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Challenges of a Small Office
Wednesday, February 07, 2018      4 comments

As anyone who has a desk job knows, it's really hard to get your steps in at work. I sometimes envy people with more active jobs who get to move and get some exercise in while at work. There are lots of articles about how to get in more steps du... Read more
Hello... My Name is Amy
Sunday, February 04, 2018      5 comments

Wow - I can't believe it's been over four years since my last blog post. I feel like I need to reintroduce myself, lol! I have been on Spark periodically during this time, but I haven't been actively connected to the community. So I've been more... Read more
Kitties on the Mend
Thursday, August 01, 2013      6 comments

Sigh. How come when you finally start getting back on track, something happens to throw you off kilter? And then when that crisis is over, you get hit with another one? In late June my boy kitty, Shadow, had a bladder infection that wouldn... Read more
FitBit Stairs Mission
Friday, May 03, 2013      4 comments

I've only had my FitBit a few days now, but the one thing I like is that it tells you an equivalent for how many floors you've climbed, such as climbing the Hollywood Sign, the Statue of Liberty, or my favorite so far - Godzilla! I wish it... Read more
AWOL Excuses
Sunday, April 28, 2013      9 comments

I have been AWOL the past few months thanks to old man winter, in various forms. First it was the freezing rain that turned to ice, which I slipped on while shoveling the driveway. In the process I twisted my knee, which made walking painful, so... Read more
TransAmerica Walk - December 2013
Monday, December 31, 2012      8 comments

I only walked/cycled 47.0 miles in December. I ended the month at mile marker 1217.3, about 10 miles from St. Mary, Missouri. It appears that I’m on the outskirts of a city, so I’m curious to see what the road ahead looks like. ... Read more
Snowy Day at the Zoo
Saturday, December 29, 2012      8 comments

I decided to get some fresh air and sunshine and went for a walk at the Detroit Zoo today. I love the zoo in the winter. It's very peaceful and not at all crowded, and the animals are a lot more active as well. The entire landscape of the ... Read more
Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin
Friday, December 28, 2012      9 comments

I went to a new doctor last September and she wanted to run a few basic blood tests as part of my “new patient” exam. I also asked her to check my vitamin D levels, but she was reluctant and said they were probably fine. I told her that I keep h... Read more
Off Kilter
Tuesday, December 04, 2012      11 comments

Sigh... I'm totally emotionally off-kilter this afternoon and I'm annoyed with myself for feeling this way. Too many questions running through my head, which would fuel a great workout if only I didn't have a meeting to go to tonight instead. I... Read more
TransAmerica Walk - November 2012 Update
Sunday, December 02, 2012      9 comments

I walked/cycled 126.5 miles in November. I ended the month at mile marker 1170.3, about 9.8 miles from Murphysboro, Illinois. The area seems pretty rural, but at least there are a lot of trees to look at, unlike the barren landscape from last mo... Read more
Homeless Week
Wednesday, November 21, 2012      11 comments

I have totally fallen off the wagon this week, but I promise to pick myself back up on Friday. It's not like I haven't gotten any exercise, or have totally pigged out, but my life has had no structure this week because it's homeless week. ... Read more
TransAmerica Walk - October 2012 Update
Wednesday, October 31, 2012      6 comments

I walked/cycled 194.6 miles in October – my best ever and well exceeding my goal of 120 miles. Looks like it’s time to increase that monthly goal! As of today I am at mile marker 1043.8, about 4.7 miles from Clay, Kentucky. It’s pretty flat and... Read more
Detox
Sunday, October 21, 2012      9 comments

I've decided that I need to re-focus this week and put myself through a detox of sorts. I've been stuck on a bit of a platueau for the past month or two and I have lots of justifications for it (e.g. I was sick, I injured my hamstring, I h... Read more
Are You Identifiable?
Wednesday, October 17, 2012      14 comments

If something happened to you while you are out on a walk or a jog, and you were incapacitated in some way, would a stranger be able to identify you? Would they know your name, where you live, or who to contact? Do you carry identification with y... Read more

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