Thursday, May 6, 2010

up a hill without a....

i am amazed.

yesterday i walked to home group, about 3.2 miles or 5.2 km. which included going up lanfear hill.... and didn't stop once on the hill (albeit i paused long enough to stretch my hip that was aching a bit, maybe 20 seconds.... and i paused just long enough to get my phone out of my bag when it rang).

which is amazing considering it's only my second big walk this year.... i'd a thunk i'd be dyin' on the hill!!!!

when i got to home group, deb said i didn't even look tired - i looked 'fresh'! woot!

i felt good too.

need new crocs, they are the best shoe's for walking that i've had (not that i've had many)... and they are relatively cheap.

i'd like to try some vibram 5 fingers tho. :)

(btw, this walk supposedly would have burned me about 675 calories! oh, and it took me 1 hour and 25 minutes.... i got there 4 minutes early!!! lol)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

i don't want a repeat of last summer!

i guess i should offer an explanation to my non-existent readers of why i abruptly stopped walking last year.

in the middle of august i wound up in hospital - dehydrated - for 5 days, due to a persistent intestinal infection, and never really recovered.

so i want to take it slower this year... and yet, push myself.

my walk on sunday was a definite PUSH. probably overmuch. but it's now tuesday and i almost feel ready to do another long walk.

but maybe not *that* long! :P

Sunday, May 2, 2010

walking day

walked 1.3 miles or 2.1 km on the way to church this morning

then approx (lacking specific twists and turns of the trail and beach) 2.3 miles or 3.7 km around ferry island

then 3 miles or 4.8 kilometers to a friend's house.

for a grand total of approx. 6.6 miles or 10.6 kms.

oh, man.

and then stepping down off my friends porch after a movie, i slightly hyper-extended my left knee. praise God He's in control of all that!!!! :D

Thursday, April 22, 2010

starting again

so ok, i'm going to try to start again.

i keep having a yen for long walks.

today i wandered for 2 miles.

i drafted out a rough plan for the year, slowly increasing my mileage by no more than 1-2 miles a week... so i don't overdo it!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

weather too hot

not doin' anything. extreme heat wave. heat stroke risk. indoors for me. me no walkie. exhausted from heat. no way jose. not a chance. three word cliches. need say more? :-P

Saturday, July 18, 2009

recent exertions

tonight went to a friend's house to watch a movie. biked there and back - 4.56 miles, or 7.35km.

a couple days ago walked ferry island campsites with a friend, leaving from my house - 3.5miles, or 5.6km.

really taking it slow. overtired from moving. focussing on resting, and not putputputputput non-stop, and happens before/after a move.... *sighs* :)

Monday, July 6, 2009

campout fitness and personal overcoming!

this weekend was the church campout. i swam in the lake 'my mother always told me' (well, sometimes mothers should just shut up! O_o ) was full of sewage, leeches and lice; shucked some (evidently poisonous to eat) freshwater clams(?) with my bare hands for their beautiful shells, and to prove to myself i *could* do the gooey job; and... swam across the lake. and back. all 260 some pounds of me. with my friend maria. whoot whoot!

it was a big adventure for both of us. it was awesome! we went slow and steady, and sat and yakked on the other side before we headed back. it took us a grand total of approximately an hour and a half to do the trip. according to, our approximate route was almost exactly a half-mile (ie. .25 there, .25 back).

too bad there is not a gmap-swimometer, lol~!!!! :D

the view was amazing, there was a storm rolling in, so huge white clouds were billowing up from behind the mountains, and the sun was beating down on us and making the clouds glow. wow. God's creation is amazing, reflecting His glory. wow.