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Walking my path to a new destination


Monday, May 06, 2013

I've been trying to write a blog entry for a week now. I write. I delete. I write again and again I delete. My thoughts seem fragmented.

What's new:

I've come to realization that I "want" to run due to having the mentality of I'm "only" walking. In short, after I had this realization I told myself to get over myself. Oh, I also told myself to remove the word ONLY! I walk, on average 6 miles a day now. That's nothing to degrade and that's exactly what I was doing. WALK.ON...WALK.ON!!

On top of that I have started thinking about training to walk a half marathon. WHAT?! Ya, that's right. I've committed to nothing as yet but I'm giving it serious consideration.

Again, on top of all this I've started a new project that keeps me moving. I'm a professed workaholic with my butt firmly planted in the chair 5 days a week, 9 hours a day. That madness has stopped. Oh, I'm still a workaholic and I get it down but I now do it within my PAID 8-hour day and I leave the office for an hour. To keep things interesting I've combined a few things to keep it all interesting ... photography, walking and San Francisco. I am on instagram because I document just about everything with photo's. My username is the_irie_road if anyone is interested in following. ANYWAY, on my lunch break I walk the streets of SF and along the way I snap a few photo's for posting. At the end of the calendar year I'll be putting together a photo-book of my city adventures.

I'm also using a new app that helps motivate my competitive nature. The app is called Striiv. It tracks among other things your steps, minutes of activity, calories burned, miles walked. There are built in challenges that can be accepted or ignored. I'm often on a walking challenge when I'm up and out of the chair. You can even invite friends so you can compete with them. My fitness friend and I have a great time poking at each other to keep it moving.

As many know, I'm on another craptastic plateau. Both Doc and my nutritionist think it's time to have my thyroid tested - get poked for a full panel workup. I've resisted. Not anymore. Tomorrow I go in to get the paperwork for the blood test and away we go. I worry about the cost financially but I also worry about the physical and mental cost.

In other news: Water! I drink and drink and drink my water now. An on-line blogger that I follow really inspired me to take this on. Wow, what a mighty change I've seen. Wanna know what happens when you drink 120+ ounces a day ... try it! O_o It's all good but you'll need a few days for your body to regulate to the intake.

Good Times! I'm always trying to find things that keep it fresh and interesting. I hope you are as well.
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MANLEYSANDY 5/8/2013 12:33PM

    Great job! Cheers to you my fellow walker!!!

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ENDUROVET 5/6/2013 10:19PM

    Great job! I have been swept up in an off-SP challenge (courtesy of Allan @ almostgastricbypass2.blogspot.com/) : photographing my intake & "owning up" by publishing on-line.
mtcvet.blogspot.com/>It's been quite the interesting experience for the 6 short days I've been meeting the challenge, uncovering the many ways I find to sabotage my own success!
NOW you've almost got me convinced to sign up for Instagram ;-)
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READY4CHANGE81 5/6/2013 10:02PM

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FLANAGANSH 5/6/2013 8:27PM

    Great words of inspiration! Good luck with everything :)

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