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Sunday Morning 10 mile walk! June 12, 2011

Filed under: Workout — Kelocity @ 1:00 pm
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I’m in a pedometer challenge, and there’s money in it for the winner. I thought I’d have it IN THE BAG! But some of the participants are giving me a run for my money…. literally! I walk a lot in general. Irving and I think nothing of walking a mile to the grocery store and back. I’m a very active person…. but even the recommended 10,000 steps a day is not enough to win this challenge. So I started stepping it up. I’m walking to and from work now. And walking as much as I possibly can whenever there is time. Since I’m not really running any more, walking has stepped in to fill the void, and I’m in love!
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I set my alarm this morning and drove to my favorite park. My goal for the day: walk 10 miles. I wasn’t walking for time or speed. I was solely walking for exercise, milage… and steps!
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Miles 1-5 were spent listening to “This American Life” on NPR. I caved and bought the TAL app for my phone and I LOVE it! I can’t get enough of that show. If you haven’t heard it before, log on and listen to some. The stories are so well told, and they totally pull you in.
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Miles 5-7 were spent talking on the phone to my mom and sister…. and checking twitter!

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And the final 3 miles were spent listening to Pandora. Oh, I love Pandora too!
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In the end, my 10 miles took me almost three hours. I knew I’d be bored if I didn’t have entertainment to keep me busy. I had my water bottle, garmin, phone, android and pedometer! I was connected today!
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My android phone was fully charged at 7:30 this morning, and by 10:45 when I finished, it was completely dead. Why haven’t they figured out how to have a long battery life on those phones? So annoying.
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So 10 miles translated to about 21,000 steps! I hope that brings me closer to the top of the list in the challenge!

Of course, when I came home, I was starving!!! Good thing I had a stack of pancakes from yesterday to dig into!

 

Sun Shining and I’m Smiling…. June 1, 2011

Filed under: Workout — Kelocity @ 9:44 pm
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I got a pedometer today!! I’m really trying to get well over 10,000 steps a day. That’s about five miles or so.

I started using it at noon today, and in six hours, I’ve already got over 8,000. That includes a four mile walk I did after work today.

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I put pandora on and just wandered through the neighborhood. It was SO nice out. I love walking in the evening. People are out running and walking dogs, the air seems cooler, and everything just looks beautiful.
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Now, I’m off for a night of XBox and maybe some cleaning. Exercise makes me happpppy!

 

 
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