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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2020, 12:25:27 PM »
Jan 7 - 1.2 miles, walking

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2020, 04:31:47 PM »
Winter Wildebeest Week 1
Hmm, trying to embed the attached graphic by DH, by editing after the fact, but no go - scroll down to see it...

If I missed anyone or got your numbers wrong, PM me and I'll fix!

All Beests who have reported in (any number of days during January):
  • Bumbles8
  • HappyCheerE
  • horsepoor
  • LifeHappens
  • LWTG
  • naomi
  • nvmama
  • oneday
  • Rosy
  • shapingFIRE

Weather-Resistant Wildebeests (no more than 1 day missed so far)
  • HappyCheerE
  • horsepoor
  • LifeHappens
  • LWTG
  • naomi
  • nvmama
  • oneday
  • shapingFIRE

Winning Wildebeests (ranked by "units," 1/1-1/7)

@horsepoor, not sure how to record yours - let me know if you want on the list!
  • 27.9 - HappyCheerE (I feel a little weird coming first in my own challenge!?! but it may not last)
  • 26.4 - naomi
  • 11.6 - LWTG
  • 10.9 - shapingFIRE
  • 9.7 - oneday
  • 7.8 - nvmama
  • 2.1 - Bumbles8
  • 1 - Rosy
« Last Edit: January 10, 2020, 01:11:17 PM by HappyCheerE »

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #52 on: January 08, 2020, 08:12:42 PM »
Winning Wildebeests (ranked by "units," 1/1-1/7)

@horsepoor, not sure how to record yours - let me know if you want on the list!


Are there prizes? 

Thanks for tracking us; I'm not worried about "competing" against anyone other than myself.  Barn this morning, walked the dog 2 miles tonight.  8/8 winter wildebeest days complete!

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #53 on: January 08, 2020, 08:35:05 PM »
While I was out walking tonight, I remembered that MMM wrote a blog post on this topic:  https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2014/12/23/its-winter-get-out-and-enjoy-it/

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #54 on: January 09, 2020, 10:18:15 AM »
Checking in with Week 1 results, 1/1-1/7
4 days of running - 6 miles
2 days just walking
1 day swimming (just didn't have enough energy to run after)

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #55 on: January 09, 2020, 04:23:56 PM »
Got to run this morning and leg felt pretty good!

Up to 17 miles for January.  Iíll get out and run tomorrow too!

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2020, 01:15:55 PM »
@horsepoor, no prizes except cheering - but we should feel free to give them to ourselves! And thanks a million for sharing that MMM post, which captures exactly how I feel. I thought I'd read most of the blog but I guess I haven't been systematic - a fun project. (I think I remember a thread about reading from post #1 but can't find it now)

@LifeHappens, I added you to the "Weather Resistant" list, but if you want to be in the totals too, let me know

@Bumbles8 Hurray! So glad your leg is doing better!

As for me, 2.8 total walking so far today and more to do. Looking forward to running and/or hiking this weekend!

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2020, 03:00:31 PM »
Jan 8 - 2 miles walking
Jan 9 - 1.35 miles jogging
Jan 10 - 1.35 miles jogging



If @HappyCheerE can run on 1/1 with icicles in the trees tinkling like wind chimes, I have no excuses in CA, even a bit of rain!  I hope to have more running days after next Wednesday.

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #58 on: January 11, 2020, 11:11:04 AM »
Last night I walked the dog 2 miles in the dark in semi blustery weather.

Snowy Saturday morning could be an excuse to sleep in, but I peeled myself out of bed and got to the barn by 7.  Spent 3 hours with the horses before my fingers turned to icicles.  It sure makes me feel like I earned my luxurious weekend brunch of bacon, eggs and waffles!  This afternoon it looks like the sun will peek out and it will hit 40, so I'm waiting a bit to get my weekend run done.

11/11 winter wildebeest days done!

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #59 on: January 11, 2020, 02:08:11 PM »
I'm forced to walk and jog a bit over a mile every morning because it would be so much trouble to notify all my neighbors that I won't be picking up their dogs. The neighbors have varying physical problems. I started by walking one neighbor's dog and it seems to have escalated. If only they paid me for it I'd be rich.


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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #60 on: January 11, 2020, 07:46:21 PM »
Jan 11 - 1.32 miles walking

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #61 on: January 13, 2020, 10:24:25 AM »
Sadly, I'm going to have to tap out of this challenge. My back just can't take daily running. Swimming, walking and a couple short runs per week are the best I can do right now.

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2020, 03:04:10 PM »
Sadly, I'm going to have to tap out of this challenge. My back just can't take daily running. Swimming, walking and a couple short runs per week are the best I can do right now.

Good luck with your back.  I can never do daily running, mostly my knees/ankles but lately shins/calves etc....maybe I'm just getting old :P

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #63 on: January 13, 2020, 08:03:50 PM »
@LifeHappens healing and self care are better than some silly old challenge!

I'm concerned I might be in the same boat after the 15th, when I attempt to run every day...

Jan 12 - 1.35 miles
Jan 13 - 1.2 miles walking

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #64 on: January 14, 2020, 03:42:03 AM »
The weather has been colder this week which is not my favorite. I work night shift, sleep all day, and sometimes miss the sun completely. So, some of these shorter runs were done in the dark in 19/20ish degree weather.

8- 12 mile run
9- 1.72 mile run
10- 1.76 mile run
11- 4.52 mile run
12- 1.53 mile walk
13- 1.57 mile walk
14- 5.0 mile run
« Last Edit: January 15, 2020, 12:36:06 AM by Naomi »

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #65 on: January 14, 2020, 07:03:18 PM »
Jan 14 - 1.2 miles walking

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #66 on: January 14, 2020, 09:31:06 PM »
I almost broke my streak today - didn't go to the barn in the morning due to my work schedule.  We got snow last night that was preceded by some frozen rain. Headed out for a run after work and realized that any sidewalks that had been shoveled and not sprinkled with de-icer were essentially skating rinks, so I turned around with my tail tucked between my legs.  Then I remembered this challenge, and noticed the sad little number of steps on my watch, so I put on warmer clothes and took the dog for a 2.3 mile walk, managing not to slip and fall on my ass even once.  When there's fresh snow on the ground, I just put on my screw shoes and go, but this mix of uncertain footing is super awkward for running.  Hopefully it will melt off by the end of the week.

Can't wait to get to the barn tomorrow morning when it will be 18F or so!

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #67 on: January 14, 2020, 09:45:56 PM »
Jan 3 - 1.0 mile run + 1.0 mile walk
Jan 4 - 1.0 mile run + 1.2 mile walk

A lot of just walking days lately.

Jan 5 - 7.0 mile run/walk
Jan 6 - 1.2 mile walk
Jan 7 - 1.2 mile walk
Jan 8 - 1.2 mile walk
Jan 9 - 1.2 mile walk
Jan 10 - 1.2 mile walk
Jan 11 - 6 mile run/walk
Jan 12 - 7 mile run/walk
Jan 13 - 1.2 mile walk
Jan 14 - 1.2 mile walk

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #68 on: January 15, 2020, 11:42:19 AM »
@oldladystache What a great routine to have fallen into - I bet your dog-neighbors adore you! Love the photo.

@LifeHappens Not running every day is really smart. Walking some totally fits this challenge so you're still in if you want to be! Sorry your back is acting up.

@Naomi  Good for you getting out in the dark. I enjoy it once I'm out, but crossing that threshold is so much easier once it gets light...

@horsepoor Be careful out there! When the footing is mixed I wear my screw shoes anyway. I figure sidewalks and pavement see worse. :*)

For me:
10th - 4 miles mostly walking
11th - 4 running and 2.5 walking
12th - 5.5 running and 3 walking (great weekend!)
13th - 1 mile walking and 7 15mn increments on the bike. I commuted to work for the first time in several months! Drizzly rain on the way home but it was so great to be on the bike path
14th - just a mile walking - first time below 2 :*(
Today so far: 2 miles walking.

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #69 on: January 15, 2020, 04:47:32 PM »
Have jogged 2 miles everyday except for 3.  One of the three days I walked a couple miles outside.

Also threw a 5+ mile hike in there.  Pretty happy so far but Iíve dealt with amazing weather.  So not nearly as persistent as the rest of yíall.

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #70 on: January 16, 2020, 12:25:31 AM »
Jan 15 - 2.0 miles walking

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #71 on: January 16, 2020, 05:05:30 PM »
Winter Wildebeest Week 2

If I missed anyone or got your numbers wrong, PM me and I'll fix!

All Beests who have reported in (any number of days during January):
  • Bumbles8
  • HappyCheerE
  • horsepoor
  • LifeHappens
  • LWTG
  • naomi
  • nvmama
  • oldladystache
  • oneday
  • Rosy
  • shapingFIRE

Weather-Resistant Wildebeests (no more than 1 day per week missed so far)
  • Bumbles8
  • HappyCheerE
  • horsepoor
  • LifeHappens
  • naomi
  • oldladystache
  • oneday
  • shapingFIRE

Winning Wildebeests (ranked by "units," 1/1-1/14)

Only including people still active in week 2 for whom I have specific numbers, but happy to fix and add!
  • 64.8 - HappyCheerE
  • 54.49 - naomi
  • 35.8 - shapingFIRE
  • 21.49 - oneday

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #72 on: January 17, 2020, 05:06:20 PM »
My last week was mostly a no go as I had rotating sick kids and hubby.  Starting again in the morning.
Great job everyone!

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #73 on: January 17, 2020, 09:19:30 PM »
Jan 16 - 1.35 miles running!
Jan 17 - 1.35 miles running!
Jan 18 - 1.35 miles running!
Jan 19 - 1.38 miles running!

Happy to be running again rather than walking. Keeping an eye on my knee. Maybe I ran too many days in a row. Will find out in a few more days.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2020, 01:03:12 PM by oneday »

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #74 on: January 20, 2020, 02:15:02 AM »
15- 1.36 mile walk
16- 4.0 mile run
17- 10.0 mile run
18-1.17 mile walk
19- 8.0 mile run
20- tbd
21- tbd


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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #75 on: January 20, 2020, 07:22:19 AM »
I live in the southeast so I have felt like a cheat for most this challenge.  But it was ~25* this morning during my run.  On Saturday it was upper 30s and drizzling during run, so these two days have made it feel like a Ďwinterí challenge.

So far, I have jogged 2 miles everyday except for three days in January.  Two of the three days I didnít jog I was outside most the day and walking around. 

I would say Iím around 45 miles so far this month - this includes a 5 mile hike.

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Re: January 2020 challenge: Winter Wildebeest (like Winter Warrior but free)
« Reply #76 on: January 20, 2020, 10:15:56 AM »
Just got home from almost 3 hours at the barn.  20/20 so far this month.  Wednesday might be a challenge because I won't be able to go to the barn and it's looking like we're in for a wet week.

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@Bumbles8   I'm in CA and feel like I'm cheating too. It's been cold for our standards,  but never below freezing, and I've managed to avoid any precipitation.

Jan 20 - 1.35 miles running
Jan 21 - 1.15 miles running