Looking for friends throughout MAE? Just want to get out of the house and do something? Look no further than MAE Meetup! On this page, MAE students, staff and faculty can find different events and activities where they can meet friends with similar interests, or just have some fun!
These events are all about taking a break, getting some activity in, and having a good time. These are not official MAE events but rather informal events planned by individuals in the MAE community. You may choose to get involved in an event that interests you; participation is entirely voluntary. Would you like to coordinate an event? Reach out to Jessica Sudduth (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jack Boden (email@example.com) and we will post your event as well.
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Join us on a step challenge that will (virtually) take us from the EB3 building with a goal of reaching Wilmington, DE.
How does it work?
The average number of steps in a mile varies from 2000 to 2250. This varies from person to person. For our purposes we are going with 2000 steps in a mile. There are around 16 weeks between the first day of classes and the last final exams. Our goal is to take 50,000 steps (25 miles) per week. That’s 10,000 steps (5 miles) per day with two rest days each week. Think you can get even more steps? Try to reach Philadelphia, PA. (560 miles) That’s 70,000 steps (35 miles) per week!
Are you just starting out and aren’t sure you can hit the 10,000 steps per day goal. No problem! Set whatever personal goal will be helpful for you. Maybe you want to start with a goal of 5000 steps per day. Great! Do what works for you.
We will log our steps on THIS spreadsheet. Along the way I will send out updates to all participants with our progress and fun facts about the places we pass along the way.
Not fond of walking? No problem! Take a look at THIS factsheet that converts lots of different activities into steps.
Want to get your steps in with others? We will be having lots of casual events throughout the semester to help get that step goal in. Have some free time at lunch? Come walk with us. Always wanted to try running? We’ll schedule some after-hours run sessions once the weather starts to cool. Also look out for hiking, volleyball, Frisbee, ping pong, and lots of other events throughout the semester. No experience needed!
The participant who gets the most steps in by the end of the challenge will receive a certificate.
If you’re new to exercise or returning from injury, you’ll want to start slowly to avoid burnout or further injury. Wear a tracker and determine how many steps you take on average each day over the course of a week. That’s your baseline. The Mayo Clinic recommends adding 1000 daily steps each week, so if your baseline is 4000 steps per day, set your goal at 5000 steps each day. Meeting your goal may be as simple as an extra five-minute walk, or even parking a few cars further away at the supermarket, depending on your speed and stride.
The average American walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day, or roughly 1.5 to 2 miles. It’s a good idea to find out how many steps a day you walk now, as your own baseline. Then you can work up toward the goal of 10,000 steps by aiming to add 1,000 extra steps a day every two weeks.
If you’re already walking more than 10,000 steps a day, or if you’re fairly active and trying to lose weight, you’ll probably want to set your daily step goal higher.
Please reach out to the MAE Step Challenge host, Jessica Sudduth (firstname.lastname@example.org), with any questions.
Join us for fun fitness activities throughout the semester! Due to weather and host availability, fitness activities won’t be scheduled on a recurring basis. They may be scheduled on different days throughout the semester and may be cancelled/or modified depending on circumstances. A calendar has been created for scheduling fitness activities. Activities can be hosted by faculty, staff, or students. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to host an activity.
Checkout the full calendar of scheduled activities here: Fitness Activity Calendar
For scheduled Lunch walks, please meet in front of the High Bay building at the designated time.
Beginning Thursday, September 1st, Jessica Sudduth will be hosting a weekly beginners run. We’ll be using the C25K program as a training tool. This program is designed to take someone with no running experience and train them over the course of 9 weeks to run a 5k (3.11 miles) race. The program is designed for the beginner runner to do 3 runs a week. We’ll do 1 run together a week. The other runs will need to be done individually. We can adjust the program as we go, depending on how everyone is progressing. No experience needed and no equipment required. It is recommended you bring a water bottle with you. We’ll meet in front of the High Bay building at the designated time.
After Hours/Weekend Walks
We will schedule some walks outside of regular business hours. These walks will be family and pet friendly. If you do plan to bring a pet with you, they must be leashed and friendly to people and other pets. The animal’s owner is responsible for maintaining control of the animal at all times and must pick up after the animal.