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Day 347-Similar to yesterday

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wow! Was is gorgeous outside today! When I went for my walk it was sunny and 72 outside. My 13 year old daughter and I walked up to the cemetery again for a total walk of about 1.2 miles. I was so depressed that I had to come to work. I really wanted to play hooky today.

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ALLISON145 11/11/2012 7:53PM

    Glad it was nice for you yesterday... looks like it's much colder up there today! You're doing so great with your streak - keep it up!!


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MUSICMOMOF2 11/11/2012 7:38AM

    It was a beautiful day (even though I could have done without the wind!)! Now, back to typical Iowa November weather. Have a great Sunday!

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HSMOM2FOUR 11/11/2012 6:28AM

    You are closing in fast on day 365!! You are amazing!

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Day 346

Friday, November 09, 2012

Only had time for a short walk today. It ended up being 0.9 mile, but has large hills. I walked to the cemetery. November is a special month for Catholics to pray for the deceased. Our cemetery here in my small town has Gingko trees. The leaves look like fans and I gathered some for my kids on my walk. A very peaceful walk for my mind, challenging due to the hills for my body.

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MUSICMOMOF2 11/9/2012 12:31PM

    Way to go on your walk! Have a great Friday!

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BASKETLADY13 11/9/2012 11:47AM

    Walk those hills. I love setting the incline on the treadmill to at least 10 because then I can definetely feel it. Don't regret the shortness of your walk, be pleased with the extra calories burned from the hills. Great job.

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LINWINAGAIN 11/9/2012 11:18AM

    emoticon I don't think I could walk a tenth of a mile today---still recovering from an asthma attack on top of a cold.........great job Mom-of-six!

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Day 345 of 10 min of exercise/day (522 miles on foot this year)

Thursday, November 08, 2012

It's another sunny day here in western Iowa, so I went outside for my workout. I was able to get in a longer walk/jog since I don't have to work tonight. I went four miles in 67 minutes: 0.5 mile walk, 0.75 mile jog, 0.75 mile walk, 1 mile jog, 1 mile walk.

I took a look at my mileage tracker today. I love tracking my miles. This includes walking, jogging, bicycling, and elliptical. On the elliptical, I look at how fast I've gone and calculate the equivalent miles from walking or jogging. My elliptical mileage is way off. A lot of times, 30 min on the elliptical equals around 2 miles or a 15 min mile by my calculations.

This year I have traveled 522 miles on foot, and that's just my exercise miles. That doesn't include just walking around all day. Here are some interesting distances to put this in perspective: (from my town)

to Chicago, IL-461 miles
to St. Louis, MO- 454 miles
to Twin Cities-372 miles
to Denver, CO- 563 miles
to Kalamazoo, MI-591 miles (I have relatives up there)

All the little 10 minute + walks and jogs have added up over the year!
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KPETSCHE 11/8/2012 9:40PM

    Awesome, Chris. Look how close you are to the full year of daily exercise - fantastic since you had a few health problems creep in during this time. I love how you've calculated your distance traveled, too. Have a great day tomorrow and I'll see you at work.

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    That is great! Very interesting and creative way to motivate yourself.
You are doing awesome!

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MUSICMOMOF2 11/8/2012 3:46PM

    You are doing great! Isn't it cool to see how far you've "travelled"? Have a great afternoon!

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Day 344

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

It's another sunny day here in Iowa. It's also a little less windy than yesterday. I went for a walk/jog today. Thankfully, my shins felt great and there were no ownerless dogs to bother me on my trek.

0.5 mile walk/0.75 mile jog/0.25 mile walk

Total time of 25 minutes.

It felt good to get outside today. I didn't sleep well last night, and had to nap after everyone left for work and school. I feel pretty good right now. Getting outside always boosts my mood.

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MUSICMOMOF2 11/7/2012 2:55PM

    It is absolutely beautiful out today! Enjoy the rest of your day!

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Day 343-WooHoo! Level 16 trophy!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Today has been a great day so far! I actually slept through the night. I believe it was seven straight hours of sleep. That never happens. I usually wake up at least once. I stayed up, no nap, and got a lot of things done: the checkbook, adding money to the kids' lunch accounts, sparking, facebook, laundry, exercising. It's a sunny day, so I got outside for some of my workout. And now, I've earned the level 16 trophy!

For my workout today I started with a 1.5 mile walk/jog: 0.5 mile walk, 0.5 mile jog, 0.5 mile walk. I would have continued that pattern, but there were unattended dogs on my route. I came inside and did 10 min on the elliptical to finish my cardio. After that I did some crunches and stretching. My workout points were the ones that put me over the edge for the next trophy!
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MUSICMOMOF2 11/6/2012 4:13PM

    Sounds like an awesome day!

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TROUBLE2ME2 11/6/2012 1:51PM

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