Gettin’ Phit Walking Contest

by Linda Carmical on January 21, 2010

Take a Walk, Get Some Exercise and Check Out America Right From Your Living Room!

This isn’t your usual walking contest…this one is virtual. What this means is you’ll walk in your home town and visit different places in the USA via the Internet along with other competitors. Each time you reach a designated mile marker you complete a milestone.

Starts —> February 1, 2010


What Does It Cost Me?

Not a dime!
The only cost is time, dedication, and a little sweat.

What’s in it for me?

  1. You’ll feel better.
  2. Your clothes will fit better.
  3. You get to share your experience with your Family, Phitter Phriends, Facebook Friends, Twitter Friends, Co-Workers, and everyone you know!
  4. There’s gratification of doing something good for yourself every time you hit a milestone!
  5. You get a Certificate for a great job & to let everyone know… YOU WALKED ACROSS THE USA!!
  6. If you are the first to reach the finish line, you’ll get a $10 gift card and a 1st Place Certificate!

How does it work?

For every 1 mile you walk it’s equal to 50 miles.

  • 5050 Miles from Delaware to California
  • 1 mile = 50 Miles
  • Total Miles Walked = 101

How will I keep track of the miles I walk?

  • You’ll be supplied with an interactive chart you need to log your progress and keep a record.
  • You’ll receive a chart listing the milestones and distances.

How to join in:

  1. First, if you’re going to want to use a Gmail email, before anything else set up a Gmail email account for yourself. (Any email will work for keeping a record of your miles walked and tracking.)
  2. Leave the comment “I’m In!” below.
  3. Complete this registration form.
  4. Optional: Join Phitter for the most up to date information and support from the Phitter Community.

Walk Across America & Discover USA -Honor System -Lose Weight -Shape Up -Healthy -Log Ur Stats




!GettinPhitJust4Me #

Note: It is recommended you check with a medical professional before starting any exercise program or any exercise contest. This contest is not sponsored by Phitter or Kirstie Alley.


{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

fatpignomore January 25, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Can’t wait! Already planning my route across Canada……..’Sea to Sea in February’ woohoo


Linda Carmical January 25, 2010 at 2:45 pm

That’s great! Think about taking this walk to reap the benefits of a group walk and learn a few things about the USA. Maybe the next competition could be a walk across Canada? If you are in, complete the registration form. :)


Cindy Watrous January 25, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I’m in! I’ll be doing my miles on the treadmill at the gym in the AM. :)


Linda Carmical January 25, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I’ll be doing mine mostly on a treadmill too! This 56 degree weather we’re having in upstate NY isn’t going to last! Thanks for joining in!


Phyllis Goble January 25, 2010 at 5:08 pm

I’m in!

However, I’m a little confused about how this is being done. Will we be walking on a treadmill in front of our computers and accessing a walking website of our neighborhood? Will our miles be logged using the honor system? Will we be walking on a bike path that shows mile markers? Please clarify.

Good luck to everyone! See you “on the road”!



Linda Carmical January 25, 2010 at 5:22 pm

You won’t need to be in front of a computer. You can do this anywhere you want…in a gym, in your home, in your neighborhood. It’s all an honor system.

Once you reach a milestone you’ll have a link to see the place you virtually walked to and learn a few things about it if you want also. You’ll have more information soon.

Thanks for joining in!


Phyllis Goble January 25, 2010 at 5:11 pm

I’m in, baby! Perfect timing! We’ll be walking in springtime weather very soon!


Linda Carmical January 25, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Yes we will! Did you fill out and submit the registration form yet Phillis?


Londa Webster January 25, 2010 at 10:35 pm

I submitted my registration I am waiting for this great walk!!! I have said it before, what a fantastic idea, thank you Linda for the hard work you have put into this, it is awesome!!!


Linda Carmical January 25, 2010 at 10:54 pm

Thank you Londa and it’s my pleasure! There’s nothing like a little competition for us all to get moving! It should be a great incentive for us all!

Thanks for signing up!


mrsmla4ever January 26, 2010 at 7:53 am

I’m in!! I can’t wait to start, this is so exciting!


Linda Carmical January 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Great! Very happy to have you in the group! Thanks for signing up!


fatpignomore January 26, 2010 at 3:24 pm

I’m very anxious to see the route – been to a few states, Florida, NY, NJ, OH, PA. Need to ‘see’ more of the U.S.! And, I’m sure I’ll have to prepare a spreadsheet of some kind for myself too (yeah, I’m one of those).


Linda Carmical January 26, 2010 at 11:39 pm

I’ll have a really nice spreadsheet for you to go with your milestone list. You’ll have the in a couple of days. :)


Margo January 27, 2010 at 9:34 am

I’m in!! I can’t wait to get started. I’ll be doing the treadmill thing, here, too. Thanks for putting this together, Linda. :)


Linda Carmical January 27, 2010 at 9:52 am

Great Margo! Happy to have you included!

Putting this together was a no brainer. All of us can use a little help in the motivation department at times. Thanks for signing up!


Phyllis Goble January 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Ooo… will our spreadsheets have a place to add photos? If I can get myself onto the bike path, or other outdoor areas, I’d love to be able to share my walks with the rest of you.


Linda Carmical January 27, 2010 at 3:14 pm

No, but you can Photoshop them and I’ll post them! That’s a great idea Phyllis!


Phyllis Goble January 27, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Linda, I’m working on a surprise for you, but I want to get KA’s approval first. I can’t wait to show you (all of you, actually)! Did you get my email about it?


Linda Carmical January 28, 2010 at 1:13 am

I love surprises Phyllis! Can’t wait!


Susie Muckleroy January 27, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Thanks Linda -I got my confirmation e-mail. This works out great for me, because these last week I’ve been having a hard time getting back on track. the only good thing is that I’m still eating healthier and staying away from sweets. NOW- I am gonna get back to walking, thanks to you, girly!!!


Linda Carmical January 28, 2010 at 1:12 am

Sooooo happy to take the credit! ;) But you know it’s all you girl!


sarah January 28, 2010 at 5:32 pm

I’m in Linda! Got my treadmill all ready to go THANKS!


Linda Carmical January 28, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Fantastic! Happy to have you!


PhitterMaster January 30, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Bring it ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Linda Carmical January 31, 2010 at 12:14 pm



Christina January 31, 2010 at 12:13 pm

I’m in. Super excited! I’ll being doing it on a treadmill too. Negative degrees isn’t to much fun to walk in. :-)


Linda Carmical January 31, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I AGREE! Negative degrees are NO FUN! Happy to have you join in!


PhitterMaster January 31, 2010 at 3:47 pm

6.81 miles hiking the last two days, how about you?


Linda Carmical January 31, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Sounds like this is gonna be a piece of cake for you!


Krystal Duff February 11, 2010 at 1:28 am

I’m In!


Linda Carmical February 11, 2010 at 9:29 am

That’s great Krystal! Happy to have you! By now you should have everything you need to join in! Check your email!


Kath March 4, 2010 at 6:18 am

Is there going to be a new Walking Contest for March or did I miss it?


Linda Carmical March 7, 2010 at 10:25 pm

There will absolutely be another one! I just don’t have the date yet. I’ll post it here, on Phitter, Twitter, Facebook, and other places I can think of. Keep your eyes open for it!

Where did you learn about this Walking Contest at?


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