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Loon?

Thursday, June 07, 2012      0 comments

I'm not sure exactly what it was, but something with the low-slung body and sharply curved and narrow neck/head of a loon or cormernt was at the foot of the dam when I walked past today. Also, the geese and their goslings--now leggily ado... Read more

Turtle!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012      2 comments

I wasn't walking--I was driving home from this weekend's events--but I have to post about him anyway. I saw a HUGE turtle on the side of the road--shell well over a foot in diameter--and he was, amazingly, quite alive, and somewhat cranky f... Read more

Goslings!

Monday, May 21, 2012      1 comments

So yesterdays unexpected guests on my walk were goslings--a whole flotilla of them, twenty or more, arranged in sets of four or five between pairs of (presumably) parents. I've never seen them before, and I've no idea where they've been keeping... Read more

Unexpected duck is unexpected

Tuesday, May 15, 2012      0 comments

So I walked yet another stretch of a related bike trail this weekend--this one not along a canal, which is part of why it was so extremely odd that there was a duck ON THE TRAIL. Just standing there, chillin' like a villain, and not inclined to... Read more

Ducklings!

Sunday, May 06, 2012      0 comments

Walked a different part of the canal path again last night, and there were ducklings! Weight seems to be stable or even still going down a bit, and I'm keeping up on exercise, though work is doing a number on my eating habits.... Read more

Variety, spice, and all of that

Sunday, April 29, 2012      0 comments

Variety being the spice of life, I walked a different chunk (of the same canal trail) tonight. Much less entertaining wildlife here (it's more industrial, sometimes even right up the the edge). A few small brown birds, moving very fast, and a ... Read more

Today's wildlife...

Saturday, April 28, 2012      1 comments

Were led by a red fox, somewhat ragged but quite intent on some fox-snack-to-be in the grass. The heron did not grace me with his presence, but there was the usual assortment of ducks and miscellaneous songbirds--including some shatteringly... Read more

Return of the heron

Tuesday, April 24, 2012      1 comments

For the winter, the canal that I usually walk along was drained (into the river next to it), so there was only a few feet of water left--more at one end, less at the other, but still clearly low water. The ducks stayed--this winter being what i... Read more

It's spring, more or less

Sunday, April 22, 2012      0 comments

Went south this weekend, which is invariably odd at this time of year--from not-quite-spring to full-spring and back in 48 hours. I got my first real lilac fix (they're not *quite* in up here, though the tips are starting to bloom), and basked l... Read more

The heron's back, and so am I.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011      0 comments

A variety of Life Issues meant that my running slipped a bit in late November/early December, at which point I gave myself permission to back down to walking until around the New Year. I've (almost!) kept up my 150 minutes of cardio and 5 miles... Read more

Code id by doze

Monday, November 14, 2011      0 comments

One of the really annoying things about my recently reappeared dust allergy is that, sooner or later, it ends up leaving me easy pickings for any blasted virus to come along. My head is stuffed, my mouth is dry, my nose is running (Catch it... Read more

Running with ducks

Sunday, November 13, 2011      0 comments

Since I"m not going to have extended daylight time until next weekend--and I'll be traveling then, so exercise prospects are uncertain--I pushed my luck with a second consecutive day of running--and a fairly long route, although I walked a highe... Read more

Still running, part two

Saturday, November 12, 2011      0 comments

Yes, I'm still on the wagon. I'm doing some temp work at the moment with a pretty nasty commute--which, with the DST change, means that I pretty much don't have daylight workout time these days. I'm eying some local gyms with predatory interes... Read more

First 5K

Tuesday, November 01, 2011      2 comments

Well, I did my 5k for the Virtual 5k of this week. I did it as a run-walk, because I knew I wasn't up to running it straight through--but I ran about 2.5 of the 3.1 miles, and I can still (more or less) walk. Phew. Done. Short walk tomorr... Read more

Wait What?

Friday, October 28, 2011      3 comments

So as I have mentioned here in the past, I don't have a good scale that works at home, and I don't have regular access to one anywhere else. This isn't a huge problem for me; I'm working to eat healthier and get into better shape, with losing w... Read more


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