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an active lifestyle

Friday, January 25, 2013

we're very lucky in that i have a job that i can do anywhere - just bring the laptop, internet connection - and my office is in business. and since i work at night, most days we have time for a long walk- or two, or three.

some places are just so conducive to an active lifestyle. when we are in sweden in the summer, the 8-mile days just add up without even thinking about it. and here on molokai, we hit 10 miles yesterday. all walking, nothing strenuous - but that's calories anyway. the beach is 2 miles away; once we're there, we just enjoy it - and before you know it, the miles add up. some days on the beach are like walking in pudding, feet sinking in the sand ankle deep, every step a struggle, while others are like yesterday - pure pleasure. feet sloshing in the water. and by the time we were home, 7 miles had added up. we worked during the heat of the day, and went out for another walk before sunset - and there were 3 more miles. and we are living at the top of a hill - and finally our thighs have stopped hurting and we are able to power up and down without a problem. it feels strong!

and some days good food choices can't be easier - we had leftovers yesterday for both meals, so it was just dish it out, nuke it, and we were eating before any time for snacking. ok. so there was time for a few pistachio nuts with the sunset glass of wine, but with 10 miles, why not:-) the only thing i'm sorry about is not walking a few hundred steps extra to have hit the 25,000 step mark for the day... oh well!

it does help to have a border collie who says it's time for walkies, too (hmm... imagine a border collie at the bottom of the photo, for some reason it was edited out).

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MEDDYPEDDY 1/27/2013 5:54AM

    You inspire me to start counting better...although a pedometer does not work that well for me, I think it is something about that it does not work proberly on seriously overweight people...but I could use runkeept if I just remember to pause it whenever I need to...

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IM_GETTIN_THIN 1/27/2013 5:10AM

    such beautiful writing, I could see the images in my mind. thanks for a wonderful start to a great day emoticon emoticon

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STRIVER57 1/26/2013 2:44AM

    how did he get edited out?
like liz, i'm wondering -- gee, my work doesn't work like that, and i thought we did the same thing. you just have a (lovely) different life! but hers & mine can be active too. if i'd just look where the *** i'm putting our feet when i walk. (i do that when i run).

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WATERMELLEN 1/25/2013 6:08PM

    This sounds totally idyllic!! Love the pic!!

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CELLISTA1 1/25/2013 4:28PM

    How absolutely wonderful!

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LIZALOT 1/25/2013 2:57PM

    fantastic lifestyle! what is it you do again? oh yes... so do i, but not in idyllic places like you. why is that i wonder?

enjoy!! or should i say, continue to enjoy!
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MJ7DM33 1/25/2013 2:32PM

  Lucky you! Great pic!

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FITFOODIE806 1/25/2013 8:54AM

    Gorgeous blog. You can feel your happiness through the words.

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ROXYZMOM 1/25/2013 8:14AM

    You are so lucky! Are you hiring?? I need to figure something like that out!

Seriously, I am very happy for you. It sounds wonderful.

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TORTISE110 1/25/2013 7:08AM

    Wonderful to design a life to meet your dreams and needs! Great going.

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CLAIREINPARIS 1/25/2013 6:24AM

    This is a lovely rainbow! Reading your blog, I couldn't help but wonder: when do you actually sleep? If you work at night and go to the beach/walk during the day (and then you also wrote you worked during the heat of the day!)... how do you cope? Are you one of these few people who manage with extremely little sleep?

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FITMOMINNJ 1/25/2013 6:23AM

    Great mindset. emoticon

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