EXERCISE FOR CHANGE 2016-2017

Thanks to all those who participated!

Our third virtual “Exercise for Change” is taking place from 1 November, 2016 to 28 February, 2017.

This annual fundraiser calls attention to our projects serving the community and raises funds to support those projects.

Exercise participants will be “virtually” exercising from San Juan Cosala, Jalisco to Mexico City D.F.,Mexico (551.7 kilometers OR 342.81 miles). What a great way to burn those extra calories during the holidays AND be ready for showing more skin in the Spring!

Exercise Participants are participating to raise funds support one of these areas of our work: General, APEH Program, Restaurant Apprentice Program, Textile Apprentice Program or the Food Program. Exercise Participants are asking friends, family and other individuals to sponsor them.

You can visit our “Donate To Our Programs” page, here on our website for information on how to contribute. “Click to access” or go directly to PayPal.

The route to Mexico City.

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Our volunteers work hard to provide the “hands on” work for the program.  If you cannot help with your physical presence you can provide the much needed financial help to be part of the programs. Each project has its own budget to insure appropriate use.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US AS AN EXERCISE PARTICIPANT!

Please complete the form below. Once submitted Mac, our president, will contact you personally.

Once you sign up then go to this page to select a “map icon” from this page.  Click to access.
Once you select an icon notify Mac and he will put it in place on the interactive map.

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Please help us in promoting the event by downloading a informational flyer, English verison
Spanish verison

Our event poster is available for distribution as well. Click

EXERCISE PARTICIPANTS

Mac is using an elliptical trainer.   Donations will go to Community Development Program, Administration and the Financial Resource Development Committee. Map icon is “Bear”.

Steve is exercising through walking, using a elliptical trainer, recumbent bike and a treadmill. Donations will support the Anti Violence Program, the Community Program and the General Fund. Map icon is the “Crow”

Michael is participating using a elliptical trainer and walking. Donations will support Anti Violence, Restaurant Apprentice Program and the Textile Apprentice Program. Map icon is the “Cat”

Francisco is exercising through biking, swimming, walking and crawling. Map icon is the “Bee”

Jane is participating through Walking, swimming, bike 5-7 days a week. Map icon is the “Dolphin”. Donations will support the General Fund.

Barbara is participating via Walking (daily); recumbent bike (daily). Map icon is the “Dragon Fly”. Donations will support the anti violence program.

Brian is walking to Mexico City. Map icon is the “Pig”. Donations will support the General Fund.

As participants join us they will be added to the page.

Below is an interactive map showing the progress of the participants. To use the map:
1. Left click mouse and hold, a “hand” appears, you can then move the map.
2. Lower left hand corner, click on the + sign, the map zooms in, shows more detail, click on the – sign the map zooms out, shows a larger area.

“Donate to support the exerciser who is participating for your choice of program.




EXERCISE PARTICIPANTS PLEASE POST YOUR WEEKLY PROGRESS BELOW

This year we are encouraging all of those who are participating in the fundraising Virtual “Exercise for Change”, as well as supporters, to post weekly comments, on the blog page.

Please note to avoid “spammers” are posts are held until approved, which generally happens each day. Your name and email are not distributed to any 3rd parties, nor made public.

Once your first post is approved, thereafter your posts appear in real time.

78 Responses to “EXERCISE FOR CHANGE 2016-2017

  • Fco. Nava
    6 months ago

    23 kms this week…I think I’m there! Hijole! Fco.

  • Michael Rose
    6 months ago

    Weekly total 35 km; overall total 573.
    Oops! I’ve overshot Mexico City by more than 20 km.

  • Jane Uzzell
    6 months ago

    40K for a total of 500K-have two more days!

  • Jane Uzzell
    6 months ago

    48 K plus 412K =460 Kilometers-good week!

  • Fco. Nava
    6 months ago

    Racked up 37 more kms. this week for a total of 536 kms. to date….I see the finish line in the distance….Fco.

  • Michael Rose
    6 months ago

    Weekly total 35 km; overall total 503.
    The end is in sight.

  • Jane Uzzell
    6 months ago

    Made 41K walking and cycling for a total of 412 K.

  • Stephen Uzzell
    6 months ago

    Sunday, February 12, 2017- Arrived in Mexico City yesterday, also. Thought the crowds were cheering for me? Had a couple of kilometers leftover for some sightseeing. Checked out Museo de Cera, Teatro Metropolitan, and Castillo de Chapultepec. Then enjoyed a delightful evening among the people of this ‘sparkling city.’ Viva la Mexico!

  • Cheering crows welcome Senor Bear to Mexico CityArrived in Mexico City this morning to cheering crowds!

  • Jane Uzzell
    6 months ago

    Getting there-20 K for 371K. Are we there yet?

  • Michael Rose
    6 months ago

    Weekly total 35 km; overall total 468.

  • Fco. Nava
    6 months ago

    Racked up 104 kms. these past 3 weeks for a total today of 499 kms. Almost there! Fco.

  • Stephen Uzzell
    6 months ago

    Sunday, February 5, 2017- completed week #14. It was another exciting week. This segment brought me beyond Lago de Huapango, then past Tepeji and Coyotepec. When I camped for the week’s rest and for the Super Bowl, I could see the shimmering lights of Buenavista in the distance. Journey total is now 319.4 miles / 515.2 kilometers.

  • End of week 14; 40.31 wk/513.41 overall total…..28.59 kms to Mexico City!

  • Michael Rose
    7 months ago

    By midnight Sunday January 29, 2017, the Cat, having covered 35 km in the week then ended, had advanced 433 km in the direction of Mexico City.

  • Stephen Uzzell
    7 months ago

    Wrapped up week #13- January 29, 2017. Continuing to see the good countryside and sites: San Lorenzo Tlacotapec; Mesa de Chosto; and Iglesias Adventista Acambay. Journey total now adds up to 288.4 miles/ 465 kilometers.

  • End of week 13-42.85/473.11 overall total….will be updating map this week

  • Jane Uzzell
    7 months ago

    Dolphin finally back in the swim after being immobilized by illness-30K for 351!

  • Michael Rose
    7 months ago

    By midnight Sunday January 22, 2017, the Cat, having covered 35 km in the week then ended, had advanced 398 km in the direction of Mexico City.

  • End of week 12-34.14 for the week/430.26 overall.

  • Stephen Uzzell
    7 months ago

    This ends week #12; Sunday, January 22, 2017. Enjoyed the villages of Tungareo and Benta de Bravo. Moving toward Santiago coachochitlah and steadily eastward. Journey total adds to 257.4 miles/ 415 kilometers.

  • Jane Uzzell
    7 months ago

    Dolphin is on the move with 25K for total of 321K for week 11!

  • Michael Rose
    7 months ago

    By midnight Sunday January 15, 2017, the Cat, having covered 35 km in the week then ended, had advanced 363 km in the direction of Mexico City.

  • Fco. Nava
    7 months ago

    Added 154 more kilometers to my trek totalling 395 kms. to date….moving on!

  • Note to everyone…will update map for weeks 10 & 11 once all have posted their week 11.

    End of week 11…33.35 for the week/396.12 overall total…took a couple of days off.

  • Stephen Uzzell
    7 months ago

    Sunday, January 15, 2017 wraps up week #11. I enjoyed Ucareo and now approach Maravatio de Ocampo. My journey total now stands at: 226.4 miles/ 365 kilometers.

  • Michael Rose
    7 months ago

    By midnight Sunday January 8, 2017, the Cat, having covered 35 km in the week then ended, had advanced 328 km in the direction of Mexico City.

  • Janie Uzzell
    7 months ago

    Jan 1-8. Week 10. Another 25 K for 296 K-Dolphin is moving along thru snow and sleet! (Inside biking!). Total 296 kilometers.

  • End of Week 10 Jan 2-8. 42.41/362.17 overall

  • Stephen Uzzell
    7 months ago

    End of week #10- Sunday, January 8, 2017. Nice crossing of Lago do Cuitzeo to turn eastward along Hwy 15D. My route now totals: 204.7 miles/ 330 kilometers.

  • Michael Rose
    8 months ago

    By midnight Sunday January 1, 2017, the Cat, having covered 35 km that week, had advanced 293 km in the direction of Mexico City.

  • Janie Uzzell
    8 months ago

    25 k for total of 271k!

  • Week 9 Completed. 40.5 wk/320.36 total

  • Stephen Uzzell
    8 months ago

    End of week #8, Jan. 1, 2017. Prospero ano 2017! My journey total stands at 186.1 miles/ 300 kilometers. Before the route map changed, I was approaching Acambaro on Hwy 51. We now seem to be following Hwy 27 to the south. Still bound for Mexico City!

  • Michael Rose
    8 months ago

    By midnight Christmas 2016, the Cat, having covered 35 km that week, had advanced 258 km in the direction of Mexico City.

  • Janie Uzzell
    8 months ago

    Dolphin is still moving 25 K for 246 K! Are we there yet?

  • Fco. Nava
    8 months ago

    Fco. 41 more kms. to add (biking, walking and some swimming)/total 241 kms. to date.

  • Week 8….41.15/279.86 total

  • Stephen Uzzell
    8 months ago

    Ended week #8 on Dec. 25th. Rested near Salvatierra for the Holiday. My journey total now stands at 176.2 miles/ 284.2 kilometers

  • Michael Rose
    8 months ago

    By midnight, Sunday, December 18, the Cat, having covered 35 km that week, had advanced 223 km in the direction of Mexico City.

  • Janie Uzzell
    8 months ago

    25 k total 221K Dolphin has hit some rough waves!

  • Week 7: 29.31/238.71 overall…..trainer is back up so on it again.

  • Stephen Uzzell
    8 months ago

    Ending week #7, Sunday Dec. 18, 2016. Resting now near the eastern edge of Lago de Yuririta, just NE of Moroleon. Journey total brings me to 166.3 miles/ 268.2 kilometers. Celebrating to be near the halfway point of our challenge. Will be slower pace these weeks of Christmas and New Year’s. Feliz Navidad!

  • Hi, Brian here,
    Dec. 14

    I have been involved in this program for a while now and wish to input my data. I have failed in this as I have had some computer problems (or is the operator faults?)
    At any rate, my total mileage from October 9 to December 14, 2016 is 109 miles to date.
    And I expect to continue upon this path
    Brian

  • Michael Rose
    8 months ago

    By midnight, Sunday, December 11, the Cat, having covered 35 km that week, had advanced 188 km in the direction of Mexico City.

  • Fco. Nava
    8 months ago

    Glad to report some more kilometros to add….126 (biking and walking)…for a total of 200 kms. to date….sure wish I could fly like a bee!

  • Week 6th; 40.47/overall total 209.4. Trainer is down so back on the roads walking

  • Stephen Uzzell
    8 months ago

    Rest day at the end of week #6 (Dec. 11, 2016). Passing near Copales and Puerto del Aguila as my steps move me closer to Moroleon. Journey total is now at 150.8 miles / 243.2 kilometers.

  • Janie Uzzell
    8 months ago

    Dolphin swimming uphill with 25k for a total of 196K.

  • Michael Rose
    9 months ago

    By midnight, Sunday, December 4, the Cat, having covered 35 km that week, had advanced 153 km in the direction of Mexico City

  • Stephen Uzzell
    9 months ago

    Getting good rest after week #5. Now totaled up with 129.1 miles/ 208.2 kilometers. This week carried me south of Penjamo and beyond toward Moroleon.

  • Janie Uzzell
    9 months ago

    The dolphin moved 25k this week for a total of 171k.

  • Week 5 done…..46.93 km/168.93 total….set new record of 10k in one session!

  • Michael Rose
    9 months ago

    By midnight, Sunday, November 27, the Cat, having covered 35 km that week, had advanced 118 km in the direction of Mexico City.

  • Stephen Uzzell
    9 months ago

    Sunday rest after week #4, (Nov. 27, 2016). Total distance covered to date is 104.3 miles/ 168.2 kilometers. Had an extra Holiday rest Thursday just off highway 110. The people of La Escoba and El Zoro, along Rio Lerma were very hospitable. Presently I am east of La Piedad on highway 90 and ready to move onward.

  • Janie Uzzell
    9 months ago

    A little slow this week with 20 K for a total of 136 K-got to ramp it up!

  • Week 4……30.73 km/overall total 122

  • Fco. Nava
    9 months ago

    Greetings…Am off to a slow start…ramping up. Have covered 74 kilometers to date…mostly walking and biking. The winter weather is a bit brisk for swimming in unheated territory…but doable. Onward!

  • Michael Rose
    9 months ago

    Moved 28 km to reach 83 km.

  • Week 3 total: 40.31 km/overall total 91.27

  • Janie Uzzell
    9 months ago

    The dolphin is moving on the bike! 38 k for this week-GOING TO TRY AND UP IT FOR NEXT WEEK

  • Stephen Uzzell
    9 months ago

    Day of rest after week #3- Sunday, Nov. 20. It was a busy week, but I enjoyed a slow walk through the streets of La Barca. Beautiful were the sights, the shops, the people and the foods there. I took my time leaving the city outskirts onward into the lovely countryside again. I had an extra day, Friday, to relax on a gentle hill well beyond. I could just see the Cathedral steeple of La Barca back in the distance. Now I am resting in the small but friendly village of Yurecuaro. The smells from its Sunday meals rise fragrantly above the rooftops making me hungry again. My progress total is now: 78.5 miles / 126.6 kilometers.

  • Michael Rose
    9 months ago

    By the end of Sunday, Nov. 13, I had covered 55 km.

  • Week 2: 19.67 km….need to get back on track!

  • Janie Uzzell
    9 months ago

    The dolphin is making progress-38 Kilometers this week. Got to keep going! Each day gets a little easier!

  • Stephen Uzzell
    9 months ago

    Resting at the end of week #2. This past week I decided to enjoy an extra day to rest. On Wednesday, I camped near Ocatlan so I could enjoy the view of Lake Chapala before leaving the area behind. So beautiful the sunlight on Chapala’s waters that day. Now I rest again and prepare to enter La Barca this week. My progress stands at 54.2 miles/ 87.4 kilometers.

  • Janie Uzzell
    9 months ago

    Great first week! Biked and walked 40 K. The dolphin is on the move!

  • Stephen Uzzell
    9 months ago

    Beginning week #2- Nov. 7, 2016. Long known as the red bear, I am flying with the bird symbol at present. It has been named the “flying crow” icon. Before I completely lose my identity, let me lobby that it is a “flying eagle” rather than a crow.

  • Michael Rose
    10 months ago

    By midnight, Sunday, November 6, the Cat had advanced 27 km in the direction of Mexico City.

  • “The Bear” reports 31.29 km for week one…short week, missed a day

  • Stephen Uzzell
    10 months ago

    Sunday- Nov. 6, 2016… Sunday will be my weekly day of rest. At present, this pilgrim has officially covered 29.2 miles/ 47.1 kilometers. Settling into a daily rhythm of exercise, and rest.

  • Got off to a good start on ELP trainer…7+ miles in 2 days….
    Note to all participants; An “exercise week” is Sunday to Sunday for reporting purposes….the first week is a short one Nov. 1-6.

    Post your weekly results either Sunday pm, after you’ve exercised for that day or first thing Monday morning….

  • Stephen Uzzell
    10 months ago

    Nov. 2, 2016- Blazing forward in day two. Completed 5.2 miles on the recumbent bike. Progress on the journey is 12.9 miles/ 20.8 kilometers. Have received first donation. Will be giving next progress report at the end of this week.

  • Stephen Uzzell
    10 months ago

    Nov. 1, 2016 Off to an exciting start today. Traveled with a friend to Stone Mountain, NC for a day hike. Mountain Top Rangers is our code name. We wound up covering a total of 7.7 miles up, over and around the mountain. So I begin my journey toward Mexico City.

  • Stephen Uzzell
    10 months ago

    At the ready. Now at t-minus 4 days and counting down. Warming up in place with a 5 mile-per-day (mpd) average. Should be conditioned and ready for out-of-the-gate on Nov. 1.

  • Stephen Uzzell
    10 months ago

    The leg-motor muscles are idling and ready to go for Nov. 1st. Keeping warmed up with a few kilometers in walking this week. Will be breaking in a newly acquired recumbent bike that will add to the kilometer efforts now and when the actual walk begins. This is theredbear raring to go in Mint Hill, NC.

  • You are good to go Red Bear….thanks for joining us

  • Stephen Uzzell
    10 months ago

    Red Bear is registered on Oct 9 and ready to go for Nov 1. Looking forward to the steps ahead.

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