Thursday, November 25, 2010
It was 12*F with a brisk wind as I started out on the walk. I was wearing my new boots, hoping they would keep my feet warm and keep me from falling on my butt. They achieved their mission! My neighbors, across the street, were sitting in their dining room along with friends having their Norman Rockwell moments. The two inches of fresh snow from yesterday's storm was sparkling white.
Me? I was setting out to:
1. Return 2 books to the library
2. Get the T-Day edition of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and
3. Get some calorie burning steps on my exercise-deprived body.
The books delivered, I walked to the lake and stopped to greet my doggie friend, a lovely collie, who had a terrier friend visiting.
The lake was surface frozen and beckoning to anyone foolish enough to test it's thickness. Me? Nope, I'm at least smart enough to pass up an evening swim.
I would like to wax poetic over the views on my walk but I'm out of poetic wax.
Finally, I found a newspaper box willing to give up today's paper, all three pounds of it. I was now in the home strech of the walk and very thankful I had carried the books in a tote.
Ah, home at last to feed my kitties and enjoy a hot cup of chocolate! It's all good!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Yesterday got away from me and before I knew it, dark was fast approaching. Driving out to get my Sunday paper, I saw the sliver of the moon judt before it set! Beautiful!
I parked at the library and started my walk in the dark. Why I didn't take my flash or headband light I'll never know. I walked along to the soiuth of the lake and into a small neighborhood........ On the way back, I needed to cross a divided street and fell onto the median which had a higher curb than I realized. I ended up with road rash on one knee, a bruise on the other! I jammed the ring finger of my right hand and broke the rest of my fall with my chin. Feeling very sorry for myself and VERY clumsy I went to a nearby grocery store for first aid.
I walked back to my car, went home and relaxed with a real beer! Today, the only thing that hurt was my finger!
Today I went to Curves and then on a daylight walk to a nearby St Paul water/lake system. Getting out of the car to start the walk, I saw my first pellican ever, I think! The lake system is part of the midwestern flyway. A wonderful walk, kicking thru leaves and enjoying the lake system. This walk was an out and back walkretracing my steps; a total of 61 minutes.
I came home and logged my food, and the streak is going 10 days strong!
Saturday, October 09, 2010
For Saturday, 10/09/10.
I went to Curve's and did my normal workout. Next door, I checked in for Gold's Gym Extreme Makover seminarand marked my seat with a water bottle. Since I was early for that, I jumped on a treadmill and got in 23 mins of aerobic walking. (It was in the 80's again!)
By the way, I packed my lunch becausse the seminar wouldn't end until 4 PM. I ate that during the lecture break, lean turkey on a thin with tomatoes and an apple.
The lecture over, I headed to the library to read the newspaper before it closed at 5 PM. After it closed, I got another 40 mins of aerobic walking through town and along the lake. Too hot to go really fast.
Overall I got in 11364 steps, 12 vigorous minutes, and 6.43 miles. I logged all my food.
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