What an amazing job everyone! Here’s the break down: Total: 341,341,683 People: 330,649,767 Paws: 10,691,916 Let’s finish strong! We’re averaging around 63 million steps per week which is just awesome everyone! We have a couple of big walk events coming up that will add some pretty big numbers but I’d love if we could hit a BILLION steps this year (might be a stretch but we’ll be posting some ways to get additional donations in the next couple of weeks). Last year we took 654,568,770 collective steps. Do you think we can hit a BILLION this year? For… Read More »Step Totals – Week 1 Through Week 6
This week has been rough due to a lot of personal stuff going on but on the good side all this running here and there did lead to a pretty awesome step count week. Thanks to loads of activity with loads of stress, my body aches EVERYWHERE. Then there is the weather. Almost 80 today and they are calling for flurries Wednesday in the very early morning hours or as other people still consider it, night time. Humidity, no humidity. Cool day, warm day. Rain clouds but no rain. Of course it has been great weather for the Cherry Blossoms… Read More »Tiara's Tuesday Talk – Step Conversions
Musical Motivation Monday – by Heather Stewart “You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, the Twilight Zone!” – Rod Serling I spent most of the week pondering what to write about. What on Earth could I put on paper to keep our AS-tronauts motivated? What are our visions of our destination? As luck would have it a saw a book about “local boy” Rod Serling and I started thinking… Read More »Monday Motivation – Visions Of Our Destination
Tiara’s Tuesday Talk – by Sara Sheibley Sometimes I should really pay attention to my own words. I type them, I read them yet I don’t heed them. This is how the story often goes, but this time I did myself in. For some reason even though I knew I was going to be busy, I knew it was a full day, I knew, I knew, I knew… And now… I wish but any way, I didn’t take my own advice. I was trying to do too much! Am I glad I cracked a new high for steps? Yep… 23,301 steps… Read More »Tiara's Tuesday Talk – We Live, We Learn, We Go On…
by Heather Stewart “MISSION TO MARS is ready to Blast Off”, is what Marc Goodwin of the Rockin’ Weebles: Weebles Kick AS told his long time friend. You see, Marc is a trail runner and his friend has AS so when Marc saw posts about the Rockin’ Weebles and Walk Your AS Off he decided to talk to his running friends about AS and see if they would contribute their steps to our Mars journey. Then he took it one step further… I am pleased to announce that this year participants in the Down To Run Endurance Challenge have the… Read More »MISSION TO MARS is ready to Blast Off
Is everyone gearing up for our 2014 Walk Your A.S. Off! Just five days to our starting line for 2014! If you needed more reasons to give your friends & family to join us and walk – well here are 5 reasons although we could come up with oodles more! 1. You already walk everywhere you go – why not make those steps meaningful and contribute them to our cause! Shoot – add in your pooch’s steps too! 2. Our walk is great motivation! We’ve got thousands of people walking together and cheering each other on! The health benefits… Read More »5 Days to Starting Line And 5 Reasons To Walk With Us!
Wait… What? Yes I’m here, aren’t you? What do you mean I shouldn’t be? Just because the walk is over doesn’t mean we don’t have things to talk about. I mean if you want I can go away… No? Okay. (Yes I really do talk to myself btw) Walk Your AS Off 2013 may be coming to a close with our final, and I mean the end all number for final steps (due by today) being anxiously awaited upon, BUT this doesn’t mean we can’t still talk. Or walk. Or run. Or cycle… You get the picture. Looks happy… Read More »Tiara's Tuesday Talk – I'm Here, Aren't You?
We are almost there! Just a couple more days and our walk comes to an end for the year. Let’s get the kids involved in our Finish Line events on World A.S. Day! Please download this image and share your child’s art work with us on our Facebook page! Sneakers by Sabrina‘s kids – Ta, age 10 and MnM, age 4!
Musical Motivation Monday – by Heather Stewart We are poised to leave our footprints on the moon. We will reach our destination but will we have accomplished all that we set out to do? We wanted to take steps to reach the moon but to also get people moving and raise awareness for AS. I think we have accomplished that. I know I talked to people I probably wouldn’t have about it by simply looking for a good quality pedometer. Also, I know there are some people who noticed my barrage of status updates recruiting Rockin’ Weebles who stopped me on… Read More »Musical Motivation Monday – Ain't No Stopping Us Now!
Tiara’s Tuesday Talk – by Sara Sheibley in·vis·i·ble /inˈvizəbəl/ Adjective: Unable to be seen; not visible to the eye. (Pretty easy to understand right?) Here is a picture of me being invisible. Pretty huh? In all seriousness, we hear over and over again about invisible illness. We have them. We deal with the fall out of these invisible illnesses. There are articles out there everywhere discussing not only the illnesses themselves but the ramifications of having them. Ricky White did an excellent one on his blog http://endlesstrax.com/2013/03/22/invisible-illness/. From our families to our friends to co-workers, strangers in the grocery store,… Read More »Tiara's Tuesday Talk – Tell Everyone!