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January results!

 Overall: not the best month. But we'll do better in February, I'm sure! 

Graph of distances and times for January 2017.

Shoutouts to [personal profile] blnchflr , [personal profile] meri_oddities , and [personal profile] semielliptical  for making their distance goals, and to [personal profile] ridicully , [personal profile] temve , [personal profile] purplecat , semielliptical again, and [personal profile] thebookpile for making their activity goals. ridicully and temve in particular managed more than twice as many active hours as intended!

Good job, everyone! 
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January Final Checkin

Final totals for January here, please! I'm hoping to have the results up by the 8th. Also, does anyone want to do February? If not, I'll handle it again. 
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Week 3 checkin

 Sorry for skipping Week 2! Vacation and colds and running my first half marathon kind of all collided badly. How are you guys doing? Put your distance and time in the comments, please. 
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January Week 1 Checkin

 How did you do for Week 1? Comment here! 
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New Year, New Challenge!

I'm going to try to run a January challenge. If you'd like to participate, please post your distance goal and/or active hours goal in the comments!

New participants are welcome!
 The distance goal can be in miles or kilometers, but I'll assume miles if you don't specify. Active hours can be a particular type of activity (usually biking for me), or total amount of activity (swimming, martial arts, hiking, whatever). 
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[personal profile] ell2016-11-17 09:02 am
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Check In

Hi Runners,

After last week, I am completely off my goal of doing something every day. Unless you count angry ranting or blanket forting as activity. Or drinking. Then I'm aces!

Anyway, check in here!

Here's our breakdown so far:
Who Running /Walking Goal Other Goal Check in 1
Ell 50 miles every day 2.5 miles 16:35 hours
Semielliptical 110 miles 7 hours 40 miles 1 hour
Rainshadows 40 miles 5 hours biking
Linaelyn 90 miles every day 28 miles
Temve 60 miles 26 hours 16 miles 6.5 hours
Dancing_serpent 20 km 4 hours
Purplecat 176 km 48 km
Bluemeridian 147 mi
Ilanarama Cheerleading
Thebookpile 4-5/week
Ridicully 75 km 10 hours/every day
Franzi awesome weights workout



Regardless, we will survive.

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[personal profile] ell2016-11-08 11:39 pm
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Check in

Dear Runners,

Please check in here with something encouraging. Me, I've got nothing tonight.

Captain L
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[personal profile] ell2016-11-01 06:48 pm
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November Challenge

Hi Runners!

I was thinking that a November Challenge is in order and I'd be happy to come out of my DW hibernation and run it this month.

There are several reasons why running would be good for us this month:

1) It's NaNo month and running boosts creativity

2) For many of us, the days are getting shorter and colder, the clocks are turning back soon or have just turned back and running can improve your mood. For all the southern hemispheric folks, running now will help get you fit for a summer of fun activities. (No, I'm not jealous. Or bitter.)

3) For all of us, the stress of the holidays is coming (and the stress of the T-word being elected next week) and running can help with anxiety and depression.

So I propose a November running challenge. Let's work together and have a great, productive, and sweaty November!

I am trying to get back into running again after a series of unfortunate events (like bad hips that lead to bad knees and moving to a new(old) continent.

My running/exercise goal this month is to do some exercise every day. Starting today. Running, I hope to get 50 miles this month. And break in the new running shoes I bought yesterday. Comment here with your goals and I will make us a spreadsheet and post our progress weekly.
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September Challenge Final Report

Our little group completed 559 miles and 46.75 active hours in September! Each of us that participated met at least one of our goals, or came very very close. Cheers to all of us!!

[personal profile] ilanarama 201 miles (100.5%)
[personal profile] meri_oddities 97 miles (97%), 7 hours (87.5%)
[personal profile] raininshadows 20 miles (100%), 7 hours (175%)
[personal profile] ridicully 52 km (52%), 12 hours (120%)
[personal profile] semielliptical 178 miles (89%), 6.5 hours (109%)
[personal profile] temve 31 miles (103%), 14.25 hours (53%)
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September Week 2 Report

We have made great progress toward our month's goals, and collectively we have run just over 300 miles this month, and completed 19 additional hours of activity!

[personal profile] ilanarama 113 miles (56.5%)
[personal profile] linaelyn
[personal profile] meri_oddities 47 miles (47%), 3 hours (37.5%)
[personal profile] raininshadows 8.9 miles (44.5%), 1 hour (25%)
[personal profile] ridicully 30 km (30%), 3 hours (30%)
[personal profile] semielliptical 103 miles (51.5%), 4 hours (66.7%)
[personal profile] temve 19.5 miles (65%), 9 hours (33.3%)

If you missed the check-in post and want me to add your update, you can comment here. Cheering everyone on to another active week!
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September Week 2 Check-in

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.
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September report #1

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!
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September Week 1 Check-in

How has the beginning of the month been for you? Comment with your miles/kms and/or active time so far.
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September challenge?

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.
ilanarama: me in Escalante (yatta!)
[personal profile] ilanarama2016-04-05 03:25 pm
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March challenge final report!

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!)
[personal profile] ilanarama2016-04-01 09:14 am
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March challenge final check-in!

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!)
[personal profile] ilanarama2016-03-29 06:11 pm
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March challenge report#3

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?
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[personal profile] ilanarama2016-03-21 03:36 pm
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March challenge report#2 and check-in #3

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!
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[personal profile] ilanarama2016-03-15 06:11 pm
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March challenge report#1 and check-in #2

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!)
[personal profile] ilanarama2016-03-07 08:30 am
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March challenge check-in #1

How many miles or km, and active hours if applicable, did you manage March 1-7?