I am not going to accomplish the double marathon I was aiming for this month. Thus beginneth the excuses: This is a short month - only 28 days; I had the flu for a few days; February is a SAD month - and I have suffered more than usual from that deficiency.
Anyway, I have finished a marathon and a half! Thus beginneth the qualifications: Some of this is in the course of daily life. On days when I have known I would be doing a lot of going, I put on the pedometer, made a point of parking away from my destination, took additional steps purposefully, and counted the total at the end of the day. Perhaps you folks don't count that kind of walking??
Given all these ifs, and, and buts -- my grand total with two days to go is TA DAH!!! 39.6 miles! I hope to make that 45 by the end of February. I will start again and work toward the double marathon in March.
Congrats to those of you how are accomplishing this goal even while working full time!!!
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Whew! With the wind blowing steadily Sheila and I abandoned the levee after a half mile and hit the downtown streets to gain a little windbreak this Sunday afternoon. 2 miles plus 2 and a half before the rain kept us in a couple of days puts us over the Marathan mark for February. Two months down, ten to go for a marathon year. I'm gonna try to add to the February total and shoot for a signiificant mileage increase in March.
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Good work Terrell and Joan. I missed a day this week to rain, but I'm up to 23.3 for the month, I should just about make it unless we get some bad weather. One thing about having dogs, it makes you go out and do something whether you really want to or not. I always admire those of you who get in long walks, since mine are comparatively short. But I'm pretty steady and regular about getting out everyday even when they are shorter walks.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Sunday, February 19, 2006
2.5 miles with Daisy, Sheila and our visiting Yankee friend, Mike. We walked the usual levee walk in the blustery cold wind this afternoon adding a little extra to the end. Yesterday with Lillian at Mercer University for a collefge visit we got in another mile or mile and a half. I'm gonna say I'm up to 16 miles now.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
I am trying for a double marathon this month. I want to be in shape for the walking we'll be doing next month on our trip to the Mediterranean. I have dropped behind the last few days since I have had the flu; but I have 21.6 miles so far this month. I will have to do a lot extra to make the 52.4, won't I? Maybe this medicine I got today will kick in, and I will feel like walking some tomorrow.
Sheila & I and poor little Daisy did the 2 mile levee walk at twilight. Actually met Dylan (one of my students) walking with his mom and two sisters near the confluence of the rivers. So I'm up to 12 miles+ for the month. That's four miles behind pace for my miimum goal. If the weather stays pretty I may catch up.
It HAS been a busy month. Hopefully things will settle down a little bit, but I won't hold my breath waiting for that to happen. I'm still doing well on weekends and not so well during the week. I'm up to 9.5 miles for the month - only about a third of the way through the mileage, but over half the way through the month. So I've got a LONG way to go. Gotta pick it up!
Posted by Carol at 5:17 PM
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Ahh, I see we are all a little busy. No posts for about a week. Well I'm up to 13.6 for the month. We had snow so, lost one day and it was wet to walk the dogs. Its nice again tomorrow, hope to go to park and get a longer walk either tomorrow or Friday. Hope to hear from you all soon.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Friday, February 03, 2006
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Sheila and I and poor little Daisy managed to get in our two mile walk. It's such a nice convenient scenic mile from our back yard, down the levee to Second Avenue and the return mile is nearly as nice looking upstream. There's just no excuse for our missing the opportunity very often. I want to walk more this month -- we'll see. Anyway we have two miles in one day: that's a nice start. I've been constructing my little bar chart in Appleworks. I think I'll wait'll I get a few more miles in to get it started this month.