Family Mileage Challenge

Friday, February 29, 2008

I'm in too!

Count me in. In fact, count me in for 10 miles. I had to resort to the indoor bike because of all this snow.

Also, I had a thought. Since we'll already have a car down there, maybe we should rent a van. That would give us more transportation options and allow us to avoid the lines in the morning. I suspect we'll make up half the cost of the rental in saving the rides to and from the airport.

Hey - I'm in! Grp

Hi all!

What a neat blog. Jen, I want a weight challenge just like you have...same pounds and everything! Can you set that up for me? And give me one pound loss, just like you with 19 to go. Then let me know what I need to do to enter data in the mileage and weight loss things!

I have a AAA Disney book and I plan to go next week to see the travel agent.

This thing has legs...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Welcome to The Disney Challenge 2008!

Here we can strive together to become better, stronger, faster, and more prepared Pickles. Our destination is a magical place...a place of fun, fantasy, walking, adventure, walking, thrills, sights, and lots and lots of walking! The more we challenge ourselves now, the more we'll enjoy our adventure in August.

We Hereby Challenge each and every one of our company to set a personal goal, and to be accountable to each other to reach that goal. Your goal might be one of physical fitness. You might, for example, set a weight loss target, or calculate a number of workout sessions to be achieved between now and our departure. (Jen and Grandpa are already negotiating details on this one!)

Or perhaps your goal is a significant project, deadline, or experience that you have taken on and pledge to complete before August 3rd. Share the steps along that process with us here, so that we can witness your committment, cheer you on, and heave that sigh of satisfied relief with you when it is accomplished! (Grandma, I hear you have some journaling on your mind?)

It would still be fun to walk the miles to Orlando too, like we did last time. That would be...1181 miles. Divided between the ten of us, that's just a squeak over 118 miles per person. If we figure 24 weeks between RIGHT NOW and August 3rd, then that's...4.9 miles, per person, per week. Whatcha think? Walking, biking, treadmills, jogging in place, running in gym or between all counts.

I'll send email invitations so every one of us (who wants to) can write posts here on this blog. We can also comment on each other's posts. You will probably have to sign up for a Google account if you don't have one already.

Do you like the countdown ticker up there in the corner, and the milage counter at the top? Anyone who wants a personal ticker can make their own at - VERY easy - and I can help get it to show up here - also pretty easy. Hint: After you create your ticker, it will show you boxes with HTML code. Select and copy that code, and email it to me. So simple!

So...who's in for the challenge?