Friday, October 31, 2008

Day 247, Friday, October 31

Discovered this morning that Jim still had the leash in his pocket--and he leaves for work almost two hours before Brody's and my walk. So we went across the field as there's usually too much going on on our little road that time of day. Half day at work. Jim phoned to say he was going to have to work overtime. I figured Brody needed a longer walk, not a shorter one, so made him heel along our road (without a leash) for 3/4 mile to the far end, then released him for a run out to the river. Made him heel part of the way back, too. He wasn't impressed, but he listened.

And I am officially over ONE THOUSAND MILES for the year. (You'd think I'd be skinnier...)

Today: 5.56 miles
AT: 906.39 miles
YTD: 1003.49

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Day 246 Thursday, October 30

Woke up to discover Brody learned to navigate the spiral stairs during the night and eaten his fill of kitty litter crunchies. I wasn't in any mood to play games with him on our walk this morning--on the leash the whole way with a cranky woman, he was, then he landed in the crate for the day. I ran errands at noon hour which added a few steps and hoped for a long walk after work, but hubby hurt his back at work and was in for a shortish one only. Ah well. It's pretty much solid dark by the time we've been home for an hour now so no dilly-dallying when we get home.

Today: 3.84 miles
AT: 900.82
YTD: 997.92

WooTTTTT! Watch me roll those numbers in the next couple days! :D

Day 245 Wednesday October 29

Sorry, EJ, now I've been deserting you!

Monday, 6.26 miles
Tuesday, 3.43 miles
Wednesday, 4.27 miles

Pretty much the same thing as usual: Puppy walks morning and evening, and on Monday, a noon hour walk as well.

AT: 896.98 miles
YTD: 994.08 miles

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Day 244, Tuesday Oct. 28

My pedometer has been acting up lately so I'm guesstimating that I've done three miles in the last two days. Pitiful, but I don't get very many steps when I'm sewing and plotting.

AT: 331.69
YTD: 378.87

Sure is quiet around here lately; just me and the crickets, apparently. :-)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Day 242 Sunday, October 26

Took Brody for his morning walk, and later, when my kids came, Hanna and I took him for another longer walk all the way to the river. Tired, but feel good! Today: 6.33 miles

AT: 883.02 miles
YTD: 980.12 miles

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Day 241, Saturday October 25

Another crisp autumn day with a couple Brody puppy walks. Total of 4.44 miles.

AT: 876.69
YTD: 973.79

Day 240, Friday Oct. 24

Rain finally gave way to sun this afternoon, swapping back and forth until compromising.

Today: 2 miles
AT: 323.19
YTD: 370.37

Friday, October 24, 2008

Day 239, Thursday October 23

Beautiful clear morning with wisps of fog--great walk to start the day. Some walking at noon, but not focused! :P And then a walk with Jim and Brody before going to his folks for his birthday dinner. 4.11 miles today.

AT: 868.74
YTD: 965.84

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Day 238 Wednesday October 22

And then I abandoned EJ to posting by herself. Sorry! Yesterday my morning walk was fogged in so I didn't brave the road to the end lest the bear be lurking in the bushes. There are no bushes at our end! And our evening walk was a bit short 'cause hubby was tired and sore (and frustrated from trying to fix my car and having to order parts from Toronto!). 2.96 miles.

Today was clear and COLD. Brody and I had a long brisk walk this morning and I went for a full hour walk at noon. Perfect weather. I needed that walk because I knew I was picking up groceries after work and would be home too late. Thankfully I was able to pull together a 4.74 mile day without it! (Jim walked Brody)

AT: 864.63 miles
YTD: 961.73 miles

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Day 236, Mon. Oct 20

I suspect every step of my 2 miles yesterday was neutralized by the Christmas cookie workshop at The Day Job yesterday. We started at 3:00, made six or seven varieties of cookies, ordered pizza (yes, in a restaurant), and basically baked and ate for 4 hours. We rejected the Egg Nog Cookies as not good enough for our customers. The others we'll package as samples and take pre-orders for a month or so. I'd post pictures when they're done, but I will spare you, all my good hiking friends, the temptation. And my current ooginess. Oy. At least I got steps to post.

AT: 316.81
YTD: 363.99

Monday, October 20, 2008

Day 235, Sun. Oct 19

I had a pretty lazy day, plus I forgot to put my pedometer in my pocket before I went to church. I got 1.2 miles in the afternoon.

AT: 314.81
YTD: 361.99

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Day 234, Sat. Oct 18

Hey, Val, glad to hear the now bare field is now bear-less. Wouldn't a bear hiding in a corn field make the cows nervous?

My steps, what few I had, came from shopping, baking, and cleaning the kitchen (twice--hubby did it after dinner). I got two trays of tomatoes going in the dehydrator, put 6 cups of chicken stock in the fridge so I can skim the fat off, and baked 4 dozen gingerbread cookies for the church potluck.

Today: 1.4
AT: 313.61
YTD: 360.79

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Day 233, Friday Oct. 17

I'm still around, Val, just not posting as frequently. Nudge me on Twitter if I get too quiet and I'll come talk for a while. I know just what you mean about talking to yourself, though. I do it all the time because I'm the only person who listens consistently.

MTD: 28.77
AT: 312.21
YTD: 359.39

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Day 232 Thursday October 16

Two days to report here, and I'm thinking I'll be talking to myself a fair bit while Bonnie and Neil are away! Oh well. I'm a writer, I'm used to that.

Both days I took the pup out for our morning walk, had a walk by myself in town at noon, and an after-work walk with Jim and Brody. On Wednesday that netted me 4.93 miles, today 4.57.

AT: 839.33
YTD: 936.43

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Day 230, Tuesday October 14

Well this is the last day Bonnie and I will be reporting this month, heading off on our "finally no kids at home" celebration. Its been 30 years so we decided it was time to do something major. See you all in November.

Yesterday, went to the gym, rode the bike for 20 minutes 7.28 miles. Finished the lawn mowing, about a mile, but round the daily total to 8. Then a 1 mile walk with Bonnie in the evening.

Total: 9
AT: 1,205.5

Monday, October 13, 2008

Day 229, Thanksgiving Monday in Canada, Oct 13

I tried to sleep in this morning, but life is not the same as it was pre-dog. When Brody thinks it is morning, it IS, by golly. So we did our walk along our road and later we three went for a geocaching hike about twenty miles from home. The sun eventually came out and the day warmed up, so it was fun. Even did a little rock scramble :P

Today: 4.14 miles
AT: 826.16 miles
YTD: 923.26

Day 228, Sunday October 12

I haven't checked in for a few days. Friday and Saturday I canned most of the tomatoes I had left, so was pretty busy with that. Jim and I took the pup for a good walk Friday when he got home, though. Saturday the walking was more on a basic level (back and forth in the kitchen!). Today we had family over for Canadian Thanksgiving and we took the gang for a walk along the river before putting the finishing touches on the turkey dinner.

Friday: 4.93 miles
Saturday: 3.08
Sunday 4.61
AT: 822.02
YTD: 919.12

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Day 226, Friday, October 10

Time for a belated update. As I type, I'm hiking past Buchanan, VA. As of last night, I was between shelters, though.

AT miles: 728.03 miles
YTD miles: 825.86 miles

Our big walking should be behind us. The whole of Carlisle swap meet was 12.54 miles. We did that in one day and hiked 7.6 miles of that same stretch the day before.

I only hiked along for one day of Hershey and didn't quite do half of it: 9.03 miles. I stayed in the room and worked on writing the second day.

We're taking it easy, packing the truck, and preparing for hubby's Lanternvention tonight. While in NY, we found battery operated Halloween lanterns for favors for the subscribers who attend tonight.

Tomorrow, we begin the trek for home.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Day 225, Thursday October 9

Run 3.5 at noon, Bonnie was feeling sick this evening (result of the flu shot?) so only did pilates.

Total: 3.5
AT: 1,174

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Day 224, Wednesday October 8

Brody's been feeling his oats lately, so he spent almost the full morning walk on the leash instead of running free. Needs to learn to listen, and I got tired of yelling. I walked my whole lunch hour, knowing I wouldn't get an evening walk. Indeed, Jim and I (with a little help from the dog...) pulled all our tomato plants, picked off anything with a wee bit of color, and hauled the plants to the compost. Also the green beans and pumpkin plants. Picked off a good bunch of corn and tossed the stalks over to the cows (moo-heaven). So there were a fair number of steps involved in all that, too.

Today: 11002 steps, 4.52 miles (see, Bonnie, two decimal points are good!)
AT: 805.5
YTD: 902.60

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Day 223, Tuesday October7

Yesterday and today have both been great autumn days with a bit of rain and wind but decent enough at walk time. Frost Monday morning, closer to rain today. Sunny walks without a jacket both noon hours. In the evenings, there's a lot of traffic on our road because the dairy at the end is hauling silage corn this week. So Brody spends more time on-leash.

Monday: 5.2 miles
Tuesday: 4.84 miles
AT: 800.97 miles
YTD: 898.07 miles

Day 222, Monday October 6

Cool enough to wear a long sleeve shirt for running, ran 3.5 at noon. Kat was down for the Red Sox game and Bonnie went with her, so walked 1.5 in the evening solo.

Total: 5
AT: 1,157.5

Monday, October 6, 2008

Day 221, Sunday October 5

I think I over estimated last nights walk to the symphony, so not taking credit for walking mowing the lawn on Sunday. Walked 2.5 with Bonnie in the afternoon (nice day around the pond), and then 2 miles walking to Fenway for the Red Sox game. Went into extra innings (of course) and we lost (of course). But there is always the next day :)

Total : 4.5
AT: 1,152.5

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Day 220, Saturday October 4

Rainy day here means lots of inside time, and with a very small house, that doesn't mean a lot of steps. 4855 to be exact, for 2 entire miles.

AT: 787.42
YTD: 884.52

Happy Birthday to Neil and Bonnie's David and to my daughter Hanna.

Day 219, Friday October 3

Walked 2 miles a noon, storm seemed to be coming in, but it only rained lightly. Played golf in the afternoon under cloudy sky's 2 miles. As it cleared it got colder, down right cold when I went for evening walk with Bonnie 1.5 miles.

Total 5.5
AT: 1,140

Friday, October 3, 2008

Day 218, Thursday October 2

The rain is finally moving away and getting sunny and cool. Ran 3.5 at noon and evening walk with Bonnie for 1.5. Bonnie made an apple crisp last night and we ate that after we got back from the walk, will bring the left overs by the camp fire.

Total: 5
AT: 1134.5

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Day 217, Wednesday October 1

Well it was raining to hard for running and the stationary bike was taken, so I tried out the stair master. A good workout, but a half hour only yielded 2.1 miles (10 floors), so you take what you can get. Also walked 1.6 in the evening with Bonnie.

Total: 3.7
AT: 1,129.5

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

September campfire

So what are we all up to? I've got a box of Hershey bars. Did anybody bring the graham crackers? Who's got the marshmallows? Time to party down!