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Three Years of “Walking”

First of all, let me just say, my down and sour mood from my previous post is gone. For the most part. I’m still dealing with random balance hiccups, but I’m back on the fighting warpath.

Now for the good news of the day. Today marks my third “anniversary” of being on the virtual walk website. Three years of walking (well technically walking as I use my elliptical). It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long at all. That also means I’ve had my elliptical for three years. I don’t think I used my treadmill at all for the walking site.

I’ve come a good long way from when I first got my elliptical. I remember when I first got it. I was in shape already, I had met my goal weight by that time, but I could only go for about 5 minutes, maybe 10, the first time I was on it. Now I’m up to doing a full hour from time to time with a few breaks.

I did one mile today to mark my three years of being on the site. I wanted to go for 50 minutes today, but due to my sluggish week last week, I could only muster 35 minutes, with one break. Here are my stats from the site today.

I’ve gone a total of 264.6 miles.

I have 7.56 miles until I get to Lexington, VA.

I’m in the county of Rockbridge.

I am really glad I found this web site. It’s been a real motivation at times to keep going. I like to see the mileage rack up over time. I like to see what picture will pop up after I enter in my mileage for the day.

And I am really glad that SparkPeople created a team for the website. I joined the virtual walk site about 6 or 9 months before SparkPeople created a team for it. I was so happy when they did. The members of that team are awesome. Everyone is very encouraging, and we all take the walk at our own pace. There’s one gentleman (ahem…Monty) who is on his second lap of the walk. He’s walked across the country once in about a year and a half, or two years. Pretty impressive. He passed me by on his second lap a while ago.

It will take me at least a few decades to get across the country, but as long as the site is up, I’ll be walking it. Here are the last few pictures from my walk.

Mile 263.6



Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

Mile 264.6



Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

Slowly making my way to Lexington. Keep moving everyone!

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