Dewey’s #ReadAThon Hour 13 Mini-Challenge: Be #FitReaders

Posted April 25, 2015 by Felicia S in Dewey's 24 Hour, Read-A-Thons / 82 Comments


Dewey 24 Hour ReadaThon

Howdy Y’all! I am here to bribe Dewey’s participants to get up and move! My mini-challenge this time is relatively simple: Get up and move 15 min at some point between Hour 13 and Hour 17. I call this my #FitReader #ReadAThon get up off your butt challenge.

My plan: To get up 15 min each hour during this 4 hour block! You don’t have to do that much but I would encourage you to spend a solid 15 min loosening up your limbs. We are far enough in that the butt is probably getting a little sore from all the sitting. Give the bum a break and shake it a bit!

Here is a Mix from the 80s that will put you in a Rocky state of mind and PERFECT for dancing/walking/or whatever

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82 responses to “Dewey’s #ReadAThon Hour 13 Mini-Challenge: Be #FitReaders

  1. This is great! Most of my movement consists of getting up to brew more tea, so it’s helpful to have the reminder that today could be quite sedentary. Jumping jacks between chapters it is!

  2. We wanted to prove we are all #fitreaders here at GeekyLibrary. This challenge was fun! (Check out our fitness photo on Twitter (@GeekyLibrary).

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  3. I’ve been trying to keep moving all day. Unfortunately, it’s been raining here all day so I haven’t been able to get outside, but I’ve been doing dishes, folding laundry, and even did some squats and crunches (all while listening to an audiobook, so no reading time lost!). This is a great challenge! Thanks!

  4. I set the sleep timer on my Hoopla app for 15 minutes and listened to my Jacky Faber audiobook while I did a few yoga poses, some belly dance warmups, and ballet barre exercises πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting!

  5. Yes!! This is amazing!! It was so nice to get UP OFF MY BUTT, and go outside with the baby in her stroller and my audiobook and walk!

  6. Thank you for this much-needed challenge! I just got up and did a set of the exercises my physical therapist has given me (I’m a runner and have some hip problems!) to perform twice a day…perfect! Enjoy the Readathon!

  7. I am participating in a Weekend FitBit Challenge and realized that I was basically at Level Sloth so I downloaded Amy Poehler’s “Yes Please” as an audiobook and marched around my room listening to it. for about 45 minutes. Or 5400 ish steps. I will probably do another chunk later to get to 10,000.

    I had had plans to go for a walk but I took a nap inside and now it is dark and raining.

  8. Janet Goodell

    I am planting a tree. Seriously. Son is digging hole now. That’s next hour. This hour, I am making something to eat.

  9. Oh, wow, I needed this! Since it’s middle of the night here, I was getting really sleepy, so I decided to try working out, and I did the Tibetan Rites, and wow, did that woke me up πŸ˜€ So, thank you!

    In the form I’m Aleksandra N.

  10. Danika

    This was easy, since as it came up my roommate and I had just decided to walk to Starbucks from our apartment, a solid 15 minute walk! Thanks for encouraging healthy reading habits πŸ™‚

  11. Jamie

    I have been out on the beach all day and have had lots of exercise alreadu but I took a strool away fromt eh chaos for a bit and walked the surf edge for 20 minutes πŸ™‚

    darjlj75 (at) gmail(dot)com

  12. This is such a great ideaβ€”I was starting to feel pretty sluggish! I popped on the elliptical for 25 minutes with my book. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  13. As soon as I’m done commenting I am going to get up and get myself a glass of wine. And, ok, do some stretches too. I’ve had to be careful with this readathon because I have a messed up back and prolonged sitting (or lounging on the couch) is super painful. Great idea to remind people to get up off their behinds! I wish I could dance around like a lunatic but the back prevents it! Happy reading! πŸ™‚

  14. I’m glad it’s almost 3 am here in Germany, so it’s pretty unlikely that anyone saw me jumping up and down to Eye of the Tiger πŸ˜€ Great challenge!

  15. Aileen

    I’ve been taking regular walking breaks and getting up now and then to move around while reading . Posted progress on my Instagram @dinahshouse

  16. I worked for 5 hours this morning on my feet the whole time. I do the pulling and shipping for Hastings. It means wandering the store and pulling the online orders and packaging them. I seriously need to grab a pedometer so I know how far I’ve walked. πŸ™‚

  17. Mer

    I’ve been prett stationary for 12 hours, but in an hour or so I’ll be walking to watch a soccer game, earphones in and audiobook on. Last read-a-thin I actually played a field hockey game in the middle and it turned out to be my best ga,e of the season, so reading and exercise do go well together!

  18. Thank you for the reminder! Seriously, I haven’t been good about that this readathon. I did some sit-ups and yoga in order to stretch!

  19. I often move around when I read, read-a-thon included. But my favorite activity is to min-cycle when I read. And most recently with the book The Color Purple I looked like the pic here, stirring and reading only I did have a bit more clothes on haha!

  20. I got up and stretched for a while. It’s currently 3 am and my mum’s sleeping in the room beneath mine, so I wasn’t able to do anything livelier than that, but it really helped make me feel a bit more refreshed and awake. πŸ™‚

  21. Unfortunately I have been moving since noon and really would love to sit and read for a while…. So this 15 minute move will be good. planning on going for a walk in a bit, with an audio book,

  22. Hi there. What a great challenge. Right now it is almost 2.30 AM in Denmark and I bet I’m not the only one who’s getting tired. So I’m doing Jumping Jacks and run a bit in the same spot.

  23. Been standing up, reading for a while. but! It is 2.23 am and I’ve been up since 7am yesterday, and its time for a few hours of napping!:p That is a different position at least;)

  24. I planned to do a little Taylor Swift Dance-Party in the middle of the night and because I was feeling tired I did it just after I read about your Challenge. I’m reading from Germany and it turned 2 am here and I started to feel a little tired and sleepy. Thank you for your challenge and the encouragement to finally get up and move a litte. I think I’ll move a litte more often in the next few hours.

  25. I’m going to get up and play with my 2 dogs for a bit each hour! Just to play fetch or chase them around the house (they love that! Haha)

  26. Aimee

    I’ve done yoga several times today. I get either too easily distracted or sleepy if I don’t move around a little once in a while.

  27. Sadaf Hassan

    A lot going on at my end (family gatherings etc) so nothing seems to be going in my favor this readathon πŸ™
    I’m still trying though. I hope I can at least finish the one book I’ve been trying to since the readathon began. It’s The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman by the way.

  28. I actually have a standing desk, so I’ve been regularly getting up and moving at least a little when I come to type my updates! I’ve been spending at least five minutes doing that every hour.

  29. Lee

    Made a post on my blog! Definitely been up and moving around a lot today and will keep doing so! Got to keep those aches away!

  30. Tim

    I will take my dog out for a walk soon for a full hour. I go to balcony to smoke every hour for 5 mins or so. Not too bad πŸ™‚

  31. Isa

    I always walk around my house every half hour, I get easily distracted and antsy if I’m sitting down for too long. This is a great idea! πŸ™‚

  32. My fifteen minutes of moving are going to be me doing my physical therapy exercises for my knee. With my knee issues, anything else hurts these days.

  33. I actually got up and paced around my room with my book when I got sick of sitting. Probably looked pretty strange, but you gotta avoid going numb!

  34. I didn’t exactly take a walk, but I did get of my butt and went outside to take a smoke (healthy – I know). Besides, there are stairs and all. πŸ˜›

  35. I’m planning to get up and move the 15 minutes right after I finish typing this! It honestly is a pretty wise thing to do and gives a nice break. I think I will listen to some audiobook while moving around a bit πŸ™‚

  36. This is a great idea, so I think I will get up and walk around my house for a few minutes..we actually have our house made to where you could walk the living room and dining room in a sort of circle so will be perfect for this. πŸ™‚

  37. I’ve already sort of implemented this, making sure I do some housework or go to the veggie shop on the corner in between books πŸ™‚
    Right now, I have the balcony door open for some fresh cool air, and will be taking a midnight walk with the hubby πŸ™‚

  38. Great challenge! I went for a walk earlier, and this is just the push I need to take a couple more turns around the neighborhood before the sun goes down.

  39. I must admit that no, I didn’t get up. I’ve been drinking lots and lots of tea and water so I’ve had to go to the bathroom a lot – must count for something, right? πŸ˜› Thanks for the chance! πŸ™‚