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A chilly day for walking

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Walked 8.6 miles today. I was going to walk farther, but my niece was complaining bitterly about the cold, so we cut our morning walk a little short. I realize she is 12, and 12 year olds complain, but her friends don't when they come along, so maybe it is just that she complains. I have been running low on calories this week, but then again I am not working out with the same intensity, so I think it is okay.

The anxiety was especially bad this afternoon, but I went to the library anyways. The librarians are so sweet to me that it can actually be kind of soothing to go and browse the stacks. I am running out of fiction to read though. My local library is rather small, so there isn't a vast selection to be found. I am going to have to start ordering books through inter-library loan.
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    I just got a neat book at Costco. "The Eighty Dollar Champion" is the true story of the champion showjumper Snowman. He was bought for $80 from a slaughterhouse. Looks really good when i flipped through it at the store. And has photos too.

    1879 days ago
    That's a great long walk! Tweens have their own mind sets though.

    And, it's great that you have a wonderful place that is so soothing!
    1879 days ago
    Sounds like you got a good walk in. I love inter-library loan, my kids and I use it on a regular basis.
    1880 days ago
    I'm glad you have a soothing place to go. That is so important.

    Congrats on the walking. In the cold 8 miles is amazing to me!
    1880 days ago
    Great job on the walk! It has been pretty cold here too!

    I always find the library to be soothing. It is so quiet and calm, I think!

    Have a great day!
    1880 days ago
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    I am glad you got a nice walk in - sorry it was cut short!
    1880 days ago
    Glad you're still getting out in the chilly weather to walk. Your niece's friends may want to complain, but they don't because they don't know you well enough. I know when I was that age I'd always keep my lip zipped around my friends' parents and such.
    1880 days ago
    Do you have books that you own that you won't reread? You might want to check out www.paperbackswap.com and/or www.bookmooch.com. I like PBS the best; you can get on waiting lists for bestsellers and when your name gets to the top of the list it gets sent to you! You earn credits for books people want from you. You can also buy credits to get started.

    It works for me because my library is tiny and the hours are REALLY inconvenient. Check it out!
    1880 days ago
    Sounds like a great walk! I used to read a LOT when I was younger, and am trying to read more now. My boyfriend's mom reads a few books each week. Their family had quite an extensive collection of books, which has been whittled down over the past several months as we prepare to move her to a smaller home. So now we have quite a collection here - many historical autobiographies, which I find fascinating.

    Have a great week!
    1880 days ago
    Guess what? I walked 8.61 miles today too! And yes, it was COLD!!! At least until I really got warmed up. It's great that you read a lot. I love it too.
    1880 days ago
    My mother-in-law was a voracious reader. She also lived in a small town. Because she ordered so many books through inter-library loan, her library's budget for that line item was comparable to larger cities! They loved her at her library.
    1880 days ago
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