Jodi Rave: WOMAN challenge proves enlightening
"In May, a group of friends and I enrolled in a national exercise program called the WOMAN Challenge, where we were encouraged to walk 10,000 steps a day for eight weeks. Actually, any amount of steps would do. The trick was to do it daily.

Our team, the Native Griz, chose a virtual walking course leading from Alaska to Hawaii. Progress was logged on a virtual map. The rules wouldn’t allow a team to advance on the map unless all members met daily and minimum goals.

It proved to be a tough mandate with an 18-member team. At our halfway point in the challenge, our team never got off the starting point. As team captain, I asked walkers to “please remove yourself from the team” if you can’t meet the minimum standards.

Finally, we inched off the starting point but never out of Alaska.

But another map also charted individual progress. And several team members did make it to Hawaii, including me."

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