Sunday, April 20, 2008

Another Good Day for Walking!

Well the girls and I walked 5 miles today! The weather was perfect and we did a route along the Erie Canal near my sister's neck of the woods. The only not so good thing....when we got half way through our walk (at the turn around point) there was an Abbott's Custard shop! Abbott's is the famous ice cream place in our area. It started out at the beach near us and then opened up branches in various towns nearby. The custard is to die for! So my sis says "Let's get an Abbott's." And I said okay. No fight put up at all on my part. That's the bad part about working out with my sisters! When we're together we either all stand up or all fall down!

Anyway - we each ordered a kiddie cone. And as we're eating them and bemoaning that we were just negating all the hard work we did - sis says "Naah. Normally we'd have driven here to do this an ordered the big cones! This time we walked 2' 1/2 miles to get a kiddie cone and we're walking 2 1/2 miles back home when we're done."

She was right. And even though it sabotaged my eating plan somewhat today - I don't feel all that bad. Actually - I feel quite sore! But in a good way! And as of right now I've logged 12,6000 steps on my pedometer! Yay!

Tomorrow, spring break will be behind me and I already have 3 sub jobs lined up next week. Back to packed lunches, no snack temptations and getting up early.

On another entirely different note - Linda, over at Pointing The Way has bestowed upon me my first ever blog award! The "Good Chat Award" (see side bar). I believe that I am now to bestow this upon 6 other deserving bloggers. So here you go:

First to Sharron aka Cactus Freak ~ because she makes me laugh with her funny stories and humorous take on life!

Next to Diana aka Scale Junkie because she is just awesome the way she has rallied us all together for the Healthy you Challenge (!) and for the wonderful way she inspires us with her posts!

Next to The Grumpy Chair Dieter (who's name I don't even know!) because she is so much fun to read with her dry wit (and I love the nicknames she has for her family!)

And then there's Pattie at Attitude Changes Everything. She is my co-hort here - the one I feel a real kinship with since we're both at the top of that proverbial hill right now...lookin' down the other side together!

And I can't forget CCC from CCC's Journey to less of Me. Because she doesn't post enough (hint!) and I love her posts when she does!

Lastly Hanlie at Fertile healthy. Her adventures in South Africa are amazing to read and She's doing this really neat post card swap that you all should check out!

There you have it! There are actually SO many more of you that I read every day - you ALL deserve the Good Chat Award!

Happy Sunday All!


Scale Junkie said...

I think if you walked to get the custard, you've earned it. I've told myself if I want candy I have to walk to CVS to get it, 2 miles round trip.

Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad so many people are enjoying the HYC. Thank you for sharing this award with me.

Kathy said...

Well, if you haven't walked too far away from your computer!!! (you go, girlfriend!), thanks for joining us on the ONE PERFECT DAY challenge. I'll be checking in on you later!

CactusFreek said...

Aaawww i feel so loved right now! :o))

I'm still thinking about the "life in 6 words" tag lol

CactusFreek said...

Oh, you are passing on the award? [sorry, had a few drinks lol] What's with that? Do we just take it off you?

AAwwww i feel even more loved now! :o))

Hanlie said...

That is so sweet! Thank you!

You rock! I walked to the grocery store this morning and I was exhausted when I got back! Not to mention dismayed when I found out I had only clocked about 5000 steps! But we all have to (re)start somewhere and no doubt within a week or three I'll be able to walk 10000 steps!

Lora said...

Sharron - I am now sharing the award with 6 more people (I think that's how it works ?!) You can pass it on to 6 people of your choice now. Just copy the link off my side bar.

(What are you doing drinking so early in the morning?? Oh yeah..I forgot - Australia - time difference LOL!

Pattie said...

I'm with you, Sista! Us women of a certain age gotta stick together! Thank you for the award. It means a great deal, coming from you. :-)

Remember: one kiddie cone does NOT ruin your plan, unless you let it.

Erin said...

YOu definately earned the custard. And you have earned that award! I love reading your blog! and five just wow

Grumpy Chair said...

Thank you so much for the award! Yippie! Best of all we get to give it away to 6 other people!

A kiddie cone is nothing . . . a triple scoop chocolate dipped waffle cone is the one that will get you.

Inspired by you, I dug out the pedometer this weekend and wore it both Saturday and Sunday.

Hope you enjoy your sub teaching days this week.


Honi said...

You know I have to agree with Scale Junkie.. if you did that walking to get a small treat.. hey.. it really is not as bad as you think..great job on the exercise ..

RunningNan said...

I don't know why I can't post right! 5 miles is great! I would get the custard too! Actually, my neighbor and I are going to walk with my dog and walk to the ice cream store. Nora get's a treat!

Cammy said...

I do the same thing with Burger King. It's a 2.75 mile round trip for a Whopper Jr and side salad. :)

Fwiw, I think that the kiddie cone was a good splurg-ette, with good activity before and after.

CactusFreek said...

Yea we are like 16 hours ahead of you lol

dadivastreet said...

If you walked for it, you've earned it. Congrats on all your STEPS!