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Yes indeed, I walked 100 miles from January 1st to April 1st. I walked the final 2 miles on Saturday by going to the river with Dale and Dixie.

There were many times when I felt like I couldn’t do this. 100 miles is a lot, especially for someone like me who doesn’t like to exercise. But every time I felt like quitting I imagined what it would be like to have to tell you all that I didn’t do it. And then I imagined how great it would be to tell you that I did do it. The overachiever in me won out every time. I want to thank all of you for your encouragement and support. I really felt like you guys were walking right along with me and that helped more than I can say.

The Runagogo blog is continuing and people are signing up to walk another 100 miles in the next 3 months. I’m not going to do that. Don’t look at me like that – I’m not going to stop exercising. But what I am going to do is change my routine a bit. I know from personal experience that if I want to lose weight I’ve got to use the weight training equipment. And there’s only so much time in a day, people. I am not willing to spend 50 minutes on the treadmill and then another 30 minutes on the weight circuit. So, I am going to drop back the treadmill to 20 minutes and add 30 minutes of weight lifting. I think I’ll be in better shape in three months even if I haven’t walked another 100 miles. I’m counting on you guys for encouragement and support.

In the meantime . . . cue the Rocky theme music.


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  1. Eights are a great way…actually an easier way to loose weight AND they are fun. You’ll find it easier to exercise if you mix things up a bit.
    Congratulations and good for you (on all levels). 😉

  2. Way to GO!! I was able to put in my last 2 miles on Saturday too! What a great motivator this was…I’m going to attempt at the next 100 but, we have such a busy summer planned it should be interesting to see if I accomplish it! Even though I still haven’t lost any weight!

  3. YAY for you! Funny, just yesterday I decided that today is the day I have to get with it and start eating right and get back to my exercise routine. I used to be obsessive about getting to the gym, lately, not so much. Reading about your success is just the push I need. Thank you 🙂

  4. WOOOHOOOO!!!! Great job and good for you. 100 miles is a whole lotta miles and you did em all! You go girl. 🙂

  5. ::looking shifty-eyed::

    Is it April 1st already? Yeeeikes! I guess I didn’t make it.

    Congratulations on YOU, though! Fab job.

  6. (cue trumpets)

    da da dadada dada DA dadada
    da da dadada dada DA dadada
    da dadada dada dada (wah-wahhhhh) da da dadada dada
    dada daaaaaaaa! dada daaaaaaaa!
    dada daaaaaaaa! dada daaaaaaaa!
    dadada da daDAda
    dadada da da da
    da daaaaaaaaa…
    dada daaaaaaaa! (Gonna fly now!)…

    Well done, dear Carole. Like Julie, I am inspired to shake the cobwebs off my shoes and get moving. Thank you. 🙂

  7. Congratulations! I haven’t kept track of my progress, since I wasn’t officially doing anything, but I’m pretty sure I failed. I’m thinking of adding some weight training too, even though I kinda hate it. I might just walk/jog with ankle/hand weights instead and call that weight training. Not sure it counts though.

  8. I never doubted you! Nothing wrong with setting up a system that works for you. Like you said, there’s only so much time in a day. You did great! Congrats!

  9. congratulations! i signed up for the next phase since i dropped out so early in the first. i am so out of shape that yesterday i walked two miles and today i’m sore. i used to bike 15 miles a day. and walk everywhere. it’s a suburban tragedy.

  10. I knew you could do it! Even with the broken toe. I’m so proud of you.

    I know it’s wrong, but seeing that picture of you makes me think of Kermit the Frog doing his little arm waving freak out thingy. But love Kermit, so I think it’s okay. ♥

  11. Hooray for you Carole!! Especially having done it with a broken toe part of the way! You REALLY rock! 🙂

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