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  • AlexandraFindsHerself1971AlexandraFindsHerself1971 Posts: 477Member Member Posts: 477Member Member
    @springlering62: OK, that is a massively cool thing to do! I am impressed and really want you to post as you get ready for it and as you do it if you can. I mean....wow. Footsteps of history.
  • MySlimGoalsMySlimGoals Posts: 745Member, Premium Member Posts: 745Member, Premium Member
    A fellow who coaches an SEC team and works out at my gym suggested to my trainer some stuff for us to do together, and told her he considers us both “elite senior athletes”. Who, me???!!! We did his drills and sent video to him.

    I was still in the afterglow of that one when I got home and opened my email.

    I want to do the Chemin de Liberte, which is one of the escape routes Allied flyers, Jews and others took over the Pyrenees to escape the Nazis. I’m fascinated by the women involved in the SOE who facilitated this route and ended up having to escape by their own routes.

    Anyway, my email inquiry returned with a very polite suggestion that as I described myself, I was in no shape to do this route.

    I plan to email back and ask what must I do to be in shape for next year. I want to experience it for myself. Sans guns, dogs and traitors, of course.

    What hiking experience do you have? Have you also hiked with a backpack on for several days and camped? I'm quite an experienced hiker and used to lead groups but haven't for several years and a lot of weight gain. I'm going to shortly be starting to go on day hikes to train for longer hikes in the future. That one you have been looking at certainly looks like an interesting possibility. I would suggest you go on Meetup.com to find hiking groups and then join some of their day trips to start preparing if you haven't already.
  • springlering62springlering62 Posts: 820Member Member Posts: 820Member Member
    @MySlimGoals
    I have no hiking experience, but I walk a lot locally. I am walking one of the Camino de Santiago routes in April/May, and walk 4-5 miles every morning with my backpack loaded 3-5 pounds heavier than I plan to be carrying on the Camino. I’m trying to get my steps up to 20k+ a day, and plan to increase the closer to departure. It’s hard to find time, though, because I do other exercises two or three hours a day.

    The lady who runs the trek suggested weights and squats (I already do those at a barbell gym), stair climber, and hiking several hours a day.

    My local walking paths are only moderately hilly, however, there’s a national battle site about four miles away, on an odd blip of a mountain (there are no others for miles, hence it was coveted by both sides and fought for ferociously). It has a pretty steep trail that takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. I’m going to incorporate it, and try to build up to several climbs at a time. I’m thinking I can climb the forest trail, maybe take a run down the paved road and then do it over again.

    Any advice appreciated if anyone wants to friend and PM me. Don’t want to derail the thread. It’s one of my favorites!
  • loveandlemons33loveandlemons33 Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    Has anyone noticed (if you’re a girl) that men tend to mention your weight loss more than women?

    Some men at my work mention my 15 lb weight loss but seriously NONE of the women at my work has said anything besides this one lady I don’t even work with. My husband tells me multiple times a day. I’m 5’1 and went from 120 lbs, down to 105 lbs in 2 months and still losing. Sounds like a lot but I’m losing in a healthy way. Not starving at all. Not too much exercise either. In the past, I’ve felt the most healthy and comfortable between 103-105lbs.

    Comments I’ve received:

    “Are you trying to be anorexic?”
    “What does your husband think?”
    And my favorite...
    “You had nothing to lose to begin with.”
  • whmscllwhmscll Posts: 2,236Member Member Posts: 2,236Member Member
    Has anyone noticed (if you’re a girl) that men tend to mention your weight loss more than women?

    Some men at my work mention my 15 lb weight loss but seriously NONE of the women at my work has said anything besides this one lady I don’t even work with. My husband tells me multiple times a day. I’m 5’1 and went from 120 lbs, down to 105 lbs in 2 months and still losing. Sounds like a lot but I’m losing in a healthy way. Not starving at all. Not too much exercise either. In the past, I’ve felt the most healthy and comfortable between 103-105lbs.

    Comments I’ve received:

    “Are you trying to be anorexic?”
    “What does your husband think?”
    And my favorite...
    “You had nothing to lose to begin with.”
    Has anyone noticed (if you’re a girl) that men tend to mention your weight loss more than women?

    Some men at my work mention my 15 lb weight loss but seriously NONE of the women at my work has said anything besides this one lady I don’t even work with. My husband tells me multiple times a day. I’m 5’1 and went from 120 lbs, down to 105 lbs in 2 months and still losing. Sounds like a lot but I’m losing in a healthy way. Not starving at all. Not too much exercise either. In the past, I’ve felt the most healthy and comfortable between 103-105lbs.

    Comments I’ve received:

    “Are you trying to be anorexic?”
    “What does your husband think?”
    And my favorite...
    “You had nothing to lose to begin with.”

    I had the opposite experience; nearly everyone who mentioned my weight loss was a woman (I'm female). After a few months they get used to "the new you" and all the comments stop.
    edited February 25
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