After taking about a week off, I walked again today, which puts me at 227 miles down, 1078 miles to go. I’m going to need to push a bit harder to get back on track for my October 6 goal of 1305 miles. In the meantime, I’ve started a new blog — Adventures in Mormonism [...]
Walked yesterday (11 miles) and will walk again today. I need to catch up to stay on track. No rest for the weary, and all that.Â ..bruce..
Broke the 200-mile mark today and posted a decent time (2:56, 16:11/mile) doing it. The weather has warmed up quite a bit, with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s, along with late afternoon thunderstorms. I’m slightly behind schedule (220 miles/month), due largely to the combination last week of the blizzard and and the [...]
Back in Colorado, gorgeous day. Did the usual route.Â ..bruce..
OK, I missed the last two days because of the blizzard that hit on Tuesday, leaving 6″ or so of “slushee” snow (Wednesday was mostly clear, but I would have spent most of the 11-mile route squishing through mud). So now I’m in Manhattan on business, and I walked from the the very south end [...]
You think I’m kidding? Snow is falling, with wind gusts >30 mph. Nothing is sticking so far, but if I can trust the weather forecasters (who don’t have the best track record, frankly), we could see 6″ to 12″ of snow by tomorrow morning. Personally, I blame Bush. ..bruce..
I walked my standard 11-mile route clockwise today for the first time (up until now, I’ve been walking it counterclockwise). It’s like a whole new route: the up-and-down pattern is reversed, the ground underfoot is different, and the landscape when I look up is different as well. A couple of hills along the way seem [...]
I walked yesterday but will be resting again today.Â ..bruce..
After a couple of very slow (>18 min/mile) days, I posted my best time to date: 2:55:10, or 15:55/mile. My goal is to finish consistently under 3 hours/11 miles, and to be able to break 15:00/mile on a weekly basis. I suspect I’ll need to lose some more weight in order to make that goal.Â [...]
Gorgeous day today, so I took my Nikon D-70 along to photograph the route. I’ll post those photos later in the Trek tab. I’m glad I finished the walk when I did; it’s still quite sunny outside, but now the wind appears to be gusting in the 20-30 mph range (and possibly higher). ..bruce..