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Photo: Bee and thistle: Taken high in the Cascade Mountains where there is a bee buzzing on every thistle. by Debora Rorvig

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Week Two; The Journey...Rambles Along the Lake

My legs are aching but my heart is joyful as I write this post. Today I walked 6.2 miles! We took the dog and walked the North Lake Whatcom trail. It was glorious. Sun-shining through the maples and firs, waves lapping on the shore, wild daisies, foxglove, berries, and butterflies graced our path.

Miles Walked
I've walked 14 miles this week! Quite an accomplishment!

You may remember that on week one, the scales registered a 5 lb weight gain. Since then, my weight has been all over the scales. Today, I am exactly where I started...down 5 lb from last week. I'd like to have seen a pound or two loss from the beginning number, but still am hopeful. The great news...I could button up and actually wear a pair of shorts that were too tight 3 weeks ago!

In addition to walking around the neighborhood, I've started to walk to the library and even to local restaurants instead of driving. It's been quite fun to stroll down to the Dutch Mothers Restaurant, share a meal, then have a leisurely walk home. I hope we can keep it up when the weather changes.



I must tell you that I've started another blog! I know it's crazy. It's hard to keep up with this one! But I've been looking for other women who are blogging about walking...you know, women of a certain age that are trying to shed some pounds and at the same time tramping around the US and the rest of the world. There aren't that many. (Lots of runners, but very few walkers.) So I'm going to chronicle my walking on a new blog...www.onewomanwalking.wordpress.com (Thought I'd give wordpress a try as long as I'm at it. Probably a silly choice, since I'll have to learn their format from scratch!)
Hope you'll stop by and have a look from time to time.



ellen b. said...

That's great to get a 6 mile plus walk in! Hey if you lived down here I'd walk the Burke Gilman Trail with you...

euthymic said...

I'm so glad to have come across this blog. Wonderful that you were able to take such a long walk with your dog:) Will be checking on your new blog, too. I so need to exercise...

jojo said...

Yay you! Congratulations on stepping up the walking, it really does pay off in more than weight loss doesn't it!! I hope we have a late fall so you can continue on your new journey. Have fun this week and take care.

Anneliese said...

Congratulations on your walking! I have a walking partner.. that really helps!


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