Hi Ladies, Family, and Friends of 1/8,
Welcome to our Miles To Afghanistan project!
As you can see, this site is still a work in progress, so please give us some time. I know that other units are doing Miles to Afghanistan as well, but here is how 1/8 is going to do it. Let's face it, we do things a little bit differently anyway! To add your own stories, pictures, and miles, e-mail Cassy Chesser at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will send you an invitation to join as an author. If you just want to add your own miles but no pictures or stories, you can leave your mileage in a comment, on any post, without having to register at all. Until we get things up and going please keep track of you own miles. When things are ready, I will make a post on how we will chart all of our miles. We are going to have a little friendly competition between each of the companies to see who can walk the most miles.
So, here are the rules. You can walk, run, or bike your miles. Do any of those activities for half an hour, and that is equal to one mile. You can count your steps if you are one of those who are on your feet all day, and 2000 steps equals one mile. If you swim and play in a pool for 30 minutes, that is a mile. Now I know that some of you live up north, so I have come up with some ways that you can earn your miles. Shoveling snow can count as miles. If you snowblow for 45 minutes that is one mile. If you just got a dusting of snow, then you can either sweep it off the steps or push a little with a shovel for 30 minutes, and then that is a mile. If it is your fourth blizzard in a week, and you have to bend your knees and fling the snow over your shoulder, then doing that for 15 minutes is a mile. Now because I am nice, I am giving those that live in the snow and the cold some ways to earn bonus miles. You can earn 2 bonus miles per day. Way number 1: If you walk outside and its -10 or below out (wind chill does not count) then give yourself an extra mile. Number 2: If its the fifth time you have shoveled out your driveway because the silly snowplow came by again, then give yourself an extra mile. Anyone in your family can walk and help us make our goal, but you can only count their miles if they are doing the activity with you. Don't count miles for your baby in the stroller, but if your child rides their bike while you run, you can count their miles too.
Now with everything we do, mind OPSEC. You guys know the drill now. This is just a fun way to show our guys that we are supporting them while they are gone. So get out there, take pictures, and log those miles -- we have a long way to go!!
Remember to email Cassy so you can post stories and pictures. Also, feel free to let me know in the comments what you need to keep you motivated to get out and walk.
Leave me some love in the comments!