The Week in Walks, etc. Vol 19

Since I’ve spent a lot of time in a car (just sitting and reading; not having a full license has its disadvantages at times) today, I’m just going to jump into it.

I’ve done a bit of experimentation with the positioning of the pedometer. From Monday, I’ve placed it on my sock; I’m not sure if the accuracy has gone up and down; you’ll see why further down.

Sunday, 25th November

Walking 25/11/07

The sun shines through the trees onto the still somewhat fresh snow. A bit of it had melted by the end of the week, but there were still large areas where the snow didn’t go away (due to shadows, etc.).

Total distance – 3080 steps, 2.46km

Monday, 26th November

Walking 26/11/07

This pile of dirt has been in this same location for quite some time now. I’m not sure why it was put there, but it’s there, and it looks like it’s going to stay there at least through the winter…

Total distance – 4333 steps, 3.46km

Tuesday, 27th November

Walking 27/11/07

Here you can see the effect of shadows on melting snow – the area that isn’t melted is part of the “official” path. All of the area that wasn’t shadowed in some way had pretty much melted already.

Total distance – 4958 steps, 3.96km

Wednesday, 28th November

Walking 28/11/07

Of course, that didn’t stop the snow coming again the next day. Fortunately, it wasn’t terribly heavy. Nevertheless, the wind was so strong that my umbrella broke somewhat (I believe I should be able to fix it with some crazy glue). Interestingly, although I did a normal-distance walk, the pedometer registered a really low number.

Total distance – 1740 steps, 1.39km

Thursday, 29th November

Walking 29/11/07

Well, here’s our friend the turkey; one of them at least. They were in the driveway of one of the houses along my route. It was really, really cold; in fact, I had on a scarf, which led to my glasses fogging up pretty badly. However, I can say that the water I had carried with me chilled off nicely πŸ˜‰

Total distance – 3917 steps, 3.13km

Friday, 30th November

I didn’t go out to walk today. However, I did do a little more semi-night driving.

Saturday, 1st December

Walking 1/12/07

Er, yeah. This is what I got for walking after we got back from the driving adventure. This was right in the middle of a storm. To walk, I put on my usual two extra layers, plus a heavy winter jacket. It really didn’t help, even with the assistance of an umbrella. I only went down to the bridge and back, and coming back, it was a difficult walk. I was walking into the wind, with the precipitation coming down as something in between snow and sleet.

The good news is that I figured out a way to keep my boots closed – I used some old drawstrings from a couple of old pairs of pants and looped them around the boots and my pants, which did the trick πŸ˜‰

Total distance – 617 steps, 0.49km

In other news, tomorrow I should be having my first session of Holographic Memory Resolution. It is a treatment technique that focuses on resolving a memory that you have. You can check out some resources about it here.The other really big thing going on is the driving test.Β  As it stands now, there is a 60% chance of snow on Tuesday, with it starting sometime around noon. If it does snow during my test, I’ll be glad that I’ve done a bit of snow driving. πŸ˜‰ We have all of the arrangements set for how we’re going to orchestrate moves to get the car I’m doing the test in (i.e. the same car I’ve been driving in). I know where I’m going, know how to get there. All I have to do tomorrow is get the timings down (I want to get down there about 15 minutes early, and have a bit of time to do some driving before heading in).

Honestly, I can feel the anticipation starting; I’m kinda looking forward to the test, and I feel prepared for it.