Thursday, October 29, 2009

I am doing a Marathon!!!

A friend of mine kind of challenged me today. I was told that my little gadget is maybe not calculating the right numbers, because it seems it is unlikely to walk 10 miles in 2 and half hours. So, I had to prove to her and myself that I was walking as much as I have been saying. Today I drove my car the distance I usually walk and it was the SAME as my little gadget says. According to that, my calculations were correct. But that was not enough for me, so I did some research today.
The average marathon walker will require 6-8 hours to complete the event ( 26.2 miles) which is between 4.37 miles an hour & 3.275 miles an hour. At the peak of training , most walkers are spending 4-6 days and 10-16 hours a week walking. I walk each day for Two and Half hours (17.5 hours total).
So, if you look at those statistics would you agree with me that I am and can walk 10 miles in Two and Half hours?
Anyway, that wasn't enough for me either, so after doing more research during the day this is what I came up with.
Southern Indiana Classic Marathon and Half Marathon
I am doing Full Marathon (26.2 miles) on April 11th, 2010.
The 2010 Southern Indiana Classic Marathon is a Boston Qualifier for the 2011 Boston Marathon and all the proceeds from this inaugural event benefit The American Diabetes Association.
This is very close to my heart and I am very excited for doing this. The 18 week full marathon training program starts December 7th, 2009.
Wish me luck!!!
PS: I only walked little over 8 miles today and I finally did buy the battery for my gadget, lol.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dancing in the RAIN!!!

Ok, I wasn't dancing, I walked, but it was as much fun as dancing. The battery on my gadget died so I couldn't measure my steps and all. But I know for sure I walked over 8 miles. Anyway, on my walk this morning I was thinking I need to call my friend Lita for a little get together. I was listening to my music and thinking of all the things I wanted to do, sorta making my list in my head. Anyway, I looked up and guess who was right in front of me. My friend Lita, who was walking her dog. So, I joined her, we talked and walked together. The rain didn't matter, the chill in the air didn't matter, the fact that we were both getting wet didn't matter... What mattered was this little bit of time we got to spend together. So, call your friends and family and spend some time with them... We all get so busy with life that sometimes we forget or just take it for granted, what really matters in life.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Not too much to say!!!

I didn't do any walking yesterday, I guess it was my day off. I went out this morning and had fun. lol. They finally opened this trail through the woods and it is really fun to go through there every day.
I will leave you with this quote:
"I have found that if you love life, life will love you back." ~Arthur Rubinstein, Polish-American classical pianist
18353 steps; 11.01 miles; 1047 cal; time: 2:36,08

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I feel this is the norm these days!!!!

I was too tired last night to actually come on here and post, but I walked. Today I also walked, but had to squeeze in a doctors appointment in between my walking. After my first round of walking this morning I felt it just wasn't enough. Honestly I think I am craving more and more, so I have decided to participate in the marathon next year. What do you guys think?

Yesterday's numbers:
17.684 steps; 10.61 miles; 999 cal; time: 2:28.16

Today's numbers:
16.096 steps; 9.66 miles; 928 cal; time: 2:18.13

Friday, October 16, 2009

It feels so good!!!

If I walk anything under 4 miles, it just doesn't seem like I really did anything. So the last week or so I did walk some days and I missed some (we had a lot of rain) and finally yesterday I was upset and I was eating junk and I realised there was something really big "bugging" me. So after talking to my friend Tammy last night I knew what it was that was killing me inside. lol. I did not walk at all last three days. So to make myself feel better I went this morning for what I thought would be a little walk (at least four miles) and I ended up walking for about two and half hours. I FEEL great. Moral of this story, "Each and every day do something just for you". It truly makes you feel on top of the world.

17,302 steps; 10.38 miles; 992 cal; time: 2:27,18

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Just a quick note. My foot is much, much better. :) I don't have so much pain in it and I have been able to walk between 7 and 10 miles a day. NOT, every day, but close enough. As for surgery on the foot, right now we are just kind of waiting to see what happens. I have been really trying to focus on my home business lately to jumpstart it again, that is why there is lack in updating this blog. I promise I will try harder in the future.