August 19, 2011 at 11:24 am (fitness, fun, walking) (, , )

That is  where I am now.  Last  weekend  of  big  walks until THE WALK.   I  feel  like I can  do  it  now ( but no I’m  not packed  yet ), and I am  mentally  prepared.  It is  sort of  constantly  hovering in my  mind. I’m  making list in my  brain and checking  things  off.  making decisions. Planning all my  next  steps, so  on  the day  of  the walk ( which  starts  at  an  hour when I can’t  even  see  yet ) I just  have to walk .  ( or as  al  the promo and safety  videos  say ‘walk  and pee’ ) .

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Walking update

June 27, 2011 at 11:48 am (Uncategorized) (, )

This weekend  was  hard.  I  don’t  know  why.  I  walked  12 on Saturday  and 7 on  sunday.  I  got  blisters for  the first  time on sunday . I was intensely  cranky  on  Saturday .

things  that I am guessing were part of  the problem

1) I  did  not  sleep  well on  friday

2) on Saturday I did not get to  go  my  planned  route ( there was a body in  the river ) so  I  had to  walk back  past  my  house in  order  hit  12  miles ( I had  hoped for  14) .

3)  it  was a spare  the air  week  – and even  though it was officially  over , I  think  the effects  linger

4) on  sunday  the trail breeze  was  minimal.

5)  my  feet  felt  tender  after sunday I  think  that  means  new  socks.

6)  I  had  stuff going on  that  didn’t  want to  miss saturday  night  and  sunday  afternoon.

7) not  sure I had  the right food  saturday

Now  I did  the  walking, but there are a few  things I think I  need to  do :

Walk more  6 to  8  mile  walks – time wise  that means 90 to 120  minutes of  brisk  walking maybe  up to  180  at a slow  pace ( for  8  miles)

new  shoes

new  socks

food experimentation. 

right  now  a  nap  sounds  better

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Trainning nerves

May 3, 2011 at 1:36 pm (Uncategorized, walking) (, )

here is  where life  is starting to  get  interesting

Monday Rest
Tuesday 3 miles Easy walking
Wednesday 15 minutes Moderate cross-training
Thursday 5 miles Moderate walking
Friday 30 minutes Easy cross-training
Saturday 6 miles Easy walking
Sunday 5 miles Easy walking

last week I walked about 19 miles. I haven’t really checked the schedual to see where I am vs the trainning schedual for a few weeks. And i am not so sure this was a good week to check it. – mostly because a longer walk Sat and Sunday just doesn’t work for me – I work on Saturday.

the current plan for this week has me at 18 -20 miles. One day with a 6 mile walk one day with two three mile walks. Plus some gardening hours. there is room to get the 22 miles in – just not sure I can fit another longer walk in ( over 4 Miles). I guess this means next week i start on a tighter schedule. ( with more stuff on the calander) .

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why – or at least the who

April 22, 2011 at 4:48 pm (walking) (, , )

My grandmother

my friends G , and L who just fought it off, and J who survived two bouts of breast cancer before 50 – one without insurance.

My friend C’s mother.

For P , who is male.

For M and B , board members at my library in Ct. They found out about the same time. M survived , B did not.

and for a lot of other people that have had various cancers – because I hope reseach for one cancer with help us with all cancers.

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