100 days of exercise until Xmas
Is anyone thinking of repeating this in 2021? I had a lot of fun with it last year, using it as a real encouragement to get out when the weather was less than ideal. I was also one of the many who “discovered” yoga to be a real benefit.
I make Sept 16th as the start date, so there’s some time yet to consider it. Use this thread as a way of updating progress and providing a bit of incentive to those of us looking for inspiration and a wee push now and then.
Same loose “rules” as last year; 30 minutes exercise, indoors or outdoors, and we’ll forgive the occasional lapse.Posted 1 year ago
I’m in. And need it!Posted 1 year ago
sixteenth sept – check.
can i include my less than regular cycle commute (c.30mins each way)?Posted 1 year ago
Recovering from elbow surgery after smashing it to bits and I’m really struggling mentally without being able to get out on the bike, this should be good motivation!Posted 1 year ago
I’m inPosted 1 year ago
Do commutes count? I personally don’t see why not. The idea is that this should be an incentive to exercise. If you’d otherwise drive or take public transport then it works for me. Encouraging folks out of cars seems like a worthwhile side effect, especially when many will be reluctant to use public transport and risk infection.Posted 1 year ago
will count any commutes in the early days and if the incentive means i get to 4/5days per week, i will add something else inPosted 1 year ago
Aiming to log an activity on Strava every day this year and still going strong so I’ll definitely be doing this.Posted 1 year ago
Oh yeah, I liked this last year…
I made commuting count as it’s exercise too!
Basically… moving one’s body for 30 min…
DrPPosted 1 year ago
I’m in; after my half-hearted attempt last year – memo to self…must do better.Posted 1 year ago
I was up for this last year then illness hit right in the early days. I’m in this year.
If I remember rightly wasn’t this started to remember someone’s fallen friend?Posted 1 year ago
Yep I’m in.Posted 1 year ago
Defo a great way of staving off the autumn lethargy. Thanks again to @munrobiker for introducing this.Posted 1 year ago
Glad to see this resurrected, I’m going to have a battle on the days I have kids, but plan to rope them in, so less bike riding but more trampolining!
Any idea how to record that on Strava?!Posted 1 year ago
I’m guessing walking the dog counts, say a couple of 20 min walks minimum a day ? Plus some rides of course !Posted 1 year ago
Oooh, meant to do this last year but got in about a week before an aweful cold got in the way. Just getting over a cold now so fingers crossed I can make it a bit longer this year!
Can’t remember if it was this one or our work one but am I right in thinking occasional missed days were allowed as long as time was made up by the end of the week?Posted 1 year ago
I’m guessing walking the dog counts,
am I right in thinking occasional missed days were allowed as long as time was made up by the end of the week?
Personally the only rules I used were that it had to be every day, and it had to be something you wouldn’t have to do anyway. A short dog walk wouldn’t count, for example, but upping that to a couple of hours definitely would. For me, missing days would be a fail – I exercise most days anyway. The challenge there is to avoid missing one!
But AFAIK there’s no official governing body here, just make sure it’s a challenge… i.e. you need days where it’s an effort and the only reason you do exercise is to avoid having to admit to it on this thread…Posted 1 year ago
Sounds great! Count me in!Posted 1 year ago
Anyone thinking about taking on this challenge should just have a go and try to keep going. The fitness benefits you will have gained by next year makes this such worthwhile.Posted 1 year ago
It’s tough, especially when the weather isn’t being nice and the nights draw in meaning that you have to embrace the hardships but you will also gain a great sense of accomplishment for getting out when you wouldn’t usually.
Yeah I’ll be in again. When it came to finish last year I was really enthusiastic to continue maybe not every single day, but to be more consistent with my exercising…. after a short break of course… but instead hit a slump and didn’t bother with yoga or stretching or strength, just a ride and a run most weeks. My partner then picked the exercise bug and continued for most of the year which was good to see. Over the past couple of months I’ve picked up the exercise bug again and have recently started exercising during lunch breaks at work so won’t need to count every commute.Posted 1 year ago
In. Enjoyed and completed the last one. Mainly walking. Might well be cycling this time.Posted 1 year ago
Might give this a go. I managed to walk, run or ride every day from Christmas to when the clocks went forward this year but being in lockdown meant the were less demands on my time!Posted 1 year ago
I’m in. Illnesses totally killed my attempt last year, so this will be good motivation to get on with strength or mobility work on my non-cycling days!Posted 1 year ago
I had a reminder in my phone to post this on Monday! Amazed anyone is impatient to get going on it to be honest.
The official rules are that regular commutes don’t count – trundling 5 miles to work in half an hour is out. There is some leeway though, I got dispensation for a 15 mile 50 minute one. But the reality is you can do what the heck you like, it’s not bootcamp.Posted 1 year ago
Does 30 mins of yoga count?Posted 1 year ago
Yes please – did pretty well with it last time iirc happy to try again.Posted 1 year ago
Personally the only rules I used were that it had to be every day, and it had to be something you wouldn’t have to do anyway. A short dog walk wouldn’t count, for example, but upping that to a couple of hours definitely would. For me, missing days would be a fail
I think that’s the “rules” that were talked about last year, though many people missed a day and got back on it or added days to the end.
I seem to recall a lot of late night walks and discovering YouTube yoga!Posted 1 year ago
I’ll join the fun for this one. My exercise regime has gone almost completely and I’m a little worried about S A.D. affecting me a bit more than normal, this should hopefully work to prevent that. I’ll rope the other half in aswell.Posted 1 year ago
I’m in. Same rules as last time, minimum of 30 minutes to count?Posted 1 year ago
YouTube Yoga was great if you couldn’t manage anything physical! I’ll give it another bash. Loved it last year. I did a lot of running last time but I’ve been nursing a knee injury since May so runnings out. Can still cycle tho. See you at the finish line 🥳Posted 1 year ago
Im in. I tried v hard last year but had a few failed days.
Im pretty sure the OP from last year started it to remember a fallen friwnd who used to do this.
There was a strava group too last year.
Im retired now, so hoping the lack of shift work gives me the required power-up!
IanPosted 1 year ago
I’m in. Was great motivation last year and I’ve lapsed recently so ideal.Posted 1 year ago
YouTube Yoga was great if you couldn’t manage anything physical!
If yoga isn’t physical then I’m doing it all wrongPosted 1 year ago
I’m in again this year.
Is there a Strava group?Posted 1 year ago
I’m in, need something to commit to.Posted 1 year ago
I’m in too! I definitely need the motivationPosted 1 year ago
I’m in tho I’ll be starting a week late so will do 100 days to New Year.
Last year I kept on going and exercised every day thru to mid June, bar 3 days when I had a cold. Then in June I picked up a niggling injury and have been only doing 3-4 times a week
And it got me started on yoga which has been great!Posted 1 year ago
In. Was flying last year until I rolled my ankle. Fittest I’d ever got to Christmas….then it all went wrong. So definitely need it this yearPosted 1 year ago
Definitely in. I’ve loved it the last two years. Really gets me thinking about how to fit exercise into my daily life.
Looking forward to it 😀Posted 1 year ago
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