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10/26/13 4:14 P

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9/30/13 9:34 A

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Let us know about the 5k, some of us might like to virtually join you as support.

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9/30/13 8:51 A

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It was pouring down rain yesterday so I jogged in place as I watched tv. Next weekend is the 5k. I hope the weather has calmed down by then.

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9/28/13 11:24 P

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Danielle-I hope your sinus infection is better. I hate that pressure and the feeling of having "boogers for brains"! I buy so much Sudafed I'm sure they are tracking me as a meth cooker!! emoticon

It was chilly this a.m. when I walked for my coffee. The leaves are finally starting to change...mostly the yellow ones. My Virginia creeper has beautiful huge red leaves and pretty blue berries. Saw some big sunflowers with heavy heads. Reminded me I need to check a couple local feed stores for the price of black oil sunflower seeds to feed my birds this winter.
Saw a man and young man (I assume his son??) putting plastic on the windows in preparation for the high heat bills. I won't do mine for another month because I trust there will be some Indian summer days and I like the ability to have fresh air for as long as possible.
The C-store was very busy when I got there. Lots of people gassing up vehicles and quite a few, like me, just in for coffee and the morning paper. The big Coke truck delivering cases of soda. On the walk back home, I took a detour and went to the Salvation Army. It was very slow there. A van full of Hutterites was just pulling in. We have several colonies in our area. They are a German religion sect, similar to Mennonites or Amish (I think). They buy lots of farm land and raise vegetables and sell them at the Farmer's Markets and also one of the local grocery stores. They have eggs and chickens and that kind of stuff also. They are much more "modern" now than when I was a kid. They used to never be in stores or restaurants. They wore shoes they made. Now they have crocs and tennis shoes! So I heard lots of German chattering going on.

I saw an older man being walked by 3 mini-Schnauzers. They seemed to be having a much better time than he was! I saw a family moving out of a house, hauling boxes and furniture to a U-Haul trailer that was pulled up across the sidewalk and onto their lawn. Spoke to my neighbors across the fence as I was coming up the alley. Seemed like a pretty busy Saturday morning all around town.

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

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9/28/13 6:29 P

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Got in 10 minutes of walking today. This sinus infection is getting the best of me. It's nice and chilly here in upstate NY, saw a few kids playing with their dog, and heard a couple having an argument in their car. I hope they worked it out... emoticon

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9/28/13 11:05 A

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Two walks so far today - the previous one was an urban walk, this one - back to the nature reserve. Will be blogging about them shortly.

Walk 2

Elderly man drinking coffee from a flask
Couple out walking their dogs
6 cygnets now almost fully turned into swans

Fishermen talking about their catch of the day
Little girl feeding ducks with daddy, very upset because the ducks wouldn't come really close
Crunching of leaves underfoot




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9/28/13 10:58 A

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Walk 1

Saw:
Children enjoying a climbing frame
Boys practising their soccer
Belly 'dancers' doing a demo (was going to blog about this, but changed my mind. The Belly dance tutor was really 'going for it', the rest of the class looked as though they wanted to crawl into the woodwork. Not a good advert for classes, sadly)

Heard:
Motorbike (rider going far too fast)
Pedestrian lights crossing signal
Grinding of the coffee beans.



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9/28/13 10:07 A

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Saw

Football players on the field & fans in the bleachers.
The house lights on the houses.
The dusk turn to night.

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9/27/13 8:38 A

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Saw

Kids practicing drill for Friday's football game.
Bleachers
A little boy banging a golf club off the basketball hoop in his driveway. He was having a great time of it.

Heard

The wrestling of the leaves from the breeze.
The chatter with my daughter Amber as we discussed our day.
The sound of my hard breathing as we ran.

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9/26/13 11:14 A

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I'm enjoying reading these entries too!

We had camermen here today too....but nobody asked why. :-(

I saw a dog laying by the side of the road taking in the warmth of the sun. I wanted to curl up next to him.

I saw the dryed up lake . . they do this every autumn. I don't know why.

I saw some friends and talked to them.


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9/26/13 8:11 A

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I hope everyone is enjoying reading these entries as much as I am. Our walks are so similar - but so different! Keep it up. Some lovely blog entries appearing too, I've got a few to catch up with.

My yesterday walk:

Saw:
TV camera reporting the work being done at the lake
man walking 5 dogs on the leash
a couple out for rides on their motorised scooters - I was so thankful that I could walk and didn't need one of those machines.

Heard:
Lots of excited chatter around the TV camera
An elderly lady out for her 'constitutional' (she was worried about the chatter and didn't know whether to go on or turn back)
Dogs barking with excitement at discovering water - so splashing too!

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9/25/13 10:35 P

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Took a different route to get coffee this morning in the rain. There were 3 yards with beautiful borders of zinnias and marigolds...just gorgeous fall colors. Note to self...plant zinnia seeds next spring. Saw a little girl carrying her umbrella at her side, upside down...when she put it over her head seemed surprised it got water all over her already wet head! There was a lot of splashing water from the cars. A fire dept or ambulance siren a couple blocks over. Mostly a light drizzle but a couple of times the rain came down pretty hard. Temps were in the 50's so no chance it would turn to snow but weather man says maybe tomorrow. I say, "No way, Jose!"
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Trees still covered with green leaves so not ready for autumn leaves and raking and all that!

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

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9/25/13 6:56 P

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This morning I saw a man riding around on his bicycle with a big grin on his face. He looked to be in his fifties, and as he passed my dog and I said 'Morning! Wee!' It was about 70 degrees, which is perfect walking weather for me. Lots of sounds, too. Some from the nearby construction crew and the rest from birds.

Can't believe I miss so much by not walking more!

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9/25/13 12:10 P

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Yes, post what you see here, that's perfect.

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Should we post what we see here?

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9/25/13 4:27 A

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Glad you spotted my deliberate mistake, you get a Goodie for that.










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emoticon Sassy, it's Week FOUR. Time flies when you're having fun?

I had my first physical therapy appt. today for this IT band inflammation so we went for a walk in the rain in a small town about 35 miles SW of me. Saw 2 border collies barking at 2 labs in the back of a pick-up. It was friendly barking like they were just catching up on things! Saw a man picking up his kids from school, trying to get the little one strapped into a car seat. Saw kids loading onto the school bus to go home.

It was spitting rain. Temp about 65 and no wind. The leaves there haven't started to change yet either. There are no sidewalks and the roads are mostly just dirt. Once we got away from the medical center it was all dirt. Easy to look and see the foot prints behind me and the pigeon-toed foot and a bit of a drag in that right leg. It was very interesting and the inside work was akin to torture. But I know it will be worth it.

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9/24/13 10:26 P

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Count me in! I've been walking but have so many other goals that I forgot to update what I see emoticon

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9/24/13 12:27 P

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Week 4 already!

Let's keep our eyes and ears open this week too. It doesn't matter if you are walking on the spot, around your home, on the treadmill or out in the open you can find something to tell us.

So.... choose at least one of the following for each walk (you can do one three times if you like, but make the results different) The seasons are changing - let's view them from all around the world.

1) listen for 3 sounds. Sounds from you iPod, TV, the country or town - anything is valid including the sound of your washing machine

2) notice 3 visual things. If you are in familiar surroundings you can still do this - for example, choose 3 items of the same colour that you have in your room,

3) make a note of the weather - we can compare around the world.

Walk with purpose and enjoy your week. Don't forget that you can download your chart so that you can mark off your progress. 12weekswalking.wordpress.com/about/w
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