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