Monday, August 31, 2009


2 mile walk on trail.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Biked 10 miles on the Heartland Trail with Bob and Missy. From home to Dorset and back. Went fast the last mile and took a lot of photos!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


4 mile bike ride with Bob.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I did a two mile walk. Bob biked 4 miles, I think.

I also did E-cises, ab crunches (50), airplanes (20).

Monday, August 24, 2009


Bob and I did a 5 mile bike ride.

I know that doesn't sound like much to those of you who are REAL bike riders (like Laura A's family!), but for me it's a change of pace from walking and my hubby likes to have some company. Believe me, we're not wearing tight biking shorts and riding sleek machines. Oh no! Just a couple of older folks on really marginal 10-speeds. And I only use one of those gears.

A nice breezy day!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Walked 2 miles.

Bob rode bike 4 miles.

Yesterday he biked 10 miles!

Friday, August 21, 2009


I'm a day behind on my blogging.

Yesterday (Thursday) I took a 4 mile bike ride with Bob.

Too tired to walk today. Besides, I'm baking bread and doing laundry after a full day at work. I think that's enough time on my feet!

That is all. =0)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday and Wednesday...

Tuesday-2 mile walk after work. Took lots of pictures of nature.

Wednesday-1 mile walk because I'm going to work later. I also did:
crunches (50)
airplanes (20)

I'm planning to walk 2 miles on the days I get off early; 1 mile on days when I work the evening shift and save the 3 miler for days off, maybe once a week.

Monday, August 17, 2009

2 miles...

I walked two miles on the trail. Bob biked about 4 miles. Had to fit in our exercise between rain storms.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

1 miler...

Walked one mile. Into Nevis and back. 7:45 p.m.

It was starting to get dark, so I didn't have time to walk farther.


Ab crunches 50

Airplanes 25 reps

Push-ups 20

Saturday, August 15, 2009

3 miler...

Started out to take a 2 mile walk, but decided to extend it to 3 miles.

Bob rode his bike down to the bridge.(4 mile round trip)

Nice breezy, humid morning.

I think my 3 mile walks will be akin to the runner's long run. Only once a week. They take too much out of me for the next several days!

A closer look at that old cemetery that I'm so fascinated by! This little roped off area is in one small corner of a lot that covers about an acre. Apparently, after the 1930's they purchased the land next to the lake where the "new" Catholic cemetery is, and this little cemetery was no longer used. But they still take care of it and the whole lot is mowed. It's surrounded by a chain link fence and woods grow thickly all around it. It's a pretty and peaceful place. I took this picture during my walk. That's why I put it here. =0)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Short walk...

I took a one mile walk down the trail. Still recovering from the last walk.

I thought exercise was supposed to energize us and suppress our appetites! With me it just seems to make me more tired and hungry!

Well, I'm not giving up entirely.

I also did E-cises, ab crunches (50) and airplanes (20 reps).

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A hot walk...

Quite warm today...

Bob, Micah and I went for an excursion on the trail. Bob and I started out on bikes with Micah rollerblading. My bike had a flat at about the 1/2 mile mark, so I parked it behind a bush and walked the last 2-1/2 miles on the horse trail. Bob and Micah went down to the railroad bridge and then returned home, waving at me from the bike path as we met.

So, I had 1/2 mile of biking and 2-1/2 miles of walking.

Monday, August 10, 2009

3 mile walk...

Took a 3 mile walk-

1-1/2 miles on bike trail, then back on the horse trail.

Warm, sunny and humid.

Enjoyed picking some flowers and visiting an old cemetery along the way.

Next time I will remember to eat something to keep my blood sugar level up!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Indian pipes...

Took my usual 2 mile brisk walk, this time on the biking trail so I could walk faster. I tried to keep up a good pace with no lolly-gagging. The only time I stopped was when I saw a strange little plant and just had to have a look. It turned out to be a patch of Indian pipes, which I've only seen in my field guide!

They're also known as Ghost plant. They feed on rotting matter in the soil around spruce trees. This was the only patch of them I saw. Pretty cool!

Also did E-cises, ab crunches (60) and "airplanes" (2 reps-30 counts each)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fauns? No. But, I did see fawns...

Went for a brisk two-mile nature walk down the horse trail. Up and down; down and back. I took quite a few pictures. I'll post some of them here.

There was quite a variety of speeds on this walk. I had to stop and take pictures a LOT. Then my memory card was full, so I had to stand there and delete a few so I could take more.

At the half-mile mark there is a small private cemetary plot with a large white cross. Two fawns, which had been laying in the brush to the right of the trail, heard me coming and jumped up. They went bounding across the cemetery lawn and stopped to the right of the cross where they turned and watched me curiously. You probably can't see them in the photo, but I thought I'd try. (You can see them if you click on the photo to enlarge it.) On the return trip they were still there, browsing around the edges of the lawn. They raced away with their tall white tails waving an alarm when I lifted my camera to take a shot. (Hey, that must be where the expression to "high-tail it out of here" came from!)

It's a very pretty place to walk.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Time to get back to work!

I was borderline sick all week, but now I'm fine!

I did a two-mile nature walk. I walked briskly, but slowed to make notes on what I saw as far as flora and fauna. The first mile I walked on the horse trail, which is very green and hilly and passes through a mostly wooded area. The second mile was on the parallel asphalt biking trail. It started to sprinkle and continued for the last half-mile.

Brought home a small bouquet of wildflowers which I hope to use for drawing practice. (Do I feel another blog in the making?)

Nice to be outside!