Lyn Hoelscher

Stayin' Wild Challenge November

My Activity Tracking


My target 280000 Steps

I'm taking on the Stayin' Wild Challenge!

I am taking part in the Stayin' Wild Challenge, proudly supporting Beyond Blue. Over the next 28 days, I will be walking 10,000 steps a day, and completing puffing, lifting and agility challenges.ย 

Please sponsor my challenge to support mental health and wellbeing.

My Story

Stepped Over

Monday 30th Nov
Today was so much cooler, and Rory and I strode out in a cooler breeze this morning, enjoying our run. ย Balance has been thought of, even if it is through exercise as simple as standing on one leg. ย 
Tomorrow is a new month. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Stepping further afield

Monday 30th Nov
A better day today, not hot, and Rory and I stepped out and went running. ย It was wonderful, with a beautiful light breeze. ย My steps reached 10,590, and my fund raising also made a big jump. ย I so appreciate each and every one who have supported me.

Hot hot hot

Monday 30th Nov
Well another scorcher where we didnโ€™t venture outside. ย By 0800am it was 30 degrees, and it went up to 41 degrees. ย Thus I didnโ€™t get my steps I wanted. ย I am still trying to get there.๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Temperatures Rising

Saturday 28th Nov
Oh with this hot weather today, and going to 40 degrees tomorrow, itโ€™s been tough to get the steps up, especially without having an aircon gym to head to. ย Thus I didnโ€™t get my 10,000 steps up today, and I dare say ย tomorrow I may not either, but will give it a good go. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Steps stairs weights and agility

Friday 27th Nov
Last week and incorporating all of the above, with Wednesday just getting over to 10,000 steps and Thursday just under. I flew down to Newcastle and when I got down here, it never cooled down in the afternoon, so I didnโ€™t hit the running pad. ย Friday is another day. ย ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Last week of the challenge

Tuesday 24th Nov
Wow, what a day yesterday. ย Combining walking, running, stairs, weights I made it over the 18,000 steps. ย I think this might be my best day now. ย Beat my last 17,000 odd. ย Feeling great and love the challenge, and love beating that challenge, life I have done almost every day this month. ย Cheers, and thanks for supporting this great cause, Beyond Blue.ย 

Last week

Tuesday 24th Nov
I have thoroughly enjoyed this last month, and โ€˜guessingโ€™ what my step reading is and I now am pretty accurate at that. ย Each day with a good run or walk, and then usual activities, I certainly get my steps well over the 10,000 steps daily. ย This week I am combining steps, stairs and weights to get my step count up. ย 

Stairs and Strength

Friday 20th Nov
Well the days are going so fast I canโ€™t keep up my blog but I know I am smashing out stairs and pumping the park exercises for arm strength. ย The past four days I have run to the โ€˜Stairsโ€™ park in Cessnock, knocked out the exercises and run home again. ย Each day I have smashed out between 11,000 and 16,000 steps, so my goal is looking well within reach. ย Stay tuned. ย ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

Strength to steps

Wednesday 18th Nov
Oh I have missed a few blog days! I blame Rory! ย Each day my steps have been in excess of 12,000, so I am pretty happy about that. ย Most days I have stepped out in excess of 500 stairs, so I really smashed the stairs challenge.

I am now joining strength exercises to my step count. ย Today was dips and squats, and with a run included in my step count, got to 13,245. ย I feel tired today!

Stairs A Plenty

Wednesday 18th Nov
Another great day stepping it out amongst the steps. ย I love stairs now, and another 600 stairs today, along with 12,350 steps, I am pretty happy.ย 

Stepping out in the forest

Sunday 15th Nov
14th November waking up in Brisbane this morning, a beautiful day. ย Martin, Louie and I headed to the greets in Whites Hil for more steps and stairs. While we stepped it out amongst nature and greeted some friendly people and dogs, I Sussex out the stairs. ย Ran ahead and found sixteen and smashed out 500+. ย Another challenge ticked off, and by days end, after a smashing great โ€˜Hot Arseโ€™ long lunch, savouring beautiful chilli delights and great curries, I reached my step goal, totalling ย for the day - 10,196. ย ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Less stairs after tonne

Sunday 15th Nov
Thursday 13th November - I am on track but due to Rory wonderful duties didnโ€™t get quite so many stairs stepped out over the next two days, but both days well exceeding the 120 daily stairs. My step average is also still way over the daily 10,000. ย Great going. ย ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Tonne of Stairs

Wednesday 11th Nov
Wed 11/11/20ย 
I am smashing those stairs this week and today I had a goal - 1,000 stairs. ย Yes I did it, and did it well and quite comfortably, all at once, running up and down.
My step numbers are not the highest, but I worked hard. ย My total today is 12,717.
(For some reason the dates seem to reflect incorrectly. ย I started this challenge on Monday 2/11/20, and have participated each day up to 11/11/20, today, and look forward to tomorrowโ€™s count.)

Smashing Those Stairs

Wednesday 11th Nov
I felt very energised when I faced those steps this afternoon. Our challenge is to do 120 stairs, that is a set of steps (12) ten times. ย I smashed it with 700 stairs. ย My step count today wasnโ€™t as high as other days but was very happy with the day overall. ย Step count 11,895. ย ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Stepping it out Further

Tuesday 10th Nov
A great morning to take Rory in the stroller for a jog. ย We were out for an hour moving along, listening to Rory chat away to himself. ย No sleep was happening out of this walk. ย Then in the afternoon I took myself off to the steps to climb. ย I must incorporate 10 sets of stairs, a set being 12 steps. ย I smashed it with just over 500, and with a few walks in between I smashed out ย another 2000 steps to add to my count. ย My bedtime my total was 15, 860. Yes I smashed it. ย ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Stepping It Out

Sunday 8th Nov
We are now incorporating steps to out walks or runs for our cardio fitness. ย Daily, ten sets of stairs, with a set of stairs being twelve steps, thatโ€™s 120 steps per day this week. ย Today I found a great place to do stairs. ย In one hit I did 200 steps, and getting to a total today of 11, 750. I will aim to add to this number tomorrow. ย Feeling good. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Walk along with stroller

Sunday 8th Nov
With the help of Rory we made it! ย We had to dodge the rain, and to get me over the line I added a further 2,000 odd by jogging hard and fast during the ads while watching Mamma Mia Here We Go Again. I did it again. Very happy.

Run for the Fun

Saturday 7th Nov
Day 6 - A beautiful day to step out into the warm sunshine. ย Rory and I set off together stroller in hand for some morning sunshine. ย Later in the day Lyn headed out determined to get the count up due to the nature of the day. ย Off for my run, it was lovely to be out again at dusk. ย Today my steps - 15,173. ย Very happy with that.ย 

Wild and Wet

Friday 6th Nov
Day 5 - itโ€™s raining, itโ€™s pouring ....... but I was determined to rise to the challenge while the rain poured down and doing Lyn Lyn duties looking after my beautiful grandson Rory. We played, incorporating running around inside playing. ย While the lightening crashed and the thunder clapped my feet kept on moving. I made it and came in with 10,379. ย Hope the sun is out tomorrow to help me out. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Wild walk continues

Thursday 5th Nov
Day 3 - Not the best of step days but did keep going until I was over my target. ย Today I flew to Newcastle and then on to The Hunter Valley to meet up with Jaye, Anthony and Rory. ย Havenโ€™t seen them since June. ๐Ÿ˜ž. But sooooo happy now. Every step towards my target and to make a difference to other peopleโ€™s lives. ย Onwards and upwards. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Wild walk Week

Thursday 5th Nov
Day 1 - Hard to get steps up as I had a lot of miles to drive but got over the goal for the day. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Thank you to my Sponsors


Colleen Killin



To those who need support, especially at this time of year, and after a tough 2020, Lyn



Going well Lyn. Great effort for a very important cause.


Anne Soutar

Go Lyn - if anyone can do this, it’s you ๐Ÿ˜˜


Paula Nolan

Great cause Lyn. I think people need this more than ever.


Paula Killin-mullins

I know you will reach your target Lyn...a very determined girl