Thursday, July 31, 2008

Day 152, Thursday, July 31

Today was a work out. I did some general cleaning and moving of boxes and stuff around the house. Then we had to load 5 gallon pails of rocks into the back of the truck to haul to the ranch (I think there were 16 pails). We emptied those. On the way back into the house site, we had to clear a fallen tree, without the chainsaw. Once we got up to the site, we loaded 5 gallon pails of dirt (about 8) into the back of the truck to take back to the house. Oh, and the temperature on the dash of the truck read between 106 and 111 during all this (yes, we drank water). Before all that, I also did a 30 minute Wii Fit workout -- mostly yoga and strength but I did a few balance exercises and Basic Step.

I wound up getting 10,355 steps today for 5.55 miles.

AT miles: 487.12

YTD miles: 584.95

Day 151, Wednesday July 30

Started out with golf, 2 miles. Was a strange day, pulled out my 8 iron on the 3rd hole and it broke in half. I didn't even swing it, just came out of the bag in two pieces. I guess grafite does tha some times. Then they were spraying the greens in front of us. Just lovely. I had to stop by home to change before coming to work.

Had to do stuff for my boss over lunch so only managed to sneak out for a 1 mile walk, and then a 1.5 mile walk with Bonnie in the evening.

Total: 4.5
AT: 840.75

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Day 150, Tuesday July 29

Ran 3.5 at lunch and walked with Bonnie in the evening 1.5. Nothing special, but the weather has certainly turned nice.

Total: 5
AT: 836.25

Monday, July 28, 2008

Day 149, Monday, July 28

Nothing spectacular today. Did rack up a few miles over the weekend.

AT miles: 474.62

YTD miles: 572.45

Day 148, Sunday 27 July

Walked aroud the pond in the morning 2.5, by the time we got home TWC was showing a major storm headed our way, so did my run right away 3 miles. It rained hard with lots of lightening in the evening, but stoped in time for us to do our evening walk 1.5. No special animal or people sightings, but a pleasant day.

Total: 7
AT: 825.75

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Day 147, Saturday 26 July

I haven't updated for a few days. Thursday was 1.8 (slightly longer version of our regular walk) plus a lot of wetvac work to get the puddle out of the basement. Friday, the regular walk (1.6). Saturday, golf plus regular walk. Total, 7 miles since I last posted.

July: 66.6
AT: 313.4
YTD: 357.6

I also posted directions for how to post photos and updated the shelters list and news box.

If you want to post photos

If you want to post photos, here's one syntax that works. It's what I've been using for the campfire phtotos.

Just copy this into your post, then make the changes below and save as usual.

[a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="POINTER TO YOUR PHOTO">[img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px;" src="POINTER TO YOUR PHOTO" border="0" alt="" /][/a]

You need to replace the square brackets [] with angle brackets <> and put the pointer to your photo in two places.

Let me know if you have problems and I'll see what I can do.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Day 146, Friday July 25

Golf in the morning 2 miles. Beautiful day so got out at lunch and did another 2 mile walk. After dinner went for a 1.5 mile walk with Bonnie after we rewarded David for mowing the lawn by going out for ice cream.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Day 145, Thursday July 24

The clouds parted at noon and I ran 3.5, but it started raining after the first mile and I got rather wet, but still nice. We went for a walk in the evening, added about .25 or .3 to the total. So I'll round the walk to 1.75.

Total: 5.25
AT: 806.75

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Day 144, Wednesday, July 23

Just routine walking around today -- pulling vines, walking the dogs, up and down stairs, in and around the house, 10 minutes on Dance Dance Revolution (I'm terrible at that game), and 30 minutes of Wii added up to 5753 steps for 3.08 miles.

AT miles: 459.03 (woo Hoo! I just checked the database, and I just crossed into Virginia!)

YTD miles: 556.86

Heading back to San Antonio tomorrow for the weekend. If it doesn't get rained out, we're walking the Fredericksburg Swap Meet on Friday and Saturday.

Day 143, Tuesday July 22

The day started out normal, ran 3.5 at lunch, was finally cooler, but still humid. Had to work real late and then when we tried to go on our walk the cat followed us and we didn't chase him back into the house, so we ended up having to carry him and cut the walk short at .75 to avoid being to near main roads.

Total: 4
AT: 786.5

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Day 142, Monday July 21

Another humid day, not as hot, but still really unpleasant. Started the day with golf 2 miles, then ran 3 at lunch, finally walked 1.5 with Bonnie in the evening. One of our neighbors has a blue berry bush, and we stopped and helped pick (and eat) some on our way home.

Total: 6.5
AT: 782.5

Monday, July 21, 2008

Day 141, Sunday July 20

Another hazy and humid day, though not as hot, and we had some afternoon thunder showers to cool things off. Bonnie and I walked around the pond in the morning and then went out for coffee. I managed my 3 mile run in the afternoon, but got soaked by a shower that didn't even hit the house. Walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie after it had cooled off.

Total: 7
AT: 773

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Day 140, Saturday July 19

Ack, three days since I checked in again!

Thursday I walked in the morning and at noon, Aquafit in the evening. Total steps: 9745

Friday, a morning walk. My daughter and I drove to Sandpoint and did a lot of walking as we shopped there! Plus a week in the evening, because it was hot. Total steps: 9984

Saturday, morning walk, then busy cleaning, grocery shopping, and, once Jim brought The Puppy (photos on my blog) home, many little walks outside. Jim and his helpers *topped the haystack*, and Hanna and I made homemade pizza. I felt like I was on my feet all day, but when I stepped outside in the evening, the temperature was so perfectly cool I dragged Hanna out for another walk. Total steps: 13223

AT: 494.64
YTD: 591.74

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Day 139, Friday July 18

Played golf in the morning, 2 miles, it got hot, but had a lunch with some former co-workers so didn't do a workout at noon. Interesting I was the only guy at lunch and they didn't ask me if I wanted fruit instead of fries, even though I ordered the veggie option :)

Walked 1.5 with Bonnie in the evening after it cooled down some.l

Total: 3.5
AT: 759

Friday, July 18, 2008

Day 138, Thursday July 17

Not much, just a walk in the evening with Neil after a very nice dinner at the Nashoba Winery. Yes, we have grapes in Massachusetts, but this winery specializes in fruit wines -- apple, cherry, pear, strawberry-rhubarb, blueberry, elderberry, etc. ect. I discovered that "perry," a drink occasionally mentioned in historical fiction, is a nice sparkling pear wine, and that elderberry-blueberry wine makes a phenomenal glaze for lamb chops.

July: 42.1
AT: 289.6
YTD: 337.7

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Day 137, Wednesday 16 July

Busy day, golf in the morning 2, rode the stationary bike at noon 10.78, and then walked with Bonnie in the evening 1.5. Rounding up for the extra 1th at night and the distance between buildings...

Total: 14.5
AT: 750.5

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Day 136, Tuesday 15 July

Plodding onward: our usual evening walk.

July: 38.4
AT: 285.9
YTD: 334

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Day 135, Monday July 14

Mostly a recovery day, actually it was supposed to rain all day, but luckly there were only a few sprinkles. Ran 3.5 at lunch and walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie.

Total: 5
AT: 731

Monday, July 14, 2008

Day 134, Sunday July 13

Look at me, I'm here two days in a row! wOOt.

So a walk this morning--early, before it got too hot. Late in the afternoon we went for a swim in the lake to cool off, and after cleaning up from supper my daughter and I went for another walk. Today's total steps 10167.

AT: 470.29 Hey look! I'm actually someplace real--a stream is listed at 470, just out of Saunders Shelter in Virginia!

YTD: 567.39

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Day 133, Saturday July 12

Friday I went for my morning walk and an evening walk. This morning Jim decided to walk with me. Somehow it wasn't as fast or as far, and then I babysat my greatnephew most of the afternoon. Hanna and I walked again just at dusk. Neither day had huge steppage totals!

AT: 466.11
YTD: 563.21

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Day 132, Friday, July 11

Got up early and played golf 2 miles. I had big plans to hit the gym and ride the bike, but morning meetings ran till 12:40, then the boss wanted to meet at 1:30, which then got post poned till 3:30, so I never made it. But did manage a 1.5 mile walk with Bonnie before bed.

Total: 3.5
AT: 714

Sunday we plan on a big family hike up Osceola, about 6.4 round trip and 2,000 feet of evelation gain. Lets ho0pe for the best.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Day 131, Thursday, July 10

Hey, good to see Claire and Kat again. I'm mostly just keeping on trucking every day too, with occasional lapses.

Yesterday I got my 6:45 am walk in, and planned my second walk for noon hour. However, my daughter wound up in town and we went out for lunch, so I made her walk with me in the evening to make up for it! Steps: 9964

Today the early walk was cooler as it was cloudy. By noon it was muggy but I walked again anyway. Aquafit in the evening. We wondered if it might get canceled as it's an outdoor pool and a storm went through just before, but it cleared off enough to enjoy the workout. Steps: 9106

AT: 460.1
YTD: 557.2

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Day 130, Wednesday July 9

It's supposed to be 90F and way humid today. I hope it cools off by evening so I can get outside for a bit.

Day 129, Tuesday July 8

Another hot day with lots of meetings so I ran first thing in the morning 3.5. Had a little free time at noon so walked 1 mile. Evening, Bonnie and I walked the usual 1.5

Total 6
AT: 701.5

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Day 128, Monday July 7

Hot, but fairly normal day, just heads down going ahead. Ran 3 miles, walked with Bonnie in the evening 1.5. Saw a number of gold finches and wrens.

Total 4.5
AT: 694.5

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Day 127, Sunday July 6

Golf this morning, in the heat and the humidity. Crappy score but at least it was good exercise...

And our usual walk in the evening. Total four miles. I am now three miles short of Deer Park Mountain Shelter. That's okay, it's a nice night for camping.

July: 16.9
AT: 264.4
YTD: 314.5

Day 126, Saturday July 5

The rain didn't slow us down as we managed 2.5 miles around the pond in the morning. After a long nap went for a 3 miles run, and then after going to our favorite ice crean store we did a 1.5 miles walk before bed.

Total: 7
AT: 676

Friday, July 4, 2008

Day 125, Friday July 4

We're both still under the weather, so didn't do much, just a couple of walks around the neighborhood.

July: 8.8
AT: 256.3
YTD: 306.4

Day 124, Thursday July 3rd

Busy day, Bonnie got up early and we played golf first thing in the morning 2 miles. Rode stationary bike at lunch time 6.82 (and lifted weights). In between thunder storms we managed our evening walk 1.5 miles. Went to bed exhausted.

Total: 10
AT: 673

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Day 124, Wednesday, July 2nd

Ran 3 miles at noon. Must be feeling better because did Pilates in the evening. Unfortunately bonnie is coming down with the stomach bug so we skiped the walk.

Total: 3
AT: 663

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Day 123, Tuesday, July 1st

The stomach bug is still with me (thanks for the hugs, but don't get too close). Played golf (like I was really sick) for 2 miles, bearly had time for a 1 mile walk at lunch, and did 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie.

Total: 4.5
AT: 660