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