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I took that next step...

Friday, July 12, 2013

With the car being dead as a door nail, I ended up going on a 6 mile hike to get some stuff taken care of. I am glad I got it done for a few reasons.

1- I can now bid farewell to my stepmother, not that she was ever much of a mother, but she made my dad happy and that's all that counted. I have no more room for this woman in my life.

2- I found out that 6 miles is my absolute limit for the time being, but now I know where my limit is (if I wasn't afraid of drying up in the sun, I would have been laying in someones yard halfway back) and now I can work on improving it.

3- I am also extremely impressed that I averaged a 21'41 pace even after pushing myself to 4 miles yesterday!

4- According to my Nike app, I burned almost THOUSAND calories in 2 hours!

On a note that is not really related to my walk...I also did a good job with my eating today. *smiles*

172 days and 325.6 miles to goal!

(Edited to add that we did have a bit of a sit down....once at the bank for a few minutes getting paperwork notarized and then we stopped at Panera to get a tea for the trip back.)
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PASKALINI 7/25/2013 3:29AM

    woohoo! 6 Miles is rough! I did it once just to see if I could and I wanted to die on the way home. Keep up the good work and I hope things start looking up for you really soon :)

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IM2READY 7/14/2013 8:51PM

    Great! Looks like a beautiful area to walk.

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 7/14/2013 8:01AM

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ADARKARA 7/13/2013 10:58AM

    *hugs* I know what you mean about the stepmom thing.

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LISACHOSECHANGE 7/13/2013 9:29AM

    That is alot of walking in the heat. Way to go. Plus you ate well that is really good.

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KAREN608 7/13/2013 12:21AM

    That's quite a hike!
Did you do it all without having a sit down time?
Me, I do better if I can get a load off my feet sometimes,
or I did in the past when I was walking. I still burned
calories I guess.
So sorry about your car, those things sure can
be costly and undependable.

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