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My neighborhood is too hilly for long walks! Ouchie. [Pics!]

Saturday, December 01, 2012

My neighborhood is too hilly for runs OR walks, I've found out. Especially if you're still trying to become a good runner, like I am.

My back is still sore so I knew walking/jogging was about my only option today. So I took a LONG walk. I walk/jogged 2.25 miles yesterday, so I wanted to double the distance. I did, and then some. My route was 5.8 miles. Around the 2 mile marker (my app announces it) I wanted to make my loop smaller and turn around. But I didn't. When I was going east again, back toward my place, I thought about calling my mom around the 4th mile and have her pick me up. But I didn't. I slowed my pace a little, but I didn't stop. I walked the whole thing. 5.8 miles. 553 calories - burned. Booya. I will celebrate by going to Panera for dinner. I will probably get what I got last time - Fuji Apple Salad and a Tuna Salad Sandwich on Wheat.

This used to be a church. Now it's an office building. So cute though right?

Across the street from the church is a convent, that actually is still a convent.

Listened to my girl for 45 minutes of the walk. No cable so I listen to her episodes on my phone or watch them on my iPad.

Now I'm immediately freezing because of my sweaty shirt and my cold apartment. Off to take a shower and figure out what I'm going to eat...
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    Wow, what a beautiful walk! I love old buildings, probably because I was raised in a suburb where everything looked the same. Everytime I hear the song "Little Boxes" (from the theme song to Weeds) I think about home. (I still love it, but it ain't exactly an architectural wonderland.)

    Song: http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith
    2027 days ago
    The salad sounds so good. five miles is awesome you rock.
    2028 days ago
    I live in area with small hills. I joke that you don't realize that there are that many small hills until you go walk around. And then you really FEEL it!
    2028 days ago
    I live on a hill. There's a park across the street where the hill continues up. It's a bit under a mile to the top, which his a nice look-out tower overlooking the city. I climb up there often and log it as hiking, since it's also rocky/rooty dirt trails. It takes me about 25 minutes to reach the top. I see a lot of people that actually do trail running up there, however. I've concluded they are masochistic and insane, lol.
    2028 days ago
    I live in a hilly neighborhood. The hills keep me warm on these chilly mornings! Have a great day! emoticon
    2028 days ago
    Looks like a wonderful walk. I live in a hilly neighborhood, city, state. My strategy is to walk uphill at the beginning and downhill home. It has become a passion and I just had to tell myself to 'accept and enjoy' the hills.

    Good for you!! emoticon
    2028 days ago
    Way to go on the long walk!! Love that old convent that is still a convent! Gorgeous architecture!!
    2028 days ago
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