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My neighborhood is too hilly for long walks! Ouchie. [Pics!]

Saturday, December 01, 2012

My neighborhood is too hilly for runs OR walks, I've found out. Especially if you're still trying to become a good runner, like I am.

My back is still sore so I knew walking/jogging was about my only option today. So I took a LONG walk. I walk/jogged 2.25 miles yesterday, so I wanted to double the distance. I did, and then some. My route was 5.8 miles. Around the 2 mile marker (my app announces it) I wanted to make my loop smaller and turn around. But I didn't. When I was going east again, back toward my place, I thought about calling my mom around the 4th mile and have her pick me up. But I didn't. I slowed my pace a little, but I didn't stop. I walked the whole thing. 5.8 miles. 553 calories - burned. Booya. I will celebrate by going to Panera for dinner. I will probably get what I got last time - Fuji Apple Salad and a Tuna Salad Sandwich on Wheat.

This used to be a church. Now it's an office building. So cute though right?

Across the street from the church is a convent, that actually is still a convent.

Listened to my girl for 45 minutes of the walk. No cable so I listen to her episodes on my phone or watch them on my iPad.

Now I'm immediately freezing because of my sweaty shirt and my cold apartment. Off to take a shower and figure out what I'm going to eat...

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
COXBETH 12/2/2012 9:39PM

    Wow, what a beautiful walk! I love old buildings, probably because I was raised in a suburb where everything looked the same. Everytime I hear the song "Little Boxes" (from the theme song to Weeds) I think about home. (I still love it, but it ain't exactly an architectural wonderland.)


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JUMPINJULIE 12/1/2012 10:24PM

    The salad sounds so good. five miles is awesome you rock.

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FLAMENM 12/1/2012 9:49PM

    I live in area with small hills. I joke that you don't realize that there are that many small hills until you go walk around. And then you really FEEL it!

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BHSKITTYKATT 12/1/2012 9:26PM

    I live on a hill. There's a park across the street where the hill continues up. It's a bit under a mile to the top, which his a nice look-out tower overlooking the city. I climb up there often and log it as hiking, since it's also rocky/rooty dirt trails. It takes me about 25 minutes to reach the top. I see a lot of people that actually do trail running up there, however. I've concluded they are masochistic and insane, lol.

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PATSYB7 12/1/2012 7:45PM

    I live in a hilly neighborhood. The hills keep me warm on these chilly mornings! Have a great day! emoticon

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REBCCA 12/1/2012 6:31PM

    Looks like a wonderful walk. I live in a hilly neighborhood, city, state. My strategy is to walk uphill at the beginning and downhill home. It has become a passion and I just had to tell myself to 'accept and enjoy' the hills.

Good for you!! emoticon

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VEROISME 12/1/2012 6:06PM

    Way to go on the long walk!! Love that old convent that is still a convent! Gorgeous architecture!!

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