I'm back
Date: Oct 6th, 2010 9:47:13 pm - Subscribe

Well, I know that it has been a few days since I posted here, but now I am back.

I got home Sunday evening from my trip and all went well. We arrived safely. now it's back to the daily grind. I walked on Monday. I was in Oxford, and walked several blocks to the post office to mail some envelopes. It was a harder walk than I expected. Oxford may seem flat, but there are subtle rises. Those are the worst. They are long and I could really feel it in my legs. I was unable to walk yesterday or today because of school and trying to get back in the swing of things. Tomorrow, I have to go to work and have class until 10. I probably won't get walking in tomorrow, but I will definetly be walking on Friday. I have to find a schedule that will work for my walking. Now that it is getting cold out, and darker earlier, it's becoming harder to find times. I will keep working on it though. LMF
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Date: Sep 30th, 2010 9:10:35 pm - Subscribe
Mood: enchanted

Well, I came to NC to the beach to hang out in the sand and stare into the ocean. Well, we have been here almost a week and we have had rain since Sunday evening. We were able to get out for a few hours on Saturday and then again early Sunday morning. Since we had all of the rain, I didn't get a chance to do any walking :-(

Yesterday, during a break in the rain and the wind, I took a walk along the beach. It is really hard to walk in the sand. I was wore out by the time I got done and I walked less than a mile. I was exhausted. I counted the steps it takes to get down to the beach. In our house, there are 56 steps. During the rain, I walk the stairs a couple of times. My legs have been tight, but not too bad. The others I am with have said that their legs are sore too.

Well, tomorrow is our last day here and the local weather channel says that we should have sun during the afternoon. I hope so. You can only stay in the house for so long. Coming home in a few days. Hopefully I will be able to pick up with my walking where I left off. LMF
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Tired Today
Date: Sep 27th, 2010 6:58:37 am - Subscribe

Well, we arrived okay on Saturday afternoon and it was sunny on the beach. I spent a little time out there and had a good time. Sunday morning, my legs were a little sore in the calves. The house we are staying in is three stories so there are a lot of steps. the bedrooms are on the second floor and the living area on the top floor. To get to the beach, you have to go all the way down, and then walk up to the deck and then walk down to the beach.....Tons of steps.

This morning, it's raining outside so I won't be doing any walking, but I will be making an effort to walk the steps....That is harder than walking. My legs are still a little tender from the ups and downs of the last day and a half.

Will tell you how the stair climbing goes! Hope all is well back home. LMF
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Currently not walking
Date: Sep 22nd, 2010 10:04:02 pm - Subscribe

I hate to say this, but I will be unable to walk for the next couple of days. I am going on vacation next week, actually leaving Friday 6:00 a.m. Because of this, I have been spending my time packing and getting things together. The only time I have to do this is late at night (because I am in class until 10:00) and early in the morning.

I packed my clothes this morning, and all the clothes I walk in, are packed away. Therefore, no walking until I get to the beach. Once there, I will pick my walking back up, and will also try to walk along the beach, which is difficult in the sand. I will not be able to blog for the rest of this week, so check back on Sunday. I plan to blog while away.

Have a great week! LMF
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Two more days
Date: Sep 20th, 2010 9:49:29 pm - Subscribe

Well, I didn't write anything yesterday because time did not allow it. I walked yesterday morning, another two miles. Nothing inparticular happened. It was a good walk.

This morning, however, I got up and started out and it was so dark, I turned around and went back into the house. I was trying to figure out what to do. I got out my WII fit and worked out on that for about 20 minutes. It was a good time, and I got some workout in.

I did go walking this evening. I don't think it was a total of two miles, but it was close. I started walking and walked a half mile and turned back. I then walked back most of the way and turned around again and walked with JAC. It was good times. I enjoyed my workout this morning and my walk this evening. However, I am feeling a little stiff tonight. My legs don't want to work too well tonight. Hopefully it will be better in the morning. LMF
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Back on the horse
Date: Sep 18th, 2010 7:55:15 am - Subscribe
Mood: gross

Well, today is Saturday and the last day I walked was Wednesday. It was raining Thursday morning and I didn't get home until late that night because of school and was exhausted. Friday morning, I couldn't get myself out of bed. I then we over to a friends house. But, during work on both of those days my legs felt like they weighed a ton each. It seemed hard to walk.

Anyway, I got up this morning and took my walk and right now I feel great! My muscles were a little tight, but eventually stretched themselves back out. The flys were bad this morning. I spent half of my walk swatting them away...(chalk that up to a little more exercise...hehehe). They were so bad that one flew in my mouth and into my throat....GROSS!! I still feel like it's in my throat....I almost threw up in the driveway.

It was a loud walk this morning too. I guess it's weening time at the farm next door! Well, time to go to the grocery store....LMF
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A couple of interesting morning
Date: Sep 15th, 2010 9:37:39 pm - Subscribe
Mood: amazed

I failed to blog yesterday so I have two days to talk about tonight. Yesterday I took off about 6:20 in the morning and it was pretty dark out. I thought that there wouldn't be much traffic so I took off. It was my first day walking 2 miles. By the time I turned around and started walking home, it was starting to lighten up. It was a good walk and I felt great afterward.

The coolest thing ever happened on the way to work yesterday morning. I was driving down the road, and a bird took off from my left side. I looked at the bird, and thought what kind of bird is that? I watched it fly infront of me and realized that it was a bald eagle. It landed on the other side of the road in a field. It stood there looking at me. I slowed way down to make sure that I was seeing the bird correctly, and I have no doubt that it was a bald eagle. How cool is that? I know that has nothing to do with my walk but I had to tell you about it.

This morning's walk was interesting. I left the house at 6:10 this morning. The stars were way bright. I thought it was too dark to walk without a flash light so I went back in the house and took my heavy flashlight with me. I started off walking and by the time I got to the road, I was annoyed with the flashing from the light as I moved my hands so I turned it off. Less than a quarter mile into my walk, I passed my neighbors house. They have two dogs and I don't pay any attention to them as the bark at me. But this morning, I saw something moving out of the corner of my eye and thought that my neighbor had a cat. I walked a little ways and the animal stayed behind me. I turned to look and realized it was a SKUNK. That had me a little freaked out. I started walking a little faster, but it kept following me. The only thought in my head is what happens if I get sprayed. How do I call into work and explain that??? I took the flashlight and turned it on and off at the skunk. I think it blinded him for a minute and I had that time to get away from him. he wasn't following me after that. I was afraid though that I would meet him again on the way home....but I didn't.

this morning, I wasn't feeling real hot when I walked and it was really cool this morning. However, when I got in the house, the heat that I thought I should feel while walking caught up to me. I got hot and sweaty. Tonight, it's 10:35 and I feel great. I think this walking is really helping with my energy level during the day and I have been sleeping very soundly for the last few nights.

Tomorrow it's supposed to rain. I am not sure what I'm going to do if it rains. I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. Time to do a little homework and head off to bed. Goodnight all! LMF
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Back in the swing of things
Date: Sep 13th, 2010 6:56:20 pm - Subscribe
Mood: uplifted

I got up this morning and was able to get up early and take my walk. After the walk, I felt so good, and I don't know why. There are days that I don't want to walk and it's a chore and I still feel just okay after my walk. Somedays, I wake up ready to go and take off with no problems. This morning, I got up, not feeling like walking, a little stomach ache, but after my walk, I felt like a million bucks. I was ready to go. I felt great!

Hopefully, I can keep that feeling alive. It made walking so worth it and I felt great all day long. Well, tomorrow is another day. LMF
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I'm home
Date: Sep 11th, 2010 11:41:54 am - Subscribe

I've made it back home. I got home last night and was wore out. Every time I travel, I get wore out. But now I am home.

While I was gone, I tried to keep up with walking. We were two blocks away from the conference. We always walked, and we had to ride the escalator up and down. When I was by myself, I walked the escalator. We went to dinner one night about a mile away from the hotel and we walked it. Although it wasn't a walking to walk week, I did a lot of walking nonetheless.

This morning, I took off for my mile and a half, and I am hoping to increase that tomorrow morning. I was about half way up my driveway, a tenth of a mile from the house when the rain started to come down, and it came down hard. I was drenched by the time I got to the house, and I ran most of the way. Anyway, I am back to my same old routine. Hopefully tomorrow I can increase my distance another half mile. LMF
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Late Morning Walk
Date: Sep 6th, 2010 8:42:57 pm - Subscribe

I walked late morning this morning. It was a little warmer than it has been but there was a nice breeze. I was hot when I got done though and a little sweaty. It felt good, I have to say.

Well, this will be my last blog until either Friday or Saturday. I am leaving work at noon tomorrow for a business trip in St. Louis and I am not taking my computer with me. I will have internet access through an internet cafe, so if I have a chance, I will use that to update my blog.

I am hoping that the hotel has a work out room I can go to, but if not, I am thinking that I can march in place while watching the news, as suggested earlier. I will let you know what I have done for the rest of the week.

Have a great week everyone, if I don't hear from you! LMF
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