Alright, I’m in! I can do 100 miles between July 1 and September 31, especially when I need to report in weekly.

Amanda and Jill are running the 100 Mile Fitness Challenge. Here are the details.

The nitty-gritty:
In order to complete this Challenge, you will need to “travel” 100 miles from July 1st through September 31st. You can certainly pledge to walk/exercise more, but 100 miles is the “entry-level” amount.

Here’s how you calculate your mileage:
*Running or walking 1 mile outside or on a treadmill equals 1 mile.

*15 minutes of other workouts equals 1 mile (elliptical, swimming, weight lifting, workout video, workout classes, etc.).

A few “workout” stipulations:
“Workouts” only include activities specifically done for the purpose of exercise. Shopping, house cleaning, walking to and from the parking lot, and other day to day activities should not be included.

Partial miles travelled on different days cannot be combined. For example, if you run 1.25 miles on one day, and .75 mile on another day, that does not equal 2 miles. It counts as 1 mile.

Minutes accumulated on two different days cannot be combined. For example, if you workout 10 minutes one day and 5 minutes the next day, that does not combine to equal a mile.

1 mile on the bike or elliptical does not equal 1 mile, etc. Only walking/running is mile for mile.

Fridays are check-in days.

I walk the dog about a mile 4 times a week or so, and I’ve been trying to do an additional two miles at the track or park three times a week. I’m setting my goal at 100 miles, but hoping to go further.


  • If I keep up my present walking schedule I’ll be doing it, though I won’t be keeping track or anything like that. This week I’ve gone back to walking for 45 minutes to an hour every morning, which I’m guess would be around 2 to 3 miles per day. Hopefully I’ll keep this up from now on.

    Tossing It Out

  • Those are some tough rules! I think it’s super you’re doing this challenge. Knock ’em dead!

    I’ve got a new one: It’s over at this Plus 3 Network. Logging my exercise lets me help raise money for kids in Zambia to get bikes they can use to ride to and from school. I’ll be blogging about it as soon as I get time to actually write a blog post (summer!), so keep your eyes open — and come join in! May as well milk those miles you’ll be doing and get as much out of them as possible, no?

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