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Surprise: Mini-Milestone Nailed Tonight!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Hey, nailed a mini-milestone today:

The route from my daytime work to my private practice office is 1 1/2 miles each way. Normally I use the Nordic Poles and walk with some jogging tossed in.

Too slippery for the poles to "dig in" today so for the first time I jogged the whole way THERE and BACK!

Now I know to you Road Runners (*beep beep*) around here this may be a walk in the park, but it felt mighty fine to this, as yet, non-runner! :-)


ps...and as a bonus there was shovelable snow in my driveway tonight and my neighbor was the good samaritan I've asked him to be and DIDN'T snowblow it out for!

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IMSMILEY88 1/15/2011 10:35PM

    That's great! I can't imagine running in those conditions. emoticon

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OUTDOORGIRL71 1/10/2011 10:13PM

    Good job Don

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FRACTALMYTH 1/8/2011 3:01PM

    Yay for jogging! My hubby has a similar problem - the neighbours kept mowing our road side verge (800m road frontage) with their ride-ons because they feel sorry for him using a push mower. He's had to ask them each, individually, to stop it! Great work!

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    That is awesome! I applaud you my handsome friend!

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L*I*T*A* 1/8/2011 12:19PM

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ANDYINBC 1/8/2011 12:15PM

    Way to go! Super milestone. Not mini in my books!

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BKWERM 1/8/2011 9:50AM

    Congratulations, Don and Happy New Year!

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CARRIE1948 1/8/2011 8:51AM

    Well done! I've been using my cane when I go out so I don't fall.

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MERIADATH 1/8/2011 8:49AM

    I do understand. I live on a hill, I mean a BIG hill. From the bottom to my house is a 895 ft elevation difference. This summer...(drum roll please)...I was able to ride my bike from top to bottom without embarrassing myself in front of the neighborhood kids.

So congratulations!

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WATERMELLEN 1/8/2011 8:45AM

    Nice work!!

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FRECKS96 1/8/2011 8:02AM

    Woot!! Congrats, that's awesome!

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SCOTTK3000 1/8/2011 7:49AM

    all right!!!

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GR8CATSBY 1/8/2011 7:48AM

    Good job on the jogging!!!! (But watch out for black ice!)

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FERRETLOVER1 1/8/2011 7:30AM

    emoticon It's no surprise to me, Don. You can do whatever you set out to do!! emoticon

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DAISYBELL6 1/8/2011 7:15AM

    Each new activity we conquer is a blessing!

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JLITT62 1/8/2011 5:20AM

    LOL at you being happy your neighbor DIDN't snowblow your driveway. I like exercise, but I hate shoveling, and even with DH handling the snowblower & me shoveling, it still takes an hour -- shudder to think how long it would take with just a shovel. Oh wait, I did it all myself by shovel when we got 17" last March . . .

GREAT job! Slow & easy is the way to build up your miles without injuring yourself. Not that I run very far yet myself.

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COLOURFULME 1/8/2011 4:04AM

    WOOHOO! That is great! Through the snow and being slippery for the poles must be a difficult run. WOOHOO!

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STARDUSTD 1/8/2011 2:43AM

  And you say you're not a runner! Running a mile and a half (twice!) in snow sounds like a runner to me. Congratulations!

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BARBARA_BOO 1/8/2011 2:34AM

    It doesn't sound like YOU will be having any difficulty staying fit this winter. Once you get the driveway done, I think you should make one of those creative snowmen that turns the heads of passers-by, to let them know a person lives there who likes to play in the snow.
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