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UnOfficial SparkPeople Winter Walk Challenge 100,000 Step Challenge

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Hey FitBit Users (and other Pedometer Users)!
(TLDR? Link to badges at the bottom!)

Now that we, in the Northern Hemisphere, are getting a little squishy with warm comfort food and hiding from cooler temperatures, I think some of us are finding it harder and harder to get out the door for that walk. Well guess what? I will if you will! (For those of you in the Southern Hemisphere, consider this a Better Bikini Body walk!)

For the month of December I'm challenging you to 100,000 STEPS!
Sometimes I'm lucky if I get 2,000 steps a day, and all of those are between classes! It's going to take a little work to get to 100,000 steps, but think of all the eggnog that burns off! (wink)

November Summary

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November Summary (aka TLDR)
Finished the classes for my bachelors in teaching; should get all As. Hard, exhausting, satisfying. My 3-yr old black scaredy cat ran away, and is not home yet. :( Made a SparkPeople Turkey Track pedometer challenge, and made 212,000 steps. People loved it! Initiated into two honor societies: Kappa Delta Pi, and Omicron Delta Kappa. Spent one evening with a homeless veteran. Thanksgiving with Husband's family. Blog after the Break!

2013 November Summary

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November Summary (aka TLDR)

Finished the classes for my bachelors in teaching; should get all As. Hard, exhausting, satisfying.My 3-yr old black scaredy cat ran away, and is not home yet. :(Made a SparkPeople Turkey Track pedometer challenge, and made 212,000 steps. People loved it!Initiated into two honor societies: Kappa Delta Pi, and Omicron Delta Kappa. Spent one evening with a homeless veteran. Thanksgiving with Husband's family.  Blog after the Break!



This month (basically) concludes one of the most exhausting and satisfying semesters of college I have ever endured. I finished my curriculum for my bachelors degree in secondary education of biology (read as: High School Biology Teacher). Next semester I'll do my student teaching, and then graduate. I'm not sure how much I slept, but it was very worth it. I have three finals left, and according to my calculations, failing them means dropping my grade only to an A- in the courses. Of course, I'm not going to fail the…

Review: Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon

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Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



LOVED Aja's illustrations! A little rough, very simplistic feeling, and yet it gets everything across without feeling too clean or empty.

I liked the flashback-way the stories were told, and the tone of the inner-monologue. I liked the first story a lot. The second felt oddly shallow, same as the third, but their "classic comic" feel kind of makes up for it. The last pair of stories are a short arc, and feel basically the same. Still love the inner-monologue.

The included Young Avengers story was really well-drawn and colored. The story was really nice too. I'll have to pick up more on the YA Hawkeye.



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SP: Turkey Trackers are ROCKING MY SOCKS!

I just can't believe how motivating these folks are! I did NOT expect people to jump on as they did, and some are over 500,000 and others are walking though they're sick or lost their FitBit and it's just... wow. Just wow. 

KelliBean! You did a Triathlon! WHEW! If you worry about losing the steps, can you guestimate them? Were they for the run portion (measured) or through some time later? I'm SO IMPRESSED that you kept working to you 10k goal, even though I'm sure you already made it! AMAZING! 

DLDMIL You are rocking my socks. I'd only made badges through 550,000, but I obviously need to make some more! Motivated! Dedicated! 

I LOVE seeing you guys pass your goals! Olivianight! Awesome! Nutron3, ALSO making me make new badges! I LOVE IT! MyseterRose74, blowing past your goal too! MsLizzy! 

ScubaDiva50 you are doing awesome! I hope you feel better soon, and that it's just a day in the dumps! STAY MOTIVATED! 

And everyone else diligently plugging along towards yo…