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I had a 4400 calorie day...

Monday, November 12, 2012

And by 4400, I actually mean 4440. And it was calories BURNED, not consumed.
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All in all, my long weekend (I took Friday off as a vacation day) was splendid. Friday morning, we walked kennel kids for 3 1/2 hours, then went shopping for a bit. We managed to get new smartphones (see previous blog post) as well and they're turning out to be great!

Saturday we spent at home, doing weekend chores and little else. I'm a firm believer in 'little else' now and again.

Sunday, I took Bubbie out for a run to celebrate World Run Day.

Once he was settled back home, I headed back out. See, I registered for World Run Day, saying that I would run 4 miles. I considered only doing 2 more, but then it hit me.

I've been doing a lot of saying/planning on doing X, but instead doing Y.
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I gave myself a talking to, trying to puzzle out when it became ok to not follow through on what I said.

Enough of that noise.

I ran the additional 3 miles, and felt great when I was done.

After a quick morning snack, Bill and I got decked out in Farmer Brown threads and headed over to OHS again. We spent the next 3 1/2 hours spreading mulch along the dog walking path where it was getting a bit bare and muddy.

3 1/2 hours of wheeling a wheelbarrow from the path, out the back gate, over to the other access gate, and over to the mulch pile. We shoveled the barrows full (maybe 150 lbs or so?) then trudged back to the path again. You're familiar with the process of mulching I'd bet!

Bill figures we did around 20 trips each. Back and forth. All I know is.. I managed 24,447 steps (8,000 were for my 4 miles running) and burned 4,440 calories total. (For perspective, my Saturday calorie burn of not doing much of anything was 2,3473)

I'm tired today.
Understatement? LOL
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I'm tired, but it's a good tired, from worthwhile work. The kind that feeds the spirit.
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On the schedule for this week:
Monday - puppy wraslin'
Tuesday - volunteer with SparkPortland at the Oregon Food bank.
Wednesday - walk kennel kids at OHS after work
Thursday - 3 mi run
Friday - walk kennel kids in the a.m., open afternoon
Saturday - 4 mi run
Sunday - more OHS mulching

Have a Sparktacular week, gang!
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GAYLEP67 11/18/2012 11:54AM

    Wow Candy that's absolutely awesome! 4400 calories is an incredible feat but if any of my SparkFriends was going to do it, I would have put my money on YOU. You are a warrior my friend.
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IMIN2GENES 11/17/2012 8:53PM

    emoticon You rock!


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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 11/14/2012 6:57AM

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 11/13/2012 9:12AM

    Holy smoke! I've never heard of anyone burning so many in one day. Were you famished?

I did some heavy duty cleaning inside and out on Sunday. I was tired and it wasn't anything like you mentioned here although it did involve a wheel barrow for part of my afternoon.

Keep up the great work!

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THINANDFITEMILY 11/13/2012 6:07AM

    love tht Good tired feelin- emoticon

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SEABREEZE64 11/13/2012 5:43AM

    Love the title and the blog!
A very good day!!

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ENDUROVET 11/12/2012 9:27PM

    Way cool!
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SUSUSUZZZIE 11/12/2012 9:05PM

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AWESOME is RIGHT!!! Awesome burn and work and generous giving of yourself to the OHS!

And good for you for talking to yourself and getting out there to get your miles done for World Run Day!

I love that you are feeling good-tired and accomplished! Thank you for sharing with all of us! And back at you with the Sparktacular week wish!
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ANNESYLVIA 11/12/2012 8:37PM

    emoticon 4400 calories unbelievable emoticon

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HEALTH4LYFE 11/12/2012 8:36PM

    Great job. You had me a little worried by the title, but I suppose that was your plan to have people check out your blog. Take care. Hope you are having a great day!

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GINGERHAWK 11/12/2012 7:36PM

    You're amazing. That's a tremendous amount of calories burned. No wonder you're tired. Nice job! emoticon

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LILLEAN 11/12/2012 6:35PM

    That"s great Keep the spirit!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 11/12/2012 5:45PM

    WOW good for you!!!

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GAYEMC 11/12/2012 5:00PM

    Now that's some good calories burned! Have fun at OFB tomorrow!

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JANEMAR2 11/12/2012 4:48PM

    I love that you schedule puppy wraslin' in to your day.

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