Around the world in 80 Days - Please post kms/steps/miles for Saturday 30 January (Part 2)

Around the world in 80 Days - Please post kms/steps/miles for Saturday 30 January (Part 2)

Dear Travellers,

It was so lovely in Queensland today. Thanks to QD and her family for making us feel so welcome. The barbie food was yummy, washed down with ice cold beer. The entertainment was spot on and we all had a great sing-along to Elvis. Missing Rosie already :( (

The hot air balloon ride was spectular. Never been in one before and not sure I will go in one anytime soon. Ricky holding my hand helped tremendously :D :D

And now we are in Alice Springs ready to climb Ayers Rock. Good luck everyone and hold on tight :) :)


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  • 4.91 kms for me today

  • Well done Beryl :)

  • I weighed myself yesterday. Morning weight before breakfast was 122 lbs.!

  • Did you record any kms/steps/miles?

  • No, but I don't have a counter at 6:30 am in hand.

  • I'm sorry Activity, I'm a little confused. Are you wishing to join the Around the World challenge?

  • How do you do that?

  • Just say that you wish to and give us any kilometres you may have walked, run, swum, rowed, cycled today, yesterday, or any day you can remember.

    If you don't have a record of any, not to worry, you can start tomorrow, but we do need you to log on daily and give us your total, even if that total is zero :)

  • 8:2km :)

  • Great stuff Cazmaz :)

  • 1.62 km 🏨

  • Well done Elissy, how are you going on? :)

  • Fever still, coughing and aching. Hope it goes away soon 😊

  • Oh how grim! I hope it does too! :(

  • 7.27km of walking today. So looking forward to Ayer's rock!

  • Good show Phil! :)

    It's going to be so exciting to be at Ayer's rock! :)

  • Funny old day today, I've had all sorts of problems with the site. Hard to log on, difficulties posting, or liking posts, not able to move from one place to another without having to refresh the page, notifications all mixed up. I've now taken Google Chrome off my computer, as it wasn't helping with the site at all and in fact was making things more difficult with other sites. My apologies if I've missed anybody and especially to you Liz, as I've been less than helpful today.

    On the domestic side of things, I've had a great day and have been motivated by my granddaughter to keep active all day. She's put me to shame with the rowing machine and the hula hoop! She's only 7, but can keep my hoop spinning for ages and it is shoulder height on her! She's also a dab hand on the rowing machine and was very keen to make up my K's today, so if it's not cheating, my totals are

    Walking - 5K's - accompanied by granddaughter in freezing conditions

    Cycling - 10.8K's

    Rowing - 1.2K's - all her work! What a star :)

    Total - 17K's

    I'll leave it up to you Liz to decide whether this is allowed or not :)

  • Hi Moreless,

    Great kms! You are a star!

    Lowcal :-)

  • Thanks Lowcal :)

  • 9.7k for me as I walked around Oxford trying to avoid tourists to buy a guitar for my son!

  • Wow, what an interesting way to clock up the K's :)

  • I also loved the hot air balloon ride Lizzy :) but before we flew away into the sunset I got in 17.09km of which 11.92k cycling ( into town, but it was soooo cold we put our bikes on the train to come back) and 5.17km running (at a parkrun event which was meant to be exactly 5k!) This is all I have to report for this week I'm afraid - it's been really rainy and yuck and I've been run down and busy - a bad combination! But I've got lots of good intentions for next week.

    Happy travels everyone :)

  • You completed you first parkrun Ruth! Yaaay you! Odd that it ran over the 5K's (pun intended) :)

    Still a great number and I'm sure you're going to smash it next week :)

  • Was that your first park run ? Well done :-) Did you enjoy it ?

    Are you measuring your distance on your phone ? The GPS on them can be a bit iffy and not always completely accurate (mine never is, so I use a proper running watch for running), so that's why the parkrun distance might not show exactly 5k :-)

  • No it was my 2nd park run - but my first was so long ago, in August, that I think it predates when moreless joined the forum. I felt indignant about the difference in distance as last time my phone said exactly 5k (it was a different parkrun, near my friend's in sw london) and my usual 5k route, as measured by my phone, has a very accurate starting and stopping point too. I think the mile end one yesterday has so many loop-backs and bends and turnoffs that there's a lot of room for extra metres to get added on here and there. I'm going to try a different, straighter one next time hopefully, possibly hackney marshes :)

  • I don't have a head for heights but have managed 12.3 kms on my fit bit !

  • Keep your eyes closed Prin ;) Yaay for fitbits and Prins :)

  • Great number Prin. What were your Ks for Friday?

  • Friday was 8.48 can I round it up to 8.5 😳

  • If we had it my way Prin, you could round it up to 10 :D

  • No unfortunately not. If I do it for you the floodgates would open and stampede ensue :D :D

  • Loved the balloon flight, amazing views. Not so sure about climbing Ayres Rock though!

    Snow as forecast in the real world so progress was hampered slightly. Just short again of my 10k. Clocking in tonight at 9.1 kms 13723 steps. On the food front I haven't been too bad. Still no alcohol. Hoping for a small loss on Monday. πŸŽˆπŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

  • I have to admit the snow slowed me down today and the cold sent us scurrying home sooner than intended :)

    Still managed an impressive total and amazing self control with the food and wine. Fingers crossed for Monday :)

  • Hi lizzy. 3000 paces for yesterday and 4000 for today. Xx

  • Well done Runningsoon :)

  • Still poorly here.I will keep posting even though today's figure is my smallest yet. 😒 still 0.7km is 0.7km.

    I know I keep saying it but I will recover and start coming them up again! Must be soon right?!

  • STOP!!!! πŸ˜€ My fitbit hadn't updated! πŸ˜€

    1.4km not 0.7!

    1.4km you doughnut asics! Still poor but not my lowest this week. Phew!

  • Saved I the nick of time asics :D

    Get well soon :)

  • 11709 steps today, just got in from a dance.

  • There must have been a few quick steps in there Lizzie :)

  • 6.1 kms for me today... Fab barbie thanks queenie!

  • Good job rainshine :)

  • hi Lizzy 1536 steps done today now off to bed night night see you all tomorrow. Alan xx

  • Well done Alan, you're an inspiration to us all :)

  • hi there many thanks for your kind words only done 896 steps today hopefully improvement will be tomorrow i hope many thanks take care Alan

  • I know that you will always do your best :)

  • hi there wow you must have fast fingers your replies are here faster then i can reply take care Alan x

  • 2kms walking and 5 kms running today. my first ever 5kms in 30min!!! this challenge is really pushing me to do more!!! loving the air balloon too!

  • Woohoo Nussaybah!! WTG you! :)

  • Ayers Rock, wow! We'll be red and dusty by the time we get up there. But what a view! I loved throwing the ball for QD's dog today and clocked up precisely 14 k in the process. The food was gorgeous and I too have never been in a hot air balloon before. Was a bit scared I might fall out - or through the basket. And I liked waving to the other balloons.

  • Wow JC! Rosie must be feeling pretty shattered too! :)

  • I think in the end I was running for the ball😎

  • How clever of her to know we needed the K's :D

  • 7.3 miles for me for Saturday. πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€

  • Hi Florence - what were your miles for Thurs?

  • Sorry did I not send them. I did 7.6. Bye......

  • Fantastic Florence X 2 :D

  • fitbit say 8.4 km for Saturday. the majority of that was between midnight and 4 am, been so hungover today I've hardly moved at all.

  • Let's hope all those K's counteracted all those cals :D

  • Lets hope so. At least I didn't order any naughty food at the end of the night like all my friends. Just stole 2 chips from one of them :)

  • Oh well done you! :)

  • Thank you moreless (Will just not mention the pizza me and my friend shared for breakfast the following day, or the Chinese take away I had on Saturday night, lol -Didn't eat much else during the day though)

  • 1.3 km's for me Saturday, still under the weather so taking it easy

  • Well done veganista, just take care of yourself :)

  • 4.05 km for Saturday.

  • Always so reliable Don :

  • Hi fizzy Liz. Another slowish day but managed 4,256 steps today so I am Dr glaring myself officially on the mend at last!! I'll wait at the bottom of Ayres rock ...... I'm not too good at climbing but a pic from the top would be good πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

  • That should, of course, read declaring and not Dr glaring!! Unless of course it was me glaring at this virus that seems to have attacked so many of us!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

  • LOL! I much prefer the Dr Glaring! :D

    Thank goodness you're starting to feel better, this challenge was becoming more and more like a series of Doctors!! :)

  • 6901 steps yesterday, was really hoping to have done longer walk as it was a lovely day and virus symptoms much better but it's left me with no energy whatsoever, reading through posts it seems like this is sweeping the country! At work half the staff are off sick and the other half are only just managing to keep going. luckily I had saved a day owing so I have a 3 day weekend and I'm prioritising sleep in the hope I'll shake it off!! β˜€οΈ

  • I've literally just said to Sopmarfree that the challenge was becoming like a series of Doctors. Fingers crossed that you and everyone else are fighting fit very soon :)

  • 18565 steps or 13.33k. Australia always sounds so nice I'd love to visit there one day.

  • Great number as usual Lexi :)

    I too would love to visit Australia :)

  • Morning fellow travellers

    Yesterday for me was 2.61km walking and 9km cycling loved the hot air balloon ride and soo looking forward to ayers rock. See you all at the topπŸ˜€

  • Well done kars, hope you've got your climbing boots on! ;)

  • Bad day - only 2km. Had paperwork. ...

  • All K's are good K's Frankie :)

  • 2km is better then nothing.. well done

  • Hi ther hope you didn't get caught up in the huge storms in Queensland, all of you should have popped into my place to dessert! 3.8kms and 6.2 to report.

  • If I'd realised you were in Australia Denvajade, I definitely would have done :)

    Great totals :)

  • Hi Denvajade, could you update your K's please? :)

  • 8.22 km for me. Pleased as this was just generally walking while visiting family and friends.

    Don't think today will be many as most will be done in a car - don't think we are allowed to count those km :).

  • Hi Gill - what were kms for Friday?

  • That's fantastic Gill :)

  • Fitbit reading was 2.99km. But went out Friday evening minus Fitbit and walked to and from venue. It is about 1 mile each way. It can be counted or ignored as not an accurate measure πŸ˜‰

  • Gill! We never ignore K's, because all K's are good K's :)

  • Hi Gill, we've had no K's from you since saturday, is everything ok? :)

  • Hi FizzyLiz

    A couple of cold beers and some snags from the barbie, awesome!

    7.49km for Saturday

  • Hi Keep-on - what were your kms for Weds?

  • 11.09km, sorry about that I didn't realise I'd missed a day :)

  • Not to worry keep-on :)

  • Its fine - at this stage of the week, its more about you being able to see your daily average for the week :)

  • Mmmmmmmmm...............that's for the food, drink and K's :D

  • 10.6 km for me on Saturday πŸ˜„

  • Ooh, fabby number lynalla :)

  • 1.5km

  • Well done Steve :)

  • Hi. 6.9k for me for Sat. Grandkids staying so made waffles for breakfast today,managed to resist!

  • Well done you Mrscaw, I know that can't have been easy, cos I've had my granddaughter and all the extra goodies here this weekend :)

    Great number :)

  • I did a very cold 5km, in my first ever park run yesterday morning.

    I also did a 2km walk around the Yorkshire Sculpture park in the afternoon.

  • Woohoo! Wtg Geza! You're the second I've congratulated for doing their first parkrun :)

    That walk sounds lovely :)

  • Hi all

    11.5 km for Saturday and 44 flights of stairs, that should help get us up Ayers Rock! Well done everyone.

  • Wow Mimsta! Impressive stuff! :)

  • Hi all, sorry for the late post - I'm still not well so in go slow mode at the mo :( I managed 6.5 km on Saturday (not sure how!!) And Ed did 10.6 walking and 12.7 cross training so 23.3 for him. Its his birthday today so i'm letting him off doing too much ;)

  • Happy birthday Ed!! :) I would say he definitely deserves a day off! :)

    You're doing remarkably well too Kate, especially as you're still unwell :)

  • Hi all

    Not very much for me on Saturday, just 2371 steps πŸ˜• I spent most of the day with my wonderful friend and her amazing girls who are 14 and 5 its lovely to spend time together, especially when we don't get to see each other as much as much as we would like. Such a shame about the weather as usually we would spend a lot of time in the park.

    Nic πŸ˜€

  • It sounds like you had a lovely day Nic and days like that are to be treasured - children grow up so quickly :)

    All K's are good K's :)

  • About 1.5km for me doing the housework using a pedometer I found :)

  • Clever you and a nice clean house :)

  • On Saturday I did a 3.9 km walk :-)

  • Hey Trafford - what were your kms for Friday?

  • Hi Lizzy I have posted them in your Friday thread :-) sorry they are a bit late.

  • Good for you T1, hope your back's all sorted now :)

  • 33882 steps /24.23km

  • Wow Paja, that's a fantastic number!! I hope you've got plenty of blister plasters ;)

  • Thank you... I haven't found any yet :) but it was great on cliffs...still overweight though

  • Aren't we all! :D However, if we keep up with the challenge, we'll all be as slim as pins in next to no time :)

  • 2.66km for Saturday

  • Thank you jenni :)

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