Around the world in 80 days - please post kms/steps/miles for Sunday 24 January (Part 1)

Around the world in 80 days - please post kms/steps/miles for Sunday 24 January (Part 1)

Dear Travellers

Please post kms/steps/miles for Sunday 24 January.

Today we will be climbing the stairs of the twin towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We can do this. After what we have achieved this week, this will be a challenge that we can do together. It will all be worth it when you see the view of how far you've come πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

We are now on Day 30 of our voyage around the world. 7 more days before we reach Hongkong. Lots more wonderful places to visit including Philippines and Cambodia. Can't wait πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ


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  • Hi,

    Am I right that there are 2,170 steps in the twin towers? So that is about 2km? I could be completely wrong here of course.

    But if I am right then I am already at the top and the view is amazing :D

    2.5 km for me - may add some more later, we'll see :)

  • Woohoo Super, wtg you :)

    According to my calculator, that's 1.6275K, so you're almost at ground level again now :D

  • I have 2 more kms to add so I am definitely at the bottom now. Hope everyone else enjoys the view :)

  • Well done Sue, are you puffed out now? ;)

  • Better now :D

  • Today must have been my slackest day ever...

    I did have to walk to the fridge and the stove and the toilet a few times, therefore I clocked up all of 1km. I am well, it's just been a really hot and lazy day - we've both stayed in the aircon watching the series Orange is the New Black...started season 2 now :)

  • That sounds like the perfect sunday to me qd :D

  • That's going to be a bit of a challenge with the 2,170 steps straight up into the sky. Do we have all day? Are there stopping off places on the way up? The most I've ever done is 900m in the Alps. But hey - I'm up for the challenge!

  • This is a serious challenge for me. I live in a bungalow because I don't do stairs! :o

  • I love Malaysia --dreamy honeymoon in Langkawi:-)

    todays score on the door is anther 6.5k

  • Sounds wonderful Suzy :)

    Great total! :)

  • 7 miles today.

  • That's a super total K_o_g :)

  • Hi Lizzy, Moreless & Everyone,

    We're making great progress - amazing to hear we're on Day 30 of our Voyage already - it's great fun and really motivating.

    My results for today (Sunday 24th January 2016) are:

    Walking 9.5kms

    It's a full moon tonight! The water should look great by moonlight!

    Hope everyone has a great night.

    Lowcal :-)

  • That's lots of walking Lowcal, well done you! :)

    Full moon eh?! I thought I was feeling twitchy and the Lady shave was struggling! Hooooooowwwwwwllllllll! ;)

  • lol :-)

  • 12.7 km today. Longish walk in the English Garden (a huge park just north of the centre of Munich) down into the city itself, where I bought myself some roasted chestnuts as a reward for teetering around on some very icey paths. The rest was just pottering. Wanted to maybe do a run this evening, but I don't think it's going to happen. Will continue with C25K instead tomorrow morning.

  • That sounds lovely JC and you managed to clock up a fantastic number :)

  • ❀️ The English Gardenβ€οΈπŸΊπŸžβ›©

  • Yup, that English Garden! None of this 🍻 for me today though!

  • Hi all 4km for me today I do love my lazy Sunday's x

  • That's what sundays are for Es :)

  • That s a lot of steps for my poor old knee! I will have to do it in stages of 50.

  • I'm doing it in 5's Lizzie! :D

  • we will get there, many a time my husband goes racing up the steps when I am on an escalator or trying to climb one of those spiral towers in a castle but I just keep pausing and continuing as I want to see the view. I asked him today could he remember ever being able to pick me up 46 years ago and he said he thought he did once ,so I warned him he would soon have to try again as I hit 2 st loss today !!

  • Wow, Lizzie, Congratulations on hitting 2 stone total loss today! That's fantastic!!! :-)

  • thanks for all your support. onwards and downwards!

  • Woohoo Lizzie, what a star! :)

    My hubby's never been able to pick me up! :(

  • well not sure mine will be able to Yet!! He says I need to lose at least another 4 stone, he has become a weakling!!

  • he says he can pick up 2 bags of salt??

  • Hi everyone

    The towers look very challenging but are only 88 stories high (each). According to my Fitbit I've already climbed 29 flights and 10.5km so between us we should quickly get to see the amazing views. Well done everyone πŸ”

  • Well thank goodness for you Mimsta! I get vertigo climbing onto my bike! :D

  • Sorry moreless I was just reading back through the thread and see that you live in a bungalow. doh!! Am feeling pretty stupid now.

  • Don't be sorry Mimsta, it's all good fun! :) :) :)

  • 4kms today - lots of car-washing steps! It all adds up.

  • Oh well done Saga! :)

    Our car could do with a washing, but it'll only get dirty again! :D

  • I've not been on my bike for a long time I always do a Mrs Doyle and fall off so I just stick to walking and going up and down my stairs. It's amazing how quickly those visits to the loo add up after drinking lots of cold water. I also make a point of carrying things one at a time to add extra trips up and down the stairs. Worth a try? πŸ€“

  • I think that sounds like a brilliant idea! :)

  • Hi all,

    Saturday 8.8kms and today 6.4kms, so managed my pledged 15 kms just !!! πŸ˜ƒ

    I'm on the stairs wait for at the top !!


  • Woohoo Flossie! :)

    Did you and your sister have a smashing time in Edinburgh? :)

  • Hello again, my kms for today are 1.27 - 24th. Looking forward to visiting Hong Kong.

  • Oh me too Marianne! :)

  • 9.18km for Saturday

  • Fantastic Darren! :)

  • Think I will be sitting by the pool today. It us 0 for me.

  • Don't you worry Aqua, we'll stick together :)

  • Today I clocked 7.9km walking, and 3.4km running. I drew up a 5 to 10K plan for running, to increase distance obvs!, but sadly IBS didn't let me complete it. Still, I got out there and exercised for an hour, and walked the dogs morning and night... I was going to go back and try to swim again but realise I am really tired and kinda looking forward to being a couch potato. oh dear! It's weigh in tomorrow!!!

    ps I am not fond of stairs. But I can now cope with the four flights at one office I visit, most times, almost no problem... I used to take the lift! :)

  • Aaaah, the best laid plans :( You've had a great day though and really clocked up some great K's! It's only this challenge that' kept me going today, because I would much rather have slobbed out! :)

    Yes, weigh-in! You'll be just fine :)

    I'm absolutely hopeless with stairs and I've got nowhere to practice them.

    You're doing really well :)

  • Thanks more less! This challenge is a great way of getting us to do a little bit extra πŸ˜€ Check out your kms!!! I don't have room for indoor gym equipment but I guess I could go to the gym- there's one attached to the swimming pool I believe πŸ˜† But I'd rather be able to run outdoors if at all possible... However I have been told that using a cross trainer would be good to help the shoulders keep as much movement as possible so I guess I really should head over there...

    Not tonight though 😴

  • Well, managed to get rid of the wellies for this mornings walk. The guests have left but must have slipped the dog a fiver as he had me all over the place today. Clocked up 14226 steps, 9.5 kms as a result. Back to the old routine this week so hoping to up the mileage a wee bit. Dreading the weigh in tomorrow πŸ™ˆ

  • I'm loving your guests, they've really done the challenge a favour. What a great number! :)

    Don't dread the weigh-in, monday's the best day of the week :)

  • Hi Moreless, you can add another 3.4 km to my tally today. I did do that run - and it's the fault of this website. If I hadn't written down that I was thinking of doing it I would have just pushed the thought aside. As it was it bugged me all evening, along the lines of "Go on you lazy so-and-so, you know you want to. Come on you're lagging behind on the C25k, you can get into week 4 earlier if you go now etc". Normally only get feelings like that about chocolate and crisps! My husband looked at me as if I'd gone bonkers when I got my gear on.

  • Woohoo JC, I'm just loving hearing that! What a trouper! :)

  • Ooh the twin towers, last time I went there, I caught the lift and drank a cocktail πŸ˜€πŸΎ. Maybe now I should walk the stairs?

    Today's km are a mixture of gym km and steps. 11km at the gym and 5.53 km from Fitbit steps.

    Total 16.53km

  • Wowee Gill, that's fandabedozy!! WTG you! :)

    If you take the stairs, your total will be even more impressive! ;)

  • Evening 😊

    Taken the lift up the tower to give my leg a rest - what an amazing view!!!

    Today 4.53 km. Not as sore as yesterday so rest is helping 😊

    Missing my "me" time 😒 but hoping to get back to it eventually 😊

  • I'm with you Elissy, but haven't got the excuse of a bad leg :)

    I'm so pleased the pain has eased a bit, it just goes to show that rest is what it needs.

    Maybe you could find some other way to get your me time. I think Gonti goes to the gym and lifts weights as a way of chilling :)

  • Hmmm, I really haven't got the time to go to the gym, but maybe I can at least go walking again soon.

    Been looking at the bike attachment for indoor cycling since you been racing the miles, but my bike is not that comfy 😁

    I'll see how my leg is doing over the next week first 😊

  • I bought a super comfortable saddle for my bike, but it is still painful after a while. I opt for short sharp bursts, rather than extended periods of sitting.

    I wouldn't be without the stand though, it's been a godsend.

    Just take good care of that leg! :)

  • Will look after it, promise !!!

    And will look at bike stands because hubby is into getting one 😊

  • I'll come up with you so long as I can abseil down again!!

    7.4km for me today all walking - beaches mainly as the tide was very low this morning- really really lovely.

  • That sounds lovely Gonti :)

    Abseil??!! I'd rather walk!! :o

  • My knee would definitely pack it in walking down those stairs. Actually they should build a bike track for you - that would be seriously good fun!!

    btw I am loving your posts about the super comfy bike sofa seats!!

  • Wow, what a brill idea! :)

    Gosh, those posts are a while ago now and my memory is absolutely naff! :)

  • Ok, before I forget, as is my habit, I shall post my score, but first a couple of things to share with you all:

    1. I have a new rowing machine! Woohoo! Unfortunately, it's going to take a bit of getting used to. I can hardly pull the "oars" on the lowest setting! How week and feeble am I? :o

    2. The rowing machine sits low down on the floor and is extremely difficult to get on and off of. I astounded myself and my OH by being able to get myself up off the floor with NO assistance! YIPEE!! I can't tell you how happy this makes me.........the simple pleasures in life :)

    After all my waffle, my totals are

    Cycling - 17.28K's

    Rowing - 0.3K's!!! :D :D :D

    Total - 17.58K's

  • Well done getting off the floor - I once couldn't get myself up too.

    I think you need to use your legs a fair with a rowing machine - you probably know this but I remember when I first tried I didn't realise quite how much you need to use your legs :)

  • Lucca gave me some great tips and with this machine, I could cheat and scoot back and forward without using the oars, but as it's supposed to be doing something about these wings of mine, I'd only actually be cheating myself! :)

    I've had 3 falls when I was by myself and had the devil's own job of getting myself back on my feet. It's a big relief to my OH and me, knowing that I won't be stuck again :)

  • Sensational - canoing beckons.

  • I have tried canoeing, but my balance is hopeless! I spent all my time under water! :D

  • Fantastic news re: your new rowing machine, and Congratulations on all those kms you did today - really great! :-)

  • Thanks Lowcal :)

  • Yay, well done moreles 😊

    What fantastic numbers !!! I used to love the rowing machine in the gym 😊

  • Thanks Elissy, I hope I shall learn to love my rowing machine :)

  • 😊❀

  • Oooh, rowing as well as cycling, Moreless, how fabby. And well done on getting up without assistance, that is brilliant.

    Super totals today too!

  • Thanks LtL :)

  • Well done- great numbers πŸ‘ Where do you feel the rowing? Legs, bum, arms, shoulders, back?! I used to really enjoy a rowing machine and I absolutely love kayaking! Needless to say it was a complete fail for me when we went kayaking in France this summer- the mind says go but the shoulders say NO! πŸ˜€

  • Yes, all of the above!! :o The real pain is my knees though as it's a tight bend as you scoot forwards. However, I shall get used to it as I have the walking and cycling :)

    I haven't done any kayaking since I was a kid, but I just couldn't stay upright in it!

  • Today I did 4.30πŸ€” Oh dear, I know I'm full of cold but staying in bed 'till 3pm obviously didn't helpπŸ™„

    Never mind, I'm sure this cold will lift soonπŸ‘πŸŒΆ

  • The awful thing about colds is that they have a tendency to hang around :(

    That's a great number, considering you're feeling so miserable jal :)

  • Thurs = 2.2

    Fri = 2.1

    Sat = 3.2

    Sun = 6.5

  • Thanks for the catch up Garfield :)

  • 6.1 km for Sunday 24th. 😏

  • Well done Ruth :)

  • Well done everyone, we are doing brilliantly!

    I had an easier day of it today, but think I have earned it. Mostly strength training at the gym, but a walk brought my total to 8.67Km. I'll take it!

  • And so will we LtL! :)

  • 8 mile Sunday run

    2 mile walking :)

  • Wow Steph, that's fantastic!! :)

  • It's a long time since we heard from you Steph, are you still with us?

    We miss you and want you back, your K's are very important to us :)

  • 5k for me today :)

  • Well done RAF_girl :)

  • Sorry I have not posted but my mother was taken into hospital at the end of the week so hospital visits curtailed activity a little.

    Friday 4.5 miles

    Sat 7.8 miles including 5k parkrun

    Sunday 5.5 miles.

    Unfortunately I did not manage my long run today I was hoping for around 9-10 miles but maybe next weekend.

    Thankfully all is OK with my mother.

  • Oh my goodness Daddio, what a nightmare! Thank goodness your mum's fine now :)

    Your scores are just fabulous! :)

  • Yea she has had problems with her breathing.

    I was disappointed not to get out today especially as the weather was so mild. Sunday has to be my long run training day.

    I will have to do a few nights this week to make up for it.

    Good long dog walk does help though

  • 1.82 kms only today - hopefully better tomorrow

  • All K's are good K's Beryl :)

  • 9.7k today- a walk with my son then some jigging about at youth group! (I'm much younger than I look!!!)

  • You look pretty young to me Phil! :)

    Great number! :)

  • Well today wasn't quite as sedentary as expected - managed 7km.

  • Good for you henlady, that's great! :)

  • I had some problems with my left ear (what's wrong with my health lately?!? I am getting worse and worse instead of better O_o) that left me dizzy. I could walk, but staying at my laptop makes me puke...

    Not sure what I noted lately, so here my values:

    - Friday: 7.25km

    - Saturday: 9.4km

    - Sunday: 5km

    I better go now, before it is too late... :(

  • Oh dear diadhuit, it sounds as if you're needing a trip to the doctor's :(

    Thanks for all your numbers :)

  • 2.98 k today, is it Windows all the way up?? I hate heights, perhaps you could take me some pictures from the top and I'll get my steps in walking round the base??

  • No probs Britdiane :)

  • Hello

    Still spending most of day in bed...will this ever end?! So not many steps and I don't think I gave you yesterday's.

    So Saturday 1.8km

    Sunday 2.0 km.

    If you don't mind I will take the helicopter to the top of the towers with my bed in. πŸ˜‰

    Have good weeks everyone.

  • Oh dear asics, poor you :(

    It sounds a bit like Bedknobs and Broomsticks :)

  • Oh I like that idea better!

    Can only bring my cat too? He is also poorly and not leaving my side!

  • Of course, all witches have to have a cat :)

  • My secret is out! He is a witch's cat... he is all black with green eyes! 🐱✴🐱🐾

  • Oooo when i added all those pics they were all black. Now it looks like my cat has been at the peroxide!

  • Only 1 km today very lazy weekend 😳 will try harder this week πŸ˜€x

  • Weekends are for lazing Claire and all K's are good K's :)

  • Hi all, earliest I've ever been!! Sunday kms - me 9.75 walking, Jog-on 75.1km cycling & 11.3 walking :)

  • Woohoo Kate! Early and fab numbers! Was JOG-ON jet propelled!!! My gast has never been so flabbered!! :D

  • Lol! He hasn't been out on his rd bike for ages cos I don't like him out in poor visibility (someone has to pay the mortgage ;) ) He's fast asleep now muttering about his legs ;)

  • hi Lizzy just a miserable 565 steps today been very poorly spent most of today in bed hopefully will improve tomorrow many thanks Alan xx

  • Well done Alan, I hope you're feeling better today:)

  • hi Lizzy no been up most of night in pain haven't had much sleep, speak to you later your friend Alan xx

  • hi there sorry i called you Lizzy and your not, can't you tell ive been up most of the night i'm replying to someone that's not you million of apologies Alan

  • Never knew Malaysia had these towers! Loving the pics! Today 4.8kms walking and 6km cycling!!

  • Great numbers Nussaybah! :)

  • Evening all

    Don't know if I'd manage all those stairs, but the promise of a cocktail or two at the top might helpπŸ˜€

    Today's km:

    Exercise bike - 13.2 km

    Steps - 1864 (mainly from supermarket shopping)

    Been a busy day and only just did my exercise bike ride! Shopping, cleaning, cooking and ironing

    My mum is coming tomorrow for a couple of days, Hoping to get some swimming and some more exercise biking early tomorrow before mum arrives about 10am.

    Just gonna have a large glass of water and go to bed.

    Night all.

    Nic πŸ˜€

  • Fab numbers Nic, I hope you and your mum have a great time together :)

  • 6928 steps for me today β˜€οΈ

  • Well done Fran :)

  • 2:1km Sunday...bad day :(

  • Not a bad day Cazmaz, just a nice relaxing sunday..........I hope :)

  • 16.05km for Sunday :)

  • Woohoo keep-on! Fantastic score! :)

  • 3.2km for me for sunday

  • Well done Jude :)

  • Morning all,

    my figures for sunday are 3.25km walking and 8.35km cycling so grand total for the day is 11.60km πŸ˜€

  • That's a great number kars! :)

  • Hi. 3 km for me.

  • Well done Frankie :)

  • A rather lazy 3.3 kms.

  • Not lazy at all Don, everybody deserves a break sometimes :)

  • 4.8 miles for me yesterday. A little walk with dogs then a 2 mile run. Trying to get back into running after many years c25k on the NHS website. It's free.

  • Fantastic Florence! I didn't realise you were a runner! I'm so envious, but one day I'll join you :)

  • 7.09km - must dash off to work

  • Great number Determined, I hope you arrived in time :)

  • Thought I'd posted but not sure if it went when pressed the I submit button and I can't see it 9.04 km for Sunday. Which included a 4km run/jog πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  • This site is doing some weird and wonderful things Angie :(

    Fantastic number and an impressive run :)

  • Hi my miles are- Tu-15.71miles Wed-11.08 Thurs-10.92 Fr-14.28 sat-14.77 sun-11.21

  • Yaay Veronicaby! You found us! :)

    If you have trouble finding the threads, go to Lizzy's profile page and the threads will be listed with the most recent at the top :)

    As usual, magnificent numbers! :)

  • Thank you.....😊

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