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  • Suggestion: To greet at least 3 human strangers you see during your run,walk,or bike. Did you wave, smile or verbally communicate?

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  • Maybe incorporate a cross-training element into your next run or ride? So maybe at the half-way point, you stop and do pushups and squats? Or maybe if you're running 5 miles, you stop at every mile and do 5 pushups, 5 squats, 5 mountain climbers?

    If possible, plan your next workout to take you by a park. Spend 5 minutes playing on the playground and document your experience?

    Music or no music -- if you usually run with music, unplug for one workout. If no music, get some. Write about how it was for you.

    For one (short) workout, wear an item of non-workout clothing, just to push outside of your comfort zone. Did anyone notice?

    Create a list of things that represent the terrain where you train. Maybe for every mile you run (every 5 miles you cycle?) you list one thing you saw that, when put all together, gives people an idea of your environment? For example, I'm running 5 miles in a few minutes. Of the top of my head, I'd have to list:

    1. Sidewalk
    2. Oak trees
    3. Elementary school
    4. Active seniors walking
    5. Starbucks

    Maybe with each mile, you have to think of an answer to a different question. I did this with two girlfriends who I helped to run 10 miles (their longest run ever). In the first mile, I had them share one thing they are grateful for. Second mile was two smells they love. Third mile was 3 things that are always in their handbags. And so on.

    Or maybe we could have a week where it's East vs. West, with some sort of division of the country and miles logged for each side? Or maybe men vs. women, with average miles per participant calculated (but you can't do this in a week where you're running a 100 mile race, ok?).

    Hope these help...

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  • What about changing this to the dailymile Monthly Challenge? Would that work better for most people? Just a thought...

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  • I see there have been a number of challenges sent out the last two weeks but only a couple of people have posted their challenge. Should we send out challenges just to the people who have signed up in the Challenge group or do you include all people on the site? Also, should a time limit be set for the challenge to be completed? I know there are a number of people still waiting to be challenged and have received no invitations.

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  • in reply to what Jackie said:I see there have been a number of challenges sent out the last two weeks but only a couple of people have posted their challenge. Should we send out challenges just to the people who have signed up in the Challenge group or do you include all peop... read more

    I think we should only send out challenges to those in this group. They may consider it spam to get these challenges if they never signed up for it.

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  • in reply to what Leslie G. said:What about changing this to the dailymile Monthly Challenge? Would that work better for most people? Just a thought...

    I work on a challenge daily - mental challenges... But for physical stuff - I think once a month is a great goal.

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  • in reply to what Jackie said:I see there have been a number of challenges sent out the last two weeks but only a couple of people have posted their challenge. Should we send out challenges just to the people who have signed up in the Challenge group or do you include all peop... read more

    Instead of requesting other members to challenge other members, maybe more of the challenges should be Open to the whole group. Like a "Everyone find these 10 things this week..." Or "Run 15% more miles than your normal week" or "On an off day, cross train in a way you never have."
    If we rely on the group, some people may only run 3 times a week and if they get the challenge on the day of their run (after they have already run), they can't complete it for 2 days. Then by the time they complete it and challenge someone else, the week is almost over

    Side thought, what if at the beginning of the month there were 4 challenges posted and you complete them through out the month and post the results. They can build on each other or not. This would allow people who join in the middle of a challenge to still participate (and there are fewer administrative responsibilities).

    I don't know. What do yall think?

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  • in reply to what Ray E. said:Instead of requesting other members to challenge other members, maybe more of the challenges should be Open to the whole group. Like a "Everyone find these 10 things this week..." Or "Run 15% more miles than your normal week" o... read more

    I think that's the "normal" way for for the challenges to work - this week's challenge of challenging other people was to help us get connected to other people. But I think the next challenges will be back to group challenges.

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  • I love the weekly challenge, it helps me stay motivated for the week. And, for me, having something new each week is a new re-invigoration. Sometimes its hard for me to make time, so having something fun to look forward to and then post about is great.
    I am not sure that the 'challenge each other' idea worked-though it was a great networking plan. I think the challenges will probably work best for those in the group. Plus, there are quite a few people in the group to meet!

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  • I like the idea of a scavenger hunt of sorts.. something different for every day of the week. Something that would probably be common to see on a run if you're actually looking. (I know that sometimes when I'm running I'm so much "in the zone" that I don't really appreciate my surroundings) Examples: a gargoyle on a building, a dragonfly, a squirrel, a sunrise or sunset

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  • in reply to what Karen B. said:I like the idea of a scavenger hunt of sorts.. something different for every day of the week. Something that would probably be common to see on a run if you're actually looking. (I know that sometimes when I'm running I'm so much &... read more

    Good suggestion... A picture of a sunrise or sunset.

    How about high fiving at least one person while out on your run :) I got this idea from some chick who decided she needed to high five me at a stop light as I'm jogging in place. Ha!

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  • in reply to what Kara L. said:Suggestion: To greet at least 3 human strangers you see during your run,walk,or bike. Did you wave, smile or verbally communicate?

    I communicate with everyone on my daily run except for 2 women who also run...they really keep to themselves. My dog wants to communicate with EVERYONE on our daily runs LOL

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  • I like this suggestion. There's no reason not to be friendly. Children shouldn't talk to strangers, but I'm not a child now (chronologically, at least).

    posted about 6 years ago | Report

  • I greet most everyone I pass by (in the mornings mostly) the morning people are often more friendly that the evening people. but sometimes it's fun to see how people react or how many respond

    posted almost 6 years ago | Report

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    in reply to what Nikita S. said:I greet most everyone I pass by (in the mornings mostly) the morning people are often more friendly that the evening people. but sometimes it's fun to see how people react or how many respond

    I greet all the cyclist I see on my cycle tours. Interesting is: the less professional their clothing and bike is the friendlier they are. So some very colorful dressed cyclist never great back.

    posted almost 6 years ago | Report

  • don't have any ....

    posted almost 6 years ago | Report

  • When on a canal run I greet every one, fishermen are probably the most friendly, but you do get a few who look straight through you. But never mind, we cant all be friendly can we.

    posted over 5 years ago | Report

  • in reply to what Kara L. said:Suggestion: To greet at least 3 human strangers you see during your run,walk,or bike. Did you wave, smile or verbally communicate?

    i like to wave and say hi to everyone all the time yea endorphines i am like a happy drunk out there

    posted over 5 years ago | Report

  • I try to do this every run.

    posted over 5 years ago | Report

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    kjh

    posted over 4 years ago | Report

  • Always do!!! I'm just so happy when I run I like to pass the enthusiasm along : )

    posted over 4 years ago | Report

  • It depends. If they are really into their run or walk with music on, I will leave them alone. If not, big waves.

    posted over 4 years ago | Report

  • i try to greet every one esp senior people..they are the friendliest..

    posted over 4 years ago | Report

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