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10/22/13 2:18 P

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Mary my hubby has the same problem and he is going very slow. So I say just do what you can do, Although for me y fit bit is now back up and working so I can track my mileage. I gotta get my motivation up there

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10/22/13 10:16 A

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I was hoping to get to do this but I've hurt my back. So I'm moving very slowly. Maybe next time.

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CD13920105 Posts: 170
10/16/13 3:09 A

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I walked 3 miles today so haven't hit a city yet
Mile Location reached
0 Kansas City, Mo
40.1 Lawerence, Mo
63.5 Topeka, Ks
128.06 Junction City, Ks
175.38 Salina, Ks
241.71 Russell, ks
298.78 Wakeeney
373.81 Colby, Ks
437.30 Burlington, Co
514.37 Limon, Co
564.76 Strasburg, Co
and finally
605.13 Denver, Co

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10/15/13 2:05 A

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So here is what I came up with and if someone comes up with a better way let me know.
Remember to double the miles you actually walk to get your current location since you will be "riding in a wagon" for half of this trip.

Mile Location reached
0 Kansas City, Mo
40.1 Lawerence, Mo
63.5 Topeka, Ks
128.06 Junction City, Ks
175.38 Salina, Ks
241.71 Russell, ks
298.78 Wakeeney
373.81 Colby, Ks
437.30 Burlington, Co
514.37 Limon, Co
564.76 Strasburg, Co
and finally
605.13 Denver, Co

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LIVING_MERCY's Photo LIVING_MERCY Posts: 277
10/14/13 5:37 P

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I am looking forward to this.. Thanks for the replys we have so far. If you want to track it you can always go to mapquest Kansas City, Mo and figure out where your mark is for that day. My next day off is Wednesday so I wont be around on this until after I watch the show on wed morning but I will try between now and then to figure out a daily mark so we have sometime to reach for look for that on Wednesday. For now its breakfast time (yes I just woke up) and then work.

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10/14/13 1:11 P

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It was on Spark on a different team, but the person in charge found a record of a group and their campsites and the dates they were there. They then posted the "trail" and we logged our miles walked and the locale. We had a date/miles template and entered our miles when reaching each milestone.

For example: one entry might be July 30: 3.0 miles Red River
July 31 3.5 miles Big Pine Hill


You could do days and miles as well. Most people in a wagon train would start after breakfast and travel for 3-4 hours, stop for lunch and rest the animals, then another 3-4 hours. They wouldn't travel as fast as you can walk as the trains were cumbersome. Most wagon trains would go 6-8 miles per day which isn't all that bad. If you walked it, you could have walked 10-20 miles in the same amount of time. But you couldn't carry anything with you but what was on your back. It was hard, but also doable.

I like the idea of walking several days a week. You may find yourself walking a mile or two every day, just to reach your goal.

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
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CD13920105 Posts: 170
10/14/13 12:55 P

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I have never done a virtual walk so how do you track that? Sounds really fun

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10/14/13 11:35 A

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I have done a walk across the plains a few times. It is quite fun. I found a map of the trail and some of the locations. Did you realize that most people when they traveled from one place to another would leave right after the crops were harvested (autumn) and travel until they reached their goal. They would then live in the wagon while they cleared the land for the spring planting. It was survival. The house would not be built until the following autumn for many of these pioneers.

It was a hard life. Good for you.

Call me WG
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
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10/14/13 11:13 A

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It's a really great idea! If I wasn't already doing so many other virtual walks I would join you. But I'm walking across the US here on spark, and on the fitbit site I'm hiking the Appalachian Trail virtually and also on a walk around the edges of Australia. I'm also climbing the 7 highest summit on each continent with the fitbit stair counting functioning. I love doing virtual walks. But I run out of time to keep up with all of them and posting my efforts. I hope you find some others to do this because it really is a great way to try to push yourself by making these kinds of journeys!

Linda

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10/14/13 7:15 A

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This does sound interesting. I think I would like to give it a try.

Mary, Indiana, eastern time





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10/14/13 5:00 A

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BTW if you're able to walk 5 days a week this would be 5 miles a day.

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10/14/13 4:58 A

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I was looking for a way to challenge myself during season 15 of Biggest loser. Thanks to another group I am a part of I had an idea. Right now I am reading a book about settlers traveling to the west... its a romance but the first part of the story they talk about their travels by wagon (some of them walked by the wagon part of the way). The girl says she split her time between riding and walking so I am figuring about half and half and it took them about 6 weeks to make it across. What I want to do is try to walk only on my days off and I work 7 days out of 2 weeks. So over the nxt 12 weeks I want to walk from Kansas city, MO to Denver, CO. as if I was part of a wagon train. The distance is 600 miles so I would only walk half of that distance. SO, 300 miles in 12 weeks on my days off is approx. 7.2 miles a day. This will be fun. Anyone want to join my wagon train?

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