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.