You’re Kidding Me, Right?!

Today I was out shooting video and got fried alive. Terrible sunburn! Can you believe?! I get burned in the cool breeze off the ocean on a completely overcast day?! When will I learn?! Here are two pictures from the day…     One good thing from the day (actually this was a wonderful day all around), over 20,000 steps… Continue reading

Walking Desk Step Counts

So, I’ve had the walking desk for one full week. I know I’ve been walking more, a lot more. But today I wanted to figure out exactly how the desk is impacting my being more active. Out of the Ordinary The first thing I noticed that really is out of keeping for me: yesterday, when I was having tea here… Continue reading

A First for Me!

My walking/standing desk finally arrived and is basically set up, and this is the first post I’ve ever written standing up and walking. In fact, today I’ve walked around 8,000 steps working at the desk. I have to say, so far, I really like it! I was a little apprehensive about getting one: how successfully does one type and screen… Continue reading

Scared the Pants Off Me!

The night was exceptionally dark with just the tiniest sliver of a moon making a rare appearance from behind a rather thick cloud cover above the bay. I’ve walked the Satterlee Breakwater separating the bay from the cove many times, but on this night, with the thick darkness, I felt a slight uneasiness and a need to carefully watch my… Continue reading

Heaven Is Just a 4 Mile Roundtrip

Sunday we walked to Tennessee Valley Beach. We’ve walked there several times in the past. I’ve even biked there once (thought I was going to die—so out of shape!). What made this last jaunt special was that we hiked up to a 100+ year old lookout along the ridge. According to my new Fitbit, it was the equivalent of walk… Continue reading

Charles Dickens an Avid Walker

I didn’t know this brilliant author wrestled so with writing and used extremely long and fast walks as his “therapy.” Dickens was from childhood an avid, even compulsive, walker. He once wrote. “I think I must be the descendant, at no great distance, of some irreclaimable tramp.” Scarcely a day went by that Dickens didn’t flee his desk and take… Continue reading

Ouch!

In my efforts to be in better shape, I committed to walking more, and not just “walking,” but power-walking, walking quickly to burn some calories. Once I can do that without having to dial 911, I’ll start riding my bike–which is currently in storage because of the move. I discovered a really cool little iPhone app: Runmeter. It updates my… Continue reading

In Other News…

Walking Well, I was in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, over the weekend.  While I was there I walked, and walked, and walked, and … I set a new walking record for one day:  On Saturday, April 23, 2011, I walked 21,168 steps, or 10.13 miles!  I walked from Granville Island, to Vancouver, through Stanley Park, along the north shore, and… Continue reading