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My morning walk (with pix)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lots of people have blogged about their walks and included photos they took along the way.

I haven't been able to walk outdoors because of the heat. So the other day I started doing a walk inside. The floor plan downstairs is one of those where you can do a circular route through several rooms. I did a rough measure and one lap around through the 5 rooms is 75 feet. So ten laps is 750 feet, so 70.4 laps would is a mile. I did 40 laps this morning. I figure my rate was about 2.5 mph. Will refine this figure if I decide to keep doing this.

Was it boring going over and over the same territory? Well there was lots to see on the way, and each lap revealed a different aspect of the route. I reversed the direction a couple of times just for a different viewpoint.

So here we go:

The start/finish line

Yes, I did it barefooted (but not in my pajamas).

On the way I passed a theater:

Tour de France is playing. My motivational images today

Then the library:

No time to browse this morning

A small, but interesting museum

A cozy bistro

Opens at 11

A refreshment stand


An aid station

Haven't needed that in ages

Oh, and I did take time to smell the flowers

My great aunts masterpiece

There was wildlife

All the way from the Balsams in New Hampshire.

And even some locals to cheer me on

"You can do It!" "Go Granny, Go!"

But when I finally came to the finish line

How did she get ahead of me?

In a few days I may try the mountain stage.
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    2163 days ago
  • MAGPIE17
    I think it's wonderful that you aren't letting the heat get the better of you. I know that a lot of people (myself included, sometimes!) would let the heat outside be an excuse to not exercise, so kudos to you!
    2163 days ago
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