)
[personal profile] ridicully 20 km (20%)
[personal profile] semielliptical 48 miles (24%), 2 hours (33%)
[personal profile] temve 6 miles (20%), 4 hours (14.8%)

If you missed the check-in post and want me to add your update, you can comment here. Onward through the next week!
Mood:: 'accomplished' accomplished
semielliptical: woman running in a field (running)
posted by [personal profile] semielliptical at 06:56pm on 09/09/2016 under ,
How has the beginning of the month been for you? Comment with your miles/kms and/or active time so far.
semielliptical: woman running in a field (running)
posted by [personal profile] semielliptical at 02:07pm on 31/08/2016 under
Hi there [community profile] runners! Anyone up for a September challenge? Nothing fancy, I'll just do a weekly check-in and month-end round up post.

If you're interested, comment with your goals for miles/km and/or active hours for the month. And if you're working toward any specific running/exercise goals, that would be fun to hear about, too.
Mood:: 'chipper' chipper
ilanarama: me in Escalante (yatta!)
posted by [personal profile] ilanarama at 03:25pm on 05/04/2016 under
Here is the final tally for the month of March!

[personal profile] alexseanchai - 50% mileage goal
[personal profile] temve - 100% mileage and 100% time goal [1]
[personal profile] raininshadows - 76% mileage and 100% time goal
[personal profile] semielliptical - 85% mileage and 138% time goal
[personal profile] ell - 32% mileage and 148% time goal [2]
[personal profile] ridicully - 12% mileage and 100% time goal
[personal profile] meri_oddities - 101% mileage and 100% time goal
[personal profile] blnchflr - 90% mileage and 71% time goal
[personal profile] ilanarama - 111% mileage goal [3]
[personal profile] zulu - 28% mileage goal

[1] winner of the "Pinpoint Accuracy" award. Or maybe the "Didn't keep track but made up the numbers" award... :-)
[2] winner of the "Skewed Priorities" award. See, if you'd just run in that extra time you would totally have beaten your mileage goal! :-)
[3] winner of the "Sandbagger" award. In my defense I didn't quite make my goal last time so I was conservative!

[personal profile] cadenzamuse did not declare goals but added some mileage and time to our aggregate. Which totals out to 584 miles, approximately 82% of our planned 714 miles for the month. This is the distance that ultrarunner Lisa Smith-Batchen ran as the "Quad Badwater", a fundraising stunt in which she ran the 135-mile Badwater course four times and added on a little extra, over a bit more than 14 days - less than half the time it took all eleven of us to cover this distance! (Of course, she wasn't doing anything else other than eating and sleeping...) [It really is worth reading the linked article, if only to convince yourself that you never want to do this.]

Our total active hours added up to 122, 120% of our aggregate goal. 122 hours is also, apparently, the duration of the hijacking of Lufthansa Flight 181 in 1977, as it inspired the Screamers, an American synthpunk group founded in 1975, to write the song 122 Hours of Fear. Hopefully you enjoyed your active hours and they didn't scare you.
ilanarama: me in Escalante (yatta!)
posted by [personal profile] ilanarama at 09:14am on 01/04/2016 under ,
No foolin' - let me know your total distance (in M or km) and total active time if applicable. And if you are willing to take on running the April challenge, please let me know that, too!
ilanarama: me in Escalante (yatta!)
posted by [personal profile] ilanarama at 06:11pm on 29/03/2016 under
This is the slightly-belated challenge report (okay, a lot belated, I could have posted last week) but NOT the final check-in - we'll do that after the month is over, since it's just a couple more days. As of March 21 (three weeks in) we have the following statistics:

[personal profile] alexseanchai - 50% mileage goal
[personal profile] temve - 73% mileage goal and 76% time goal
[personal profile] raininshadows - 58% mileage goal and 56% time goal
[personal profile] semielliptical - 49% mileage goal and 88% time goal
[personal profile] ell - 27% mileage goal and 94% time goal
[personal profile] ridicully - 12% mileage goal and 67% time goal
[personal profile] meri_oddities - 65% mileage goal and 83% time goal
[personal profile] blnchflr - 63% mileage goal and 71% time goal
[personal profile] ilanarama - 67% mileage goal
[personal profile] zulu - 28% mileage goal
[personal profile] cadenzamuse - no goals, but yay for 10.8 miles and 1.5 hours for the month!

In aggregate we have run 391.8 miles, which is the straight-line distance between Bradpole, Dorset (on the southern coast of England) and Crieff, Perth and Kinross (north of Edinburgh, Scotland). However, if we were going to actually run from one city to the other, it would be a lot farther, since we'd have to actually, you know, follow roads. It is also the distance from the surface of the Earth to the origin point of an earthquake that hit the Philippines on Sunday, October 04, 2009 at 10:58:01 UTC. In addition we have exercised for 83.75 hours, which is 3.5 days, which is a lot! And in June of 1876, a special train took 83.75 hours to travel from New York to San Francisco - which is a lot farther than 391.8 miles!

If you didn't check in last time, I just copied your previous information over! If you just forgot or didn't have time, add it in to the final check-in, which will begin on Friday.

I will be unable to run next month's challenge - any takers?
ilanarama: a mountain (mountain)
posted by [personal profile] ilanarama at 03:36pm on 21/03/2016 under ,
As of March 15th, we have the following statistics:

[personal profile] alexseanchai - 38% mileage goal
[personal profile] temve - 59% mileage goal and 58% time goal
[personal profile] raininshadows - 32% mileage goal and 56% time goal
[personal profile] semielliptical - 27% mileage goal and 38% time goal
[personal profile] ell - 27% mileage goal and 94%(!) time goal
[personal profile] ridicully - 5% mileage goal and 53% time goal
[personal profile] meri_oddities - 48% mileage goal and 67% time goal
[personal profile] blnchflr - 13% mileage goal and 0% time goal, but that's only because I'm shifting her report to next week
[personal profile] ilanarama - 48% mileage goal
[personal profile] zulu - 28% mileage goal
[personal profile] cadenzamuse - no goals, but yay for your running and activing, which I will add on to the rest!

In aggregate we have run 264.6 miles, which is the total length of the four interurban rail lines connecting Dallas, TX with surrounding cities...in 1916. It is also the distance by air between Bangladesh and Bhutan. In addition we have exercised 68,75 hours which is almost 69 hours (link NSFW - it's a porn star website describing this movie, which is a porn version of the Eddie Murphy movie "48 hours").

If you didn't check in last time, I just copied your previous information over! If you just forgot or didn't have time, add it in to this week's check-in. Which is now! Please comment with your total distance in miles or km, and total active hours, for the month so far!
ilanarama: my footies in my finnies (snorkeling)
posted by [personal profile] ilanarama at 06:11pm on 15/03/2016 under ,
Friends! Runners! Countrymen (and non-countrymen)! Lend me your shoes!

For the first week of March, we have the following statistics:

[personal profile] temve - 27% mileage goal and 20% time goal
[personal profile] ridicully - 0% mileage goal and 33% time goal
[personal profile] meri_oddities - 15% mileage goal and 17% time goal
[personal profile] blnchflr - 13% time goal and 0% time goal
[personal profile] ilanarama - 25% mileage goal, no time goal
[personal profile] zulu - 28% mileage goal, no time goal

In aggregate we have run 86.9 miles (or 139 km) which is the distance between Cherthala and Thirumalapuram, India. In addition we have exercised 10.5 hours, which is the amount of time Rand Paul spoke from his Senate desk in a symbolic filibuster in May last year.

As of yesterday (or today, whatever), how many miles have you run in March? How many hours have you, um, actived?
ilanarama: me in Escalante (yatta!)
posted by [personal profile] ilanarama at 08:30am on 07/03/2016 under ,
How many miles or km, and active hours if applicable, did you manage March 1-7?

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