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An hour's walk...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Today got outside and walked to a nearby park (Duncan Park) and back. I *think* it came out to about 1.5 miles, but I'll have to check the GPS or something to be sure.

I jog-walked for a while--jog a little, walk a little, rinse, repeat--but couldn't keep it up and just walked a little faster than I usually do.

Downside--it took me a whole hour, which means I can't always do that, only on my days off. Other downside--Duncan Park is *boring.* Nothing but a billiard-table green lawn and a so-so playground. So I spent five minutes in the swings catching my breath and having "swingies" as my college roommate would say.

Note to self--next time, pick a park with a restroom! Had to stop at a nearby church for a pit stop on the way home...At least I used to be a member, so they sort of knew me. emoticon

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BLUETABBY 6/29/2010 12:27AM

    Actually, I checked with Google MAps and it is exactly 1 mile from my house to the park. So, I walked 2 miles today! Woohoo! But it took me WAY too long. I used to walk a 15-minute mile not all that long ago...

In graduate school, my roommate and I loved to swing. There was a tiny little park about 1/2 mile or so off campus, and she and I used to take study breaks and trek over there for "swingies" (you know, like going for "walkies" with a dog.) Those were the days...I weighed 107 back then. Sigh.

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PLYNNWEEKS 6/28/2010 1:10PM

    I had to stop and laugh when I read your comment about using the church's restroom. Our kidneys aren't what they used to be when we get older and it's even worse if you've had children. It sounds like you are off to a good start so keep up the momentum. You also got a bit of fun in with the swings. We're never too old for that kind of fun.


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