Hello, everyone! The results are in, counted, graphed, analyzed, and potentially fudged for your viewing pleasure! I want to take the time here to welcome a couple of new brave individuals who have joined in on the fun. Please welcome Gracie and Linda to the mix!!! With that, let's do dis like Brutus!
I want to stop and give props to Adrienne for another strong week. Keep it up!!!
Big shout-outs to Mark and Amy, who have stepped it up once again. Amy over at Lavender Parking is diving into marathon training and runs an awesome blog. Go check it out! Mark at Staufenrunning has once again set the bar high and demonstrated what is possible! Also, great job Mike and Susan, who had an awesome week.
Last week I talked about a new challenge for the team. The concept behind the challenge is to get everyone doing at minimum a three-day workout schedule for two consecutive weeks. One of the major things I've noticed in my data is that consistency is not our strongest attribute, so I wanted to work on that! Sadly, we came up short of getting everyone to do the three days necessary this week, which means we have some work to do this coming week! Awesome job, though, to everyone who did rise to the occasion!
The Slushie Challenge
A couple of weeks ago, my sister Adrienne and I started a little side bet. I was feeling rather bold with my recent success and she was feeling a little bit down because of a recent gain. We settled on a small competition to see who could lose the greater percentage of their body weight, each starting at 197 lbs. The winner, who will be announced on July 4th, will be the proud recipient of an iced wine slushie at this year's Taste of Buffalo, a major food-festival celebration in Buffalo. Here are the results so far!
I wanted to take a quick moment and ask an important question that I urge everyone to answer. I've noticed a recent spike in the login-based tracking system, and I wanted to actively develop it again to make it better, easier to use, and in general more informative. What are some things you guys do not like, things you do like, and things that you want to see developed? I want to make the tool as relatively decent as possible!
We had a huge, huge week in terms of distance. We logged 238 more kilometers, which puts us in Norman, Oklahoma. Just a bit south of Oklahoma City. Very awesome, guys!
Hmm, what about more options for types of workout? Like calisthenics, or the option of treadmill run or outside run? I like the idea of having more options and not putting anything not running or elliptical under “other.” Just a thought!
That is a really good idea, I should integrate as many possible “Types” as I can possibly think of. I’ll start making a list, and checking it twice!
Congrats to Adrienne – way to go girl! Anything for a wine slushie! Linda and Gracie, welcome to the party! Jono is there a way to view all of someone’s workouts without having to go into edit workout? The graphs are cool, but I like to look at all of say, my two mile runs to see if I am getting faster over time. The only way I have figured out how to do this so far is to look at the list in edit workouts. No biggy, but just wondering.
Setting up some way to filter all of your data is a great idea, I’ll start planning out how I would go about doing that. I think I can do that!
how about a miles to km converter, cause I’m too lazy to figure it out myself?
I have been thinking a lot about this too, I would like to create a “user preferences” configuration window so that you can choose to view in kilometers or miles, pounds or kilograms, and other things like that.
I’ll start planning that out too! keep the ideas coming!
Do I have to enter each workout twice or can I just not figure it out ? I do submission, and then I have to do it again to put it in my calendar ? AND Sunday I did about 4 hours worth of yard work — does gardening count ? 🙂
Hehe it is kind of an either or type of thing.. You can either do the short form on the website, which populates a google doc that I’ll look at, or you can use the actual php interface which feeds into a mysql database back end which I have scripted out to give me everyones data.. Up to you!
Gardening totally counts, Aunt Linda. At least I think so! And housework, too! Vacuuming is a total-body workout, in my opinion. And scrubbing the tub.
HEY! Why does it say I only did 2.91 kilometers?? I did WAY more than that!
The distance graph only takes into account Running and Elliptical work. Though walking and going for a Bike ride are awesome, it is really difficult to do a fair comparison, so I subtract that info out. If you logged stuff in as a walk rather then a run, my scripts will skip over it!
I was pretty bummed my 10k bike ride didn’t count, esp cause I’ve been thinking of riding my bike to work. Seeing as how I ride twice the distance in the same time as I run, couldn’t it count as half? (Just tryin). At least it counted toward my days of workout.
I will remedy this in tomorrows post, stay tuned!