Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I haven't reported in for some time -- mostly because 19 days of data are recorded on a calendar that is physically located in Central Texas. But here's the total minus those days:

5409 steps for 2.9 miles

YTD miles: 1022.84
AT miles: 1902.7
Virtual walk total: 2000.52

Monday, December 21, 2009

Day 664, Sunday 20 December

Foot is getting better, but I hurt my shoulder hauling heavy boxes of kitty litter and shoveling snow.

December: 39.5
year: 908.7
AT: 1628.7

Friday, December 18, 2009

Day 661, Thursday 17 December

Plodding onward through the wilderness, foot finally feeling better after several days of staying off it as much as I could. I think it's the exercise bike again today.

December: 31.9
year: 901.1
AT: 1621.1

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Day 655, Friday 11 December 2009

My foot is hurting again -- so bad I could barely walk Thursday night. So it's back to the rest and the foot brace.

December: 20.8
year: 890
AT: 1610

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Day 652, Tuesday 8 December 2009

Only one mile, but a session of Pilates that has left me with, among other things, sore butt muscles. I don't know a good way to convert that to mileage, however.

December: 15
year: 884.2
AT: 1604.2

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Day 651, Monday 7 December 2009

Looks like I'm the only one still posting.

I'm plodding along. Averaging right at 2 miles a day right now, but I hope to get that up as my foot heels. Er, heals.

December: 14
year: 883.2
AT: 1603.2

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 644, Tuesday 1 December 2009

Still being careful of the pulled muscle, so only 1.2 miles.

I'm in Vermont now, near Bennington. It's a late winter, but I think I'm in for some difficult hiking the next few months...

December: 1.2
year: 870.4
AT: 1590.4

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Day 643, Monday November 30

We kept walking even while flying back and forth to Detroit and sitting with Neil's mom and then waiting for the funeral. (Airports are good for the mileage.)

Pulled a muscle in my arch Sunday while walking around the pond. It seems to be getting better but I'm concerned that the new shoes are bad for my foot. This is the second time it's happened, though I'm not positive I was wearing the new shoes the first time.

November: 75.1
year: 869.2
AT: 1589.2

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Day 631, Tuesday November 18

Routine day of groceries and such, with evening walk, for 2.3 miles. Pedometer seems to be back to normal since I reset the stride length.

It seemed like monday.

November: 38.3
year: 832.4
AT: 1552.4

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 630, Monday November 17

Back from Detroit, where we did get some walking in. And airports are always good for mileage.

November: 36
year: 830.1
AT: 1550.1

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Day 624, Tuesday November 10

Monday ran 3 miles walked 1.5 = 4.5
Tuesday ran 3 miles walked 1.5 = 4.5
Wednesday ran 3.5 walked to art class 1.5 = 5
Thursday elliptical 3 miles walked 1.5 = 4.5
Friday ran 3 miles walked 1.5 = 4.5
Saturday did pond 2.5, soccer refereeing 4 = 6.5
Sunday walk with Bonnie 1.5, yard work 1, run 3 = 5.5
Monday walked twice = 3

Total: 35
AT: 1,604

Monday, November 2, 2009

Day 614, Sunday November 1

Thursday took it easy walked 1.5 at noon and 1.5 in the evening
Friday ran 3 miles and walked 1.5 with Bonnie (she is finally recovering)
Saturday walked around the pond 2.5 then refereed soccer 4 miles.
Sunday golf 3 miles then leaf work 1 mile.

Total: 18
AT: 1,569

Friday, October 30, 2009

Day 611, Thursday Oct 29

I haven't been doing much for extra walking this fall. Jim and I have been keeping busy--he's been working some weekends and we've had company. But I'm still walking the pup morning and J joins us most evenings.

Post AT: 422.76
YTD: 1456.96

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Day 610, Wednesday October 29

Monday ran 3.5 miles and walked 1.5 in the evening. Bonnie was sick so walked alone.

Tuesday ran 3.5 miles did Pilates in the evening.

Wednesday did elliptical for 3 miles another 1.5 to art class and back. Bonnie still sick.

Total: 13
AT: 1,551

Monday, October 26, 2009

Day 607, Sunday October 25

Saturday walked 1.5 miles with Bonnie and ran 3 miles, all in between rain showers.

Sunday was nice day, walked around the pond with Bonnie than ran around the pond 5 miles.

Total: 9.5
AT: 1,538

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Day 605, Friday October 23

On Thursday ran 3.5 and walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie.

Friday had meetings all day and was sore, so only walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie.

Its raining today, not sure what I'll do.

Total: 6.5
AT: 1,528.5

Friday, October 23, 2009

Day 603, Thursday October 22

Lots of scraping and painting, then our usual walk in the evening. I'm guessing around 2.6.

My spreadsheet says I forgot to include a couple of days earlier. Like Tuesday. And what I wrote down for Monday was actually for Sunday. And -- well, it's hopeless to untangle. These appear to be the correct numbers:

October: 50.4
year: 776.8
AT: 1496.8

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Day 602, Wednesday October 21

Tuesday felt too sore to run so walked 2 miles at noon, and 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie.

Wednesday ran 3.5, felt somewhat better and walked 1.5 in the evening to art class with Bonnie.

total: 8.5
AT: 1,522

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Day 600, Monday October 19

Sunday rode the stationary bike 5 miles. To much snow and rain to go outside.

Monday ran 3 miles at noon and walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie.

Total: 9.5
AT: 1,513.5

Monday, October 19, 2009

Day 598, Sunday October 18

I seem to have forgotten to update for most of the week.

I have not been walking enough. Not even the old slow average from last month.

October: 38.5
year: 764.9
AT: 1484.9

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Day 598, Saturday October 17

On Friday did the elliptical for 2 miles and then walked in the even with Bonnie 1.5.

Saturday was a busy day, refereed in the morning, guess 3.5 miles, then walked around the pond with Bonnie 2.5, and finally walking to the BSO and back 1 mile.

Total: 10.5
AT: 1,504

Friday, October 16, 2009

Day 596, Thursday October 15

Wednesday ran 3 miles, felt pretty good considering the long hike. Walked 1.5 to art class and back.

Thursday ran 3 miles, Steven took us out to dinner, ran out of time for evening walk.

Total: 7.5
AT: 1,493.5

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Day 595, Wednesday October 14

Art class day, plus groceries and a lot of chores, so I got 3.4 miles.

October: 30.8
year: 757.2
AT: 1477.2

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Day 594, Tuesday October 13

Thursday ran 3 miles and walked 1.5 in the afternoon.


Friday walked 2.5 around the pond with Bonnie before leaving for the camping trip


Saturday - Monday walked 15 miles about 11 of it on the AT, overnight stops at Carlo Col and Full Goose. Pictures on facebook.


Tuesday - Recovery day, walked 1.5 with Bonnie.


Total: 23.5
AT: 1,486

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Day 593, Monday October 12

It was a low mileage weekend, but I got lots of words. Not the best of tradeoffs.

October: 25.6
year: 752.0
AT: 1472.0

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Day 590, Friday October 9

Still walking morning noon and night. Still writing like a crazy woman, too. Once again, I haven't taken the time to figure out where I am, but I'm clocking up the miles.

Post AT: 328.04
YTD: 1362,24

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Day 588, Wednesday October 8

On Tuesday did the elliptical for 2.5 miles, and a messup in meetings so did it right after breakfast and had to take it easy. Did pilates in the evening.

On Wednesday ran 3 miles during a break in the rain, then walked to MFA for art class and back. Bonnie measures it as .75 miles each way.

Heading forward on the AT again.

Total: 7
AT: 1,462.5

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Day 587, Tuesday October 6

Groceries, other errands, cleaning, lawn mowing, mildew scrubbing...oh, and got the old pedometer working. Apparently the new battery wasn't seated properly, so it was behaving the same as if it were an old dying battery. It says 1.4 for the afternoon, with probably .6 for the morning. So 2 miles for the day.

October: 15
year: 741.4
AT: 1461.4

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Day 586, Monday October 5

Sunday night I stubbed my toe on a chair leg. Today I was kind of hobbling on it, so I rode the exercise bike instead. 4 miles, plus half a mile or so of other walking.

October: 13
year: 739.4
AT: 1459.4

Monday, October 5, 2009

Day 585, Sunday October 4

Saturday it rained, but we managed a 1.5 mile walk, about a third of it in the rain. Rode the stationary bike for 6 miles in the afternoon


Sunday played golf on the 15 hole course, had fun 4 miles, after watching the Pats game mowed the front yard 1 mile.


Total: 12.5
AT: 1,450.5

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Day 583, Friday October 2

Bonnie and I are getting so close need to post more often. Ran 3.5 yesterday, longest run in a month, and walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie.

Total: 5
AT: 1,463

So if we were 21 miles apart yester day we should not be no worse then (5+1.5) 14.5 miles apart.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Day 582, Thursday October 1

Hey all! I'm still alive. I still have a dog, so I'm still walking too, lol. Been writing like crazy and painting walls. What can I say. It's my life.

No idea where I am, but here are the stats:

Post AT: 282.66
YTD: 1316.86

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Day 580, Tuesday September 29

Monday ran 3 miles and then walked walked to Finway park and back with Bonnie 2 miles.

Tuesday did the elliptical 3 miles and walked 1.5 with Bonnie.

Bonnie and I are gettint close.

Total: 9.5
AT: 1,477

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Day 579, Monday September 28

Roughly 5 miles yesterday, what with walking to the Red Sox game and all.

September: 78.9
year: 721.4
AT: 1441.4

Monday, September 28, 2009

Day 578, Sunday September 27

Thursday ran 3 miles and walked 1.5


Friday elliptical 3 miles and walked 1.5


Saturday ran the line in soccer ~1.5, lots of yard work and mowed the lawn 1.0, walk in the evening 1.5.


Sunday walked around the pond with Bonnie and than ran 3 miles.


Total: 18.5
AT: 1,486.5

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Day 576, Friday September 25

Some beautiful early fall weather, warm and breezy during the day, cool at night.

I have 5.2 miles for Thursday and Friday. I think. The new pedometer is flaky. It seems to register only the steps I take with the right leg, so for now I'm just doubling whatever it says.

September: 68.5
year: 711.0
AT: 1431.0

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Day 574, Wednesday September 23

Humid and threatened to rain, but never did. Went to the gym and did the elliptical for 30 minutes 3 miles and lifted weights. Walked 1.5 in the evening and did pilates. Went to bed with the Sox trailing 0-2 and woke up to find they had won :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Day 573, Tuesday September 23

Ran 3 miles at noon, went out to dinner and ate way to much, but managed a 1.5 mile walk with Bonnie.

total: 4.5
AT: 1,509.5

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Day 572 Monday September 21

Can hardly believe that I spent three days this week entirely inside a hotel, never even sticking my nose outside the door. Those days were about 2 miles on average--big hotel, tenth floor! Home now, trying to get back into a rhythm. The pup missed me :)

Post AT: 229.67
YTD: 1263.87

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Day 567, Wednesday September 16

Short lunch break, but managed 3 miles on elliptical trainer, Some walking for apple picking. Did pilates in the evening, Bonnie did some with me today.

Total: 3
AT: 1,536

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Day 566, Tuesday September 15

Monday ran 3 miles and then walked 1.5 with Bonnie in the evening.

Tuesday did the elliptical for 3 miles and walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie.

Extremely nice weather this time of the year.

Total: 7
AT: 1,539

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Day 565, Monday September 14

Beautiful day yesterday. The landscapers were finally able to trim the tree, so we won't have branches whacking the roof all winter. And the humongous pile of troublesome vines in the back yard is gone. Amazing.

Groceries, evening walk, cooking. I still don't have a working pedometer, but I'm guessing 2.5 miles. I'm only 100 miles from Massachusetts! If I push, I can make it before the snow starts to fly.

September: 37.9
year: 680.5
AT: 1400.4

Monday, September 14, 2009

Day 564, Sunday September 13

Friday, did the elliptical for 3 miles and walked 1.5 with Bonnie in the evening.

Saturday, ran for the first time in a week! Did 3 miles at a slow pace, walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie.

Sunday, played golf, the 14 hole course, so 4.5 miles, then mowed the back yard 1 mile.

Total: 14.5
AT: 1,548

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Day 562, Friday September 11

Checking in one more time before my week away. Keeping busy walking the pup, picking (and canning) tomatoes, etc. So the mileage keeps adding up.

Post AT: 182.6 (I have no idea where I am, lol)
YTD: 1216.88

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Day 560, Wednesday September 9

I guess it was supposed to be a lucky day with all 9's. But I ended up in meetings so only managed 1.5 mile walk in the evening with Bonnie (yea did pilates). I guess I can call it a day of knee recovery.

Total: 1.5
AT: 1,562.5

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Day 559, Tuesday September 8

Still trying to stay off the knee, but it does feel a little better. Did the elliptical for 3 miles and walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie. Chased a mouse that the cat brought into the house, but not much extra mileage there.

Total: 4.5
AT: 1,564

Monday, September 7, 2009

Day 558, Monday September 7

Been a while doing the CMU trip. Knee has definitely continued to be sore, so trying to take it somewhat easy.

Thursday: road the elliptical easily for 2 miles.

Friday: did a fair amount of walking while shoping for David, but mostly driving.

Saturday: Bonnie said we did 5 miles in our morning walk while waiting for the football game, and more shoping.

Sunday: Stopped and visited Kat on the way home. Walked 2.5

Monday: Played golf with Bonnie 3 miles. About to go for 1.5 mile walk, not yet sure if Bonnie is coming.

Grand Total: 14
AT: 1,568.5

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Day 557, Saturday, September 5

I think my new digital pedometer is more sensitive than the old pendulum one. Or I am Walking Master and just don't realize how good I am! At any rate, am still chugging away on miles. Yesterday I did neither of the Brody walks, leaving them for Jim while Hanna and I spent the day shopping in Couer d'Alene. Still got over 5 miles. I'm tired enough to believe it.

Post AT: 146.83
YTD: 1181.03

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Day 554, Wednesday September 2

Ran 3 miles at noon, boy my knees fee sore. Did pilates in the evening. Off to supply the boy, won't be back till next week.

Total: 3
AT: 1,582.5

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Day 553, Tuesday September 1

Beautiful late summer day, low in the upper 40's and high in the 70's, just about perfect. Ran 3.5 at noon, mowed the front yard since gone in Pittsburgh this weekend, about 1 mile, and walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie.

Total: 6
AT: 1,585.5

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Day 552, Monday August 31

Played golf first thing 3 miles, was too tired from yesterday to play well. Walked 1.5 at noon and again in the evening with Bonnie. This was supposed to be a day off. :)

Total: 6
AT: 1,591.5

Monday, August 31, 2009

Day 551, Sunday August 30

Friday ran 3 miles, still real tired and walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie.

Total 4.5

Saturday it rained so road the bike 5.5 and walked 1.5 in the evening.

Total: 7

Sunday Walked around the pond with Bonnie 2.5, fertilized the lawn 2 miles, ran 3 miles after than, and finally walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie. Definitly too much.

Total: 9

Grand total: 20.5
AT: 1,597.5

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Day 549, Friday August 28

Well, according to one of the sites I've found, I'm now standing at the Canadian border at Fort Fairfield, Maine, looking into New Brunswick. I wonder if they'll let me through customs? :P

Post AT miles: 99.48
YTD: 1133.68

Friday, August 28, 2009

Day 548, Thursday August 27

Thought I had meetings at noon (of course got cancelled) so ran 3.5 in the morning, very nice weather. Walked 1.5 in the afternoon with Bonnie.

Went bowling with the group in the afternoon, you know you are tiered when you get really sore from bowling. :(

Total: 5
AT: 1,617.5

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Day 547, Wednesday August 26

Played golf in the morning 3 miles, went to the gym and did 2 miles on elliptical and then weights. Today is a beautiful late summer day, around 58 degrees, going running first thing this morning :)

Total: 5
AT: 1,622.5

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Day 546, Tuesday August 25

Ran 3.5 at noon and walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie. Back into a fairly normal rythm.

Total: 5
AT: 1,627.5

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Day 545, Monday August 24

I've been wearing a hoodie for the morning walk as the sun isn't quite over the mountain when I head out at 7. This morning I decided long pants might soon be in order, as well. What's next? Shoes instead of sandals? lol

Post AT: 76.64
YTD: 1110.84

Monday, August 24, 2009

Day 544, Sunday August 23

Finally back from Chicago. I'll try to sum up.

Tuesday: played golf AM 3 miles, then elliptical for 3 miles.

Total: 6

Wednesday: did a lot of walking, went to Navy peer, but no formal workout.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Elliptical for 3 miles. Lots of walking but nothing formal.

Total: 9

Sunday: Mowed the lawn, yea David is back at College

Total: 2

Grand Total: 17

AT: 1,637.5

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Day 543, Saturday August 22

Steps: 12160
PED Miles: 5.17
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 5.17
YTD Total: 574.74
AT Total: 1463.84
Virtual Walk Total: 1525.5

Had some walking to catch up for the week and Colin invited over some friends to walk with us. We did the long walk with extras :).

Friday, August 21, 2009

Day 541, Thursday August 20

I'm still alive, really I am. Still walking, too. Had Maripat visit over the weekend, lost another pedometer, replaced it. The one I'd bought a couple weeks ago didn't have a spring clip, only a slip clip. And apparently the capris I've been wearing all summer aren't thick enough to hold a slip clip in place. So there's a bit of guesstimating in this post.

Also, the weather is hot, though the nights are starting to cool down.

Post AT: 54.33 (about halfway to the New Brunswick border. Ish.)
YTD: 1088.53

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Day 539, Tuesday August 18

Still sticking it out here. Have no idea where I am but putting one foot in front of the other. How's your trail going?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Day 538, Monday July 17

Still hot here, and supposed to stay in the mid 90's. Ran 3.5 yesterday in the mid-morning, it was only about 85 then, so fairly nice. Did pilates in the evening. Off to Chicago tomorrow so won't be posting till next Monday.

Total: 3.5
AT: 1,654.5

Monday, August 17, 2009

Day 537, Sunday August 16

Weird weather for us here. Cold and windy. Still summer near you?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Day 536, Saturday August 15

A hot weekend, but Neil and I went out early to walk around the pond. 7.1 miles since last post.

August: 47.0
year: 597.5
AT: 1312.5

Friday, August 14, 2009

Day 534, Thursday August 13

Cloudy but no rain today, ran 3.5 at noon and walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie. The trail goes on

Total: 5
AT: 1,678.5

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Day 533, Wednesday August 12

Played golf in the morning 3 miles. Then went to the gym at noon and rode 5.5 miles on the bike. Bonnie decided to do the bike in the evening so no walk. I'm only about 100 miles from Jean, see you soon.

total: 8.5
AT: 1,683.5

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Day 532, Tuesday August 11

Well, I had a good look at Bonnie's link about the International Appalachian Trail today. Looks like I have 100 miles to go in Maine before I get to the New Brunswick border. So off I go!

Today: 5.73 miles
Maine IAT: 10.08
YTD: 1044.28

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Day 531, Monday August 10

Looking around, somewhat bewildered...Is this a loop trail? It looks just like when I started, only less snow. Okay, a lot less snow.

I'm done.

**Continues to wander north.

AT: 2175
post AT: 4.34
YTD: 1038.54

Monday, August 10, 2009

Day 530, Sunday August 9

Back from a weekend of camping--hiking, swimming, lots of sunshine and boating. And ALMOST made it to the end of the AT!!!

AT: 2173.5
YTD: 1032.7

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Day 529, Saturday, August 8

August just keeps flying by. I'm doing a lot better: Friday, 2.2 miles. Saturday, 3.6 miles, most of it in the mall doing the last of the wedding shopping with the kids.

August: 20.9
year: 571.4
AT: 1286.4

Friday, August 7, 2009

Day 527, Thursday, August 6

Wow, I've been bad around here. Keep walking, though, and biking the pup in the evenings. He's getting in better shape and doesn't spend the rest of the evening panting anymore!

I lost my pedometer last week about Friday. :( I felt practically naked and helpless without it. Estimated Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 4 miles apiece being as they were approximately my usual days. Monday was definitely less. I called it 2 miles--and was finally in Nelson where I could replace the pedometer. Whew.

I'm closing in on the end of the AT here. Just a few days more. I'm thinking to just keep walking north into New Brunswick and see Maritime Canada. Anyone got a better idea?

AT: 2155.38
YTD: 1014.58

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Day 526, Wednesday August 5

Well it was the hotest day of the summer around here, almost 90, and it looks like we might go a week without rain for the first time in two months!

Played golf in the morning 3 miles. Went the the gym and did elliptical for 2 miles and walked 1.5 with Bonnie in the evening.

Total: 6.5
AT: 1,727

Included a picture of our camp site at Kinsman Pound on the AT

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Day 525, Tuesday July 4

Busy day but managed to get out for 3.5 mile run in the middle of the afternoon. Walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie.

Total: 5
AT: 1,733.5

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Day 524, Monday August 3

Friday played golf 3 miles, it rained hard and didn't manage to do anything else.

Saturday was the start of the hiking trip. Comic and tragic, but fun. Bonnie woke up sick and was going to tough it out, but when she was also car sick just going for coffee she decided to stay home. Kat and I hiked up the Mt. Kinsman Trail, harder than we thought, but fun, nice views and even a water fall. Carried about 40 lbs and 3,000 feet of elevation gain for 4.5 miles. Actually hiked on the AT for .5 miles. Watched the sunset over the ridge and the moon rise over the pond.

Sunday Kat had about had it. A combination of rain in the forecast, being tired (not in the best shape) and wanting to spend some time with Alex. So we decided to hike out, took a side trip to North Kinsman on the way out 5 miles.

Monday walked 1 mile with Bonnie in the morning, ran 3 in the afternoon and walked 1.5 with Bonnie in the evening. Total: 5.5

Total: 18
AT: 1,738.5

Included a picture of Kat on the AT climbing toward North Kinsman, she is hiking toward Georga, only about 1,800 miles away :)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Day 523, Sunday August 2

I tried to post this yesterday, but couldn't get my numbers straightened out. Brain was too muzzy. (I managed to catch some kind of bug on Friday and as a result spent Saturday in bed. Didn't get to go on the big hike :( and so didn't break 100 miles for the month. Grrr.)

I have 10 miles since I last posted, and no, I didn't juggle to get that conveniently round number. 7.2 of those were in July.

July: 96.1
August: 2.8
year: 553.3
AT: 1268.3

Friday, July 31, 2009

Day 520, Thursday July 30

Knee was still sore, so rode stationary bike 5.5 miles at noon. Walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie.

Family camping trip this weekend so won't be checking in again till Tuesday.

Total: 7
AT: 1,756.5

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Day 519, Wednesday July 29

Tuesday was a very hectic day at work, managed 2 mile walk in the early afternoon and a 1.5 mile walk with Bonnie in the evening.

Wednesday played golf, found a tick on the side of my knee just above where I put the bug spray. It itches. 3 miles. Ran 3 miles at noon, knee is now sore, need new running shoes.

total: 9.5
AT: 1,763.5

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Day 518, Tuesday July 28

Took an easy day today, 2.5 miles. Lots more than that in the car running errands, but that doesn't count.

July: 91.4
year: 545.8
AT: 1260.8

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Day 517, Monday July 27

Warm and humid day again, ran 3.5 at noon, went to Red Sox game in the evening with Bonnie and the kids, walked 2 miles to the ball park and back to the garage. Sox won, had a good time.

total: 5.5
AT: 1,772.5

Monday, July 27, 2009

Day 516, Sunday July 26

It threatened to rain all day, but only hot and humid conditions. Ran 3 miles at noon and when Bonnie got back from art class we walked 1.5 in the evening. So humid the cats didn't even want out :)

Total: 4.5
AT: 1,778

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Day 515, Saturday July 25

Congrats on breaking 2100!

Friday was a fairly normal day, ran 3.5 at noon and walked 1.5 in the evening. Bonnie is at art class this week so she is doing her walking to and from the T stations, I'm sure she will post on Monday.

Saturday took advantage of Bonnie being at class and played 18 holes of golf. Long slow round, took almost 5 hours. Walked 6 miles, did 1.5 in the evening.

Total: 12.5
AT: AT: 1,782.5

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Day 514, Friday July 24

Wow, I keep forgetting to check in here, though I am logging my miles. If we weren't running Brody evenings via bicycle, my mileage would be a lot less. It's so hot for walking--we wait until the sun is over the mountain to bike him, and then we're going fast enough to keep ahead of the mosquitoes. What a plan. :P

Yesterday and today we've had thunderstorms in the late afternoon, and today's miles are all walking. Go me! (5.52 today, the most of any day this week.) Had a good breeze and the cooler air feels good. Our bales are sitting out in the field and need to dry out before they can be stacked.

I'll break 2100 miles tomorrow!!!

AT: 2098.71
YTD: 957.91

Friday, July 24, 2009

Day 513, Thursday July 23

The day started out positive enough, played golf 3 miles. But that turned out to be it. Had meetings thar ran over lunch time, then went out to dinner with the boys and went tent shoping. Finally it started to rain, so no evening walk

Total: 3
AT: 1,795

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Day 512, Wednesday July 22

Ran 3.5 first thing in the morning, had meetings all day. Walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie. It didn't rain today, but I was inside all day anyway :(

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Day 511, Tuesday July 21

Rain, rain, rain. Well the radar showed lots of rain, but it only drizzed while I was in the gym. Rode the bike 10 minutes 2 miles, then the elliptical freed up so did that for 20 minutes another 2 miles. Bonnie wanted to do the bike in the evening so only did Pilates.

Forecast says might have a day or two without rain, not sure what that would be like :)

Total: 4
AT: 1,803

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Day 510, Monday July 20

Nice sunny day around 80 degrees. Supposed to be in and out of rain showers for the forseeable future.

Ran 3.5 at noon and 1.5 mile walk with Bonnie in the evening.

Total: 5
AT: 1,807

Monday, July 20, 2009

Day 509, Sunday July 19

Saturday, lots of rain over night, but it stoped and we just had a lot of humidity. Walked around the pond with Bonnie for 2.5 miles. Then a 3 mile run in the afternoon.

Total: 5.5

Sunday, played golf in the morning 3 miles, then walked around the pond with Bonnie for 2.5.

Total: 5.5

We went to the Revolution soccer game in the evening and I think Bonnie estimates 3 more mile walking there, but I'll let her post that.

Total: 11
AT: 1,812

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Day 508, Saturday July 18

Well, we're getting the heat on now! Still walking the pup mornings and running him with the bikes after the sun goes down. Noon hour walking isn't so pleasant these days, so the mileage is a bit lower than I've been doing.

AT: 2069.6
YTD: 928.8

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Day 507, Friday July 17

Played golf first thing in the morning 3 miles. Finally figured out what I was doing wrong with my swing, see if it still works next time. Went to the gym at noon and did the elliptical for 2 miles. Finally a 1 mile walk in the evening with Bonnie. Would have gone further, but the cat followed us.

Here is a photo of the AT passing over Monroe in the white mountains.

Total: 6
AT: 1,823

Friday, July 17, 2009

Day 506, Thursday July 16

Well definitely feeling like I'm recoverying, but no where near 100% back. Ran 3 miles at noon in only a slow pace rather than a death march. Walked 1.5 with Bonnie in the late afternoon and then did Pilates.

Total: 4.5
AT: 1,829

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Day 505, Wednesday July 15

Thought you guys might like to see the photos from our hiking trip, which include some shots of the top of Mt. Washington, about 330 miles from the end of the trail. Also some shots of how fast the weather can change.

Day 504, Tuesday, July 14

Well, it's raining again. We haven't had a big enough break in the weather for Jim to cut hay. And we're doing more cycle/running the pup evenings in between storms. I feel kinda guilty counting those miles because I know I'm not working out as hard as if I walked it. However...

AT: 2048.61
YTD: 907.81

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Day 503, Monday July 13

If I complain about the heat will it cool down here too? Not that hot actually, but hot enough. And glad it isn't chilly.

Steps: 8521
PED Miles: 3.62
Total Miles: 3.62
YTD Total: 452.61
AT Total: 1341.71
Virtual Walk Total: 1403.37

Laundry day with extra loads plus a long walk and some rebounding tossed in. Saw killdeer babies with fluff still on them.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Day 501, Saturday July 11

Was I complaining about the rain? As soon as Jim gets the hay off, I'll wish for it again. My it's hot out today (and upstairs right now!) We took the pup for a run with the bikes after the sun went down. It may well be our new summer habit.

Took me a bit of time to figure out where on the Appalachian Trail I am, but I think I'm close to Moxie Bald Mountain Lean-to in Maine. I can almost see the end of the trail from here!

AT: 2035.25
YTD: 894.45

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Day 500, Friday July 10

Played golf, real early morning, but beautiful day 3 miles. At noon went to the gym and did the elyptical for 2 miles and lifted weights. Finally a one mile walk in the evening.

Total: 6
AT: 1,862

Friday, July 10, 2009

Day 499, Thursday July 9

Hey look, tomorrow we'll have been on the trail for five hundred days. Wowzers. GO US!!!!

It's been a busy week. The past three evenings Jim has taken Brody for a run with the bike (due to rain and a busy schedule), and I haven't gone. Still managed to keep my steps up, though, thanks to the noon walks. Today I got 5 miles even with walking the pup evening too.

AT: 2026.4
YTD: 885.6

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Day 498, Wednesday July 8

Steps: 7614
PED Miles: 3.24
Total Miles: 3.24
YTD Total: 438.73
AT Total: 1327.83
Virtual Walk Total: 1389.49

Did a bit of rebounding and went on a long walk with my hubby. Spring is in the air…though it's summer. A lot of babies of various types among the birds.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Day 497, Tuesday July 7

We had a few busy days with Hanna and Craig home. I was low on steps yesterday. It poured rain morning and evening, and Jim ran the pup with the bicycle while I cooked dinner. But I made up for it today.

AT: 2016.25
YTD: 875.45

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Day 494, Saturday 4 July

Congratulations on nearing that big landmark, Val! I think I'll pass 500 miles for the year soon, which means I'm walking at nearly twice last year's pace. Woohoo!

Saturday was 2.6 miles.

July: 14.5
year: 464.3
AT: 1183.3

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Day 493, Friday July 3

Tuesday played golf in the morning 3 miles. We drove up to Lincoln NH in the evening and had about a 1 mile walk.

Total 4

Wednesday the hike to Owl's Head was canceled because of bad weather, so Bonnie and I did the tour of water falls. We hiked into a bunch of walls and cascades in the rain, about 3 miles. Then went for a 4 mile run in the afternoon as the rain finally let up.

Total 7

Thursday, woke up to a nice looking morning, but the radar showed a big storm heading our way. It poured most of the day. Did a pilates class in the morning, then did a 5 mile train run in the evening. It was raining, but let up some. After dinner Bonnie and I did a 2 mile walk.

Total 7

Thursday, the rain finally broke, so drove up to Crawford Notch and I did a 7 mile hike. Took in Field, Tom, and Avalon, cleared enough that had nice views from the last summit. Back home we did our usual 1.5 mile walk in the evening.

Total: 8.5

Grand total: 26.5
AT: 1,897

We are off to Tanglewood tomorrow, so probably won't be posting till Thursday. As we heard one through hiker say to another, "Happy Hiking!"

Friday, July 3, 2009

Day 492, Thursday, July 2

I've been over four miles every day this week, and over five once. Sunny days here in BC, but still cooling off nice at night. I should be over 2000 miles on the Appalachian Trail before the weekend's out! :)

AT: 1992.73
YTD: 851.93

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Day 489, Monday June 29

Rain showers so did elytpical in the morning for 3 miles. 10 minute walk at noon probabaly .5. Went for walk with Bonnie in the evening, she is definitly feeling better 1.5

Total: 5
AT: 1,923.5

We are off on vacation for a few days, not sure when will next post, but won't be back full time till a week from tomorrow.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Day 488, Sunday, June 28

Couple of Brody walks, some yard work, and a short bike ride in the evening bring today's total to 6.03. Yesterday was 4.37. Pleasant sunny days and still cools down enough to sleep at night. Once Jim kicks his cold he'll be cutting hay.

AT: 1972.11
YTD: 831.31

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Day 487, Saturday, June 27

Finally, I have me, my data, and website all in one place.

Here's where I'm at as of today:

YTD miles: 527.1

AT miles: 1406.96

Virtual Walk miles: 1504.78

I hope the euphemism about "walking the Appalachian Trail" started by the wayward South Carolina governor doesn't stick. That would make for some potentially interesting discussion.

I hope your recovery is back on track, Bonnie.

Day 486, Friday June 26

Our first computer was a 486...

In my exciting little world, I've been walking. With Brody, without Brody. Just a bunch of steps! Thursday 5.4 miles, today 6.05. We had a downpour in the early afternoon today but it's back to pleasant and sunny this evening.

AT: 1961.71
YTD: 820.91

Neil, I didn't even see you walking past me! Sorry 'bout that...How's the trip in reverse?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Day 485, Thursday June 25

Wednesday played golf 3 miles, was still really beat up from the weekend hiking so walked 1.5 at noon.

Thursday ran 3 at noon and walked 1.5 in the evening, starting to feel recovered.

Total: 9
AT: 1,946

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Day 484, Wednesday June 24

Steps: 6882
PED Miles: 2.93
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 2.93
YTD Total: 401.76
AT Total: 1290.86
Virtual Walk Total: 1352.52

Long walk with Colin and a lot of pacing back and forth in the house to set up new mini. Got to see the night heron in flight and eating on the walk though. Maybe he'll post pictures on facebook if any came out.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Day 483, Tuesday, June 23

Two Brody walks today, and a short walk at noon hour. Back in the groove, I guess! 4.85 miles.

AT: 1944.24
YTD: 803.44

Monday, June 22, 2009

Day 482, Monday, June 22

Just to catch you all up on our last ten days, and the trip out to the west coast of BC. We did two official hikes and spent many other hours scrambling over rocks along the islands' coastlines. We had our bikes along and went cycling a few times also.

This particular trail was on Galiano Island. I've posted up more photos (and a journal of sorts) at my blog, and the best photos over all are going up at Facebook.

The stats for the ten days? 63.3 miles, of which about 10 was cycling.

AT: 1935.72
YTD: 794.92

Day 481, Sunday June 21

Thursday did the elyptical for 3 miles. We had to pack for the hike so no walk in the evening.

Friday walked the Gale River Trail 4.5 miles. Nice hike with light rain, managed to fall into one of the river crossings but no damage done. Bonnie hiked well.

Saturday hiked out to the Bonds, made Bond and West Bond, but didn't have time for Bond Cliff. It looked like a storm so we cut it short, but the sky's cleared up for 2 hours and we had great views from West Bond and looking back from Guyot. Hiked down South Twin with a professor from Texas who specializes in water rights law, interesting discussion, about 9 miles total.

Sunday hiked back to the car, no problems with water crossings today 4.5 miles. No energy left for evening walk. Once again Bonnie hiked well.

Total: 21
AT: 1,962.5

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Day 477, Wednesday June 17

Last nice day before the rains start, played golf in the morning 3 miles. Ran 3.5 at noon, probably more than was good for my knees. Finally a 1.5 mile walk with Bonnie.

Total: 8
AT: 1,983.5

Back on Monday.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Day 476, Tuesday June 16

Grrr, blogger ate my post!

Well did the elyptical for 3 at noon, then did the lawn fertilizing for 1.5 in the evening, followed by 1.5 mile walk with Bonnie.

total: 6
AT: 1,991.5

As Bonnie said we have a big hike this weekend. Doing the Bonds in the White Mountains. So won't be posting from Friday through Sunday. Hopefully Val and Mar will be back by then.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Day 475, Monday June 15

Another cloudy and drizzly day, but got up early and played golf 3 miles. Ran at noon for 3 miles, actually felt the best I've felt in a long time, and finally walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie. Supposed to clearup today, but rain forecast for the weekend. Ah well they say "No Rain, no Maine".

Total: 7.5
AT: 1,997.5

Monday, June 15, 2009

Day 474, Sunday June 14

Saturday played golf 3 miles, and then ran 3 miles in the afternoon. A really beautiful sunny day.

Sunday it rained a lot in the morning, but cleared up enough that Bonnie and I walked around the pond 3 miles. Attended a graduation party at the neighbors, but still managed 3 mile run in the afternoon and finally a 1.5 mile walk with Bonnie in the evening.

Total: 13.5
AT: 2,005

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Day 472, Saturday June 13

Golf and an evening walk for 4.1 miles.

June: 38.9
year: 407.5
AT: 1124.5

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Day 472, Friday June 12

Busy day on the meeting front, so did the elyptical trainer for 3 miles in the morning, and walked 1.5 with Bonnie in the afternoon.

Total: 4.5
AT: 2,018.5

BTW Moosilauke hike actually touched the AT for a short distance,should have taken a picture of the sign. But here is one picture of a bunch of us leaving the sumit.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Day 471, Thursday June 11

Going to be lonely without Val. Recovery day, ran an easy 3 miles and then walked 1.5 with Bonnie as the rain started to come down. Looks like a dreary Friday.

Total: 4.5
AT: 2,023

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Day 470, Wednesday June 10

I've been faithfully recording my steps every day on my spreadsheet. Too bad I don't make it all the way here! Busy this week (isn't it always, this time of year?) getting our bees settled in and prepping for vacation. We leave for ten days Friday morning, so you likely won't see me till we're home. I'll keep track of steps though so I can load it all up when we're back. Current stats:

AT: 1867.63
YTD: 726.83

Day 469, Tuesday, June 9

It rained here, fortunately letting up to mere drizzle and mist for the baseball game David and I went to. David went into Boston with me for the art class and went through some of the museum exhibits while I splashed acrylic on paper. Then we had dinner at PFChang's before we walked over to Fenway for the game. The Red Sox won. The only problem was that I forgot the pedometer. I'm guessing 4.5 miles based on previous similar excursions.

June: 28.9
year: 397.5
AT: 1114.5

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Day 468, Monday June 8

And no sign of this thing people call summer. Though I suppose we're still in spring, it feels more like April with all the showers.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Day 466 and 467, Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7

In Detroit visiting Neil's family. Niece's bridal shower, baseball game, walking through airports, etc. Total of six miles. If we go for a walk later tonight, I'll add it to tomorrow's mileage.

June: 20.4
year: 390.0
AT: 1107.0

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Day 465, Friday June 5

Beautiful day today, but rain's expected tomorrow. In between times.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Montana photos, and Day 464, Thursday June 4

I posted my photos from the Montana trip here. Antique hardware, paint pots, and mountain sheep.

I walked 1.9 miles today -- housework and our usual evening walk.

June: 9.6
year: 379.2
AT: 1096.2

Day 463, Wednesday June 3

Played golf in the morining, we replayed the last 2 holes (400 yards each) so a total of 3.5 miles. Went for a 1 mile walk at noon (too tiered for a full workout) and walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie.

total: 6
AT: 2,067.5

We are off to Detroit to visit my mother and for my nieces wedding shower. So no posts till late Sunday or Monday.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Day 462, Tuesday June 2

Fairly normal day, ran 3.5 at noon, walked 1.5 in the evening. Really felt like I was dragging.

Total: 5
AT: 2,073.5

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Day 461, Monday June 1

Still raining here and plans for snow on Saturday. Odd weather for summer, eh?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Day 460, Sunday May 31

Deep into Spring here (yeah, I know it's June tomorrow). Thunderstorms, wonderful lightning shows, and even liquid so the hope is no fires.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Day 459, Saturday, May 30

Puppy walk morning and evening and yard work in between. Got lots done, including the rhubarb mead started. Must be bedtime now. 4.83 miles today.

AT: 1809.88
YTD: 669.08

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Day 458, Friday May 29

Walked in the morning. When hubby got home from work we drove up to the lake so Brody could learn to swim. He loves the water and got somewhat coordinated fairly quickly. Then he barfed in the car on the way home. Yay. At dusk I took him for another walk. 4.23 for the day.

AT: 1805.04
YTD: 664.24

Friday, May 29, 2009

Day 457, Thursday May 28

Wow, Mar, you think this can be accurate? I did walk morning, noon, and night. And counting 1.5 miles for an hour of Aquafit also, comes to 7.34 miles. That's...astonishing. However, I'm tired enough to believe it.

AT: 1800.81
YTD: 660.01

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Day 456, Wednesday, May 27

Tuesday walked in the morning and a short walk at noon. Then Aquafit (which Mar convinced me to make up a step number for: 1.5 miles!), and a short walk after for the pup's sake. 5.09 total.

Today was just a couple regular walks, then Star Trek. 3.99 total.

AT: 1793.47
YTD: 652.67

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Day 455, Tuesday May 26

Another nice day, but had meetings all day long, so did the elyptical for 3 miles in the morning. It is supposed to rain for 3 days, so I really should have mowed the lawn, but couldn't get motivated enough, so just walked 1.5 miles.

Total: 4.5
AT: 2,114

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Day 454, Monday May 25

A regular weekday in Canada, I walked Brody before and after work, had a long noon walk, and yard work in the evening. All that seems to come to 6.1 miles.

AT: 1784.39
YTD: 643.59

Monday, May 25, 2009

Day 453, Sunday May 24

Another busy day, this one with family. Drove over the mountain to spend my *birthday* (two days after the fact) with my two sisters, my mom, my daughter, my niece (and assorted hubbies and my grephew!) So walked Brody before we left and after we got home, plus bits of walking over there. Today: 4.83 miles.

AT: 1778.29
YTD: 637.49

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Day 452, Saturday, May 23

We've had a busy few days (again!). Today that included the hands-on day of Jim's beekeeping course, meaning I was up at FIVE to walk Brody before we left. I've been walking lots all week. Today was 5.94 miles.

AT: 1773.46
YTD: 632.66

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Day 451, Friday May 22

Thursday I thought I had meetings through lunch, so ran first thing in the morning 3.5, but meetings got canceled, so went for a walk 1 mile. Walked in the evening with Bonnie 1.5.

Total: 6

Friday took the day off, nice to have a 4 day weekend. Played golf with Bonnie, it was hot but fun, 4 miles (including walk down town afterwards). Walked 1.5 in the evening.

Total: 5.5

AT: 2,138

Friday, May 22, 2009

Day 450, Thursday May 21

Gee, nobody posted yesterday yet!

I got 3.9 miles.

May: 66.3
year: 334.5
AT: 1051.5

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Day 449, Wednesday May 20

Definitely heading into summer here, though the winds can make it mighty chilly. How's summer turning out for you?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Day 448, Tuesday May 19

Beautiful day, ran 3.5 at lunch, went to the Red Sox game with Bonnie in the evening, walked 2 miles from parking.

Another beautiful day today, looks like it is going to be hot.

Total: 5.5
AT: 2,156.5

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Day 447, Victoria Day Monday

So I'm the only Canadian in the bunch, but being as I'm the one writing the post, that's my title!

CONGRATULATIONS on being hesitant to cross the finish line, Neil. I applaud you and will wave at you in awhile when we pass on the trail. Not this week!

Busy wonderfully pleasantly hot spring day. Yep, a bit too much sun for my skin today, but I don't think any lasting damage was done. A full Brody walk in the morning, a half one in the evening, which puts about half today's miles around in the yard while we put in the last of the garden. Back to work (and reality) tomorrow. 5.95 miles.

AT: 1747.93
YTD: 607.13

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Day 446, Sunday May 17

Wanted to get this picture of a lady sliper we say on our walk around the pond this morning. Will post mileage later.

Day 445, Saturday May 16

It's been a couple of busy days here in BC. Friday I walked in the morning and afternoon with the pup, plus housecleaning and yard work to a total of 5.05 miles. My sis and her hubby arrived at supper time. This morning my BIL walked Brody EARLY!! and I gave him a shorter walk because *I* needed to stretch out when I got up, then we went for a hike by the river. Later, after the relatives had headed over the mountain to see our mother, we worked in the yard for several hours. Today's total: 5.66 miles.

AT: 1736.7
YTD: 595.9

Friday, May 15, 2009

Day 443, Thursday May 14

Summer may actually have gained a foothold here. The nearby mountains are all brown, though the next group up by Tahoe is still covered in snow.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Day 442, Wednesday May 13

Curse blogger, well you already know that.

Beautiful day, played golf in the morning 3 miles. Meeting ran over noon, so no run, but walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie.

Total: 4.5
AT: 2,148

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Day 441, Tuesday May 12

Weather is beautiful here. At one point I just paused in the driveway to soak in som of the heat between errands. Still didn't find either walking or bouncing time today. Exhausted so napped and then went out to dinner to celebrate some school stuff being over with.

Steps: 3026
PED Miles: 1.25
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 1.25
YTD Total: 299.24
AT Total: 1188.34
Virtual Walk Total: 1250

Sigh. Just not enough hours in the day.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Day 440, Monday, May 11

Amazing I didn't get soaked as much rain as we had today. Brody and I walked in light mist this morning. Over noon it wasn't *quite* raining so I had a good walk. After work it poured buckets so we waited until after supper before hubby and I walked the pup. Total today 5.71 miles.

AT: 1713.61
YTD: 572.81

Monday, May 11, 2009

Day 439, Mother's Day!

I see I'm not the only one who's had a busy weekend and hasn't posted! The weather has been good here. Friday my niece and her 11-month-old went for early morning walk with me and Brody, and my daughter came for the afternoon one. (Then they all went home.) Friday: 4.29 miles. Saturday Brody and I did our two walks; in between Jim and I ripped apart our mudroom/laundry room to thwart the mouscapades we've been having. Hopefully we've ruined all their fun now. Saturday: 4.83 miles. Today, Mother's Day, Brody got his two walks plus I walked with Jim's mom and sisters after our Mother's Day barbecue. 5.53 today.

AT: 17107.9
YTD: 567.1

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Day 436, Thursday May 7

Walked the pup morning and evening, had a short noon walk as well. Still cold and windy but didn't get rained on today while walking. 5.02 today.

AT: 1693.25
YTD: 552.45

Day 435, Wednesday May 6

I can't think of anything to say, so here's the post :).

Steps: 12694
PED Miles: 5.26
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 5.26
YTD Total: 287.22
AT Total: 1176.32
Virtual Walk Total: 1237.98

Yeah, well, it was another miserable day and my story wasn't finished so I rebounded while writing and...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Day 434, Tuesday May 5

Storm after storm rolled through today. Brody and I got our walk in the morning in light drizzle, I did errands at noon with little steppage, and a walk with hubby and pup after work, just barely squeezed in between two drownpours. 4.1 total.

AT: 1683.74
YTD: 542.94

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Day 433, Monday May 4

So much for Spring/Summer here. Chilly with gale-force winds and scattered rain showers. I'm all inside for now. How about you all?

Steps: 6378
PED Miles: 2.64
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 2.64
YTD Total: 279.4
AT Total: 1168.5
Virtual Walk Total: 1230.16

Miserably cold, windy, rainy day. Did my rebounding to Angel until my legs were jelly :).

Monday, May 4, 2009

Day 432, Sunday May 3

Saturday was so warm here I actually rediscovered shorts and sandals. Hubby was out of town for the day, so Brody and I had a couple of walks and some yard work for a total of 5.07 miles.

Today was cool and mixed weather, some sunny, a bit of rain. But the walking looked a lot the same (2 walks & yardwork), only less at 4.38 miles.

The apricot tree is blooming. The kids used to call it the popcorn tree because that's what the blossoms look like. Too bad we've never gotten edible apricots off of it. (The tree itself grew as a volunteer out of the compost!)

AT: 1675.19
YTD: 534.39

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Day 431, Saturday May 2, 2009

A nicely springlike day, with a few showers around here and there. We walked around the pond, saying hi to lots of dogs that weren't ours and a rather serious looking bunch of fitness walkers with hiking poles. 3.3 miles total.

May: 5.1
year: 274.5
AT: 990.5

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Day 430, Friday May 1, 2009

Light drizzle, but never amounted to much of anything. Ran 3.5 at noon, walked 1.5 in the evening with Bonnie.

Total: 5
AT: 2,094.5

Friday, May 1, 2009

Day 429, Thursday April 30

Gee a while since I was the first to post. Walked 2 at noon, then took advantage of the last nice day before it starts to rain to mow the lawn 2 miles.

Total: 4
AT: 2,089.5

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Day 428, Wednesday April 29

Can't think of anything pithy to say today :p.

Steps: 5438
PED Miles: 2.25
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 2.25
YTD Total: 267.7
AT Total: 1156.8
Virtual Walk Total: 1218.46

Errands and treadmilling. Not even one deliberate walk to my name, but a lot of running around so it added up to almost enough.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Day 427, Tuesday April 28

Here's a picture of us from our Sunday hike at Castle Craig, Connecticut. Kat took the picture looking down from the top of one of the sharp ledges we had to climb. I think this is the one where I had to stop. The combination of late summer heat and early spring foliage gave an odd out-of-synch feeling to the day.

Yesterday was just as hot, but I didn't hike. 2.1 miles.

April: 64.6
year: 266.0
AT: 982.0

Monday, April 27, 2009

Day 426, Monday April 27

Yay! The daffodils are blooming. If they don't get frozen solid, they'll be doing well. The snow is most of the way back down the mountain. Brr.

Walked morning, noon, and night again today. And shivered. 4.17 miles.

AT: 1646.19
YTD: 505.39

Day 425, Sunday April 26

Today, I played the part of a dedicated shopper :p. But it was nice enough that I did it in just a sweatshirt ;). Hope your weathers were just as pleasant.

Steps: 5871
PED Miles: 2.43
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 2.43
YTD Total: 261.24
AT Total: 1150.34
Virtual Walk Total: 1212

Almost made the minimum, though I don't know whether any of it should count. Errands and walking through store after store looking at captain's beds. I can't put the sheets on our current one because it's a waterbed frame with hard wood sides all around the mattress and my hands aren't strong enough.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Day 424, Saturday 25 April

Hot day, and I mean really hot, as in not quite 90F. Far too hot for April, but the forsythia are blooming now, and the birches in the back yard are showing buds.

I walked 2.3 miles, a good part of it behind the lawn mower. No photos of me mowing the lawn, unfortunately.

April: 54.5
year: 256.2
AT: 972.2

Day 423, Friday April 24

This pussy willow going to seed is also one of Jim's from last Sunday afternoon.

Morning and afternoon walk with the pup (Jim, too, in the afternoon!) and some yard work. Today's steps: 4.88 miles

AT: 1633.14
YTD: 492.34

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Day 422, Thursday April 23

We didn't see the spider till we uploaded the photos Sunday night!

The rain last night was snow much of the way down the mountain, but we were *safe* from it. Pup and I walked in the morning and evening, plus I got a decent noon walk in today. A bit chilly, but okay. 5.24 miles

AT: 1628.26
YTD: 487.46

Day 421, Wednesday April 22

I have an excuse for shortening each of my three walks today! This morning the neighbors were loading a semi of cattle, and there was a lot of heavy traffic on our road--pickup trucks hauling stock trailers. Brody and I weren't having any fun with him heeling fulltime. At noon I ran into one of my SILs that I rarely see, and after work Brody and I did most of our walk despite some of the heaviest wind I've seen since winter. I'm glad we went when we did, though, as it started to pour while I cooked supper afterward and hasn't let up since. Today: 3.71 miles.

AT: 1623.02
YTD: 482.22

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Day 420, Tuesday, April 21

To prove spring is here! Photo from our Sunday walk. Today? 4.62 miles.

AT: 1619.31
YTD: 478.51

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Day 419, Monday, April 20

Here's from our Sunday walk along the lakeshore.

This morning on my walk I had some sciatic twinges, which shortened my walk. Noon had a haircut and another walk, also a bit short due to sciatic. It seemed to settle down later, so while hubby worked OT, the pup and I took a long walk after work. Today's total: 4.32

AT: 1614.69
YTD: 473.89

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Day 418, Sunday, April 19

I haven't stopped in for awhile, but I've been walking.

Today: 7350 steps for 3.94 miles

AT miles: 1161.55

YTD miles: 281.69

Day 417, Saturday, April 18

Sorry I kinda vanished for a couple days. I did have my pedometer on, though! Friday's count says 3.45 miles and Saturday's 4.52. I'm pretty sure Friday's is wrong--the pedometer is darn picky about which way it rides, but I'll leave it for now.

Grass is green, daffodils are blooming, and the blackbirds are chirping and trilling up a major cacaphony. I washed my parka and mitts and put them away. It's spring :)

AT: 1605.02
YTD: 464.22

Friday, April 17, 2009

Day 416, Friday 17 April

Seventy degrees and sunny! We played golf, I played my best round of the year (okay, out of two rounds, but still...), and my mileage is 4.1 miles.

April: 38.8
year: 240.1
AT: 956.1

Day 415, Thursday, April 16

There's green grass. When did that happen? Tired this week. Yesterday I got 3.7 miles and today 4.54 (more because I got my noon walk in).

AT: 1597.05
YTD: 456.25

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Day 414, Wednesday April 15

Back to freezing here though no sign of snow. By Monday, we're supposed to be in the 80s...

Steps: 4798
PED Miles: 1.99
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 1.99
YTD Total: 234.35
AT Total: 1123.45
Virtual Walk Total: 1185.11

Another short day because it's too darn cold. Haven't had the energy to get that much extra on my bouncer though I did a bit on that and the walk.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Day 413, Tuesday April 14

Still tired, but kept moving today as best as possible. Walked Brody in the morning, walked part of my noon hour, and Jim and I and the pup walked after supper. Yay, the days are long enough now we can choose whether to walk before or after! Today: 4.02 miles.

AT: 1588.81
YTD: 448.01

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Day 412, Monday April 13

Monday, Monday... Okay, I can't remember the rest of the lyrics. Too tired. Beautiful day today though. You'd never guess the forecast for tomorrow is snow :p.

Steps: 7693
PED Miles: 3.19
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 3.19
YTD Total: 230.29
AT Total: 1119.39
Virtual Walk Total: 1181.05

Errands and one walk. Saw both a cooper's hawk and a red tail along with the pretty ducks this time. Missed the heron though.

Day 411, Sunday April 12

Whoops. Missed a day. Hope everyone had a great Easter or Sunday depending :).

Steps: 6136
PED Miles: 2.54
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 2.54
YTD Total: 227.1
AT Total: 1116.2
Virtual Walk Total: 1177.86

Beautiful day today so went for the long walk. Saw mostly ducks.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Day 411, Sunday April 12

A cool and wet day, high only about 40 with rain on and off. Walked 1.5 with Bonnie in the morning. Road the stationary bike an easy 5 miles in the afternoon 1 mile walk to the symphony and back.

total: 7.5

Sunday was cool and windy, but sunny. Did 1.5 hour of yard work. Estimate 2 miles pushing the spreader. Ran 3 miles afterwards Finally a 1.5 mile walk with Bonnie in the evening.

Total: 6

AT: 1,999

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Day 410, Saturday April 11

Tonight we went into Boston for the last symphony of the year -- Nelson Friere, who's been my favorite pianist since I was a teenager. *swoon* I don't quite understand why in the 35 years since then he's become as old as me, though...

3.3 miles total.

April: 23.2
year: 224.5
AT: 941.5

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Day 409, Good Friday April 10

Morning and (short) afternoon walk. In between I tried to burn down the farm and got quite a few steps running around with the hose and a shovel. Sadly our Clipper canoe melted, but that's all the damage that mattered in the end. Close call. 4.47 miles today.

AT: 1572.85
YTD: 432.05

Friday, April 10, 2009

Day 408, Thursday April 9

More Butchart Gardens. It was a good day to have a digital camera and not have to pay for film developing.

Three walks today. Pleasant spring weather but a bit windy. 5.27 miles.

AT: 1568.38
YTD: 427.58

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Day 407, Wednesday April 8

The Sunken Garden at Butchart.

Puppy walk in the morning, after which I made the difficult decision to have George euthanized today. Hung out at noon with my sis-in-law. Jim and Brody and I went for a short walk after we buried the kitty. I guess I did more pacing today than I thought: 3.96 miles

AT: 1563.11
YTD: 422.31

Day 406, Tuesday April 7

Today was a lovely spring day--I didn't even grab my hoodie for my noon walk. Got three decent walks today for a total of 5.54 miles.

AT: 1559.15
YTD: 418.35

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Day 405, Monday, April 6

If you all want me to stop posting spring photos from Butchart, you need to make the posts before I get here.

Today we had spring here. Like, didn't even need the hoodie at noon hour. Had a really good walk then, as well as the puppy walks morning and evening, then out to a meeting in the evening. Total: 5.74 miles

AT: 1553.61
YTD: 412.81

Monday, April 6, 2009

Day 404, Sunday, April 5

Here's another spring photo from Butchart Gardens. I did get my sandals out today, but still needed jeans and a hoodie. Morning walk was still parka, though! Today: 4.68 miles.

AT: 1547.87
YTD: 407.07

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Day 403, Saturday April 4

Is this what it looks like at my house? No. I just wanted to look at spring! I took this photo at Butchart Gardens near Victoria 11 months ago, in early May.

Today Brody and I did our early walk, then we had company much of the day. When they left, Jim and I and the pup went for a walk to the end of the road and then out along the irrigation channel for a ways. Lots of birds--geese overheade, humungous flocks of starlings, some red-winged blackbirds and robins. Today: 5.31 miles.

AT: 1543.19
YTD: 402.39

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Day 402, Friday April 3

Was raining, so planned to go to the gym, but all the equipment was taken, so went running 3.5, it was only a light drizzle so rather nice. Bonnie and I went for a 1 mile walk in the evening. The cat followed us and then caused a neighbor dog to jump his invisible fence. So we went to tell them that there dog had bolted inthe woods. Turned out they had just found out a relative had died after a long struggle with cancer. After hugs and condolances the dog did return. Missed a step on the way out and jamed my knee, have to see how it feels this afternoon, but really stiff.

Total: 4.5
AT: 1,960.5

Friday, April 3, 2009

Day 401, thursday April 2

I am getting really really tired of cold and rain and snow. More snow today, diminishing my enthusiasm for all three walks. Got 3.29 miles in spite of it all.

AT: 1533.13
YTD: 392.33

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Day 400, Wednesday April 1

Cloudy and threatening rain, walked 1.5 in the afternoon and then played golf 2 miles. Rained after that so no evening walk.

Total: 3.5
AT: 1,950.5

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Day 399, Tuesday March 31

Snowing again this morning, but not sticking, thankfully. Puppy walk before and after work, as well as a noon hour walk for me. Total today: 5.29 miles.

AT: 1524.66
YTD: 383.86

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Day 398, Monday March 30

We have computer virus's at work, so I have a scan running that is taking all my cpu:(

Raining so went to the gym, road the bike 10 minutes 1.8M, then an elyptical freed up so did that for 20 minutes for anther 2 miles. Jog to the gym and back .2. Did Pilates in the evening.

total: 4
AT: 1,945.5

Monday, March 30, 2009

Day 397, Sunday March 29

Saturday we walked around the pond 2.5 miles, first time around it in a while. Ran 3 in the afternoon. Sunday we managed a 1.5 mile run in light rain, it stoped enough to run 3 in the afternoon. Lots of wild turkeys around, and the frogs were so noisy at the pond we thought they were ducks.

Total: 10
AT: 1,941.5

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Day 396, Saturday, March 28

Pup and I did the morning walk, then worked in the yard, raking and hauling branches to the burning pile. Word to the wise: golden willows are gorgeous trees but every wind prunes it some. I was pretty sore after a couple hours of yard work and so, because Brody had been outside with me most of that time, we went for only a short walk just before supper. And I need muscle relaxers before bed! Today: 4.94 miles.

AT: 1511.10
YTD: 370.30

Hey, Bonnie? Where's the shelter list for the next section of the Trail? I'm in uncharted territory here!

Day 395, Friday March 27

The pup and I had our morning walk. After lunch I did some yard work while waiting for my friends Bonne and Viv to stop by. Once they arrived we took Brody for a long walk, intending to go out to the river but the field was partly under water. Brody went for a swim. He's still damp 7 hours later. Today: 6.18 miles.

AT: 1506.16
YTD: 365.36

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Day 394, Thursday March 26

Full walk with the pup at 6:30 am--about 2 miles. He wasn't at his obedient best so spent quite awhile on the leash. At noon it was sunny, if still rather chilly, so I got a solid walk then. After work Jim and I and the pup walked the perimeter of our property, checking for fence damage from the elk (not as much as some years) and to see if there is much for water in the low spots. We saw several Rocky Mountain Bluebirds. Quite a splash of bright blue. Today: 5.83 miles.

AT: 1499.98 (should've gone a smidge further I see!)

YTD: 359.18

Day 393, Wednesday, March 25

The pup and I got our full morning walk and are rediscovering the milk tank truck's schedule to the dairy farm at the end of our road. It takes Brody and I 40 minutes for a return trip, and the tanker spends about 30 minutes at the dairy. Yup, today we got it coming and going. Shortish walk at noon (had to visit my SIL), and Jim came with us after work and his back is still sore. And it was blowing rain. Total today: 4.19 miles

AT: 1494.15
YTD: 353.35

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Day 392, Tuesday March 24

Nice sunny, but still cool day, ran 3.5 at noon, walked 1.5 in the evening. This is my week with the pager, it did go off and had to check out a customer problem, fortunately didn't take a long time, but we'll see what today brings.

Total: 5
AT: 1,917

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Day 391, Monday March 23

Weather is iffy here. A week of 65 degrees followed by a day of rain and snow and then today where it's cold, but not very. Strange time of year.

Steps: 6199
PED Miles: 2.57
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 2.57
YTD Total: 184.71
AT Total: 1073.81
Virtual Walk Total: 1135.47

Only had time for a short walk and my whole upper body is dead from WII Tennis yesterday (guess my shoulders were a wee bit out of shape :p), so I bounced my way to the minimum and it's enough.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Day 390, Sunday, March 22

It rained all night. This morning Brody rediscovered the joys of eating earthworms on our gravel road. Is that an improvement over eating turds and winter-killed mice? I'm not sure.

After church we went for a walk along the river and lake. (Photos at Facebook)

Today: 4.4 miles
AT: 1478.27
YTD: 337.47

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Day 389, Saturday March 21

Walked 1 mile with Bonnie, then played 18 holes of golf (first time out this year for 4 miles of walking. Interesting week to go to the mountains in 4 feet of snow and then play golf, but I guess that is spring.

Total: 5
AT: 1,902.5

Day 388, Friday, March 20

With the lengthening days, we got in a third (for me) walk after supper. The pup seems to need an extra-strong hand these days, so I was glad Jim felt well enough to join us for that one and do the yelling. Today: 4.67 miles.

AT: 1468.79
YTD: 327.99

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Day 387, Thursday March 19

This is our group at the top of Mt. Pierce, the AT continues behind us. Mt. Eisenhour is right behind us, the kind of shark fin to the right is Monroe, Washington is the big thing behind it (you can kind of see the weather station towers on top), to the left are Adams and Madison, you are seening about 10 miles of the White Mountains.

Day 386, Wednesday March 18

Beautiful weather today. So much so that I got overheated on the walk. How's it going around you all?

Steps: 7586
PED Miles: 3.14
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 3.14
YTD Total: 170.01
AT Total: 1059.11
Virtual Walk Total: 1120.77

Good walking day today. Didn't see much, but managed a decent distance.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Day 385, March 17, Tuesday

Happy St. Patrick's Day. Not much was happening today until I decided to take myself for a bike ride and walk in the park. We have a lovely park with an asphalt walking track, pond, garden club foliage, picnic tables and grills, and benchesday. My trip meter on the bike says it's .9 miles from the house (one way). Three laps around the park is a little over a mile. Nothing really happened after I decided to take myself out either, but I enjoyed it.

1.8 miles on the bike and 2220 aerobic steps for 20 minutes.

AT miles: 1071.56

YTD miles: 191.7

Monday, March 16, 2009

Day 384, Monday, March 16

Not a bad day -- hiking over the VA complex grounds to find where I needed to be was most helpful in adding steps today.

8616 for 4.2 miles (1863 areobic steps in 19 minutes)

YTD miles: 186.99

AT miles: 1066.85

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Day 383, Sunday, March 15

It's hard to imagine walking in crappier weather than what we had today: snow, rain, wind, slop. And cold. And did I mention the wind? And the cold? Morning walk was quite short. I was drenched through and frozen solid all in one go. The afternoon walk was marginally better. At least not quite as cold. Today's HARD EARNED miles: 3.

AT: 1448.85
YTD: 308.05

Day 382, Saturday, March 14

The crows have discovered it is fun to taunt Brody, so now my walks are more entertaining than they were before. They didn't need to be upped that notch. Jim came too on the afternoon walk and helped keep him in line. We're looking for puppy training classes! Today: 4.29 miles.

AT: 1445.84
YTD: 305.04

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Day 381, Friday March 13

Sorry folks. I used up my creativity on yesterday's post ;). But it was a beautiful 65 degrees today at least.

Steps: 6534
PED Miles: 2.71
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 2.71
YTD Total: 159.99
AT Total: 1049.09
Virtual Walk Total: 1110.75

Bouncing in the morning and afternoon then a shorter than normal walk with nothing much to see.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Day 380, Thursday March 12

If the ducks are any sign, it's well past spring. We've got some month olds coming out of hiding when we should have little ducklings.

Steps: 6578
PED Miles: 2.72
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 2.72
YTD Total: 157.28
AT Total: 1046.38
Virtual Walk Total: 1108.04

One good walk, saw lots of ducks but not much else, oh, except the heron hiding in the reeds. Then I set up my rebounder and started using it a bit too. It'll be fun, but I'm going very slowly.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Day 379, Wednesday, March 11

We're still somewhere in the minus mumble-teens somewhere, but the sun shone today and the wind stayed tucked in it snug bed. (Too cold even for the wind? Mebbe.) At any rate, well bundled up, walking is doable in this nonsense. Got a reasonable morning walk and a good noon walk. And hubby decided to join me and the pup after work and was in the mood for the full 2 miles at that time. So I got (drumroll) 5.47 total.

AT: 1434.24
YTD: 293.44

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Day 378, Tuesday March 10

Well. I'm back, still alive. I see that I haven't posted yet this month. Arrgghh.

I had 5 miles over the weekend, according to the pedometer. 3 miles today going to art class. Before that -- with two days flat in bed, I'm guessing maybe 3 miles for the five days, total. So 11 since I last posted; I hope I'm feeling well enough to start catching up on mileage now.

That's awfully cold where you are, Val. I hope it's not heading our way!

March: 11
and year: 160.9
AT: 878.9

Day 377, Monday, March 9

We are back in the throes of winter here, about -23C (including wind chill) this morning on Brody's and my walk, about half our usual. Snowing at lunchtime and still cold, but I got a walk in anyway. Bundled up for after work walk. The wind had died down and the sun was actually shining, so I figured it wasn't going to get any better in the foreseeable future and took the pup for the full walk. 4.55 today.

AT: 1424.87
YTD: 284.07

Glad to see you guys made it safely back home, Bonnie and Neil.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Day 376, Sunday, March 8

Brody and I got our two walks in today. What with church and running up and down the stairs doing laundry, etc, I came up with 4.44 miles for the day.

AT: 1420.33
YTD: 279.53

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Day 375, Saturday, March 7

It snowed on and off all day today. Bitter cold walk this morning. This afternoon we caught a brief window of sunshine in between squalls. 4.52 miles total.

AT: 1415.89
YTD: 275.09

Friday, March 6, 2009

Day 374, Friday, March 6

It's hard to tell it's spring from the feel of the bitter cold -10C wind this morning. However, there is evidence, and I hereby present it:

I got in my three walks today for a total of 4.34 miles.

AT: 1411.37
YTD: 270.57

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Day 373, Thursday March 5

This is a perpost, so I can get some more pictures in.

A picture from the top of Mt Lincoln, looking out over the Pemi Wilderness.
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Here is the Lonesome Lake hut from a hike Bonnie and I did in 07.

Here is a happy hiker on the way up to the hut.

Day 372, Wednesday, March 4

The neighbor with the Bijon-Shitzu says I don't need to turn around if I see her down the road. She thinks she can protect her dog from mine. Heh. I think she's underestimating Brody! We'd gone nearly as far this morning as I'd meant to, anyway. I got a bit of a walk at noon (a bit of drizzle again), and longer with the pup after work (dry by then, but cold and windy). Today: 4.32 miles

AT: 1403.62
YTD: 262.82

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Day 371, Tuesday, March 3

Kinda slept in this morning, so Brody was back to a shorter walk before work. At noon I walked in what only can be described as raining slush--I was smart enough to grab an umbrella. After work it was clear, so I got a good walk in with the pup. 4.17 miles total.

AT: 1399.30
YTD: 258.5

Monday, March 2, 2009

Day 370, Monday, March 2

So after making a big deal about the days being off after a year on the trail, I noticed that on March first I was recording my steps on February 27. Two days out in only two months! I found one of my missing days on a scrap of paper on my dresser (I'd forgotten to record the steps before bedtime, then jotted a note and cleared the pedometer without actually recording it on the spreadsheet). The other missing day is just plain missing, but I haven't walked less than 2.5 miles a day in weeks, so I'm just calling my second missing day as 2.5 (low, I'm certain). I'll pay better attention now to what day I'm recording!

Today Brody got two walks plus I walked in the rain at noon hour. (Fun.) 5.44 miles today.

AT: 1395.13
YTD: 254.33

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Day 369, Sunday March 1

Since I'm just about there, here are some pictures from on top of North Kinsman peak. They are looking south, north and east toward the Franconia range (in the clouds). That is where the trail is headed.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Day 368, Saturday, February 28

Howdy, howdy. Got a little bit of walking in this weekend doing flea market stuff.

Here's the latest: 6332 steps for 3.39 miles

AT miles: 1017.99

YTD miles: 138.13

Virtual Walk miles: 1115.81

Breakfast with the kids and grandkids tomorrow, then we head back home.

Day 367, Friday February 27

Ah, spring is in the air and the babies are starting to appear. May the warm weather only last.

Date: 02-27-2009
Steps: 8032
PED Miles: 3.33
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 3.33
YTD Total: 128.99
AT Total: 1018.09
Virtual Walk Total: 1079.75

It was nice and warm today. Got two walks, saw the heron on both of them. First sighting of the quail family and some baby ducks, though not recently hatched…easily 2+ weeks old.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Day 366, Thursday February 26

The puddles in the driveway were iced back over this morning, and it snowed on and off. Brody and I got our morning walk, I did walk at noon (it wasn't snowing then, thankfully) and the hubby, the pup and I walked after work. My back was kinda flared this afternoon so I'm impressed how much walking I got today: 4.95 miles. Forgot to log in yesterday, it was 4.71.

AT: 1373.29
YTD: 232.49

Day 365, Wednesday February 25

Hoping it's warmer where you all are than here. Our brief warm spell is over.

Steps: 6107
PED Miles: 2.53
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 2.53
YTD Total: 123.64
AT Total: 1012.74
Virtual Walk Total: 1074.4

Not as good as yesterday, but I made the minimum. Had a Chiro appt so no walk during the day. Decent walk in the evening but it was COLD!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Day 364, Tuesday February 24

This is a test to see if I can publish a picture. Not sure how to do it as a reply.
This is the camp site map at Kinsman Pond shelter. Should be there sometime next week.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Day 363, Monday, February 23

So it warmed up. You guessed it--it snowed. Not a lot, but it was dumping the huge goofy flakes while Brody and I walked before work. Enough to make the roads slick and to make the sidewalk need de-slopping. It was melting pretty good by my noon walk, and mud again by the after work walk. Total today: 4.34 miles

AT: 1358.48
YTD: 217.68

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Day 362, Sunday, February 22

Did we mess up our count somewhere? Didn't we start the count on March first 2008 when we started the Appalachian Trail? Color me confused. Or Math-challenged.

Another -15C morning (that seems to be +5F). I stayed in the house till the sun made it over the mountain and then walked with the pup and the camera. Posted my photos In My Little World. Then the clouds came back in and we felt rather bleh and didn't go out for a walk elsewhere, so another (shorter) walk down the road in late afternoon. Total today: 3.99 miles.

AT: 1354.14
YTD: 213.34

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Day 361, Saturday, February 21

So very cold first thing in the morning, -15C. Nearly froze my nose. Hubby worked this morning, we went out to buy organic cheese this afternoon, then took the pup for a walk elsewhere. Very muddy so short. I took him longer once we got home because we didn't have enough steps yet. Total today: 5.13

AT: 1350.15
YTD: 209.35

Day 360, Friday February 20

Steps: 1607
PED Miles: 0.67
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 0.67
YTD Total: 114.56
AT Total: 1003.66
Virtual Walk Total: 1065.32

I only managed that much because I had to pick up a sick Sean from school. Another stomach bug. Sigh. I can't wait to be healthy again.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Day 359, Thursday February 19

Another day in the life of Val. Got going a bit early to walk Brody this morning as I had an appointment to have blood sucked before work. Routine stuff, no panicking. Got a decent walk in at noon, though I'm not sure why the sun shines other times of the day but hides between twelve and one. Grabbed the pup for a walk again at home, for a total today of 5.3 miles.

AT: 1341.01
YTD: 200.21

I seem to be in New York now, at Wawayanda Shelter. I was going to post a photo I found on Google images, but it looks just the same as the last shelter. Meh. Just like my days.

Day 358, Wednesday 18 February

Pedometer says 1.8 miles. I thought it ought to have added up to more than that, but on reflection I can see I was being overoptimistic. And my blisters hurt, too.

February: 48.9
and year: 120.7
AT: 838.9

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Day 357, Tuesday 17 February 2009

A combination of lots of meetings and sore muscles lead to only a 1.5 mile walk in the evening. Hoping to get out this morning.

Total: 1.5
AT: 1,739.5

Monday, February 16, 2009

Day 356, Monday 16 February 2009

For the President's Day holiday, Neil and I drove out onto Cape Cod and went hiking on Great Island in Wellfleet. Photos here. We walked about 6.5 miles, much of it in soft sand, so I'm tired tonight. But it's a good tired *g*

February: 45.8
and year: 117.6
AT: 835.6

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Day 355, Sunday 15 February

Last day of Boskone and 2.3 miles. I was going to go for an evening walk with Neil, but we're planning to hike by the ocean tomorrow so I think I'll take it easy tonight.

The good news as far as I'm concerned is that I have now survived half of February. Woot!

February: 38.9
and year: 111.1
AT: 828.1

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Day 354 Valentine's Day

Still cold, still not sunny. Still feeling BLEH about it all. Pup and I walked in the morning, hubby and I went for a drive to the next town over to get my lenses installed into new unbroken (as of yet) frames and do a little shopping. Came home, walked the pup. Total: 5.02 miles

AT: 1318.37
YTD: 177.57

Friday, February 13, 2009

Day 353, Friday the Thirteenth of February

So it sort of got above freezing for a couple of hours today, but the sun didn't shine. At least not directly on me! Two walks for me'n'the pup for a total of 4.03 miles.

AT: 1313.35 (isn't it funny that I have 2 13s in my number today? :P)
YTD: 172.55

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Day 352, Thursday February 12

Walked Brody before work, got a lunchtime walk in, and a shortish after-work walk with Jim and the pup. It's cold, the sun isn't shining, and I want to go visit Jean in Texas. Right this minute. Even being in Mashipacong Shelter in New Jersey isn't making up for it. Even if the picture shows summer. I know better.

Today: 4.81 miles.

AT: 1309.32
YTD: 168.52

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Day 350, Tuesday February 10

Deadlines for me today. How'd the rest of you do with your walking?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Day 348, Sunday February 8

Here's hoping for good weather.

Day 347, Saturday February 7

Well, since I'm here doing the post again, I'm going to do a few of them and then people can decide.

Freezing here so I hid from the world :P.

Steps: 2514
PED Miles: 1.04
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 1.04
YTD Total: 89.94
AT Total: 979.04
Virtual Walk Total: 1040.7

Quiet, unfocused day. Only walk was running errands. Sigh. I was doing so well.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Day 346, Friday February 06

Day 346, Friday February 06

How'd we do on the trail?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Day 345, Thursday February 5

Testing pre-creating the posts to see if it shows up on the right day. If so, I'll create a bunch of them so we can just add the comments.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Day 344, Wednesday February 4

My days are pretty repetitive. Is that why no one wants to take point here on the blog and keep doing it day after day, week after week? Get up, walk the dog. Walk a bit at noon (today I walked to the library), walk the dog after work. Sum total today, 4.54 miles. Yawn.

AT: 1273.45
YTD: 132.65

Looks like I'm just past Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania, and my next log-in point appears to be in New Jersey. Progress, apparently! Even if it all seems hum-ho every day. Or is that ho-hum?

Day 343, Tuesday February 3

Pup got a short walk before work. I think I need to drag my body out of bed earlier! It was sunny at noon and I got a nice walk then. I was excited to see the sun still above the mountain when I headed home at five. Even put my sunglasses on. What a waste! As soon as I dropped into the valley, the fog was pea-soup thick. So thick I looked for my reflective vest before walking Brody. Hubby had a dental appointment after work so we left him to his entertainment. Today: 4.99 miles.

AT: 1268.91
YTD: 128.11

Monday, February 2, 2009

Day 342, Monday February 2

Well, Mondays are nasty, what can I say. Brody got the bare minimum before work today, and we walked with hubby after work, and HE wasn't into a long walk. So my day landed up at 2.29 miles, and the puppy is ricocheting around the living room as we speak. Ah well.

AT: 1263.92
YTD: 123.12

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Day 341, Sunday February 1st

Both days this weekend Brody and I have been to the far end of the road and back morning and evening. Yesterday I also got Jim to drop me off at the neighbors as I needed to discuss flooring with them for their new house, and then walked home so I got a bit more. We've been busy tiling our kitchen peninsula countertop this weekend--finished and beautiful. Now next project :)

Saturday: 5.23 miles
Sunday: 4.75 miles
AT: 1261.63
YTD: 120.83

Day 340, Saturday, January 31

And waving goodbye to a not so grand January, here's hoping for a better Feb :).

Steps: 5164
PED Miles: 2.14
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 2.14
YTD Total: 74.3
AT Total: 963.4
Virtual Walk Total: 1025.06

Do the minutes spent in panic over my Amazon contest submissions count? They certainly got my heart racing. Otherwise just managed a walk. It was probably 2.5 all told, but I quick marched it so my stride was longer.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Day 339, Friday, January 30

A better day -- warmed up above freezing, so it was easy to chop a lot more ice. Plus got 1.3 miles walking around.

January and year: 70.9
AT: 787.9

Day 338, Thursday, January 29

Sorry for vanishing, but when your walking rates, umm, 0 steps, it's hard to come and report it. However, I am climbing out of the pit of flu, so have some steps to share with you. Yes, I am still a bit loopy. How can you tell?

Steps: 3441
PED Miles: 1.43
Non-PED Miles: 0
Total Miles: 1.43
YTD Total: 69.79
AT Total: 958.89
Virtual Walk Total: 1020.55

Today I took a VERY short walk :). And did okay.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Day 337, Wednesday, January 28

Val reminded me how lax I've been in coming to visit lately. I have been keeping track. Some days are better than others.

AT miles: 947.11

YTD miles: 67.25

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Day 336, Tuesday January 27

So it warmed up. So it snowed. Sigh.

Brody got a quick walk first thing, then I walked some over my noon hour, then hubby and I and the pup took a decent walk after work. 4.58 miles total. More like it.

AT: 1239.9
YTD: 99.1

I see I should've walked a few more steps and broke 100! Ah well, there's always tomorrow.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Day 335, Monday January 26

It's COLD here. I think today topped out at about -12C. Pup barely got his nose out the door this morning. I don't feel as dedicated on Mondays cause it's hubby's day off so pup gets more chances to get out. I did take him to the end of the road after I got home from work. Then I went to J's brother-in-law's birthday party and had a large piece of lemon meringue pie, which doubtless undid all those walks and more. Today: 2.76 miles

AT: 1235.32
YTD: 94.52

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Day 334, Sunday January 25

Took Brody to the end of the road this morning, first time since early last week. It was very cold out and windy, but we survived. Afternoon walk was shorter, and not noticeably warmer. When is spring, again? I'm ready! Today: 3.59 miles

AT: 1232.56
YTD: 91.76

Anyone seen this? I think it's a way one can visualize their walking, but I can't quite figure it out?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Day 333, Saturday, January 24

I did better today, with three short(ish) walks with Brody, plus a bit of shopping and housecleaning/ laundry. That puppy doesn't act like he's recovering from surgery. He has a lot of energy. Maybe tomorrow I'll pretend the vet didn't say seven to ten DAYS for full recovery? (Brody thought he said *hours* I think.) Today: 4.41 miles

AT: 1228.97
YTD: 88.17

Day 332, Friday January 23

I did very little on Friday to move my fitness goals forward. I picked up Brody from the vet at noon, took him for a short walk. He seems to have plenty of energy but the vet said to limit his activity for a week. Somehow I didn't get mobilized for a walk without him, nor did I do the SparkPeople vid. Total for the day: 1.22 miles

AT: 1224.55
YTD: 83.75

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Day 331, Thursday January 22

Brody got a short walk this morning before his long drive into town and his visit to the vet. I walked at noon in town and after work without him, which seemed strange! Also did the SparkPeople exercise vid for today. Pup will be home tomorrow.

Today: 4.22 miles
AT: 1223.33
YTD: 82.53

Day 330, Wednesday January 21

Forgot my pedometer this morning, so until I got home from work, I estimated my steps at about 2000 (based on other mornings' puppy walks and the bit I did over lunch). Hubby and I didn't walk far after work as we had a full evening planned, and I got more steps painting walls at his sister's house than I would have guessed (but I was wearing the pedometer by then, so I'll believe it!) I'm BUSHED. No SparkPeople vid tonight. I'm so sore and I just don't have it in me, getting home at ten and all. 2.62 miles for the day.

Tomorrow morning I take Brody in for his *fixing* surgery. Will it make him a humbler little tigger? One can hope.

AT: 1219.12
YTD: 78.21

P.S.--Look at me, all snugged in at Allentown Hiking Club Shelter in Pennsylvania! I'm betting it looks different today than in this photo I found online:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Day 329, Tuesday January 20

Four miles to and from art class plus morning errands and the usual around-the-house steps.

January and year: 50.1
AT: 767.1

Monday, January 19, 2009

Day 328, Monday January 19

Sunday I took Brody for his first-thing-in-the-morning walk, and after lunch we drove out to the railway bridge (you all have seen a LOT of photos of that bridge over the years!), strapped on the snowshoes, and went for a hike for a couple of hours. We didn't go that far, really, but it was a sunny day and it was nice to get out, and snowshoeing has GOT to burn more calories than walking. Also did an ab workout from SparkPeople. 4.2 miles.

Today Brody got a very short morning walk but we did the full thing after work. It seemed much colder than the temp said--it recorded at -8C and felt about -15. And I've done the SparkPeople exercise vids for the day. I'm DONE!!! 2.78 miles.

AT: 1211.25
YTD: 70.45

Day 327, Sunday, January 18

So how did everyone do with their Sunday?

Mine was pretty simple.

Steps: 8219
PED Miles: 3.4
Non-PED Miles: 0.7
Total Miles: 4.1
YTD Total: 56.83
AT Total: 945.93
Virtual Walk Total: 1007.59

One decent walk, some errands ran, and my SparkPeople Cardio.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Day 326, Saturday, January 17

Hubby worked today, so the pup and I had our morning walk. In the afternoon the sun actually finally broke through the fog. I found my misplaced sunglasses and Brody and I went snowshoeing. Well, he didn't strap them on his feet, he just bounced off mine... So I got more exercise than the steps account for, but that's okay. I also did today's SparkPeople vid so I'm back on track. Today: 3.22 miles.

AT: 1204.27
YTD: 63.47

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Day 325, Friday, Jan 16

I've sort of neglected to check in here this week. Most days I've gotten a short walk in the morning--it's SO HARD to get rolling in the morning this week, Brody's lucky to get out the door at all. And then a long walk after work. One day I got a solid brisk SUNSHINEY!!!! noon hour walk too. I think you'll guess which day! And I've missed a couple of days of SparkPeople vids now. Maybe I'll get back on track tomorrow.

Tuesday: 3.84
Wednesday: 3.31
Thursday: 4.24
Friday: 3.21

AT: 1201.05
YTD: 60.25

Friday, January 16, 2009

Day 324: Thursday, January 15, 2009

Gosh, I don't know what happened yesterday. I thought I recorded it, but guess not :p.

So here's a Thursday AND Wednesday to start out the 324th day of our trek :).

Steps: 5189
PED Miles: 2.15
Non-PED Miles: 1.5
Total Miles: 3.65
YTD Total: 42.24
AT Total: 931.34
Virtual Walk Total: 993

Went on errands and walked, then sparkpeople. Day ended busy and late.

Steps: 6183
PED Miles: 2.56
Non-PED Miles: 1
Total Miles: 3.56
YTD Total: 45.8
AT Total: 934.9
Virtual Walk Total: 996.56

Two walks and sparkpeople…the lower body ones that made me ache for 4 days last time :p.