Thursday, September 27, 2012

The day before yesterday I walked three miles with Kenny.  We had a great walk, some good talk and a few laughs.  Today, however, was a different story.  I walked four fast miles and really worked up a sweat.  Tomorrow I'll have an easy day of two miles after I arrive in Dennis.  I don't care what it's doing out.  I'm bound and determined to do a 12 minute mile, because...

                                   I've registered for the Portland, Oregon Marathon!! 

That's right, I'm going to travel 3000 miles to walk 26.2 in one the most walker-friendly marathons in the country.  Lots of bling, great medals, great shirts, food and music!  I'll book my hotel over the week-end when I have some free time to check them out.  So, I'm building my base now and will begin the true training in May of 2013.  If Lisa can get the time off from her job, she'll do it with me!!

Miles remaining: 2985

Monday, September 10, 2012

I've been lax, I know. I HAVE been adding up the miles, though. I've made a few decisions that I'll elaborate on later in this post, but for now, I'll give you the low-down on what I've been doing.
Did you notice the I,I,I? That's because it's all about me. Ha ha.
So, Kenny and I have been riding our bikes to Salem Willows a couple of times a week. Round trip is fourteen miles. We've been to the beach a few times, both, Hampton and Revere. The Hampton trip is fifteen miles, as is the Revere trip. While on the Revere trip we went out to Deer Island. My butt was killing me and I was starving that day. Thank God I had no idea we wouldn't find a restaurant for seven more miles. We've had such a great summer. So many beaches, so little time!
We've done a little walking, too. We walked around Lake Quannappowitt the other day which is 3.1 miles. For some reason that walk did me in. Sometimes I think it's easier to ride the bike than it is to walk.
So, the mileage has added up to 89. Wow! I could do more, and I plan to.
I love my new bike, isn't it pretty?
Stayed tuned, I have big news coming up!
Miles remaining: 2992