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Urban Hike with Pics

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I easily walked well over 10 miles today - 8.5 miles of mapped and tracked exercise! And that doesn't include at least another hour of walking around various shops. My miles and clocked stopped anytime I wasn't moving or really exercising.

I'm logging over 23k of steps today! (sorta helps sooth Thursday's paltry not-even- 5000-step-day )

We did over 1200 leg and lung busting stairs and lots of steep inclines that should have been converted to stairs. I knew we were planning an urban hike on a hill with steps, but I didn't realize how many and how much work it would take.

I can't believe how much my fitness has improved in what seems like a short time. 18 months ago a flight of stairs winded me and I would have done everything I possible to avoid stairs. I would have driven my car and and re-parked to avoid walking more than a few block. I would have driven to this beautiful view point for a picture. Heck, I wouldn't have even left the house back then...I would have been feeling depressed at home about not being able to LIVE life. I MUST continue to compare my current self with my old self. I have to use that memory to inspire me NEVER to go back.

A few pictures. I should have taken more shots of the stairs.











One last shot before heading down...including some people who did not EARN the view.



And thanks to today's hike, I have a little wiggle-room with my 150-miles by 2/8 goal (only 3.77 miles per day on reaching my 150 miles by 2/8).
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FEISTYOWL 1/14/2013 12:27PM

    I love how you track everything - that's so cool! And wonderful pics, that's a LOT of stairs!!

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HOPE2011 1/13/2013 7:04PM

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PARASELENIC 1/13/2013 2:11PM

    I love the green of the west coast-- it was one of the most breathtaking parts of Seattle for me.

Out of curiosity-- do you track calories burned on these treks? Do you enter calories via a fitbit or HRM, or do you do the "map my route" on spark, or something else?

10k-- Wow. Great job!

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_JODI404 1/13/2013 11:51AM

    emoticon That looks like an awesome, challenging hike!

GREAT idea to compare Old vs New you!! I think you will find a lot of inspiration from your success to date, and a reminder that you do not ever want to slip back.

Awesome job on your step count!! Beautiful pics!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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CHEETARA79 1/13/2013 10:26AM

    Wow! That's a lot of walking. Looks like it was fun.

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CBAILEYC 1/13/2013 9:00AM

    ~Love~ this. Well done, chickadee! Lookit you now, eh?
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You've gained, and lost, so much. Congrats!
The pictures are gorgeous, you definitely earned them.
C~

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KELLIEBEAN 1/13/2013 7:55AM

    Wow that's a lot of stairs! Congrats on your progress!!

Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing!

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ANDYLIN90 1/13/2013 2:54AM

    Loved the photos and don't you feel great...I always do after I've completed a vigorous hike.

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