Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Day 60, Tuesday, April 29

This morning my walk was a pain in the butt--literally. Must have pulled the sciatic somehow. Too much sitting on the weekend? I have no idea. At any rate, the walk was more a stroll than brisk today!

Today: 8132 steps/ 3.34 miles
AT: 217.65 miles
YTD: 314.75 miles

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

April campfire

Campfire time! Bring funny stories, scary stories, pictures of what you've seen or wish you'd seen, laments of how sore your feet are and how far behind you are, etc. etc. etc.

We'll keep the fire going until Thursdya this time to increase the chances everybody can sit with us for a while.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Day 59--Monday, April 28, 2008

Is your weather strange this spring? It's strange here. Today we had cold, wind, rain, thunder and lightning, hail, sunshine, and tonight it's supposed to freeze. All since 5:30 this morning. I managed 2.75 miles today, between bible study, errands, and putting my house back together after a long weekend with company.

AT: 115.3
YTD: 162.48

BTW, has anyone heard from Mar?

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Day 58, Sunday, April 27, 2008

I feel too crummy today. It's early, but I think I'm heading to bed.

2597 steps
1.58 miles
AT miles: 167.51
YTD miles: 265.34

Hope to see everyone at the campfire. I think I'm still short of the next shelter, so I'm going to snuggle into my sleeping bag with a big box of Kleenex and sleep. It does look like I've managed to trudge half-way up Carolina, though.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Day 57, Saturday, April 26, 2008

Still trudging forward. I took myself for another walk again today.

8314 steps for 3.67 miles today

AT miles: 165.93 miles

YTD miles: 263.76

Day 56, Friday 25 April 2008

And I plod along. Our usual walk of 1.6 miles.

AT: 108.4
ytd: 157.7

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Day 55, Thursday, April 24th

I managed not to post yesterday's steps, so this is another catch up post. I'm just not very with it right now.

Today's steps: 5887
Today's miles: 2.6
AT miles: 158.58
YTD Total Miles: 256.41

Day 54, Wednesday, April 23

A walk in the morning, a busy day at work, and a short walk at noon hour netted me:

Steps: 8497/ 3.49 miles
AT: 195.08
YTD: 292.18

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Day 53, April 22

I was right about yard work adding mileage. Yesterday I started the garden and did 2.8 miles. Today I did 2.3 cleaning house.

AT: 95.6
YTD: 142.78

Monday, April 21, 2008

Day 52, Monday, April 21

Another warm day here, it was in the mid 70s and sunny. The hubby and I went on a lunch walk, then we walked around some more after work.

Yesterday I did a bunch of cleaning, so I used the steps calculator on the eat well live well (challenge we are doing at work) site.
Steps: 18601
Miles: 9.3005

AT Total:79.6655

Woo, I'm in North Carolina.

Would type more, but my fingers are sore from the bead wire.

Day 51, Sunday, April 20

Well, it didn't snow today! :) I got my usual morning walk in. After church and lunch, hubby and I went for a geocaching hike and racked up some more steppage. Details and photos on his blog. I also posted at my blog about what's been going on in our lives lately. (EJ asked a couple days ago in comments here.)

Today's steps: 8581/ 3.53 miles
AT: 182.45
YTD: 279.55

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Day 50 - April 19

The rain is finally clearing out, so I'll be getting some yard work in soon. That should help the mileage. I also discovered today that my pedometer works better when I hook it to a belt instead of my jeans. It stays level better and actually counts ALL the steps!

Today: 2.2 miles
AT: 89.5
YTD: 136.68

Friday, April 18, 2008

Day 49, April 18

My knee's been bothering so I didn't do much yesterday. Today I had about a mile, most of it around the kitchen preparing for tomorrow's hike.

AT: 102.7
ytd: 146.0

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Day 48, Thursday, April 17

Yay, tomorrow is Friday. :)

Enjoyed the nice warm sunny day today and the hubby and I went walking after we ate lunch. Ran into other co-workers (seeing as how we were walking at work - working at a college does have the advantage of having nice areas to walk around).

I haven't updated in awhile, which kind of makes this a catch up post, but I'll spare you my all my step counts from the days I missed.

Thursday 4-17
Steps: 7631
Miles: 3.8155
AT total: 60.2925

Hard to believe I've walked 60 miles in a month (first day on my spreadsheet is March 17th).

Day 47, Wednesday, April 16

Cold again today, which lowers my enthusiasm a little. Extreme heat will no doubt have the same effect. Can't wait to find out! :P Dragged hubby out for a short walk after work. He'll soon be working out of town again, so the days for walking together will be limited again.

Today: 8716 steps/ 3.58 miles
AT: 169.65
YTD: 266.75

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

day something, hanging up my shoes

Metaphorically, anyway. I've been wearing the pedometer, and each night I faithfully jot down my steps on some random scrap of paper. But I haven't been here to update in ages, and I don't see that behavior changing. I may come by to cheer you all on, but I figure it's time to take the stress and guilt of not following through on my expectations away. So I'm stepping down.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Day 46, Tuesday 15 April

Gorgeous day. Neil got off work early and we walked around the pond. We saw a couple of geese swimming far out in the water and a couple of really cute Scottish terriers getting ready to take their owner for a run-bounce-twisty walk.

And that puts me over 100 miles on the AT! Woohoo! At this rate, I might make it through North Carolina before winter!

today: 2.6
AT: 101.1
ytd: 144.4

Monday, April 14, 2008

Day 45, Monday 14 April

Our usual 1.6 mile loop, plus .75 miles grocery shopping and walking around big parking lots. Rounding to 2.3 just to keep the arithmetic simple.

today: 2.3
AT: 98.5
ytd: 141.8

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Day 44, Sunday 13 April

Another walk around the pond, in light drizzle today. Not much else out except a couple of people walking their dogs.

today: 2.5
AT: 96.2
ytd: 139.5

The trail angels at Naked Fish helped us out with a birthday dinner for Steven tonight, but I'm still a long way to the next shelter. I think I'll just roll out my nice cozy sleeping bag and turn in early...

Day 43--Saturday, April 12

Usual morning walk and then spent much of the day finishing the yard raking. I'm paying for it now!

Today's steps: 10320/ 4.24 miles
AT: 155.6
YTD: 252.7

Friday, April 11, 2008

Day 42--Friday, April 11

Yesterday I was editing, so I sat in front of the computer all day, and the only exercise I got was from banging my head on the table. (Long story.) Today was sunny and not too cool, so I decided to walk the two miles to work. Between the walk there and back, and walking at work, I'm at 6 miles for the day.
AT: 77.6
YTD: 124.78

That puts me out of GA! Woohoo! I'm just past Sassafras Gap, NC.

Day 41 -- Thursday, April 10

Got in two decent walks today, plus more activity at work than usual, for total step count of 10740/ 4.42 miles
AT: 147.82 (heh, Sassafras Gap Shelter sounds cool!)
YTD: 244.92

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Day 40--Wednesday April 9

Decent walk in the morning, 7774 steps/ 3.2 miles
AT: 143.4
YTD: 240.5

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Day 39--Tuesday April 8

Went for 2 walks today, one with the hubby for part of lunch hour, and one after work. It was a great day to be outside today, nice and sunny, slight breeze, and 70F.

I got 10,047 steps today between the walks and general work related walking.

Today: 5.0235
AT Total: 43.5575

Day 38--Monday April 7

Forgot to update my spreadsheet so will just report the 8114 steps here and do the math tomorrow. Been a kind of...scattered day. Finally got a good long stress-busting walk after supper. I needed it.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Day 37-Sunday, April 6

I was a bit stiff from all the raking yesterday, so I did do my regular morning walk but with less enthusiasm than usual. No power walk intervals. I spent quite a few hours sitting in my recliner with heat on my back and laptop on my lap when hubby decided we needed to drive up to the lake and go for a walk. So we did. First we saw a marmot along the road (sunning on a concrete roadside barrier). Being as we're rather low elevation for marmots, Jim hit the brakes and we walked back, getting close enough to verify the beasty's identity.

Then half a dozen deer crossed the road just as we were pulling into the parking spot. We followed them down into the trees, enjoying many glimpses of their startled white flags. Then we admired the energetic work the beavers have been doing since we were last at this spot in January. They've built four dams!

We got down to where the dammed up creek enters the river not far from where the river enters the lake and saw about ten or twelve trumpeter swans. This is by far the closest to swans I've ever been so this was excessively cool. (Photos? Of course not.)

Then, because there was a huge amount of beach along the river and lakefront, we walked all the way around. They must be doing massive water holdback at Libby Dam right now; I don't know when I've seen the lake this low in April.

To make a long story short(er):
Today's miles: 4.28
AT: 132.9
YTD: 230

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Day 36--April 5

Today I did my usual walk in the morning, then a fair bit of yard work. Too bad I can't count all my arm motions (raking) as steps! I'd be like 20,000. Or something.

Today: 7469 steps/ 3.01 miles
AT: 128.57
YTD: 225.73

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Day 35

Got a walk in the morning--I wish it was really spring here. Still cold and windy, though it has stopped snowing. I had the afternoon off work, and about twenty minutes before hubby got off work, I headed out to meet him so I got another walk in there.

Today's steps: 8534/ 3.51 miles
AT: 125.56
YTD: 222.66

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Day 34

Sorry to have dropped out of sight. I've been working on a rather involved edit. Aside from going to work yesterday and running some errands, most of my exercise has been in the form of getting out of the chair to stretch! I've managed 2.5 miles in the last three days.
AT miles: 58.4
YTD: 105.58

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Day 33

Just stopping in to say, "Howdy!" I'm logging some miles hiking up and down stairs with boxes and trudging around the yard trying to get weeds hacked down. For Hubby's birthday today, we walked the Warrenton antique show -- a large open air antique swap meet.

I'm tracking miles separately and will record them here later, but, except for Sunday when I only logged a little over a mile (I was driving from 5 am to 7 pm or so), I'm doing better than average.

Yes, this post means the DSL at the new house is active and functioning. Love the wireless access. We have the router hooked in upstairs, but we can each sit at the kitchen table with our laptops and wander around at will.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Day 32

Happy April Fools everyone :)

I've already gotten my walking in for today (not going to venture out in the wind again, almost got knocked over a few times this afternoon) so I figured it's a good time to post. (hope I'm not off on the days count).

April 1st:
6183 Steps for 3.0915 miles
AT: 27.6265

Day 31

Today is campfire day!

Anyone have anything they'd like to share? Gather round, you can almost smell the smoke.

Today's steps 11289/ 4.64 miles
AT: 111.3
YTD: 208.43