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October (2016) Running Challenge

Stoshew71Stoshew71 Member Posts: 6,592 Member Member Posts: 6,592 Member
It's October. Fall weather is here and I can almost guarantee that there are no clowns ready to attack you in here. So it's safe to join us in this month's running challenge. You set your own pace and distance for the month. We will all be doing it together. This is your virtual running group to keep you accountable and enjoy a virtual coffee with your fellow runners after you run. Make new friends and learn a few things.

Hi everyone. This is a continuation from the September 2016 Running Challenge which can be found at:

Anyone can join in. New & Old. And if you found this thread late, you can join in at any time.
We have members that are total beginners all the way to Boston Qualifiers and beyond. We are a friendly and encouraging bunch.

Here are the details from last month that applies here again.

Anybody want to join me for a running challenge? Set a goal here and mark it every day here. OPTIONAL: You can post your progress by creating a ticker at (If creating one seems difficult, then don't let that stop you. Just type in your daily miles here.)

You can run, walk, or do treadmill. Just be consistent. I am setting a goal for 250 miles. Don't let my high (or low) goal intimidate you. Some can do 25, 50; whatever you like. We can help motivate each other. What do you say? If you are new to running, set a low goal. (You can also log your miles in km's if you choose.) Also, if you rather log your process by time rather than distance, you are free to do that as well.

You can set your goal now but wait until Saturday October 1st to start logging your runs.

Also, don't forget to join our group which can be found at:

There you will find lots of good info, and it's a place where everyone can talk to each other for further motivation. It's also a place to find help when there is a problem with this thread.

After you run, come into this thread and post what you did. (don't forget to hit the star in the upper right corner to bookmark this thread) Keep a running tally of what you did this month, and interact with the others. Many folks come in here and chat it up even on their rest days or while recouping from injury. This is a very social group and we talk about many things to include running. Very friendly bunch here so don't be afraid to say hi (even if this is your first time). Talk about a recent race or one coming up. Ask questions, provide answers, or just learn. Participation is what makes this group successful.

Not quite sure how to log your runs, follow what many other people are doing. Even look at last month's thread that I posted above.

*******OPTIONAL TICKER*************
Info on tickers since I know there will be questions. Sign up for an account and create your ticker.
Then you need to update it after you do a run and post it here. Here is what you will need to do.

After setting up your ticker, you will need to make note of the weblink they give you so you can return. An example would be: <<<< the last part will be a part of the image link (explained below) that will be supplied to you after you initially create your link.

When you return to TickerFactory with the weblink, go to your settings page. Make sure you type your pin in that you set when you created your ticker account.
Then where it says "Your current cumlative value, there is an add button. Just add what you just did and the cumlative value automatically changes. Then hit next.

Now after you added your new miles (or km's) to your ticker you need to post it here.

After you hit next, it will give you a bunch of codes suggesting on how to display your ticker.
Use the one at the bottom where it says Direct Image URL:

It will look something like:

To display that correctly in your post, make sure you place the img tags around that link. So it will look, (removing the spaces in the img tags):

[ img ] [ /img ]

^^^^^^^ Don't forget to remove the spaces between the brackets. ^^^^^^^^^^

Some key things to pay attention to when posting your ticker.

1: Use the link that ends in .png
2. Remember the [ img] and [ /img] tags go in between the link
3. remove the spaces in the img tags before posting
4. YES, there is a / in the second /img tag

Good luck! And happy running (or walking or treadmilling, ect). If you have any trouble or have questions, please feel free to PM me.



  • 7lenny77lenny7 Member Posts: 3,285 Member Member Posts: 3,285 Member
    I'm in for 100! Thanks, Stan!
  • karllundykarllundy Member Posts: 1,494 Member Member Posts: 1,494 Member
    105. I hope.
  • johnnylloyd0618johnnylloyd0618 Member Posts: 303 Member Member Posts: 303 Member
    ok, goal last month was 80... hit 110. They say add 10%.... so we are shooting for 121 this month.
  • BeeerRunnerBeeerRunner Member Posts: 728 Member Member Posts: 728 Member
    115 for me!!
  • TattooedDolphinGirl78TattooedDolphinGirl78 Member Posts: 5,216 Member Member Posts: 5,216 Member
    Downgrading to 125 kms since I've missed my 150 goal 2 months in a row.
  • KristinHR01KristinHR01 Member, Premium Posts: 51 Member Member, Premium Posts: 51 Member
    I'm in. 50 miles for me. I'm not a runner and just getting started. My goal is 5 miles twice a week so we will see how it goes.
  • EricsmiEricsmi Member Posts: 128 Member Member Posts: 128 Member
    Back in for 50.
  • 9voice99voice9 Member Posts: 693 Member Member Posts: 693 Member
    Goal: 155 - since there's an extra day in October compared to September....
  • MarjaelMarjael Member Posts: 103 Member Member Posts: 103 Member
    I'm in for 95.

    edited September 2016
  • MarjaelMarjael Member Posts: 103 Member Member Posts: 103 Member
    I want bling - I think I'll be upping my goal to 100 - thanks for the link @Orphia
    edited September 2016
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