Saturday, May 31, 2008

Day 92, Saturday May 31

We managed to walk around the pond between thunderstorms, 2.5 miles. Plus 20 minutes of yoga, for no mileage but plenty of exercise. I'm about two miles short of Derrick Knob shelter.

AT: 183.5
May: 64.5
YTD: 231.9

Friday, May 30, 2008

May campfire

Another month under our belts and another bunch of miles under our feet. Sit down and roast a few marshmallows! How's it going? Seen any exciting sights? I think our best was the beaver dam and lodge at Greeley Ponds last week.

This image was originally posted to Flickr by ninahale at This file is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License. Thank you, Nina, whoever you are.

Day 91, Friday May 30

I've got 3.5 miles since the last report, with a couple of low-mileage days while my foot was bothering. But I'm back to normal now and hope to get some longer walks over the weekend.

AT: 181.0
May: 62.0
YTD: 229.4

Day 90, Thursday May 29

Usual day ran 3.5 at noon, walked 1.5 with Bonnie in the evening, her foot is feeling much better.


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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Day 89, Wednesday May 28

Got my morning walk in, then some walking over noon hour.

Today's steps: 8901/ 3.66 miles
AT: 322.73
YTD: 419.83

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Day 88, Tuesday May 27

That's more like it. I walked in the morning, walked at noon, and apparently got some more in gardening in the evening.

Today's total? 13055 steps/ 5.37 miles
AT: 319.07
YTD: 416.17

Monday, May 26, 2008

Day 87, Monday, May 26

Happy Memorial Day to all who celebrate it. We got home a little while ago. Too bad I can't count the miles we drove--I had almost 1,200 of those! Between yard sales, my cousin's wedding and reception, and harvesting herbs, I did 7 miles over the weekend. Boy, am I glad to be home.
AT: 185.15
YTD: 232.33

Day 86, Sunday May 25

Didn't do enough walking Saturday to mention. I crawled back into bed after Jim left for work and never really got a walk in. Today was different, though. Got my regular walk first thing, then in the afternoon we went for a geocaching hike. (Photos In My Little World.) Very steep! It seems like it ought to be more than 4.75 miles for the day, but...that does match what the trailhead said!

AT: 310.94
YTD: 408.04

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Day 85, Saturday 24 May

Neil and I drove up to the mountains, where we hiked to Greeley Ponds. I made it all the way to the upper pond, a total of about 7 miles, in less time than it used to take me to do three miles.

We saw a beaver dam and house, a couple of birds, a flying critter that we think was a bat, and lots of pretty flowers.

edited to add: Neil says I forgot some mileage. 1.5 on Friday night, after we got home from dinner, and half a mile short on yesterday's hike. Corrected numbers:

AT: 171.5 173.5
May: 52.5 54.5
YTD: 219.9 221.9

Which puts me only A mile short of Mollie's Ridge shelter. I should be past that tomorrow.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Day 84, May 23 Friday

I got my walk in the morning and then after a large supper, I dragged our company out for a walk also. We had to make room for the leftover turtle cheesecake which is now no longer a temptation.

Steps: 12153/ 5 miles
AT: 306.06
YTD: 403.16

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Day 83, Thursday 22 May 2008

Tonight was David's final National Honor Society induction and awards ceremony. We walked from the middle school (where the auditorium is) to Starbucks and back while we were waiting for events to start. That was about two miles. I had about half a mile this morning. Yesterday I didn't do much because my foot hurt, maybe half a mile. So three miles for yesterday and today.

AT: 163.0
May: 44.0
YTD: 211.4

Day 82, Wednesday 21 May

This is going to be my last post for a bit, though I'll still try to track so somehow it is fitting for me to start the thread :). I'm off to BayCon until Monday.

Steps: 6633
Total Miles: 2.61
AT: 235.97
YTD Total: 300.55

Two walks today, both short ones of about 1 mile, then an event at school where I didn't walk nearly as much as I'd expected, but at least I got over 2.5. Oh, and look at that! 300 miles for the year :).

Hope you all walk well while I'm gone.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Day 81, Tuesday 20 May

Ran the usual 3.5. David had Tri-M tonight, it's a music honors society. Since he had to be there 30 minutes before us, to save on taking two cars, he dropped Bonnie and I off at the coffee shop about 2.5 miles from school and we walked in.

Total : 6
AT: 409

Monday, May 19, 2008

Day 80, Monday 19 May

1.6 miles for our usual walk, plus .7 miles of errands (slightly more than usual).

today: 2.3
AT: 156.0
May: 37.0
YTD: 204.4

Day 79, Sunday 18 May

Steps: 6031
Total Miles: 2.36
AT: 228.58
YTD Total: 293.16

I swear it wasn't planned to match my distance exactly. Today I did walk. One stroll through an airconditioned mall then a short walk around our complex. Still not up to the minimum, but I'm getting better.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Day 78, Saturday 17 May

The rain pulled out early but the soccer games Neil was supposed to referee were canceled anyway, so we took advantage of the unexpected freedom to head to the mountains for a hike. We went up Timber Camp Trail, a moderately steep route that follows a former logging road. Nice views. Good exercise. Three miles each way, total six. I also had 1.6 miles from yesterday that I hadn't reported yet.

Friday and Saturday: 6.6
AT: 151.2
May: 32.2
YTD: 199.6

Day 77, Friday May 16

Ah, a warm sunny day. A walk in the morning and some shopping with my daughter and niece this afternoon.

Today: 7951 steps/ 3.27 miles
AT: 284.25
YTD: 381.35

Friday, May 16, 2008

Day 76, Thursday May 15

Walked in the morning, walked at noon, busy day at work. Net result?

Steps: 9856/ 4.05 miles
AT: 280.98
YTD: 378.08

Looks like I'm a stone's throw from Spring Mountain Shelter on the Tennessee/ North Carolina border. Cool.

The temperature around here has shot up from about 55F to over 80F. Where are the fans? Why isn't the air conditioner hooked up in the bedroom? HOTTT! (not really complaining, I'll save that for next week...)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Day 75, Wednesday May 14

First time I've posted the initial message :)

A very busy day, golf in the morning 2 miles, ran at noon 3.5, walk with Bonnie in the late afternoon 1.5. Was too nice a day to be inside.

Total: 7
AT: 367.5

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Day 74, Tuesday May 13

Well, we're back from our trip to Victoria, got in late Monday night, so I hope to be checking in here daily again.

Saturday: 10151 steps/ 4.17 miles traipsing through Beacon Hill Park and along the ocean front.
Sunday: 11437 steps/ 4.7 miles mostly in the Royal BC Museum. We were going to go sailing but the charter was canceled due to a bad storm. Disappointing, but the museum was fun as was the Imax.
Monday: 4452 steps/ 1.83 miles (travel day)
Tuesday: 7432 steps/ 3.06 miles Walk in the morning, busy at work, and moving furniture and stuff in the evening.

AT: 273.85
YTD: 370.95

Monday, May 12, 2008

Day 73, Monday May 12

The rainy weather they were calling for today ended up not happening, so I got two walks in with nice weather. Went for one on my lunch break with the hubby, then another after work.

Steps: 10209
Miles: 5.1045
AT total: 152.9275

Day 73; Monday, May 13, 2008

Sorry, y'all, I've been swamped. OK, actually I've been a slacker.

I managed to log steps in addition to work and puttering. The weather was gorgeous today, so I dragged Eric out for a walk after dinner. I hope to continue that trend.

AT Miles: 157.15
YTD: 204.33

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Day 72, Sunday May 11

Happy mother's day to all the mothers, people who have mothers, and people who might be mothers in the future.

Played golf with Steven and Neil today; we had gorgeous weather and I got a nice sunburn :) So 3 miles.

today: 3
AT: 139.3
May: 20.3
YTD: 187.6

Day 71, Saturday May 10

Rain early, but the clouds cleared around midday and we had a gorgeous afternoon walk around the pond. It wasn't the right time of day for birds, but we saw a few friendly energetic dogs taking their owners out for a walk.

today: 2.6
AT: 136.3
May: 17.3
YTD: 184.6

Friday, May 9, 2008

Day 70, May 9, 2008

Walk at lunch, another after work, and when we were at the in-laws I went with my mother-in-law walking the dog. Much better then the 4k yesterday.

Steps: 10010 (00000 binary)
Miles: 5.005
AT total: 143.281

Day 69, May 8, 2008

Steps: 7631
Total Miles: 2.98
AT: 205.78
YTD Total: 270.36

Managed two walks and some pacing today.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Day 68, May 7, 2008

Not to many steps today, only work related walking. Lunch plans got switched around, so the hubby and I watched some old Doctor Who while eating, and after work I updated the map and vegged online. We did a little grocery shopping, so I did a little walking around the store. Hubby and I have freezies, and the kitties have more food.

Miles: 2.6225
AT Total: 135.855

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Day 67, May 6, 2008

I need to switch my calender to May, I got confused at first with the day/date count then realized I was looking at April.

Today I got in 9145 steps between walking at lunch and general walking around at work, for 4.5725 miles. Yesterday I managed 11105 steps 5.5525 miles, I'd walked on my own after work, then the hubby and I went shopping when he was done with work. We walked around the mall, Staples, and I walked around Michaels (yay for more beads). When I was finishing my walk around campus I saw a duck when I was returning to my office. It was funny, he was more interested in his reflection in the glass then he was me. Poor thing probably thought it was another duck.

AT total: 133.1575 :)

At some point this week I'll update the map again.

Day 66, May 5, 2008

Well, this is a first :). But I guess the create a new post works.

Steps: 8097
Total Miles: 3.19
AT: 196.88
YTD Total: 261.46

Got a shorter than normal morning walk so not as many miles as I've been doing of late, but I walked around a new lake downtown and got to see a very strange goose, another breed of duck and a black bird that sits up like a penguin, is the size of a smallish Canadian goose and has a VERY long neck. Wish I'd had my binoculars to get a closer look. Evening walk was the normal route with nothing unusual.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Day 65, May 4, 2008

Two walks today for 1.75 miles and about 34 minutes. 9797 steps and 4.32 miles.

AT miles: 192.06
YTD miles: 289.89

I think I'm on track for packers on Wednesday morning, but it's hard to tell with everything jumbled up like it is now.

At the moment, I can't see the bed, so I have a little work to do before I can hit the sack tonight.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Day 64, May 3

Golf this afternoon, so 3 miles in cold drizzle with occasional wind, generally rather nasty. I had some lovely drives, but the rest of my play (and my score) sucked mud through a straw. And it wasn't the fault of the weather, unfortunately.

AT: 123.1
May: 5.1
YTD: 172.4

I think I'll double back and spend the night at Cold Spring Shelter. I might not come out tomorrow...

Here's what the shelter looks like in good weather.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Day 63, 2 May 2008

Half a mile this morning doing errands, 1.6 miles in a pleasant mist for our usual evening walk, 2.1 total. Foot still hurts doing certain things, but fortunately okay for walking. I don't know what I did to it...

AT: 120.1
May: 2.1
YTD: 169.4

Day 62, Thursday May 1

A walk in the morning and random more steps over the course of the day. Apparently even loading up a car for a ROAAAAD TRIIIIPPP adds up steps :D I'm sure my count will be much lower tomorrow as I'll be spending way too much time in the car.

Today: 9687 steps/ 3.98 miles
AT: 225.86 miles
YTD: 322.96

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Day 61, Wednesday April 30

Morning walk, noon walk, and a little evening walk for a total steppage of 10274/ 4.22 miles.
AT: 221.87 miles
YTD: 318.97