Wednesday, April 21, 2010

No Forwarding Address

When I started this journey back in August I lived not quite twenty minutes away (by foot) from the nearest main street. It took me about an additional ten minutes to walk to the hub of my community where all the shops are located.

I now live a bit more than ten minutes from the main artery and just twenty from all the stores. But I haven’t moved. I am just that much faster!

It’s so funny that there are little pros and cons to each and every part of this journey. On the one hand I am thrilled that I have picked up that much speed in my walking and that it is so much faster for me to get around now. However, there is also a part of me that is slightly annoyed by the fact that I don’t have to put aside as much time to get me to places. I have always recorded my exercise by minutes, not distance, so I feel like I am doing less now than I did before even though I am covering the same ground!

- 8 glasses of water
- 1 banana
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with deli ham, cheese, dried cranberries, spinach, fat free Miracle Whip mustard, and pepper
- 3/4 cup fat free peach yogurt with 1 cup honey nut granola cereal
- 1 pear
- 2 small Mandarin oranges
- 3 1/2 cups celery with light peanut butter

- 1 hour and 5 minutes of rowing a dragon boat
- 1 hour and 15 minutes of jogging with walking warm up, intervals, and cool down (1 hour of actual jogging)


  1. What a wonderful problem to have!

    You could always keep walking past your house. Or perhaps you could use it as an excuse to buy more. You do need the extra weight lifting don't you?

  2. Heh, this is a great post. Unfortunately I live right in the middle of the town centre so I'm going to have to find another way of measuring my speed :)

  3. That is just wonderful--your running and how you can measure your time and distance. I have a similar route during lunch and it's interesting to compare my times to and from.


  4. I like this. Yesterday when I was running I thought to myself...I wonder if i could just run everywhere I go in town. I might try that one day...not sure how the groceries would fair on the run back...or if they would be too much.

  5. Well, that is when you increase the distance traveled in that amount of time, of course.
    Great exercise and great job.

  6. Hey, more time for dragon boating and weight resistance! Course I had to get the weights in there! :-)


  7. :) You all rock!

    (And I so need to get moving on some actual weight training... eek!)