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A couple of good walks.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Thursday I took the van in for the winter tire change-over. Guy said I should give him an hour. It was a mild day and I had dressed in my walking duds, so I walked. About 5 km in about 50 minutes. Felt good.

Today I Nordic-walked (walking with ski poles to include upper-body exertion). Covered 6.5 km all told, total of 63 minutes. 15 of those minutes were warm-up and cool-down walking. Strange day for a walk. The weather has turned very mild after a week of freezing temps and snow. Now the snow is melting and there is heavy fog. Walking in the fog was kind of like walking through down comforters--very close and *very* quiet. Lots of deer and coyote tracks on the road, and the tracks of one moose. Seems the summer animals are gone or sleeping and the winter animals have taken up residence. All good.

All in all, it's been good week. I met my mileage goals, exercise minutes goals, and except for yesterday, stayed well within each day's calorie goals. Couldn't say no to fresh raisin bread yesterday, or to Bailey's Irish Cream at bedtime last night. Stayed right at the bottom of the calorie range today as expiation : )

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GREENGENES 11/4/2012 11:05PM

    Very nice.

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DEL-AND-COMPANY 11/4/2012 5:58PM

  emoticon Nothing beats nature! It is great to experience the shifts in seasons and even better when you notice the shifts in wildlife. And job well done with the exercise!

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NWFL59 11/4/2012 4:58PM

    glad you got some milder weather to enjoy before the real cold sets in. Good job on sticking within your eating plan. emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 11/4/2012 1:38PM

    It all sounds good. Walks in the milder weather, no trick n treaters, all of it. Hope there's some bright, reflective apparel to slap on to help with the visibility.

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DOUGDC 11/4/2012 12:25PM

    Great going, Ken. Loved reading about walking through the down comforter. The solitude you sometimes get when walking, jogging, hiking, biking is one of the great benefits. Thanks for the post. I really enjoyed it.

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HANSBRINK 11/4/2012 7:01AM

  Sounds like a great kind of day! Physical exercise and mental relaxation.

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PROUD-GRANDMA 11/4/2012 1:01AM

    emoticon You are doing great!!

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