The Week in Walks, etc. Vol 12

I decided to move the Sunday walk to the first entry of the next week’s log. It’s easier for me, and that way I’m not stressing about having to get the walk done by a certain time on Sunday.

Sunday, 7th October

Walking 7/10/07

Some of the fall colors, with extra color provided by the high ISO rating I used to have a non-blurry picture.

Being that it was still quite warm, I went ahead and waited until it was a little later to go walking. It was a good walk, and as usual, the bug spray helped out.

Total distance – 5633 steps, 4.50km

Monday, 8th October

Walking 8/10/07

I think I’ve shown this stand of trees before, but as you can see, the leaves are falling off.

Yet another warm day, so I waited until 6 to walk again, which worked a little bit better because I did walk earlier than Sunday, so it wasn’t almost completely dark on the way back.

Total distance – 5169 steps, 4.13km

Tuesday 9th October

Walking 9/10/07

A dual-prop plane flies overhead, kinda low though.

I went walking when it was still light out. It certainly helped that it was about 15 degrees cooler than it was on Monday, which made it a lot easier to go walking, but of course, I still got a bit sweaty. Ah well πŸ™‚

Total distance – 5746 steps, 4.59km

Wednesday, 10th October

Walking 10/10/07

One of the horses takes a roll in the grass; must have had a scratch. πŸ˜‰

Not only was it quite cool for the walk (think in the range of around 10Β°C), it was windy and there were a few drops of rain that were falling. It wasn’t enough to need the umbrella, but it was enough to be slightly annoying.

Total distance – 5372 steps, 4.29km

Thursday, 11th October

Walking 11/10/07

Off of the main trail, you can see how many leaves have fallen already. It made finding things that I might trip over slightly difficult.

I decided to head into the “deep” forest and check out the paths that head toward the bottom of the general area. However, I didn’t go too far in, especially after almost tripping over an exposed root. I then went to walk along a similar route to the one I’d been doing, yet the number of steps was kinda low in my mind.

Total distance – 5289 steps, 4.23km

Friday, 12th October – All day (mostly)

Walking 12/10/07

A view of the sun setting in the western sky after a fairly gray day.

After a, well, less than stellar amount of walking during the day (I didn’t have to walk over to my ride home after volunteering as I had 8 missed calls that were all informing me that my mother was done with her work early), I decided to go for a bit of a longer walk. As it turned out, I had a good time even though I had to use the facilities available in the park. As I was heading back, I heard some noise coming from over the horizon. It didn’t take long for me to figure out that I was listening to the bands practice for their big performance during the football game (this is the week when all the band students in the Middle and High schools perform). It was good to hear it all the way over in the park. πŸ™‚

So, yeah, I got lazy with the counting, even more than last week; I didn’t bother putting the pedometer back on after getting back from walking.

Distances – Before walking, 2193 steps, 1.75km
After walk – 9313 steps, 7.45km

Saturday, 13th October

Walking 13/10/07

The sun shines down on an area over to the southwest of me. I think that’s one of the greatest visual effects that you can have – the light from the sun visible under the clouds.

It was another chilly day, and I have to say that over the last couple of days I haven’t been feeling the greatest, so the walk has been a bit of a challenge for me, yet I still go and do it. Why? Because I’m used to it now. The same thing could really be said about why I walk at night sometimes. It’s gotten to the point of being a part of my day.

Total distance – 6010 steps, 4.80km

In other news, I have kept up with making to-do lists for myself all week. This is the longest stretch that I’ve made to-do lists, and it is quickly getting to the point of habit, I think. The time management has been going decently as well, though I have gotten trapped in the temporal vortex a couple of times (but still not as bad as it was a little while ago when I’d get lost in it for hours at a time, day after day).

I didn’t get two long walks in this week, which was my goal. However, I am going to set the same goal for this week – two long walks, though that really does depend on the weather and how I’m feeling, since I have been feeling like junk the last couple of days and have been quite the sleepyhead. Here’s to another good week! πŸ˜‰

3 thoughts on “The Week in Walks, etc. Vol 12

  1. Good job on the todo lists Sephy! I found they quickly became a habit for me too, and now what else is saving me heaps of time is leaving my blog reading until I have time to answer everything I want to. It’s definitely making a difference!

  2. Kin – I don’t know if you knew this, but I’ve tried to do the to-do list thing a few times in the past. It would start out great, but within about a week, I’d just stop doing it. I don’t exactly know why that was, but if I had to guess it was that I was under the assumption that I had things under control again. However, things are more under control when I just keep forcing myself to do it, even when I don’t want to.

    Thanks! πŸ™‚

  3. Yeah I often crash and burn too. The tricks I learned were a) don’t beat yourself up if you don’t get everything done. Are the dishes police really going to come and tell you off if the dishes don’t get done that day? and b) if you have too many things to do, I do a brain dump, and spread them out over a few days.

    I started out just writing down what I HAD to do on a certain day: eg today: 8:30 leave for swimming lessons, home at 10:00. Delivery arrives at 12pm. Make delivery at 3pm. Start dinner at 5pm. then slot in the things I needed reminding to do around those.

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