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