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See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerBlurry MeSee this image largerPlumeria without LizardSee this image largerSee this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerMy View(3 comments)See this image largerShopping List(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerBlack Sand BeachSee this image largerLava field with grass and Mauna Kea at sunsetSee this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerFeeling yesterday's hike at Waipi'onut but not fatigue...calf is cramping up but otherwise ok and ready to walk/ swim today. See this image largerSee this image largerWalked with my backpack to Mauna Lani beach club. 40 minutes and more than 10 pounds. Snorkeling was a bust because husbands mask is too wide and leaks a lot... (2 comments)See this image largerThis Year''s SelfieSee this image largerAway at the shore . Skipped a long walk today. Oppressively muggy so just s mini and random squats, bicycle crunches, a few burpees. (2 comments)See this image largerMy husband took this of me tracking my dinner.(3 comments)See this image largerFresh air, ocean breezes, wild roses and 1 hr brisk walk. (1 comments)See this image largerIn NY State . Walked along the Mowhawk River trail for one hour. Gorgeous !(1 comments)See this image largerLaundry, a bit of big box shopping, getting lost somewhere in NJ and an old fashioned diner. Are those gobblers ????(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerAnother walk along Lake Ontario's shoreline trail. (3 comments)See this image largerWhat a miserable head cold. The scene and autumn leaves were spectacular but I am s drippy mess. See this image largerIt was a miserable cold and landed in my sinuses, but today I feel well enough to go to the gym for a modified workout and lots if stretching. Yesterday I walked and the foliage is just past peak.(2 comments)See this image largerThe walk today was under trees like this. 1 & 1/2 miles in perfect weather.(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSix days drive across America. No tracking, no exercise, Spectacular !(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerI posted a blog with my sketch of the same tree using my scanner app, but it's sideways but now I think I know how to fix it. Still learning. (1 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerThat trail was tough...we termed around after 44 minutes, most of it uphill and it was hot, no shade. 30 minutes back, steep and lots of sharp turns. (1 comments)See this image largerThompson trail 2.5 miles easy, hills.(1 comments)See this image largerBad nights sleep, but finally found our friends from Alberta and hiked on an easy upgrade for nearly two hours. Good company. (1 comments)See this image largerSuper service at GM dealer in Palm Sorings for oil change plus. Walked 32 minutes to grocery for salad bar and veggie Thai rolls. See this image largerBusy days with friends and now getting ready for the ride home. Laundry room is next to the gym, and then a bit of sun in the pool area. Joshua tree was wonderful.See this image largerDrove through the Arizona desert. Beautiful vistas. Maybe 10 minute walk at a rest stop to see the Saguaro Cactus... And so tired (2 comments)See this image largerMorning stretch as the sun rises in Texas just east of El Paso. Doing everything to stay on track while spending hours in the car. Crazy weather.(2 comments)See this image largerFoggy and damp but still warm so no complaints. These are the grey days.See this image largerSlept like a baby ! Ready to walk along the shoreline of Puako. In the Hawaiian sun. (1 comments)See this image largerGlorious day in Waikoloa. Yesterday's scene up north at the head of a moderate trail... Down is easy, up isn't.(1 comments)See this image largerI can double step our stairs and do lunges st the same time. I think I invented a new lower body ex and save my knee all at once. It's better today.(1 comments)See this image largerThese are the knee biting stairs, and I am up and down all day ! So I use them as modified side stepping combo crazy lunges. See this image largerSo, the washer and dryer are kaput & arriving next week...but I have sunsets! And hand wash !(1 comments)See this image largerAt the beach in Mauna Lani at a shallow inlet ...resting my knee. Walking and doing my GGRoutine See this image largerQuiet day and a little overcast but I welcome the chance to read , post, reflect on our lanai. Calm. Plumerias just starting. Spring in Hawaii.(4 comments)See this image largerDay at Turtle Point. No turtles but a few whales playing off the coast. My husband ( not a whale) is in there swimming.(1 comments)See this image largerMarket day today. I posted one pic twice, and don't know how to delete my papaya lady. She was charging twice what my guy was 😏and would not budge on the price. Hmmmpjh ! Her bug was cute though.(1 comments)See this image largerStroll along the shore yesterday. Swim today .See this image largerVery high surf again today with a dangerous rip. Walked s bit , but No swim.See this image largerDrive to Hilo. Long day in the car but made the best if a rest stop to walk quickly for 13 minutes. That plus ex with bands before we left . See this image largerFinally, the first real walk to the Hawaiian cemetery and down to the ocean. Lots of goats walking all over the ancient rock tombs. (1 comments)See this image largerKona Mountain Grown(1 comments)See this image largerWalmart in Kona. These were not for sale but their owner didn't want to leave them in the car. All spoken for. (3 comments)See this image largerYesterday was so perfect. AM floor work routine then a brand new beach park with a nice walk each way. Did it twice & then swimming. See this image largerFrom sea to shining sea.. Super windy and dangerous ocean conditions but I did my abs, butts, yoga on a towel. See this image largerThe painting I see every day when I do my GG routine... Now 20 minutes of floor work, yoga, strength and stretch. (1 comments)See this image largerI jogged for the first time since my knee felt ok again. Just 7 minutes out of a 30 minute beach walk. Barefoot is best for me. Wonderful day!(3 comments)See this image largerOk. Sunny with Tornado warnings. This forecast us for the birds!(1 comments)See this image largerYesterday along the shoreline at Hualalai deep sand, high surf , hopping from lava rocks to tidal pools looking for treasures. See this image largerWe have a friend, we call him Red for obvious reasons, but his female counterpart is just as lovely and no less vocal. Right there at our front door . Yes, Red, I did 4 miles. (1 comments)See this image largerAfternoon at a special cove completely protected from the sea. Walked plenty carrying my chair and bag plus learned a bit of hula. Oh boy. My abs are feeling it now.(1 comments)See this image largerAfternoon at a special cove completely protected from the sea. Walked plenty carrying my chair and bag plus learned a bit of hula. Oh boy. My abs are feeling it now.(2 comments)See this image largerWe found a new trail ( 6 miles) and walked about half and back ( Saturday), and Yesterday walked the beach. (2 comments)See this image largerMy new little friend. He eats the croutons that I must not. Housework today, and raking the leaf littler. Now off to swim : it will be an hour of activity all told.See this image largerTracking and checking in, reading blogs but not posting for now. Stay strong !(1 comments)See this image largerMy favourite lifeguards !!! We swam ( sp ) and walked nearly an hour on the cliffs. (3 comments)See this image largerHome workout this am. Calculated 15 minutes various & stretch after JJacks warmup and stairs. 60 calories and off to start my day.See this image largerCloudy day here so we can walk a bit later. Getting my writing done early and tracking a light breakfast. These trees have just blossomed in the past two days. (2 comments)See this image largerLavaMan Race trade show today, record crowd. We got our walk in, and will do more after lunch. New path with resting turtles.(1 comments)See this image largerAt 9000 feet... Walking can be a little tough .(2 comments)See this image largerSoft air, a walk along a cliff, and getting my head straight preparing for re entry. Coffee for my sons grown by this guy! Also a great hugger !See this image largerLast day in Keauhou & super busy cleaning up, packing up, saying goodbye to neighbours and one final swim in our pool. Those are our lounge chairs waiting for us to come back. (4 comments)See this image largerBrilliant sun so walking in the neighbourhood.. We have lots of lovely gardens and flowering trees.(1 comments)See this image larger13000 plus so far today. I am a drippy soggy heap ... And ready for more.(2 comments)See this image largerLong walk at Edwards Gardens... About 1 1/2 hours. (1 comments)See this image largerBack in Maine . Walking daily despite wind and rain showers. See this image largerDoing lots of beach walking, this time in shorts and eating in really helps. About 6 miles today on this wide stretch. Barefoot.See this image largerSome walking but less than I need. Salad bar at Hannaford's for dinner . Breakfast today in Portsmouth NH...& shopping.(2 comments)See this image largerLast night in Maine. (3 comments)See this image largerHalfway home. Near Brattleboro , Vermont. Little diner, all home cooking, fresh eggs and greens from the kitchen garden. (3 comments)See this image largerOne good day, then one exhausted. Still tired but much better and perhaps a moderate walk later. Meet the step dog, not much personality but cute.(1 comments)See this image largerWalked a bit for 1/2 hour in the gorgeous sunlight...And thanks to a Spark friend, I stopped by a tea shop and got some wonderful stuff . The staff were very cool !(1 comments)See this image largerSon safely aboard the train to Montreal. I'm walking to hair appointment . (3 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerMe .. (4 comments)See this image largerSunday walk at Humber Bay plus another later = 6 + miles at a good pace. Beautiful park.(1 comments)See this image largerCooler today, Lakeside walk 4 miles. See this image largerWalk at the Lakeshore then a skinny latte at the community centre after a quick shower.See this image largerTracking all right but still on the plateau. Seems I have lots of company. No ex today. Stomachache ! Scenic spot for it🙄(2 comments)See this image largerLovely walk along Ocean City Boardwalk. About 3 miles in less than an hour. Still to hot to jog/ run. Doing balance ex and push up each am. Husband bought pastry ..,I resisted !😎(1 comments)See this image largerWells Beach walk. 2.4 miles. (1 comments)See this image largerBeach walk today. Sunny and cooler so easier going. Good day to fly a kite(1 comments)See this image largerNews of my ex sister in law passing away today. Unsettling even though we'd been warned. (4 comments)See this image largerPerfect fall day. Walking today because my strength workout really hit my arms. Halfway and only 3 k.(1 comments)See this image largerYesterday walked the 4 k to my pharmacist for a routine refil , and an additional I k to the subway/ bus . Knee is doing fine, but not on stairs .(2 comments)See this image largerSo gloomy today, sideways rain. I walked as much as I could between appointments but the wind was brutal. One umbrella down. ☔️🌨(3 comments)See this image largerOn the highway of Heroes on the way to Kingston and Montreal. See this image largerFamily frenzy, overtired parents, frantic kids, food ...never mind, it's not in my list, and today my stomach is saying 'leave me alone' ...& I'm listening. Nuageux a Montreal . ( cloudy ) See this image largerFamily frenzy, overtired parents, frantic kids, food ...never mind...not on my list, and today my stomach is saying 'leave me alone' ...& I'm listening. Nuageux a Montreal . ( cloudy ) (1 comments)See this image largerThinking of Spark Sister Deb landing in one of the best places on earth today. Let the magic heal ! See this image largerAt Humber Bay. Shortish walk with husband catching some November sun. More walking soon.(1 comments)See this image largerTraffic is mission impossible so no ravine but shoreline again. Barefoot Bubble Lady was out. Fun for all. Plus broken snow fence.(1 comments)See this image largerHow about this spot for breakfast ? We shared a sandwich . At the crossroads of nowhere and lost . Blog will follow. (1 comments)See this image largerFirst desert hike with gradual elevation and the knee seems fine. Three miles. (3 comments)See this image largerCool and sunny so perfect for hiking. Moderate climb of just under 4 miles.(1 comments)See this image largerSpent the day looking for a particular spa but got caught up in the annual Santa Claus parade. ''Tis the season !(1 comments)See this image largerBusy with friends, walking at Bear Creek yesterday. Today walking solo at a better pace- over an hour.(1 comments)See this image largerBeach boardwalk was busy today, lots of dogs and their humans having fun. The paths were clear, and not too windy.(1 comments)See this image largerWalking at Humber Bay. Super damp but got a brisk 30 minutes. Easy to speed up in the cold. Then we saw this bird.(1 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerI can almost see the church from our balcony but it was no fun driving out there. Going to be wet all week , but the trees, hedges and lawns were so brilliantly green it didn't matter . Here's to spring !See this image largerSitting with my cafe au lait in the patio of our community centre... post workout. See this image largerMy community centre will be demolished soon and we will loose our cafe , our garden , our fountains - our green space. Everything changes. How I dread looking for a new gym- I liked this place because of the sense of community.See this image largerStorms passing through, grey Father's Day, but squeezed in a workout. Cardio 40 min plus, abs, butts& stretch. (1 comments)See this image largerStorms passing through, grey Father's Day, but squeezed in a workout. Cardio 40 min plus, abs, butts& stretch. Today I changed my profile a little. Still me, but 2 years later.See this image largerLast nights Canadian sunset had me thinking over how I've changed over the last two years. Classes are out, leading fitness- out, so I've developed a new approach ... walk whenever , gym four times a week, cardio and stretch not negotiable, weights- twice or 3 sessions weekly. Light years away from 15 direct hours instruction at several levels...not an easy transition but happy now with my new approach.See this image largerI have a lot to be thankful for ...a beautiful summer day and this guy. See this image largerThis is functional fitness at work .See this image largerSay good morning to functional fitness at work at the building next door. (2 comments)See this image largerWalking to mid town , 1 1/4 miles each way with a coffee break in the middle. The roads are ripped up because of a transit project.See this image largerWalking at Humber Bay...perfect weather. My favourite garden by the lake.See this image largerIt's "the guys" party this evening . About 75 men of all ages somehow connected to our gym have a BBQ...he's thinking of how much shrimp he needs to bring.See this image largerAbsolutely the very best watermelon I ever have tasted...grown in Texas and sold up here in Toronto . My go to snack . My fridge is split between my husband's high cal effort to regain , and mine to loose a few.See this image largerWalking instead of the gym today because my car is blocked in happens but look what I have on my halfway point...(3 comments)See this image largerWith no specific destination, we drive out of TO gridlock and stumbled on this little town trying to preserve its historic past.See this image largerWalking at The Beach 40 minutes... (2 comments)See this image largerFound these yesterday... very young and fresh grown locally plus local blueberries.See this image largerToday its major league ball. I'm lukewarm about it dince we list our Expos , but off we went . See this image largerToday its major league ball. I'm lukewarm about it since we lost our Expos , but off we went to watch the Jays. See this image largerSitting most of the day at Rogers Stadium watching the Jays . They rallied and won but list us in the seventh. Decent food is available but i ate before we left and guzzled water all afternoon. Exhausted though and anxious to get back to my active days., We walked a bit after to get to the subway. Sitting makes me feel awful.See this image larger#brunch At Cora... had to get my sunglasses repaired, so ate at this fabulous Quebecois place that is now in Ontario... iI'll get to the gym in two hours - fuelled . They give all calorie counts . I tracked this already.See this image largerAfter all the errands getting ready for Family Day Weekend , I set out for a walk. Within 10 minutes - huge drops - the dark dark sky just opened up...i did about one mile and arrived home soaked to the skin. It actually felt good.See this image largerGot drenched today and cut my walk short...My shoes were squishy ...everything soaking wet. Actually it was fun because it was so warm. Then a great sun set.(2 comments)See this image largerWalk to bank of Credit River with friendsSee this image largerSunday at the Farmers Market , seemed to be all organic and within 100k. We got red shallots, garlic, cucumbers, and white salad turnips that seem like radishes. Lots of families, dogs, and music.See this image largerJust a sample of the kind of Diet Lit I refer to in my blog of the same name. These were on thr shelf in our lower lobby at our mailboxes . People put things out there in case others in the building can use them. Books and mags usually.See this image largerIf you want someone to bring home dinner for you...send him to this Middle Eastern " to go" place that will broil your chicken or fish , leave your salad dressing free, and toss in fresh whole wheat fresh and delicious.See this image largerVisit to family at their cottage on Lake Simcoe. The highway was packed all the way , but finally green fields. They have a large garden. This is part of it,See this image largerMore of that gardenSee this image largerWe walked today down at the Lakeshore. Both of us a little slow. My ankle, husbands foot, but we walked perhaps 40 minutes. Near the butterfly garden. See this image largerCondo.., Two birds on a branchSee this image largerAt Humber Bay.See this image largerWe weren't fast but we walked 5.2 k at our favourite lakeside ponds. Lots of ducks, birds, one great blue heron, one turtle.See this image largerWalking 40 minutes each way to my health food store. Lovely gardens along the way.See this image largerHow much fun are these little stone sculptures.See this image largerI did blog on this topic. #deliciousdailymomentSee this image largerBrown rice veggie sushiSee this image largerMy magical chiropodist works in this Podiatry office... My feet take a real beating and I am a regular if this girls - not a pedicure.See this image largerFeet !!! The shoes of some famous people...obviously this podiatrist is into feet in s big way. I just go to the chiropodist for the sport cleanup session... See this image largerBrunch out today. Bee- leaguered by bees on an outdoor patio . One fell into our cream jug...abd I swatted it - cream everywhere. Well, I still had my skim. Expensive and skimpy but my latte was stellar and we saw the air show and the snowbirds fly past.See this image largerThis is the shop where i dropped off a pair if character dance shoes that are at least 25 years old. The shoemaker promised he can restore them. His shop is tiny - a little and counter and all this leather.See this image largerWalk at Humber Bay.See this image largerI have been so tired lately. Not at my best and not sleeping well however hanging on and had a very nice. day outdoors today walking and at a Ukrainian Street Festival. (2 comments)See this image largerOpted to just walk today. Over 4 miles and my first walk this year on the Belt line. And who left this message ? See this image largerOpted to just walk today. Over 4 miles and my first walk this year on the Belt line. And who left this message ? See this image largerYesterday's trek into the suburbs to a special orchard was funny - not open. (!) Somehow my husband charmed the owner who tried to chase him off the property. I have apples ! And...See this image largerIts terribly hot here. Upside down weather ! At least I could walk in the shade on the Beltline.See this image largerStill warm here in the north. Perfect for a walk along the shores of Lake Ontario.See this image largerNow visiting the Capital Region, New York state. Fall colours near the Mohawk River - stunning. (3 comments)See this image largerWalking at the shore about two miles. Watching baseball and hoping tomorrow isn’t too blustery for the Hero’s walk. See this image largerWalking at the shore about two miles. Watching baseball and hoping tomorrow isn’t too blustery for the Hero’s walk. Oh oh 100% rain predicted. See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerSome days are sunny, dome days are stormy. They are all good days to me.See this image largerWe never expected to have such great weather. Beach walk at Sea Isle City, NJ.See this image largerSuch good weather at the Jersey Shore. Beach walk - barefoot. See this image largerThe early darkness is beginning to get to me. November is full of changes because of the time, the colder weather, night frosts, and the prospect of snow. Getting all my winter gear ready.See this image largerZero activity to track except cleaning , and today I head out for the flu shot. Snow predicted overnight so I hope to get a mini walk in while it’s still nice out.See this image largerWhy, you may ask, is a part of a highway unfinished ( its been years !) and headed to my hotel... the city us under renovation - totally nuts. But food wise. - doing ok.See this image largerRock Divide , Near Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Pretty, but no fun driving. It’s snow people, so slow down .See this image largerThis is the Canadian landscape we leave behind tomorrow. Looking forward to the Mojave and a little warmth.(3 comments)See this image largerRelentless Determination...who coined that ? I am forever grateful to that Spark person. Today I ordered a lunch- a delicious tuna salad, dressing on the side, ate half. The couple near us ordered chicken, waffles - and inundated both with honey... 1/4 of the squeeze bottle. Dangerous sugar bomb - please don’t do that people.See this image largerThe highway was simply a parking lot. A 45 minute drive took two hours...and we were told all the way to we left the mob and crossed the Mohave and took the old Utah trail and the adobe road.See this image largerMy trees may give way to desert landscaping. I hope they spare these in the effort to save water.See this image largerThis old is just plain awful. Not up to anything but lazing around in the desert sun. Not sunbathing, defrosting. It’s a Canadian thing. See this image largerThis Cold, although this” old “ has something to do with it. And here is my tree - spared so far.(2 comments)See this image largerMy tree, no idea what kind it is. The resort is changing all the plants for local desert species to save water. Lots of other changes too. I like many of them. New man in charge and his staff are happier than ever.See this image largerWalk at an oasis at the San Andreas the pond and back a 2 mile loop. Walking in sand is fun. (2 comments)See this image largerThe view from our little patio where I have my tea and read the morning paper. We are off to the street fair today. I always buy raisins. It’s a fun busy scene.See this image largerPart of the Lytton trail , moderate level. You can do 10 miles to the top...strenuous. Not for us today ....just under a mile each way enjoying the scene.See this image largerFinally, after battling the most peculiar cold ever, I am feeling well enough to hit the gym for an abbreviated workout. Tomorrow we will do a modest hike. Yesterday’s was only a tourist meander near Joshua Tree - watching my son scale a small rocky hill.See this image largerThis is supposed to be 1/2 a salad with grilled salmon. Really ?I ate less than half .See this image largerOh my goodness... this hot dry air has claimed another victim. Now my son is sick. They have not said anything on tv about the air quality. That looks like smoke to me, we are not that far away from the wildfires. Not walking today.See this image largerThat’s how i feel - all dried up. My son has his version of “the cold” & my poor husband is surrounded. We didn’t do much today. Leaving for dinner out soon.See this image largerWhitewater Preserve. Near the Pacific Crest. We walked along the valley floor.See this image largerOur friend : happy to be at Whitewater Preserve on a gorgeous day ...and I totally forgot to eat breakfast. Ohoh. Walking miles on a cup@of tea and swig of juice. What was I thinking ?See this image largerAmended post... I did walk outside and only 20 min was facing the winds. Not so bad. But why are these guys in the desert ???(3 comments)See this image largerI am going to weigh in next week at home after 32 days away. If you hear screaming, it’ll be me😜.See this image largerThere is a certain nervous energy as we count down to the big day...I will find some time today to regroup, exercise, and avoid the holiday frenzy. This Kinesthesia art did it for me.See this image largerI set out to do 40 minutes and walked and jogged 4 miles in just over an hour . I am thrilled ! Lunch on my little patio.See this image largerNot Santa...See this image largerIt’s a gingerbread house in a Jewish Deli. And why not ?(1 comments)See this image largerHome in 3 hrs and 57 minutes ! Cold but not impossible. Palm Springs Airport... (4 comments)See this image largerOK...I am not screaming about the readout on my scale after over one month of vacation. Less than a two pound gain but I was over my ideal when we left. I am on it and going to get healthy groceries. (1 comments)See this image largerEven Vader is asking if he myst go out in this brutal cold. I can’t remember weather this severe. I am out today but will stay indoors tomorrow. Opportunity to clear up 2017 paperwork.See this image largerStunning moonrise as I left the gym but clouds obscured the 3:30 am view. Pictures don’t do it justice. Home, packing, trying to get my steps in.(1 comments)See this image largerTravel. Planes , automobiles, shuttle busses, and after 2 nights in SoCal to defrost, and a decent 5 hour hop to Hawaii, we are in Hawaii. Wild storms- it’s winter here. Sunset number one. (5 comments)See this image largerOne minute sun, one minute rain...walking instead of swimming. Crazy sky.See this image largerWalking today in deep sand. One way in sneakers, one wave got me ... harder barefoot. About an hour. This turtle was faster than me today.See this image largerIn the condo and somewhat settled in. Unstable air over our county...pouring rain now. (1 comments)See this image largerOver the week I’ve been doing pushups, band ex upper body, and running up and down our stairs , but no recorded steps unless I have my cell, even then it misses lots . Cloudy here, so housework.(4 comments)See this image largerA little cloudy today so lots of housework. This is who gets my breakfast toast. Then scrubbing those tiles.., ugh, but nothing else gets them clean. Now a walk to pick up veggie roll sushi.See this image largerDon’t park under a coconut palm. Not my car, but the neighbor’ everywhere. Otherwise a pretty good day to walk. Plus my band ex and squats.See this image largerWhat do you do with an old airstrip ? Plant a community garden with a walking/ jogging path. Twice around for me today. 33 minutes , 1.5 miles.See this image largerBeach walk and wading in tidal pools in ideal weather, and of course my morning push ups, body weight exercise. Whatever I can fit in. Lots of running up and down the stairs in the condo.(3 comments)See this image largerAnother walking day after Sunday breakfast out. The view from here is amazing even on a cloudy day. Perfect for a long walk.(3 comments)See this image largerWhere we walk these daysSee this image largerThis fellow is part of a family of geckos whose job it is to keep me on my toes. We set him outside on the lanai. Tiniest one I’ve seen.See this image largerRain they said - wrong again. Perfect day and shoreline trail. About 2.5 miles. See this image largerThe market in Hilo is best on Saturday and Wednesday. A bag of four giant papaya for $2 and decent prices for vegetables. It’s a long drive for us but so much fun.See this image largerWell, we haven’t had any blooms as yet but this guy makes up for it. Hope he gets the mosquitoes that hang out in this hedge. Back to oatmeal for me , and the extra Omega 3.See this image largerAnother special day i Hawaii in the town of Captain Cook, they grow wonderful produce, and coffee of course. All on an old lava flow.See this image largerSomehow I missed a day of tracking though I do remember what I ate. We had torrential rains, so no walk. Boo.See this image largerWalking at the shoreline.See this image largerOne early sweaty 2.5 miles, condo party, another walk at dusk..,another mile or so. The mango tree is full of fruit-almost ready.See this image largerAmazing lunch out. Ate half.See this image largerTwo walks is the answer for me. I was on my own earlier today for a standard 30 minutes, and after lunch we set out for the Hawaiian Cemetery,! Hard to see but the graves are there and limits.See this image largerOn top of my two part walk and a total of 5 miles, I did some laps in our pool ( tiny ) and stretched. Looking toward the End of the World jumping off spot.See this image largerLong beach walk and short ocean swim...thunder, lightening, a downpour, then sun again.See this image largerLast few days in this beautiful place. Lots of flowering trees - spring in Hawaii. A huge weather system is lurking offshore. Last day of sun....See this image largerImagine these popping up out of the lava...someone put a pot in the lava field and voila.See this image largerWhen will I see you again ? Shoreline trail on a hazy day. Trudging through deep sand and finding turtles resting on a deserted beach. Two miles of this and soaking it all inSee this image largerMy job today is to get our bin for storage ready to go, and fine tune packing simultaneously. Then there’s the fridge , the laundry, the bank, and an early dinner with our friends. No, not the honus.See this image largerDana Point tall ship. A short walk, a light breakfast and dinner. early to bed . Jet lag. Last day blues.See this image largerSan Clemente beach trail. How did I forget my running shoes ? I managed the 2 plus miles to the pier and walked along the shoreline barefoot to cool my poor feet. We did over 4 1/2 miles. Might squeeze in another walk tomorrow before the Red-Eye back to reality.See this image largerUgh ! Jet lag really is tough. I doubt I’ll get out today ...but I did do a lot of cleaning up after arriving home at dawn today. Painters made a giant mess - dust everywhere had to be addressed. I cleaned rather than unpack. Only one wall needed plaster repairs but plenty dusty. I’ll call it an hour of housework.See this image largerBarely visible.., hundreds of Canada Geese heading northeast...along Lake Ontario. They ste back in full force. Leisurely walk along the newly improved boardwalk.See this image largerAir quality in southern Ontario is dreadful , yesterday and today. We walked at Edwards Gardens and returned home to continue my cleanup and get rid if stuff we don ‘t use.See this image largerOn the beach today for our traditional walk to the breakwater in Well’s Me. Our first sunny day since arriving. This was York Long Sands yesterday. (2 comments)See this image largerCooler today at the shore but perfect for walking - tide is way out.(1 comments)See this image largerLeft the shore and drove state roads rather than highways. Construction slowed us down, awful awful food, twice ate less than half & tossed the doggy bag. Not worth the calories bye bye Maine. . See this image largerWe did two walks today. A quick paced one on the bank of the river where the Erie Canal started, and another stroll along a path to a pioneer couples gravestones. Hudson River Valley and environs.See this image largerWe did two walks today. A quick paced one on the bank of the river where the Erie Canal started, and another stroll along a path to a pioneer couples gravestones. Hudson River Valley and environs.(1 comments)See this image largerWhat a perfect day...browsing one of our Chinatowns many fruit and veg stands.See this image largerTaking a few minutes to collect my thoughts before my perio procedure. Midtown plaza , glass and steel and a green wall, behind glass. (1 comments)See this image largerToo nice to be indoors, and the Conservation lady tending the Butterfly garden identified my mystery butterfly visitor - Voila , The Painted LadySee this image largerSaturday’s walk east of Toronto at Ajax and Pickering at the lake. Great bike and walking trail over 5k . We did about half before turning back.See this image largerAfter our workout , my son and I noticed the sky darken suddenly, and we gulped down our lattes and bolted to my car. The rain was brutal, it got darker, then we were pelted by hail. Visibility was awful, and by the time we got home and dried off...this was what we saw.See this image largerThis green thing, oops drink, is looking back at the drinker.See this image largerVery peaceful walk in Earl Bayles Park. About an hour.See this image largerAttended Yoga today. Gentle but effective - I’m loose as a goose, and gym buddy gave me a bag of tomatoes , basil, parsley, and a cucumber with the words, Mangia Con with health !See this image largerWalk, about 4 miles in about 90 minutes . With stops : Beach Volleyball, Community food bank garden ( doing fine ) and several friendly pups. Clouding up gradually.See this image largerHeat wave starts today. Server did not note “ on the side”...I did not want to wait for a new dish, my husband was already digging in- I made a choice, pushed away enough of the sauce and let it ride. At South Jersey welcome centre.See this image largerThunder and lightening, very very frightening ( Freddy Mercury ) . Nearly list my coffee, I jumped !!!See this image largerIt was a Seven Bunny Day on the trail...See this image largerMy new of many.See this image largerLast day away. All packed and ready to do some exploring. Four festivals in the region do we are off and running, walking. Maybe I’ll meet this fluffy guy again.See this image larger (2 comments)See this image largerWalking at Humber Bay Shores... they grew a few condo towers. (2 comments)See this image largerAfter our walk we headed to the Ukrainian Festival. Our lunch was vegetarian Lebanese food !!! No pirogies.See this image largerOh the gloom. I will walk later after housework blitz.See this image largerWhat to do on yet another grey rainy day - head downtown in crazy traffic and drive around in circles for ever and have a simple omelet, salade verte, and a great big latte.See this image largerToday was a rest day for me, and advance poll day. The trees are turning and light up the gloomy days.See this image largerDim Sum lunch, tofu snack and shopping at the Chinese fruit and veg stand. Then a walk with the goose at the park. Zero mph🙄See this image largerGlorious autumn walk in a ravine park in Toronto. About an hour after a simple lunch of eggs and a half a whole what bagelSee this image largerTiny marquis all lit up in the area called The Beach. We walked for over an hour about 3 miles.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerChanged my fitness approach. Intervals today, shorter weight circuit, good stretch plus abs. Then drove home in all this colour. (2 comments)See this image largerI side - stepped the ‘Step and Groove’, and did my pared down routine. I was out earlier than usual and had time to cruise my neighborhood to admire the autumn colour.See this image largerBack in the desert. Long flight and still jet lagged. It is sunny and warm here however hiking postponed til my knee settles down. Perhaps a walk later. See this image largerAfter trudging through two airports and a bumpy flight through Santa Ana winds, we are in the desert. My knee is singing a sad little song so hiking postponed for a couple of days. A walk on flat path will work.See this image largerMonday. Easy one hour walk with minimal elevation. About 3 miles then to buy new trail shoes. Bone dry until a freakish flood last month. (2 comments)See this image largerThe walk in the desert was perfect. Gradual elevation and about 50 minutes each way.See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerYesterday’s hike was spectacular. Here we are at the beginning of several trails . We will do all if them over the next weeks with a day off in between. Very light breakfast today.See this image largerAfter one week on The ground floor, we are upstairs in the unit we requested and I absolutely love my tree.See this image largerWe moved upstairs yesterday and I am on our little patio. The railing is my ballet barre, for stretching, squats and lunges, and pushups. Non traditional, and effective early morning routine.See this image largerToday we did Dead Indian Canyon. About 3 miles. The last few boulders worried me enough ( my knee ) so I turned back, my husband did the top view.See this image largerAt the Cove in La Quinta. Gradual easy trail with stops over 90 minutes.See this image largerWe now have a brand new workout room, double the size of the old one with plenty of treadmills,ellipticals, rowing machines and TRX plus free weights. I did my first workout today. It was like s private gym.See this image largerModerate walk today in the Santa Rosas. We stopped often to enjoy the views.See this image largerModerate walk with some elevation. We took it slow so we could enjoy the scenery. (1 comments)See this image largerFrom time to time things go a little less smoothly. Today started off badly with an email exchange with my son...moving on.See this image largerA day at Sunny lands walking in the Gardens. This estate is Camp David West. (1 comments)See this image largerMy new little garden guy. So, all we Have are a few pots of flowers ( now all dead because it’s winter ) and one sorry tomato plant. He will watch over my balcony this spring. Too many pigeons think it’s their restroom.See this image largerThere was only a brief break in the rain that has fallen today. Flash flood watch til 3 am. Once again at the airport to change the car ...internet was down. They will call tomorrow.See this image largerCranky me reporting !!! So far our entire morning is lost, and I fear so is my husband Ubering instead of hiking. So, I’m waiting impatiently trying to calm myself.See this image largerMy son is celebrating his birthday today, thousands of miles away. Not a cowhand, just fooling around.(5 comments)See this image largerToday just flew by. I have to track the whole day’s food and activity. Street fair , then the art museum, then a party and dancing. (1 comments)See this image largerOur anniversary, and it’s overcast ! Boo ! Arturo ‘ the wise ‘ announced...Sun Day Off. I saw an art installation of the sun yesterday. It will have to do.See this image largerCompletely overcast today - no hike but a walk on El Paseo. No purchases but look at this beauty... like my Dad’s car, and same colour.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerYesterday at Lake Cahuilla...not a Big Horn in sight. Seems I was at their mountain, while they were on the golf course. That was our rest day drive through scenic La Quinta.See this image largerToday’s hike was not great.,Littered with broken glass, dog poop everywhere and so so views . My tracker said 20 staircases, so up up up, and down on a sharply graded poorly marked path. Never again.(5 comments)See this image largerWalked today all by myself, so very nice in perfect weather. A cool sunny day.(1 comments)See this image largerGreat walk today in the neighborhood nearly 4 miles with one break.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerCoffee cherries ! Growing right on the hotel property. Time for some Kona dark . Aloha.See this image largerGoodbye to A Bay . We dawdled at breakfast and then had to hustle to get packed even with an extra hour tacked on. It’s exactly 1 :00 pm and we are on our way south to Keauhou. Six days into our long- stay.See this image largerStill wet on Big Island but this does wonders for skin. The geckos are back and today one hitchhiked on our ride to town. Did the BP and weight machine at Pharmacy so I can track progress here.See this image largerA walk on the Coast of Big Island and a little rest on the beach in the shade.See this image largerOne of my favorite ways to spend a morning - at the Old Airport Beach Park and walking/ jogging path lovingly tended by volunteer gardeners.See this image largerWalk to the Hawaiian Burial ground at “ the end of the world” jump off point. Too windy today for that leap off a cliff. One lonely fisherman off in the dustance. Tough walk up those hills.See this image largerYesterday in the Farmer’s Market a man gave me this Protea. Beautiful snd ideal.See this image largerIve been weighing myself weekly with no change at all. But as DEBVNE says, it was an alien scale. I do feel better after a full ninth of no formal workouts while in Hawaii. I just keep moving, walking and tracking.See this image largerOK...Ken’s is not an easy place to cut back on calories. It’ll be a very light salad for supper , if I can make past TEX Drive In and fresh Malasadas. Oh me oh my , but worth the drive.(1 comments)See this image largerBalanced walk today on sandy beach, slow because of my knee. Saw a number of box jelly fish come in on tbe sand. High surf and rip tides today.? We shared this ... not over today because I ate almost nothing before.See this image largerMy knee seems to be slowly improving. We walked to a favourite spot to see the Captain Cook Monument. (4 comments)See this image largerI can walk slowly and have covered 2 plus miles daily... met this young Honu yesterday snd was later treated to a frozen vodka was bright blue and delicious.See this image largerSometimes I feel like this old jeep. (2 comments)See this image largerWatched a Webinar on Nutrition today, but nit very much is new except new guidelines will come out in 2020. Spring is here !See this image largerOcean swim today. And now a silver lining .See this image largerToday, Saturday , and a mixed bag of groceries, Costco for gas, and a look at the NELHA energy labs north of town. Patchy cloud - perfect for a walk or a game of golf.See this image largerBeach walk on the lava, slower than usual. (1 comments)See this image largerThe community garden path. Very hot in the sun rven after 2 pm. Three miles in all.See this image largerOver the Saddle Road to Ken’s in Hilo for mahi mahi and eggs and a little shopping. Wild ride home in crazy downpours then blinding sun & both st once. South route is not for the faint of hesrt ( me !)See this image largerHow did the NeNe cross the street ? You never know what you might bump into on a walk in Hawaii. A gaggle of adolescent geese, cousins of the much maligned Canada Goose otherwise known as avian mega poopers.See this image largerSomewhere over the rainbow. Best one I’ve ever seen on the road to Kamuela. Stunning green pastures and lots of happy cattle. No feedl lot fir tgede guys, oops, girls.See this image largerSuch a good lunch . Thai rolls for me, massive soup for him. Now a walk.See this image largerMy ‘friend ‘ the huge spider who scurried down the tub wall while I made an early morning trip to the loo. We were tired all day and did not walk but made ip for it today 2.9 miles on the beach. 50 minutes.See this image largerSnow in Montreal, cold and cloudy in Toronto absolutely perfect here in Kona. Do I feel guilty ? Maybe just a little.See this image largerIt was a four turtle day. Walked in deep sand for an hour. What a workout.See this image largerOne of the reasons we will fight through traffic and spend time looking for a parking spot. On a marathon Sunday there was lots of congestion but then we walked and saw this swan gliding aling.See this image largerWalked on the beach at low tide. Found a boulder at Drakes Island.See this image largerSlow walk at ebb tide. (2 comments)See this image largerThe tennis is taking our attention this morning, but I will walk. Preferably where there is a garden. Yes ! Wilket Creek in the middle of the city. One hour. (2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger#BeforeAndAfterSee this image largerI have three of these on my 8 th floor balcony garden ! Not Monarchs. (1 comments)See this image largerLots of Monarchs today everywhere we looked. Made our walk special. (1 comments)See this image largerWalking, driving , getting lost, finding our way, summer weather. (2 comments)See this image largerLast day at the Jersey Shore. Walking every day in the sun . (3 comments)See this image largerCool start to the Thanksgiving weekend, but compensated by brilliant colour.(1 comments)See this image largerYay ! Flu bump gone after 24 hours and able to workout. After overnight rain...dark skies, snd now, sun.(2 comments)See this image largerBetter organized than I thought. Countdown to flight day begins. (1 comments)See this image largerWe took a chance and drove down to The Beach. The lake is greenish and quiet now. Wonderful walk outdoors.See this image largerIt is day 1 in the desert after a good sleep. Not used to the heat and will begin with daily limber up stretches. No hikes planned til we acclimate.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerMy walk last evening at sundown. It was still very warm and I was dripping wet. The moon was lovely to see.See this image largerOur desert walk today. No snakes but very hotSee this image largerA slower day than I had planned after a restless night. But...we walked and I met a very sweet young camel. See this image largerRain. It was thundering up in the Santa Rosas - not wise to risk a cloudburst so back to home base and the gym. (3 comments)See this image largerVery active day yesterday , yoga morning, Costco run, walk at sundown. See this image largerWalk on a trail with loose pebbles had me going slower than usual. One hour snd twenty minutes. (1 comments)See this image largerMy brand new trail shoes, before they are subjected to sand, rock, and loose pebbles here in the desert.See this image largerI am using the pharmacy scale and weigh in higher however since we arrived snd according to this ‘alien’ scale, I am 3 lbs down . It’s a thorn in my sideSee this image largerWoke up to snow covered mountains..And it is quite cold. (1 comments)See this image largerMy choices have dramatically improved by taking whatever I feel is appropriate for me. ie. Lowest possible simple carbs, more fruit, more veg, some vegetarian days.See this image largerSomeone tossed a couple of grapefruit at us from this yard. We were on the path, but I guess they got annoyed.See this image largerOur two grapefruit walk ! My husband was tickled pink with the ‘gift’ of these two puppiesSee this image largerTuesday with the guys. One Ironman, one old fit pro, one writer dedicated to fitness.See this image largerAll day shopping , seven stores... oh my. But son got everything on his list. One last item held over til tomorrow. I ran out of steam.See this image largerTime does fly, especially when a cold morphs into a flu. In bed all day yesterday but out today . Short walk and now a latte at Sunnylands estate. (5 comments)See this image largerLingering gut episodes but feeling much improved. Up and out today in coolish but gorgeous weather. Son is home now. (4 comments)See this image largerThose wheels just keep on turning . Researching as much about FODMAP as I can. Many of the recommendations are same as low cholesterol plans. Started yesterday to help my gut back to normal.See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerJust too cold today... 43 degrees. We have a breakfast date with friends who leave in two days, and a planned walk may not happen...the old knee is cranking after the last two desert hikes.(2 comments)See this image largerToday, tomorrow, Monday...then we leave the desert. I’m in a reflective mood. (2 comments)See this image largerRoadrunners galore on our walks. Today it’s just me feeling very well indeed, and appreciative of the supportive comments from you all. It means a lot . I have been greatly affected by these. Thank you all.See this image largerHome made cabbage and vegetable soup...perfect on a cold winter night.See this image largerNewly renovated grocery... you run the gauntlet of in store bakery display before getting to the actual food. I can handle it.

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