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Trucking Along

January 20, 2011 Leave a comment

I’ve been pretty consistent the last week with my elliptical (and strength training). I didn’t take as many days off as I have been. I did take Tuesday off because I was a little sore. I added five minutes to my elliptical workout on Sunday, and I needed the break. It’s funny how just five minutes can make you sore and tired. I am estimating my distance, and I’m no longer trying to beat my one mile time. The display screen just won’t cooperate. The springs in the battery compartment are smushed. That’s OK though, the important thing is, I’m moving. I’ve been tracking my fitness consistently on SparkPeople for the last four yeas (four years in the beginning of March actually), so I know about how far I go depending on how long I‘m on. I’m doing about 1.1 miles (a little more I think, but but not quite 1.2) in 40 minutes. I burn about 370 calories in that amount of time, so that’s not too shabby. Eventually, and this is still a long ways off, I’d like to do a full hour on the elliptical. I’m slowly getting there. I’ll do 40 minutes for a few weeks and see if I want to try for 45.

I’ve had no issues for a while either. Such as blisters, ankle problems, foot problems, or anything. I do occasionally get muscle knots in my lower legs, but they’re not bothering me too much. Since my last post, I’ve gone about 9 miles. I just passed through Rockfish Gap, VA, and am now on my way to Vesvius, VA in Nelson County. Here are my current stats from the virtual walk site:

222 miles since 4/28/08
31.97 miles to Vesvius, VA, Nelson County

About 32 miles until the next town. That will take me a while. At least a month. I actually like to watch the distance shrink as I’m heading to the next town. And of course, I love the pictures along the route. Speaking of pictures, here are the nine photos for the last nine miles.

213.6

213.6

 

Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

214.6

214.6

 

Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

215.6

215.6

 

Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

216.6

216.6

 

Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

217.6

217.6

 

Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

218.6

218.6

 

Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

219.8

219.8

 

Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

220.8

220.8

 

Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

222

222.0

 

Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

I didn’t see too much activity in Rockfish Gap, but I pretty much blew through it. Yesterday (the 220.8 picture) I had about .16 miles to go until I hit town. Then today, I went a little over a mile, so I think I’m past in now. Or just about past it. Looked like I went by a motel.

I’ll keep moving along and see where I end up next. Thirty two miles until the next town. I just hope there’s a little activity before that. Cars, people, buildings, something. We’ll see. Keep on moving!

Getting Caught Up On Mileage…Again

I know, I know, I’m slacking again. Hope everyone had a good holiday and a great New Years. I don’t intend on making any new year’s resolutions. I tend to make goals every month (even if I don’t post them), rather than look at the entire year. One month at a time is good for me. Basically, my goal is to just keep moving.

Good news is, we discovered what is wrong with the elliptical display screen. Bad news is, it doesn’t stay fixed for long. What the problem is this. The springs in the battery compartment are squished too much, and the batteries are bouncing around. When they bounce around too much, the display resets. My husband stretched the coils, and that seemed to help for about a day. It’s back to resetting every 30 seconds again. I’ll have him stretch the coils again soon. But in the meantime, I’m estimating my distance. I’m going one mile in 35 minutes. I’m probably going a little over a mile, but not much.

So, on to the photos from the virtual walk. I’ve gone five miles since my last post. Now that the weather is clear again, I should be able to get in more consecutive days, and stop taking days off for one reason or another. I’m aiming for about 6 miles a week.

Mile 208.8

208.8

 

Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

Mile 209.8

209.8

 

Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

Mile 210.8

210.8

 

Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

Mile 211.8

211.8

 

Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

Mile 212.8

212.8

 

Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

Still looks nice an sunny on the VA roads. I’m about 8 miles away from Rockfish, VA in Charlottesville County. Hopefully, I can post more than once every week from now on. Bets? Keep on moving!

Categories: elliptical, virtual walk