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I too finished week 1 today and feel GREAT! and love the mapping tool! emoticon

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Finished week one today...pretty uneventful, and I'm feeling GOOD! On to week two!

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Just checking in! I've been walking for a week and love the mapper tool. emoticon

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Good for you.

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Dragged my hubby out yesterday morning at 6:30 to do my 1.5mile walk. He just laughed at me - Its 6:30 Sunday Morning!!!! he said, and I said Ya SO!!!! - He got up and came with me, I was so pleased and happy that he was supporting me this way. It was a nice walk, and a good time to talk without the phone, or TV or sports to interrupt us.

Looking forward to completeing WK 2 and already mapping out my routes!!

Keep going y'all, we can do this!

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Just checking to say hello. Keep on Sparkin'


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�We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.�
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I'm checking in and did day 1 today 5K in 52 min. I have ran a 5K before but with my allergies I decided to walk one and see the difference. I like to walk it better. I want to see if I can beat my time from today and Good Luck everyone.

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I have fibromyalgia. I walked a 20 minute mile last evening around 7pm. After going to bed, all my muscles began jumping in my sleep. I had to get up and take magnesium to settle them down. So today for my cross-training, I did a yoga routine. My muscles feel relaxed and ready to take on the day now.

Tomorrow I will do the 1 1/2 mile. However, I am going to do it much earlier in the day so my muscle jumping doesn't interrupt my sleep.



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Just stopping by to check in to the group. I will be starting week 1 day 1 this evening. emoticon

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I'm checking in. I signed up last week and completed week 1's requirements.



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Just got started yesterday, week one day one. I completed a 5k before,in the spring, was doing pretty good and had a knee injury, so now Im healed and starting over. A new challenge, a new goal.....sounds like fun!

Being part of the virtual race keeps me on track and helps me remain committed. Good luck to everyone else just starting too!! emoticon

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That sounds like my Mondays

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9/11/11 11:31 P

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Awesome work AHEALTHIERME9 !! Very motivating for the rest of us! My problem is that physically, I'm pretty sure I can do it, but mentally, I just don't want to. I feel like a 2 year old throwing a tantrum at the thought of exercise! But I signed up for the American Heart Association's 5K Heart Walk and want to make sure I can handle it! So I made it through week one. I don't even want to look at the plan for week 2 tonight...I'll check tomorrow and make myself do it then!

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emoticon Today was challenging. I'm on Day 3 of Week 1 and, I mapped out my route, but ended up doing just a tad more, ending at a total of 1.85 miles (just over the 1.5).

The thing is this. I started my walk at about 4:30 p.m. and the sun was so intense that I think it got me overheated. By the time I got home, I felt like I was going to faint. And I thought, "And here I was thinking how easy the first day was at a challenge of only 15 minutes!" Then I started thinking, "I am NOT going to be able to do this." I have never in my life done a 5K. The most I've ever done was the March of Dimes when I was a teenager.

So when I came into the house huffing and puffing, I had to sit down for a bit. I couldn't help but think, "Boy, I am out of shape! How in the world am I going to reach 3.1???"

I took a nice, pampering, long shower, and afterwards, lay in bed for about a good hour. I just couldn't move. But now, just before turning in for the evening, a smile has crept up on my face... Because I actually have completed my three days of Week 1 and, even though I'm hurting, I feel a sense of accomplishment. I'm proud of myself. And I'm proud of all you doing this right along with me!

Let's get ready for Week 2, Team! emoticon

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Today was my crosstraining day...I swam laps for 75 minutes emoticon

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I complete week one today. I'm doing great, more stamina and energetic.

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I completed Week 1 day 2 and had a lovely walk today. I'm really enjoying this program and getting back into exercising again.

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I completed Week 1 day 1 on Thursday. Today is Sunday and I'll be doing Day 2.

I'm getting off to a slow start, but I've started and am committed to completing this training and the 5K.

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I completed week 1 day 1 walked 15 minutes this morning emoticon

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emoticon I have finished week one and it feels great to be outside and walking. Good luck to all in the challenge.

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Completed Day 1 on Tuesday and Day 2 (1 Mile) on Friday. Today is the day I will complete Day 3 (1.5 Miles). I am good about getting through the first week of the Spark challenges I have signed up for in the past. It will be a big accomplishment for me to complete all 5 weeks. On to Week 2 on Monday! Good luck to everyone in the challenge.

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Today was my 1st Day of Week 1....I'm prepared to CATCH up to be in week 2 by the end of this week...Had knee surgery 3 cweeks tomorrow...has it stopped me NOOOOO...slowed me down a bit...YEH...but I'm COMING BACK!!! Great walk this am. Did my 1.6 kms. in 20 minutes...tomorrow I will do Day 2 emoticon

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Had a couple of really bad rainy days, but managed to cram the walking in at the end of the week:) Completed week one and off to start week two:) Very exciting emoticon

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I am on day 4 of the Rookie race!!! I feel better.. It was my 10 hour day at work.. I didn't seem to get my 10 thousand steps in!! I mostly sit at work. I walk on breaks and lunch, but my co work is wheelchair bound and I feel I can't leave the area and her alone when we work alone together. Need to get over that feeling and move my butt!!! My knees don't ache as much...I know they are screaming with all my weigh on them.. Be brave the weigh will come off and you won't hurt as much!!!

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9/11/11 6:17 A

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Checking in. Day 1 went well.

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I'm checking in! :)

I'm all in!


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Completed day 3 yesterday & my legs feel stronger already!


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Did day 1, 2,and now 3. emoticon emoticon Cat says, " Sure were slow in posting it!"

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Did day 2 today! It was a nice way to start the day!

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Completed Week 1 Day 1 on Friday. Doing my 1 mile walk on Sunday. Have Zumba on Monday for cross training.

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Wk 1 Day 4 Should have taken today off but up earlier than usual & a chance to run under the stars & see the sun come up. Not to mention emotionally I needed to expend energy positively.
Anywho, walked 3.28 miles in 25 min. I felt good 'cept for the aching of my calf bones. Tau'ri on the other hand came in the house & crashed. I did some stretches, chores, had breakfast & off to the Y for water yoga & aerobics. My emotional energy was totally expended today !

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What great motivation this has been. I don't normally walk on the weekends while the kids are out of school but I HAD to stay on track with this program and I feel so happy that I accomplished completion of Week 1.

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Way to go

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Week 1, 3rd training day DONE!! Woo Hoo!! Mapped a 1.5 route in the neighborhood and it was so beautiful outside today. Feeling it in the legs, but am pumped for having completed in full Week 1.

Will start Week 2 on Monday. Bring it on!!

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I started training on Wednesday with day 2 yesterday, so tomorrow will be my day 3, 1.5 miles emoticon
I am enjoying this so far, still walking indoors though. Gonna try to get outside tomorrow for the 1.5.



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Finished day 3 today! WooHoo!

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Today I did Day 1...I've been lax on exercising for several days and finally am back at it! Felt great!

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try taking a rest in between the days

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Day one was Wednesday. I would guess a good 1/2 mile but towards the end it was hobbling. So I still have 4 days to complete week one now that the swelling in my foot is down.



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My legs feel like tree trunks right about now, but I am so proud of myself! I completed Day 2 today. Still haven't got the measuring down pat, though, so I went a little bit over the one mile.

Completely drenched with sweat, but feeling positive... ;) emoticon

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I hate walking and avoid it like the plague for exercise. I usually do water aerobics, swim laps or ride the recumbent bike. I need something new and different so I joined this team and will start tomorrow for sure!
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I did it!! Day 1 & 2 I did right away, one after the other....then came the pain! My calf muscles hurt so bad for the next two days, that I felt like I must have looked funny walking around at work! So I did a LOT of stretching. But, I knew I couldn't wait too long before going for Day 3 or I just wouldn't want to do it at all! So I got up and went for a walk. Now I have the weekend to do my strength training. Oh, and so far, my calves feel okay....we'll see how they feel in the morning!

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first walk since joining
walked to town and back

lost 2.8 last week

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You are doing so good

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I completed my Day 1 today and did a 30-minute walk instead of the 15 minutes listed for the first day of training. I am excited about this, I have to say. ISN'T SPARKPEOPLE THE GREATEST??? This is just what my spirit, health, body, and mental state needed. I feel motivated again. YES!

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Wk 1, Day 2 completed. Not sure of how far I walked, because it was not my usual route. I had my 4 yr old grandson riding his bike, and I was pulling my grandaughter and a friend in a wagon, while another little 3yr old was walking/running along side. It was a fun walk, and I enjoyed it with these kids. But we did do a 30min. walk.

Looking forward to walking in the open fields tomorrow at my Father in laws farm. There will be hills as well, so that will be a nice challenge and a nice change from my usual city walk.

Have a good weekend everyone!!



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Two miles in 30 minutes. Dry 91 degree temperature. Finally cooling down in north Florida. This walking program is perfect motivation for me. Keeps me focused.

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I forgot to post yesterday. I don't have a pedometer but walked for 35 min. That was my second day. I think I'll take the car map out my mile(s) from now on then I'll know how far I go.

I love this cooler Ohio weather. Makes it easier to walk.


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Wk 1 3rd Day completed. Same distance 1.48 miles but knocked 5 min. off of yesterdays 40 min. This is exhilarating emoticon

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Today was my first day. I walked 1.5 miles in 30 minutes this evening, and rode the stationary bike for 9 miles today.
I found a route around my neighborhood, that I will be using for my 5K training and race.




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