The goal for this week is a repeat from last week.
I've decided I'm not moving onto the next distance until I accomplish the last.
That means this week's goal was 36 km again, and I completed 36.44 km... finally.
Sun, July 22 - 3.94 km
Mon, July 23 - 8.09 km
Tues, July 24 - 6.12 km
Wed, July 25 - 0 km
Thurs, July 26 - 3.85 km
Fri, July 27 - 3.38 km
Sat, July 28 - 11.06 km
Sunday, July 22nd. On this day, mom and I went exploring. I have visited this spot once last year during labour day weekend with a co-worker and have been meaning to re-visit the High Lonesome Trails again. This time around, it was very overgrown and the deer flies were relentless. It made the hike un-enjoyable in that sense, but exploring somewhere new, and going down paths unknown was exciting. Especially when at times the way wasn't marked so well.
We nearly got lost in a field, but mom found the toppled over marker and we were set along the path again. We saw toads, and snakes and at the end of the trail, coming back up on the visitors center we spooked some grouse and they made some pretty wicked sounds taking off. The amount of wild raspberries was incredible! Made me daydream of owning my own small homesteading property and having some berry bushes. As we got in the car, and escaped the deerflies, we thought to keep walking through White Lake Village to get more kilometers in. We enjoyed this walk, as the deerflies were non-existent, and we enjoyed looking at the quant houses. We also enjoyed checking out the lake from the public beach and watching the loons for a bit.
Monday, July 23rd. It's been a stormy week! But we need the rain so badly! The skies have been unbelievable. Hoping to not get caught in the rain, I took to the treadmill at mom and dad's. Walking in place is boring to me, even with watching episodes of 'Face Off' on my phone. (Such an inspiring show! I want to try my hand at making my own theatrical face prosthetics!) After the walk on the treadmill, I needed to feel grounded so I chanced a walk along "Part 2". With storm clouds looming, I cut it short and just in time!
Tuesday, July 24th. Another walk through the Grove & Gillies grounds, down to the park and around some paths in the Grove I don't usually frequent. Storm clouds still a-brewin', and the view from across the river was just lovely. The Gillies Gardens are really wonderful and growing well!
Wednesday, July 25th. A nice relaxing zero day, as I stayed in and played my video game.
Thursday, July 26th. No pictures from tonight! I had gone down my normal path to get into the Grove from Division St, (with an ominous looking sky looming over Braeside) but as I neared the forest entrance... what sounded like a freight train came up from behind me. I turned around and saw the wind, which looked very solid, start blowing the trees around like they were ragdolls. Branches kept falling around me and the wind nearly knocked me off my feet. I heard snaps and what sounded like thunder coming from the Grove and though... "Nope! Going home!" I got home just as the heavy rain started to fall.... after pretty much running back. My legs burned.
Saturday, July 28th. I set out with mom and we completed a large 5km walk around the Grove. We walked through the Gardens and admired all the hard work the gardeners have put into it. The sunflowers were magnificent! We walked up and down the hills at Robert Simpson Park. We finished the walk off by going back through the Grove, which is when we heard an Owl! Heard it only though, we tried to find it but couldn't see it. After this mom headed home and I continued throughout town to get the rest of my kilometers in. When I got home, I was pooped - and I was about a kilometer under. I finished the week off with a walk with Sneakers around a couple blocks. This week was hard to complete! But I did it!
- 16th week of no smoking!
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Colleen lives in Arnprior and is working to control her Type 2 Diabetes by training and Fundraising for the 2018 SSE Airtricity Wicklow Mountain Hike in Ireland with Team Diabetes.