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What a great day for a hike!! October blog #7

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Today we took our grandsons to FDR State Park in Pine Mountain, GA for a nice long hike. We hiked Long Leaf Loop - well, most of it anyway. The full trail is 6.9 miles but my knee was aching a bit on the uphills and Josh (the youngest who is 9) was tired so we took a little short cut on the highway and cut about a mile off the hike. We had an awesome time! The temperature was about 68 degrees, the sun was shining (though it was pretty shady on most of the trail so we didn't get too warm) - it was great!! The acorns are HUGE this year - there is an old wive's tale that says that means a colder than average winter - don't know if that is true or not. The leaves are just starting to change here which added extra beauty to the trail.

On to my goals for October:

ST every day (one break day per week allowed) - work one body part a day - at least 90 reps total. Yesterday was core and it took EVERY bit of willpower I possess but I got my 90 reps in!! It sure helps that I have a 33 day streak going - I am NOT willing to break my streak, and while I knew taking a day off is acceptable I'm trying not to use it unless absolutely necessary. Being tired does NOT constitute a good enough reason - it doesn't take that long to do 90 reps!!

Cardio - at least 60 minutes 6 days a week. I got 58 minutes in walking the dog and walking around at the fair so Saturday will be my 'off' day this week. I more than made up for yesterday's short day today with our 3 hour hike! Plus I walked Boudreuax 1.8 miles this morning and will walk him again in a bit.

Nutrition - continue to increase the fresh vegetables and fruit in my meals while eating less animal products and processed foods. We won't even talk about this other than to say my eating yesterday at the fair was NOT on plan! But today I'm back to it!!

So now you are up to date on my life and I'm going to watch football with the boys before they have to go home. Hope you are having a BLESSED day!!

Here is our thought for the day:

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FALLNTENN 10/8/2012 7:55PM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day. That area Georgia is beautiful.

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LINDAKAY228 10/8/2012 12:23PM

    Love hiking. I did a great 6 mile hike yesterday too. Fall when it's not too hot and not too cold is just great for hiking. Glad you had a good hike but sorry your knee started bothering you.

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DEBRA0818 10/8/2012 6:36AM

    There's nothing like getting out in the great outdoors and what a great example you're setting for your grandsons!


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CATMAGNET 10/7/2012 8:54PM

    Sounds like a BEAUTIFUL day! Thank you so much for sharing!

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CHICCHANTAL 10/7/2012 5:35PM

    I was looking at berries today, there are so many on the bushes. Again, probably an old wives' tale but a lot of berries is supposed to indicate a cold winter ahead in the UK.

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SMALLSTEPS4EVER 10/7/2012 4:59PM

    I loved that I'm possible. What a great thought. I think I need to get a t-shirt made with that on it.

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MONIKA1948 10/7/2012 4:25PM

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HARROWJET 10/7/2012 4:09PM

    Your hike sounds great. You have good goals. emoticon

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DIANNEMT 10/7/2012 4:08PM

    Wow! Sounds like you are doing AWESOME! I have been sick and have so little energy--and of course have to be at work so saving the energy for there. I hope it will be back soon!!

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TRAVELGRRL 10/7/2012 3:46PM

    Love your goals and your CAN DO Attitude! Keep Sparking!

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