Thursday, March 22, 2007


People say that losing weight is no walk in the park.
When I hear that I think, yeah, that's the problem.
~Chris Adams
In order to succeed one must be prepared. Today, a plastic bag was the key to my success.
Apparently, a small dog must poop on average, 6 times per day. At least that's Miss Chloes'
assumption. We walked today. Down, around and back up again. She is currently comatose
at my feet. She'll be asleep most of the day, until Allison gets back home. Oh to be a dog.
I'm feeling stronger every day. Less winded and less tired in the legs. It feels good. It feels like progress. I'm not sure I'll be ready for a full scale "M" hike on Monday, but I'll take it slow, stop and rest and catch my breath. I'll make it. It'll just take longer. Do you suppose that I'll ever reach an age where I finally realize that I should just keep going and not start over anymore?

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Made An Attempt

This post title really is a double edged sword.

I attempted to walk
Chloe attempted to poop on the sidewalk
I didn't have a bag
We ran home with her in semi crouch position
The running counts.

We'll try again tomorrow and we'll be sure to bring a bag.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Up, and Down and Back Again

When you have worn out your shoes,
the strength of the shoe leather has passed into the fiber of your body.
I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Another day, another walk. Longer this time. Its cool out and a bit drizzly and quite nice for walking. We went down the hill, a couple blocks more and then back again. I had the thought yesterday that a few more days of this and I'll be ready to join Allison on the "M" hike next week. It'll be spring break. Easy morning routines and more time to do such things. Its a good plan. As I came back up the hill I saw a tree with pussy willows. I must remember to take my camera and capture spring, since it looks like its finally sprung.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Fell Off The Wagon

The wagon drove away and kept on going. I said in my blog description that I wanted to use this blog to keep me honest. Nothing gets more honest than the last post date; Jan. 19. What's today? March 19. Hummm, two months. What have I been doing for two months. I've been NOT walking outside. The old too cold, too icy, too windy crap again. But truely, I got lazy. I got too into my inside hobbies and not interested enough in my outside hobby which I really do love. I love the feeling of walking and being out and moving. I'll tell you what I don't like. I don't like the feeling of starting over. I don't like that it takes months to get to a certain level of fitness and moments to undo it all. I don't like that at all. So, here I am; hopping back on Shanks Ponies. Ready to give it another go. I'm gonna go round up some support. Cuz I need it really bad.

March 19, 2007
walked with Chloe this morning. Down the hill and back up again. Less than a half mile, but the second half is 8 blocks of straight up. Tired, winded, but refreshed. Nice weather. Feels good.