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10K at Lake Livingston State Park
8/16/2014 9:47:19 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So many trees lost. First Hurricane Ike in 2008 damaged a lot of trees. Then it was draught 2009-2011. It gave the insects a foothold and the trees...  Read more

WALKSFAR

12 Days and 6 lbs
8/15/2014 9:57:31 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So in 12 days I have lost 6 lbs. I do know that some of that is just water from just starting out but it is still good to see the number drop! This we...  Read more

CSULLIVAN83

Day 10 of Working at It
8/13/2014 9:00:40 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today is day 10 of working at losing weight for the 100th time(maybe that is an exaggeration/maybe not). Saturday and Sunday were not great on workin...  Read more

CSULLIVAN83

Dallas Downtown 10K
8/9/2014 9:55:11 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I normally take around 25 pictures during a walk. I took 60 during this walk. There is a lot to see in Dallas. Beautiful churches like this one. ...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Day 5
8/8/2014 7:26:52 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So today is the 5th day of doing well. Yesterday was not great but it was not bad. My husband and I had a meeting at Church where they served a BBQ me...  Read more

CSULLIVAN83

3 Days of Good
8/6/2014 11:29:46 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So far I have done well for 3 days. Watching what I eat and doing some kind of activity. Today I am very very worn out. I do feel better though, even...  Read more

CSULLIVAN83

Struggling with the MOST popular and MOST excepted addiction
8/5/2014 12:24:04 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I have let food overtake my life AGAIN!! My History: I did this in highschool and my senior year I was up to 212. I decided to change a year...  Read more

CSULLIVAN83

Almost Pushing
7/23/2014 9:51:33 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It's been a year since my last post and I hit a rough patch. I knew I'd be back and focus on me again when things started to become stable. I'm...  Read more

GFLARRY

Rusk 10K
7/13/2014 1:22:06 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Yes, it was hot. It was 96 by the time we finished. We had shade but the humidity was high and there was little breeze. Still I'm glad we got out a...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Walk with us in Rusk July 12
7/9/2014 11:09:46 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I've reported on the walks after we did them, this time I thought I'd invite everyone out to walk with us. walkingclubs.wordpress.com/2014/07/08...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Rinse and repeat!
7/7/2014 8:36:26 AM,  0 COMMENTS

In June 2008 I married the love of my life and managed to finally reach my goal of 140. Looking back at those pictures during our recent anniversary m...  Read more

MITSRN

Bryan 10K
7/5/2014 6:54:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

We walked in Bryan today. We started at 8am when it was 74. It quickly warmed up though. We had some shade and an occasional breeze. Bryan is an i...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Wildlife and Flowers - Lady Bird Lake - Austin, TX
6/28/2014 5:56:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

We hiked around the east section of the lake from Congress Ave to Pleasant Valley. ...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Blogs
6/23/2014 7:58:30 PM,  1 COMMENTS

funplacesvisited.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/
yellowstone-pullouts-and-overlooks/ I decided to just post the blog link and you can go over and se...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Fishing Bridge and other Misc Yellowstone Pictures
6/17/2014 8:24:42 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Could sure use some of this snow today! This is the only "live in the wild" bear I saw this trip. This is just a peaceful pictur...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Non scale mini victory
6/16/2014 4:27:32 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I was getting a little discouraged because I AM VERY IMPATIENT and want my knee to get better faster than it is. I was very tired Sunday after doing...  Read more

NCURTIS10

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
6/15/2014 10:22:14 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I've been to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in AZ. I like Yellowstone's Grand Canyon better! It was wonderful. Can't beat the waterfall...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Virginia City / Neveda City MT Volksmarch
6/12/2014 9:42:52 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Virginia City and Nevada City lie about a mile apart along Alder Gulch, the site of the richest placer gold strike in the Rocky Mountains. The Volksma...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Good news on the knee
6/11/2014 6:33:06 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I went to the orthopedic specialist today. He is from Michigan, just recently moved to Dallas, and he talks a mile a minute but explains everything w...  Read more

NCURTIS10

Glacier National Park
6/11/2014 10:22:16 AM,  1 COMMENTS

After walking Helena we headed north to Glacier National Park. Beautiful place and it was so early in the season we had it mainly to ourselves. We spe...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Helena, MT 11K
6/10/2014 8:43:12 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Helena was a nice town. Hilly so we got a good workout. Lots of history in "Last Chance Gulch" were four miners struck gold in 1864. This is the ca...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Massacre Rocks State Park - 11K Volksmarch
6/9/2014 5:50:33 PM,  3 COMMENTS

This state park is about 25 miles west of Pocatello, ID. It is mostly on trails along the Snake River. Very pretty. Much of th...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Crater of the Moon National Monument
6/9/2014 5:42:33 PM,  3 COMMENTS

This was just a fun trip, it wasn't a Volksmarch. We did the 1.8 mile Broken Top Loop Trail. We find some Bluebonnet look a-likes. Turns out Texas...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Salt Lake City Volksmarch
6/9/2014 1:38:40 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Our first day of vacation was a walking tour of SLC. Pretty town. The Eagle Gate marks the original entrance to the homestead of Brigham Young. This...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Round Rock 10K
5/24/2014 9:51:07 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Round Rock is actually named for a round rock in case you've never seen it, here it is. We had lots of pretty flowers blooming but I liked...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Texas / Arkansas 10K
5/19/2014 9:35:10 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The walk was in Texarkana which sits on the state line. Even the federal courthouse and post office sits on the state line. We saw lots of...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Lakeway - Hamilton Greenbelt
5/11/2014 5:09:17 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Lakeway is a pretty community west of Austin. Traffic is terrible getting there! We had a great walk though. We started out on a hike/bike trail dow...  Read more

WALKSFAR

San Antonio - World Walking Day 10K
5/5/2014 10:25:16 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It was supposed to be a 10K but we kept detouring to look at interesting things we passed. There were a lot of fantastic churches and we stepped insi...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Frisco Sculpture Garden & Bronze Cattledrive 10K
4/27/2014 9:06:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

We had a great walk and although most of the sculptures were "modern" or "impressionistic" or whatever it is what you can't recognize it as anything,...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Letterboxing
4/20/2014 5:58:25 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Yesterday we didn't do a volksmarch, but we did do a couple miles out letterboxing. We visited several locations including. Sa...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Center 10K
4/14/2014 3:21:03 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Sunday morning we did a 10K in Center. This is where the Irish Castle is. This is actually their old county courthouse. Much prettier tha...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Carthage in deep East Texas (10k)
4/12/2014 9:44:01 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Cathage was home to the first Woman elected to the Texas Senate. It is also the home of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. It started o...  Read more

WALKSFAR

making trails :)
4/7/2014 12:43:55 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Ok so my husband and I own about 40 acres that connect about another 20 or so that dont most of which is canyon. I have downloaded an app to my phone...  Read more

CHELLE82

Purgatory Creek Park - San Marcos
4/6/2014 1:03:37 PM,  4 COMMENTS

After doing the 10K on City streets we headed over to the Park to walk on our own. It seems most Volksmarchers don't appreciate Nature... First we s...  Read more

WALKSFAR

San Marcos 10K
4/5/2014 10:14:35 PM,  4 COMMENTS

We had beautiful weather for todays walk in San Marcos. It was along the beautiful spring fed river with is waving Wild Rice plants. The r...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Luling 10K
3/29/2014 10:34:16 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Most of the walks we do are Year Round Events that can be done at any time. Today was a Traditional Event with a start table and lots of other people...  Read more

WALKSFAR

22 to go
3/27/2014 9:18:27 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I am currently at 222.4 this morning kind of a bummer as i finally broke thru a plateau and was down to 221 yesterday. Been walking a mile for the la...  Read more

CHELLE82

Kingsville 10K
3/26/2014 8:07:08 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Our last walk was in Kingsville and we had fog and misting rain so the pictures aren't very good. This is their courthouse. The walk took...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Corpus Christi 6K
3/26/2014 7:51:32 PM,  1 COMMENTS

We drove on over to take a look at Corpus after walking in Sarita. Since we wanted to walk along the seawall anyway we signed up and got credit for d...  Read more

WALKSFAR

Sarita 10K
3/26/2014 7:41:32 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I thought the other towns where little, but Sarita doesn't even have a convenience store. No place to buy milk, bread or gas for your car. Now that'...  Read more

WALKSFAR

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