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Monday Monday

Monday’s are always a pain. Coming off the weekend there’s a lot to catch up on. But it’s all done now.

Today’s workout was strength training which takes about 45 minutes now that I’m doing two sets of my arm exercises. I also did 3 of the 5 miles on the 5 Mile Fat Burning Walk DVD, and 1 mile on the elliptical. So, combined strength training and cardio took me a little under 2 hours. That’s not including breaks for water, breakfast (quick bowl of Kashi GoLEAN Crisp and blueberry yogurt cup) or anything like that. I need to see if I can get started earlier than I do, especially on strength training days. We’ll see what happens.

I got in a total of 4 miles today, which is great. Tomorrow is a rest day, and I intend to clean off my desk. It’s not too messy, it just needs a good dusting. So everything will come off and hopefully I’ll find my scissors in the process. They’ve been missing for about a week.

Site Stats:

3/19/12
4 miles today
WATP for 3
Elliptical for 1
407.6 miles since 4/28/08
6.49 miles to Max Meadows, VA, Pulaski County

Picture Of The Day:

Mile 407.6 (watp for 3, elliptical for 1)

407.6 Leslie for 3 Elliptical for 1

 

(photo credit – Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab)

Keep moving! And a very big congratulations to my brother in-law. He ran a full marathon sometime over the weekend!

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Moving On St. Patrick’s Day

Got three miles in this morning after taking three days off. I was a lazy bum, but it felt good to rest too. Back at it. Got it done and out of the way somewhat early today. Good picture from the virtual walk site too.

Mile 403.6 (WATP for 3)

403.6

(photo credit – Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab)

Always feel a lot better after I get a workout done. I have 10.54 miles to go until I get to Max Meadows, VA

400 Miles Down!

Well, 400.6 to be exact. Since I started the Virtual Walk across the country on April 28, 2008, I’ve travelled 400.6 miles. And I’m still in Virginia. I just passed through Draper, VA and am now on my way to Max Meadows in Pulaski county. I’ve got about 13 miles until I get there, so it shouldn’t take me too long.

As far as the 5k With A Twist DVD I mentioned the other day, I’ve decided I’m going to buy it. I watched the whole thing (45 minutes) on FaceBook, and loved it. It’s similar to the DVD I already have, but in the 5k one, Leslie Sansone is all by herself for the whole 3.1 miles. There’s no back and forth conversations or high pitch squeals or giggles (not that I mind that, it just gets old), and she seems focused on the walk (she’s always focused, just more so). I plan to buy that in a few weeks.

I want to get it now, but I’m going out of town in about a week and a half, and it will drive me nuts knowing it’s sitting here not being used. So, it will be a good treat to get when I get back, and I plan to use the heck out of it, just like I do with my current DVD.

Major progress is being made on the elliptical too. I’ve been increasing my time on the machine between breaks, and I’m now doing 400 revolutions before I take a break. So, for one mile I take three breaks. Not bad at all. I could probably go 500 now, but I’ll take it slow. I did go 600 one day before my first break. I’ll get there. Still doing a mile in about 31 to 32 minutes.

Here’s the last of the pictures that I have been saving from the site.

Mile 394.6 (WATP for 5)                                       397.6 (WATP for 2, Elliptical for 1)

394.6 Leslie for 5                397.6 Leslie for 2 Elliptical for 1

And today’s picture at 400.6 miles (WATP for 2, Elliptical for 1)!!!

400.6 Leslie for 2 Elliptical for 1

(photo credit – Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab)

Heh. The speed limit is 25 miles an hour apparently. Still looks nice and sunny along the route, I wonder if there will be any rainy weather along the way. We’ll see. For now, keep moving!

Mileage Monday

This will probably be the last Mileage Monday post for a while. If I get too far behind in posting the daily picture, then I’ll get back to them. We’ll see how it goes. Here are some more images. I’ll write up another post soon to say where I am along the route. Moving along fast now that I’m counting the WATP miles.

Mile 373.6 (WATP for 2)                                        Mile 374.6 (Elliptical for 1)

373.6 Leslie for 2               374.6 Elliptical for 1

Mile 379.6 (WATP for 5)                                        Mile 382.6 (WATP for 2, Elliptical for 1)

379.6 Leslie for 5               382.6 Leslie for 2 Elliptical for 1

Mile 386.6 (Leslie for 4)                                        Mile 389.6 (WATP for 2, Elliptical for 1)

386.6 Leslie for 4               389.6 Leslie for 2 Elliptical for 1

 

(photo credit – Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab)

Getting really close to the 400 mile mark. I’ll get there tomorrow most likely. More pictures to come tomorrow too! Keep moving.

21 Day Challenge Wrap Up

March 10, 2012 1 comment

I forgot to post the last week’s mileage assignments for the challenge. Oops. She was late posting them on her blog, and never said what the delay was. But, that’s OK. Things happen. Sunday and Monday I did my own thing. When the mileage assignments were finally up, I was a few miles behind schedule. I got caught up though…getting in an extra mile for 3 of the days.

Here’s the three weeks of miles we did.

Day 1 – 2/18 – 3 mile walk – Missed It
Day 2 – 2/19 – 2 mile walk – 5 miles (5 with DVD)
Day 3 – 2/20 – 4 mile walk – 4 miles (3 with DVD, 1 on elliptical)
Day 4 – 2/21 – 2 mile walk – 2 miles (2 with DVD)
Day 5 – 2/22 – 3 mile walk – 3 miles (2 with DVD, 1 on elliptical)
Day 6 – 2/23 – 3 mile walk – 3 miles (3 with DVD)
Day 7 – 2/24 – 2 mile walk – 2 miles (1 with DVD, 1 on elliptical)
Day 8 – 2/25 – 5 mile walk – 5 miles (5 with DVD)
Day 9 – 2/26 – 2 mile walk – 2 miles (1 with DVD, 1 on elliptical)
Day 10 – 2/27 – 4 mile walk – 3.5 miles (3 with DVD, 1/2 on elliptical)
Day 11 – 2/28 – 3 mile walk – 3.5 miles (3 with DVD, 1/2 on elliptical)
Day 12 – 2/29 – 2 mile walk – 2 miles (2 with DVD)
Day 13 – 3/1 – 2 mile walk – 2 miles (2 with DVD)
Day 14 – 3/2 – 3 mile walk – 3 miles (3 with DVD)

Day 15 – 3/3 – Wild Card Day – 2 miles (2 with DVD) Assignment was 4 miles

Day 16 – 3/4 – Wild Card Day – 1 mile (1 on elliptical) Assignment was 2 miles

Day 17 – 3/5 – 4 mile walk (5 with DVD)
Day 18 – 3/6 – 2 mile walk (2 with DVD, 1 on elliptical)
Day 19 – 3/7 – 3 mile walk(4 with DVD)
Day 20 – 3/8 – 3 mile walk (2 with DVD, 1 on elliptical)
Day 21 – 3/9 – 5 mile walk (5 with DVD)

Total: 63 miles (think I added that correctly)

So, that’s that. I’m going to keep posting my miles on her Walk Social page on FaceBook. Just looking at all the miles that get posted will keep me moving.

Today was a much needed rest day. Got in a small amount of walking still. Went to the movies today (haven’t been to a movie since November), and my walking wasn’t too bad. Not as bad as it was a few months ago.

Tomorrow I plan on doing 3 miles. I want to see if I can stream one of her videos she has streaming on FaceBook right now. It’s her 5k With A Twist video. I looked for it on Amazon, but you can only buy someone’s used version. Which is fine. I f I like it that much, I’ll see where else I can get it from. I love the 2 minute boost she does on the 5 Mile Fat Burning Walk, and she does the same with the 5k With A Twist. I don’t know how long the video will be available on FaceBook, so I want to get to that as soon as I can.

My calves are thanking me for the day off.

Walking Wednesday

Getting closer to the end of my stockpile of pictures from the virtual walk site. Once I get to the end, I’ll do my best to do a daily pic post again. We’ll see if I can keep up with that though.

Mile 357.6 (watp for 1, elliptical for 1)                    Mile 361 (watp for 3, elliptical for 1/2)

357.6 Leslie for 1 Elliptical for 1                 361 Leslie for 3 Elliptical for .5

Mile 364.6 (watp for 3.5)                                       Mile 366.6 (watp for 2)

364.6 Leslie for 3.5                  366.6 Leslie for 2

Mile 368.6 (watp for 2)                                           Mile 371.6 (watp for 3)

368.6 Leslie for 2                   371.6 Leslie for 3

 

(photo credit – Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab)

Keep moving!

Trudging Along On Tuesdays

Mileage is going to rack up faster on the virtual walk site since I’m counting the Walk Away The Pounds (watp) dvd miles now.

Mile 340.6 (watp for 3, elliptical for 1)                  Mile 342.6 (watp for 2)

340.6 Leslie for 3 Elliptical for 1               342.6 Leslie for 2

Mile 345.6 (watp for 2, elliptical for 1)                 Mile 348.6 (watp for 3)

345.6 Leslie for 2 Elliptical for 1               348.6 Leslie for 3

Mile 350.6 (watp for 1, elliptical for 1)                  Mile 355.6 (watp for 5)

350.6 Leslie for 1 Elliptical for 1               355.6 Leslie for 5

 

(photo credit – Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab)