Monday, December 2, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
As for the companies, Alpha is in 1st place but Weapons Company has made a huge leap and is not far behind Alpha! Quite impressive! I will let the numbers speak for themselves.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Please remember to dress warm, bring a flashlight, and bring water to hydrate. There is a 2 mile trail or a 4 mile trail! We hope to see you there!
Future Walk Dates will be tentatively scheduled as follows:
Saturday, November 23rd at 8:30am at the Wallace Creek Trail
Friday, December 6th at 5pm at the Wallace Creek Trail
Saturday, December 14th at 8:30am at the Wallace Creek Trail
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
WOW! You all really stepped it up and logged some serious miles these past two weeks! Right now, we are on our way back to Afghanistan for the second time and floating somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.
Grab those walking shoes and swimming gear (haha) and let's get back to Afghanistan! How many times do you think we can make it to Afghanistan and back as a battalion? Any guesses?
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
It is quite interesting because each company also varies in the number of participants. Alpha does have the most people participating but Bravo & Charlie Company have the next most participants. Weapons has the smallest number of participants so it does not really matter how many people are participating but how many miles each person logs!
The company totals are as follow for miles logged from October 15th to October 31st.
Keep logging those miles and send us pictures of you logging those miles! Keep on Walking with Us!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
The other companies are not far behind. In fact, there are only a couple of hundred miles between Alpha and the other companies. Here are the running totals for the other companies:
2nd Place: Charlie logged 1285.6 miles
3rd Place: Bravo logged 1140 miles
4th Place: H & S logged 1109 miles
5th Place:Weapons logged 1097.62 miles
Looking back, I was wrong to say that because it was known all along the program would officially start on October 1st. I am so sorry and I should have thought more carefully about the unofficial versus the official start date.
In an attempt to be fair, since the program officially started on October 1st, the miles should only be counted from that point forward. As suggested, I am going to keep the September miles and in the event of a tie, I will use those miles to determine the winning company.
I apologize and I know this might make some people angry but I do think it is fair to all participants involved to count only the miles logged from the official start date forward. I really hope you all can understand.
Once again, I am so sorry for any confusion and I should have thought about things more carefully. It is completely my fault. I everyone can understand why we will only be counting miles from October 1st forward. Thank you for your support and your kind words. I hope you all are enjoying yourselves and you keep on walking.
Please keep on sending your pictures! We love to see them!
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Saturday, October 19, 2013
Thanks for the great pictures and keep on running! You make it look so easy!
Then we can see how many times we can walk to Afghanistan & Back before our beloved Marines and Sailors return. Are you all up for the challenge? Another drum roll....we have logged a total of
In just a few short weeks we have almost made it to Afghanistan! It is awesome!! The individual companies are doing amazing. Here are the results from October 1st-October14th for each company:
October 1st-October 14th Total: 6080.22 miles
Alpha logged 1448 miles
Charlie logged 1285.6 miles
Bravo logged 1140 miles
H & S logged 1109 miles
Weapons logged 1097.62 miles
September Total: 6252.23 miles
Friday, October 18, 2013
We had a great turn out at the Kick Off Walk and the Wallace Creek Trail is perfect for everyone. We had a great walk with great company and made new friends! We cannot wait to meet again for our next walk! Let's get those miles logged!
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Please remember to bring a flashlight and water. There is a 2 mile trail or a 4 mile trail! We hope to see you there!
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Joe, I think you are amazing and we are honored you are a part of our Walk. Thank you for showing your support! Your great-grandson is blessed to have you. Here is Joe getting ready for his daily 1/4 mile walk in his Walk to Afghanistan t-shirt!
Thursday, October 3, 2013
For those of you not in the Camp Lejeune area, please send us pics of your own kick off walk! We would love to see them! We will all be walking together in spirit!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Remember, there is a friendly competition to see which company can get there and back first.
Here is the breakdown:
Charlie logged 1324.1 miles
Alpha logged 1237 miles
Weapons logged 350.3 miles
As you can see, H & S is in the lead but not by much. There are some extremely active supporters in H & S logging some insane miles! It is awesome. Keep up the good work and continue logging those miles. Keep on moving!
Jason not only completed the 10K but recorded his personal best 10K time. Jason represented the Walk with his awesome sign as well! I just love it. Thank you for sharing!
Monday, September 30, 2013
I apologize if I missed anyone or if you did not receive an email. Please let me know!
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Currently, Alpha Company is in the lead for the most supporters! Go Alpha Company! It will be interesting to see how this will play out in relationship to miles logged. There are some pretty serious walkers spread throughout each of the companies, so it will be a tight competition!
Weapons Company needs some serious help with support! Please pass the word out to family and friends.
Please leave a comment below with where your kick off walk will be in support of your Marine or Sailor.
Monday, September 23, 2013
The 1/9 Walk to Afghanistan & Back men, woman, kid, and infant t-shirts are available. Remember, you DO NOT have to purchase a t-shirt to participate in the Walk. If you would like a t-shirt, you can order them through Cafépress. Be sure to check for coupon codes to help with the cost. Here is the link:
Happy Shopping! If you would like to see the logo on something else cafepress offers, please let me know and I will see if we can put it on it. Here are some coupon codes I found for cafepress below. I hope they will work:
promo code 284B5LXKBKDA for $25 or more
I think if you like cafepress on FB, you can also get a coupon code. If anyone finds any other codes that work, please leave a comment and let us know.
If I find anymore I will post them. You can check out www.retailmenot.com for more coupon codes that may work.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
So far, Charlie Company has had the highest number of supporters, followed very, very closely by Bravo Company! Alpha Company is starting to catch up to Bravo and Charlie, followed by H & S and finally Weapons!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Please pass the word along about our Walk to Afghanistan! Please remember it is open to anyone who loves and wants to support our 1/9 Marine and Sailors.
I cannot wait to find out which company will make it to Afghanistan and Back first! So far, Bravo and Charlie Companies are tied for the most number of people supporting them! I will keep you updated and start logging those miles.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Thank you for making the walk with 1/9. Please check out the links on the page for some helpful worksheets.
Friday, July 26, 2013
The program is open to any spouse, child, family member, or loved one of a 1/9 Marine or Sailor. October 1, 2013 is the official start date of our Walk to Afghanistan & Back.
Going the Distance
The total distance from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to Afghanistan is roughly7,200 miles and going there and back is 14,400 miles. Collectively, if each person commits to walking, running, biking, or swimming several miles each week, we will have "traveled" to Afghanistan and possibly back! Please check out the Aerobic Conversion Chart for all sorts of aerobic ways you can “walk” to Afghanistan. I encourage you to come up with more unique ways of achieving your fitness goals.
I encourage everyone to set a personal goal based on their fitness level. Remember, this is fun- walk with friends, take your dogs out, push those strollers, hit the trails with your bike, go to pilates or zumba, play soccer, go on a nature hike, jump rope, skip, swim when it's hot...BE CREATIVE!
Keeping in Touch
To submit your progress or if you have questions or comments about the "1/9 Walk to Afghanistan & Back" program, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. How and
when do I give you my miles?
If you have sent me an e-mail I most likely have sent you a link to a mileage chart to track your own miles. If you would like one- please send me an e-mail. Be sure to be tracking your own miles. On the first of every month an e-mail will go out requesting your monthly miles. For example: On October 1st... an e-mail will be sent asking for your September Miles. (all miles are important and help- so please send what you have for that month no matter what.)
2. Do I have to live in Camp Lejeune to participate?
Absolutely NOT! You can be anywhere and participate! The more the merrier! We want to see how many times we can get to our loved ones and back! We are a diverse group from all over the country and you can do this program whether you are here or in Timbuktu. All you need are some good tennis shoes and a motivated heart.
3. I want a t-shirt! When and where can I get one?
We are working on t-shirts. As soon as they are finished you will be notified via e-mail and on this website how to order. You do not have to order a t-shirt to participate!
4. Is this a fundraiser?
NO. This is not a fundraiser, the basic point is to show support for our Marines and Sailors and keep healthy while our men are away.
5. It's almost December- is it too late to join?
No- it is never too late to join. Any and all miles will help!! Send your name, email, and Company you are supporting to email@example.com
6. I don't like to run- do I have to run?!
No- you can walk, bike, swim, or run, Zumba, Crossfit, pilates, row, paddleboard, yoga, your way to Afghanistan... got something even more creative to chart your miles- let us hear it. The miles can be accumulated through any type of intentional physical activity. For instance walking from your car to your office desk doesn’t count. Please check out our aerobic conversion chart on the right side of the blog titled Aerobic Conversion Chart under Important Documents.
7. Do I have to be a wife to register? Can my parents join?
Any and all family members are welcome, as well as, friends and other sources of support for our guys are encouraged to join as well. As said before- the more the merrier! We want our Marines and Sailors of 1/9 to know we are thinking about them.