Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Today, four months into my walking habit, I tackled it again.
The last time, I thought my legs were going to revolt and find a new, less abusive body to which to be attached. This time, my legs never made a peep. They quietly went along for the walk.
Here are some shots I took on this trip:
This is at the bottom looking up the hill. I was going to be on that bridge crossing the street soon.
This is looking down the hill back toward the house. Take that, hill!
These are shot entering the cemetery and walking around it.
This is the back row of the left side of the cemetery looking into town (on the left side of the road)
This is from the top of the bridge seen crossing the road in the first picture. This is looking back toward the house.
This is a sign inside the cemetery
It was just a little over 2 miles to, around, and back from the cemetery, but it was a great walk. The air was crisp and clean. It was 16° and sunny. I loved it.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Here are some of the shot I took along my 1.75 mile walk:
About half to three quarter mile from the house
Another shot .. backed away a bit
Along the second half .. probably a half mile from home
Another shot .. looking down the bridge to town
From the bridge .. overlooking the creek
Friday, December 10, 2010
This morning I went for my usual morning walk. I say it is my usual walk except for the fact that my walk changes daily. I try to take different routes each day to keep the walking fresh. I do have several favorite routes that I repeat, but not generally day after day after day. This morning was the Locust St to Queen St, to Camargo Rd, to Locust St at Bank St, to Richmond Ave, turn and come back home route. It covered 2.35 miles and took me 47 minutes.
Then, Tammy had a follow up visit to the doctor to see how surgery helped or didn’t, and to see where to go from here. Afterwards, we went to a consignment shop, and then had lunch at the brand new Waffle House here in town. We had talked about it the day before. It just opened this week.
I had the 5 ounce strip steak, with eggs over medium, hash browns with onions and tomatoes, and toast. I had water to drink. As near as I can tell, by the internet info I gathered and the portions I ate, my lunch was 564 calories. This was in contrast to my usual lunches of 275 to 360 calories. It was somewhere between 200 to 300 calories more than my regular lunch fare.
After lunch, Tammy had to go to the hospital for x-rays. I stayed home and worked on some writing She told me she was going to stop by the library on her way home and wanted to know if I wanted her to come by and get me. I told her I had already planned to walk to the library while she was gone, so I would meet her there.
I decided to walk around the longer way to the library. The direct walk there is a half mile. I put my books to be returned in my backpack and headed out after a while. I walked past the library (truck was not there yet) and on down toward the bypass to a known turning point and back to the library. She was outside when I got there, so my timing was good. I returned my books and checked out a couple more. She was still browsing, so I told her I would walk on home. She pulled into the driveway as I crossed the street to the house.
The entire walk was 1.9 miles and took about 40 minutes of actual walking time. Between the two walk, I covered 4.25 miles and burned 574 calories.
So, I walked off 10 calories more than my lunch added.
Not a bad trade at all.