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Wednesday, January 29: 5.25 miles. Total walked to date 332.50 miles.

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Monday, January 27, 2.0 miles. Total walked to date 327.25 miles.

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Sunday, January 26: 5.85 miles, total walked to date 325.25 miles. emoticon

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Saturday, January 25: 4.75 miles. Total to date 319.40 miles.

Great week. Walked 30.1 miles this week, 5.1 more than my goal.
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Friday, January 24: 4.25 miles, total walked to date 314.65 miles.

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Walked 3.25 miles tonight, total to date 310.40 miles. Feet are getting tired last couple of days. It may be time for new shoes. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Wednesday, January 22: 3.25 miles, total walked to date 307.15



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Tuesday, January 21: 5.2 miles, total walked to date 303.86 miles!!! emoticon

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Monday, January 20, 5.0 miles. Total walked to date 298.66 miles.

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Sunday, January19: 4.4 miles, total walked to date 293.66 miles

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3 miles today. Beautiful Sunday. Unseasonably warm. Great for our Broncos!

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Saturday, January 18: 4.8 miles. Total walked to date 289.26 miles emoticon

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Wednesday, January 15: 1.0 mile
Thursday, January 16: 1.0 mile
Friday, January 17: 4.4 miles, total walked to date 284.46 miles

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Tuesday, January 14: 4.25 miles, total walked to date 278.06 miles


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Monday, January 13: 3.15 miles, total to date 273.81 miles

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Sunday, January12: walked 6.25 miles, total walked to date 270.66 miles.

Still walking on the Cotswold Way, which is anything but straight and hilly besides. The path goes up and down, and twists between farm fields and tiny hamlets. Approaching Cam,a large village in Gloucestershire... wonder how far I am from Highgrove?


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Friday, January 10: 4.26 miles, total walked to date 264.41 miles.

Today felt better. Maybe I'm over the rough spot. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Thursday, January 9: 3.25 miles. Total to date 260.15 miles

This week has been an absolute struggle. I'm forcing myself to walk, but there is no joy in the process. emoticon

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Wednesday, January 8: 4.25 miles. Total walked to date 256.90 miles

My weekly goal is 25 miles. If I walk 6 days/week, i easily make my goal. If i walk only 5 days, i have to push hard everyday.

Doing ST 3x weekly as well.

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Monday, January 6: 2.0 miles, 251.65 miles so far

Tuesday, January 7: 5.15 miles, 256.80 miles to date.

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Sunday, January 5: 4.5 miles, total walked so far, 249.65 miles.



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Saturday, January 4: 5.5 miles. Total this week: 25.5 miles. Total to date: 245.15 miles.

Met my weekly goal, and have just left bath, heading out along the Cotswold Way, a 100+ mile walking trail. My route follows the Cotswold Way for, I think 40 miles before branching off to the north. emoticon

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Friday, January 3: 5 miles, total 239.65 miles.

The trouble with cities is that at the rate I'm walking, it takes several days to get across them. Moved from one B&B in Bath to another B&B in Bath. Looking at the Abbey (yesterday I called it a cathedral... sorry) from a different angle.

Bath represents the end of the SW section of my walk and the beginning of the Midlands. It will include part of The Cotswold Way, a long-distance walking trail, small roads and as little as possible of larger roads. It will definitely be hillier than the SW section, and the weather will be getting colder.

More tomorrow!

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Thursday, January 2: 5.1miles, total 234.65 miles.

Less than 4 miles from the centre of Bath. Temperature today was +7 with light showers. Found a nice B&B on a quiet side street and did some laundry. The city is quiet today. It would have been exciting to be here during the holidays, but there are still many Christmas lights on, and many of the shops and hotels are still decorated... perhaps until January 6?

Tomorrow will be the official end of the South-Western section of my walk. When I leave Bath, i will be at the beginning of the Midlands section.

Thanks for reading,
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Wednesday, January 1: 5.1 miles, and am in the suburbs of Bath. Because the city lies in a valley, the steeple of the Cathedral is in plain sight. Nine miles to go.

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Monday, December 30: emoticon WALKED 5 MILES ON TREADMILL TONIGHT!

I'm only 14.05 miles from Bath, and am getting really excited to get there. Will exercise earlier tomorrow because it's New Year's Eve. Bath is a lovely city with honey-coloured stone buildings, a spectacular crescent of townhouses overlooking the river, flowers everywhere... well perhaps not this time of year... the ruins of the Roman baths, and the Pump Room, famous from Jane Austen times. Add lots of hotels and B&B's, restaurants to suit all budgets, a stone bridge lined with tiny shops, a costume museum, tiny twisty alleys to explore... Guess you can tell I love the place!

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Sunday, December 29: no treadmill today emoticon guest in guest room emoticon
See you tomorrow!
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Saturday, December 28: 4.5 miles, total walked to date 219.45 miles.

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If you'd prefer to use your bike, that's okay with me. I know you'll get ahead of me then, but the company is what's important, not the competition. Besides, you're following a different route, so it will be fun to learn about the places you go.
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Good for you. I am going to start up again in January. Don't know if I can catch you unless I break out my bike!

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Friday,December 27: 4.1 miles, total walked to date: 214.95 miles.

Legs really feel it tonight after taking 2 days off.

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I wanted to make sure you kept your strength up for the miles ahead.

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Tuesday, December 24: 3.25 miles, total walked 210.85 miles.

Merry Christmas, Everyone,
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Monday, December 23: 4.0 miles. Total walked 207.60 miles.



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Wow! You must be almost to the end by now, and have given me up for lost. I am still her...somewhere.
Work has been the pits, and it isn't even the job; it's the co-workers calling off, showing up late, or not at all, and nobody to cover the shifts. I am lucky if I make it home to spin the wheel, let alone try to record the miles.
I will try to continue in January and see if things at work improve.
I am sorry have left you hanging like I did, but it looks as if you are doing a fantastic job, and I am proud of you!
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Saturday, December 21: 4.5 miles, total to date 203.60 miles.

This week I've walked all 7 days, a total of 30 miles emoticon

I increased my goal last week from walking 20 miles/week to walking 25 miles/week. This week was exceptional, but I will keep goal at 25, burning more calories by increasing my speed and % incline. emoticon

Next week there will be people using the guest room where the treadmill is for 3 or 4 nights, so I may not reach my goal.


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Friday, December 20: 3.65 miles, total 199.10 miles.

I almost need to pinch myself when I see that I have walked almost 200 miles since I started this walk!

Since leaving Taunton, the route has followed part of the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, and passed through an area of irrigated farmlands. Several places I saw stools of withies... willow stalks used in basket making, arranged to dry in the same way as corn.

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Thursday, December 19: 4.25 miles, total 195.45 miles

With the route I'm following, I am 43.05 miles from Bath. I should be there in about 2 weeks. Years ago, my middle daughter and I went to England to celebrate her university graduation. We stayed several days in Bath at Harington's Hotel. I was in Bath 2 years ago, and stayed at a fancier, larger hotel, but prefer Harington's

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Monday, December 16: 4.25 miles, total walked 181.80 miles.



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Sunday, December 15: 3.95 miles, total177.55 miles

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Saturday, December 14: 4.76 miles, total 173.60 miles.

Taunton will be a great place to catch up on laundry and get the boots properly dried out!

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Friday, December 13: 4.61 miles, total 168.84 miles

Past Tiverton, heading toward Taunton.

One foot ahead of the other... repeat!

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Thursday, December 12: 3.78 miles, total 164.23 miles

Pushing on...

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Wednesday, December 11: 4.37 miles, total 160.45 miles

Arrived at Crediton, a town of 6837 people according to the last census. Today's temperature was 6 degrees, a bit cold for camping out, so I will find a pub offering B&B, and look for somewhere to catch up on laundry.

While in this area, I will visit Buckfast Abbey, the home of Benedictine monks who came to England when they were expelled from France. The area is also known for historic gardens, parks along the River Dart, and is a centre for hikers, being situated between Dartmoor and Exmoor.

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Monday, December 9: 3.8 miles, total 156.08 miles

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Sunday, December 8: 4.25 miles, total 152.28 miles

WooHoo! Last week was my best ever. Walked 22.37 miles. Aim to make this one even better!

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Saturday, December 7: 4.61 miles, total 148.03 miles



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12/6/13 8:32 P

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Friday, December 6: 3.5 miles, total 143.42 miles... Approaching Spreyton, Devon.

Spreyton is a small village between Okehampton and Crediton. It is mainly known for the Tom Cobley Pub... Check it out!

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Thursday, December 5: 3.31 miles, total 139.92 miles

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Wednesday, December 4: 3.40 miles, total 136.61 miles.

Probably didn't even walk off the cheesecake I had for dessert tonight, but at least I walked.

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12/4/13 1:13 A

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Good for you! Sometimes taking a day or two off really helps.

I'm still behind you at 90.81 miles.
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12/3/13 9:41 P

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Woo Hoo! Just walked 4.15 miles on the treadmill and it felt GREAT! Maybe taking a few days off once in a while isn't a bad thing.

Tuesday, December 3: 4.15 miles, total 133.21 miles. emoticon



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12/1/13 12:03 P

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Sorry to hear you are feeling bad. This damp English countryside (beautiful though it is) can be trying. You'll be back to normal in no time.
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11/30/13 11:08 A

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Wow! I am only at 86 miles. Are you running all the way? You will be super skinny for the wedding,

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11/27/13 10:31 P

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Wednesday, November 27: 3.0 miles, total 129.06 miles

Suburban countryside, next place of any size will be Tiverton, on the other side of Dartmoor.

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Tuesday, November 26: 4.42 miles, 126.06 miles.

Pushed on to Okehampton today. An ancient town with a castle dating from 1068 and a water-powered forge which operated until the 1960's.

Okehampton today, located on the northern edge of Dartmoor, is the commercial centre of the area, with a community college, cinemas, and lots of accommodations for visitors planning to hike to Yes Tor, one of the two highest areas in England south of the Peak District.

Temperature today was 4 degrees. Sometimes I wonder why we didn't start this walk in the spring! Oh well, I'll do some laundry, find a nice indoor pool for some different exercise, and enjoy some fresh fruit before getting on the road again.

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Monday, November 25: 2.0 miles, total 121.64 miles

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Sunday, November 24: 3.6 miles, total 119.64 miles

Nearing Okehampton... maybe Tuesday?

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11/23/13 10:21 P

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Saturday, November 23: 3.22 miles, total 116.04 miles

Really wanted to stop after the first mile, but slowed down and pushed on.

Emoticons don't seem to be working tonight, so I'll just say. WOO HOO!



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11/22/13 10:39 P

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Friday, November 22: 3.80 miles, total 112.82 miles

Approaching Okehampton, a town of 5,700 people on the northern edge of Dartmoor. Temperature today was only 2, with steady rain all day.

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Thursday, November 21: 3.61 miles, total 109.02 miles.

Walking along little side roads, very little traffic, lots of cattle in the fields. Had a steak & kidney pie with a pint in a pub today. Hope to reach Okehampton on the week-end.

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Wow! I'll never catch up now. twenty-five miles behind you. But I am still here!
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Wednesday, November 20: 2.50 miles, 105.41 miles total

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Tuesday, November 19, 3.76 miles, total 102.91 miles! Woo Hoo!

Feels wonderful to have crossed the 100 mile line. Definitely calls for a nice B&B with a nearby pub! Although I must admit that people along this route are so used to walkers that it's no big deal to them.

Staying in Stowford, a tiny hamlet with a church dating from the 14th or 15th century. Back on the road tomorrow, toward Okehampton.

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Monday, November 18: 3.80 miles, total 99.15 miles

Princetown, a town on Dartmoor, is also called "the town of the broad arrows", according to H.V. Morton's "In Search of England". The town is home to the infamous Dartmoor Prison, parts of which are now open to tourists. There is also a prison shop selling crafts made by the inmates. Much of the town is made of the same grey stone as the prison, which is the town's main employer.

When Morton drove across Dartmoor, in the 1920's, he reported seeing several chain gangs working with pick and shovel alongside the roads.

Dartmoor is also known as the location for "Hound of the Baskervilles". I've never read the book, but did see the old black and white movie by the same name, starring, I think, Frederick March.

We worked in the basement for hours today, and I didn't get to the treadmill until 10:30, but managed 3.8 miles.

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Saturday, November 16: 2.0 miles, total 95.35 miles

Oh no,Denise... Not the bike... Maybe I never told you, but I can't ride a bike! do you suppose they rent 3-wheelers over there? Then I could put the tent in the basket.

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Wow! you're 20 miles or so ahead of me. No wonder I have missed a lot of scenery...trying to catch you! I may have to break out my bike!
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