Summer Walk Challenge – Check-In #3

Hey there, Summer Walk Challengers! Here we are again for another weekly check-in already!  This is week 3, so that means we’re at the halfway point of the challenge.  Crazy, right?!!

Don’t forget, you’ll need to check in and meet the goal every week during the challenge to be eligible for the prize drawing at the end of the challenge. If you have any questions, you can either check out the challenge FAQs or just leave a comment here and I’ll be happy to answer them.

As a reminder, this check-in is for last Friday (June 7) through yesterday (June 13). Please report for that time period ONLY.

We had well over 50 people originally sign up for the challenge.  We had 28 people check in for the first week, and only 22 for last week. C’mon, challengers! Let’s hang in there today and keep the momentum going through July 4th! For those of you who have checked in every week so far, your odds for winning the random prize drawing at the end of the challenge just keep getting better. )

Speaking of the random prize drawing, I have selected what the winner will receive!  Based upon a recommendation from Gail over at Shrinking Sisters, I recently picked up a couple of new DVDs from in-home walking guru, Leslie Sansone.  These are from the new-ish series (came out last year) from Leslie called Just Walk.  I’m really enjoying both of them a lot!  In fact, I’ve been enjoying them so much that I went out and bought another copy of one of them for the prize at the end of the challenge.  So, here’s what the lucky winner will receive:

Leslie Sansone

I *love* this DVD!  Not only does it include five different walking workouts, but it contains five quick toning workouts as well.  There is a pre-programmed “walk diet” that can be followed, or one can mix and match the walking workouts in any order they want to go anything from 1 mile all the way up to 5 miles. I just love how many different ways you can mix things up with just a single DVD!

Here’s the outline of the pre-programmed “walk diet plan.”  You can tell from this what the five included toning workouts are as well.

Monday (50:05 total workout)
3 mile walk (46:04)
Abs session (4:01)

Tuesday (1:02.24 total workout)
4 mile walk (59:01)
Arms session (3:23)

Wednesday (24:44 total workout)
1 mile walk (21:27)
Legs session (3:17)

Thursday (37:12 total workout)
2 mile walk (34:19)
Chest and back session (2:53)

Friday (1:14.18 total workout)
5 mile walk (1:10.45)
Full body stretch (3:33)

If you want even more of an idea of what this DVD is like, here’s a preview video:

As a reminder, all you have to do to check-in for the Summer Walk Challenge is leave a comment below and share with us whether you met the goal for the week. You should have a total of at least 7 miles to meet the challenge goal for this. If you have more than that, that’s great! Just check in with how many actual miles you completed. To be eligible for the prize drawing at the end, you need to check in by no later than 11:59pm on Monday, June 17.

Please keep checking in daily on my Facebook page, on my Twitter feed using our hashtag #walkwithmel, on Instagram, and on Dailymile. It’s so encouraging knowing others are out there still plugging away at this with me. nod  

As for me, I got in a total of 19.1 miles this week! Woo Hoo!!! Part of the reason my mileage was so high was due to completing both a 5k and a progressive half marathon this week.  I did the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans Foxy 5k on Saturday.  I also used that 3.1 miles toward my Dr. Who 50th Anniversary Half Marathon mileage requirement.  I followed that up by getting in 5 miles each on both Saturday and Sunday which enabled me to meet my goal of finishing the 13.1 mile half marathon distance in three days.

Virtual 5k & Half Marathon

Sadly, the Watermelon Run that I was scheduled to do next Thursday was cancelled.  I guess that means no new race bling for me next week after all. (

Well, that’s how my week went. What about you? Check-in and let us know!

Until next time … keep on walking! )

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Comments: 19

  1. Adah 14 June, 2013 at 12:21 pm Reply

    16.14 this week…I’m hoping to increase that next week!

    • Beth 15 June, 2013 at 6:46 am Reply

      June7-13:21.83 miles

  2. Tammy 14 June, 2013 at 12:31 pm Reply

    I said that I was going to make an effort this week, and I did – I got 7.15 miles! I have a goal of 10 miles for next week!
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  3. Barbi 14 June, 2013 at 2:19 pm Reply

    Hi Mel! (and everyone) did 7.5 miles this week. I downloaded a new app on my phone “Map my walk.” I guess it’s been around for a while now, but it’s new to me, so I’m going to take some different routes with the pooch and see how far we get. Have a great week everyone!

  4. Patty 14 June, 2013 at 2:38 pm Reply

    Walked a total of 17 miles. I feel so amazing and I’m so grateful for this challenge. Have a great week, all! :-D

  5. Tammy Jones 14 June, 2013 at 3:12 pm Reply

    12.2 miles this week for me, up to almost a solid 2 miles a day, YAY!!

    Leslie is AWESOME. Since we’ve had so much rain, I walk with her most days. )

  6. Carleen 14 June, 2013 at 4:29 pm Reply

    Hi Mel– not my best week, at 5.4 miles.
    A lousy physical and mental health week, but I am going to step it up again tomorrow.

    Congrats to all that have checked in with some awesome numbers!
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  7. Suzanne 14 June, 2013 at 4:50 pm Reply

    I’m in my CRAZY busy time at work, but we still managed to walk our 30 minutes at lunch each day this week, which is over a mile. According to my Fitbit, I’m over 15 miles this week, plus I did my Shrinking Jeans 5K on Sunday. I didn’t keep separate track of my specific #walkwithmel walks, so I’m using my Fitbit stats this week. Also, not a lot of pictures during my walks this week either….it was rainy or too hot (90 degree temps when we walk at 1:00), so a few days we walked inside, through our 3 buildings. Luckily, our Command has mapped out walks, inside and out, for the employees. It makes it really convenient to follow, especially inside up and down the hallways. We sometimes have to dodge patients and visitors, but employees are getting used to us walking and cheer us on )
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  8. AnnG 14 June, 2013 at 6:10 pm Reply

    I managed 27 miles for this week!

    Love Leslie’s walk videos!!

    Great job on the miles Mel!! Keep up the great work!!

  9. Nancy Collins 14 June, 2013 at 6:16 pm Reply

    This week I only got in 12.6, but it’s certainly better than nothing.

  10. Jody - Fit at 55 14 June, 2013 at 7:36 pm Reply

    You are rocking this Mel & helping others!!!
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  11. Rachel 14 June, 2013 at 10:14 pm Reply

    Got in 14.58 miles this week. Using my new fitbit to track steps and MapMyWalk to track my workouts. So far its a good system )

  12. Karen P 15 June, 2013 at 12:04 am Reply

    I’ve done 3 or 3+ walking miles every day for this check in time. It sure is easier to walk in the cooler weather compared to last week

    Truly great full for the challenge due to the extra stress this month. I’ve had to push myself on the tough days, but well worth it in the end. Karen P
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  13. Christy Rogers 15 June, 2013 at 1:25 am Reply

    I am still with you! At least a mile every day except today because of car travel. I even climbed a small mountain! Tomorrow the Anchorage Color Run!

  14. Thea @ It's Me Vs. Me 15 June, 2013 at 4:38 am Reply

    another 7 miles in the books for me this week!
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  15. Sarah 15 June, 2013 at 3:10 pm Reply

    Great mileage this week.
    My total was 11.22 miles
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  16. Megan 16 June, 2013 at 12:05 am Reply

    6/07: 1
    6/08: 2
    6/09: 3.1
    6/10: 2+.75+.5
    6/11: 2
    6/12: .5+.75
    6/13: 2.4

    Week 3 Total: 15 miles

    So excited about the prize!! I was actually just talking to my husband tonight about wanting to buy one of the Leslie Sansone DVDs (I watch her workouts on YouTube and love them). What a happy coincidence.

  17. Katie 17 June, 2013 at 7:52 am Reply

    I managed to get my miles in, but I’m not sure how many exactly. I was at the beach this week, and went for long walks on the beach every day but didn’t have anything to keep track of my mileage. I know I walked at least a mile each day though! )

  18. KyraTX 17 June, 2013 at 8:54 am Reply

    I was out of town with no internet access last week (that’s country life for you) but I walked 12.5 miles last week.

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