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Saturday and Sunday and almost Vacation's end

Monday, June 28, 2010

As promised, here are my awesome days.

Saturdays are typically my most active fitness day, just because I plan it that way. It gives me Sunday to recover enough before work. So this Saturday was no different, as I started the day with my morning stretches, strengthening, weights, physical therapy routines. I followed this with brief wii fit plus workout. I knew I still needed my interval, but I had something in mind. I just wasn't sure if I could pull it off.

My son's band was scheduled to play for the local "Relay for Life" at his high school early Saturday evening.

Danny is front and center, lead guitar and vocals.

I had asked him about information about walking the relay, but he didn't know anything, and I did not have time to join a team. Since my Memorial Day hike, my secret aim was to walk while his band was playing. So while his band was setting up, I spoke with one of the coordinators and signed up to walk, not with a team, but to walk. I also volunteered to help with next year's kickoff, and I want to pull a team together for next year's event. So I got my t shirt, made a donation to the American Cancer Association and began walking the track.

My aim was to walk at least 3 miles, or 12 laps. I bought a bead lanyard to support the cause and added a bead on each lap. After my first mile, my friend, whose sons are in the band with my son, joined me in walking. Her companionship absolutely made the walk, and talk great.

The band finished playing and it was close to the 2 hour mark that I had been making the track, but I was really close to 4 miles, just 2 more laps. I completed 16 laps to equal 4 miles having burned 1523 calories in 2 hrs 50 minutes (I had a total of 10.17 miles for the day). My friend walked 3 miles!

My bead lanyard - each beads marks a lap, the colored beads mark each mile, the colors represent different cancers. The two pink are for my step-mom, and a good friend who died from breast cancer, the blue is for my father in law who died of colon cancer, and the clear pink was for ovarian cancer as my maternal grandmother had multiple cancers she fought for over 8 years before her death.

It was a victorious Saturday, followed by a non-stop Sunday. Sunday began with worship, followed by a trip to visit family, and to go by the shore in Rhode Island. Unfortunately, by the time we got there, the fog was rolling in. Fortunately, the sunshine still was burning through as it was setting and I took some amazing pictures.

Colt State Park - Bristol, RI

More on Sunday and today later:

to be continued

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    Congratulations, seems like you had a great Saturday! That's a great accomplishment and doing great for a good cause!! :)
    3308 days ago

    great idea to walk while he played! Relay for Life is near and dear to my heart as well.

    emoticon job.
    3308 days ago
    What a fantastic way to spend Saturday! Way to go on racking up those miles and supporting a great cause!
    3308 days ago
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