Friday, June 1, 2018

2018 Wellness Program - Challenge 6 - Get involved in the EPMC Community - Walking Challenge

This walking Challenge took place from April 9, 2018 until May 24, 2018. (It was supposed to be April 1, 2018-May 17, 2018 but there were some delays).

You needed to get a team together.

This started off as a challenge for itself for me. I work nights and don't know any people really outside of my department. I asked a couple people I knew and they waited 2 days to get back with me to tell me no. I had a momentary trip back to high school when no one wanted the nerdy girl on their team. It was a bit of drama but it worked itself out.

I ended up on a team with:

Melissa Addison (me)
Lynn Stepaniak
Deidra Hues
Maria Yazzie
Sally Steele
Susan Steele
Erin Hayes
Monica Annicks

Pam Duemig (team captain)

The challenge is to walk the Appalachian Trail. (2,189 miles). Each person is required to walk a minimum of 5 miles per day/35 miles per week.


Walking - 2500 steps = 1 mile
Biking 7 miles = 1 mile walked
30 minutes aerobic activity = 1 mile walked
30 minutes gardening/mowing/etc = 1 mile walked
60 minutes of yoga = 1 mile walked
1 mile swimming = 1 mile walked

I kept daily totals and turned those totals into the captain every Monday.

Total miles walked:

Week 1: 36.7 miles - best day 8 miles in 1 day.
Week 2: 36.3 miles - best day 8 miles in 1 day.
Week 3: 26.7 miles - best day 6 miles in 1 day.
                THIS REALLY made me upset because I had done so well before.
Week 4: 31.1 - miles - best day 7 miles in 1 day.
Week 5: 55.0 miles - best day 10 miles in 1 day.
Week 6: 29.7 miles - best day 7.6 miles in 1 day.
Week 7: 28.6 miles - best day 7.6 miles in 1 day.

Grand Total: 244.1

I needed 245 miles - so I was .9 short.

Miles came from walking, yoga, and aerobics mostly. Had a few from gardening/mowing/etc no swimming or biking for me.

This was a great challenge with vacation and moving in the mix. The discipline to keep going was hard and there were days I would have been a lot higher if I had just gotten off my duff and walked.

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