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Knee Flair Up
Thursday, September 22, 2011      4 comments

My knee(s) are giving me a lot of trouble this week. My one that had a replacement two years ago is the worst with pain close to what it was before the surgery. This has put a real damper on my walking progress...... Read more
25,000 Points
Friday, August 26, 2011      1 comments

I do not blog much but with this one I will cross the 25,000 Spark Points. I just wish my weight would have gone down with my rise in points. I read the articles but they rarely motivate me much or at least enough to lose.... Read more
4:30 am and cannot sleep.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011      1 comments

I hate these days because I will be tired all day and not function well. I have some complicated research for my book to sort out and will have to put it off another day or two so I don’t screw it up. My wife asked why I seem angry so much ... Read more
All Walking Counts
Thursday, March 03, 2011      4 comments

Since my goal is 300 miles or more walking this year, I decided to see how much I walk other than my frequent trail walks. I learned that I often walk over three miles when I am working at the railroad and sometimes two miles a day just around t... Read more
More Rain
Monday, February 28, 2011      0 comments

I finally got back to walking on a regular basis after a hard winter and now we are getting frequent rain...... Read more
90% Chance of Not Walking Tomorrow
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      4 comments

The Weather forecast is for 90% chance of rain tomorrow. Sounds wet and not inviting. Now I could walk during the 10% chance of no rain, but with my luck, there is a 120% that it would start raining “hard” when I got to the half way point ... Read more
Better Week
Sunday, February 20, 2011      0 comments

This past week was a big change as far as the weather goes. Warmer weather allowed me to walk three days in a row. Yesterday I wore a pedometer as I knew I would be on my feet a lot while working at the railroad and was surprised to learn I... Read more
More weather issues
Tuesday, February 08, 2011      1 comments

Well it is going on 7 weeks of snow every week and few days to walk. Not a lot to say, just waiting out the weather...... Read more
300 Miles in 2011
Sunday, February 06, 2011      3 comments

My goal for 2011 is to walk 300 miles. The extended winter weather has already put me behind as I do not walk far in snow, freezing rain or wind chills below 30°. But the days I can walk, I do feel better afterwards. Now it just needs ... Read more
One Year
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      1 comments

Today marks 365 days on Spark according to my water streak, yes I really do drink a lot of water daily. I started Spark post knee surgery during the extended recovery time, which turned out to not have been fully successful. Now with limite... Read more
Winter hanging on
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      0 comments

The groundhog says early spring today and this morning the wind chill is 17 here in TN. While the snow storm passed us to the north this time, the extreme cold came down. No walking in the sub-freezing wind... ... Read more
Winter is back
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      0 comments

The Feb 1st 2100 mile snow/ice storm is upon us starting today. At least this time it will pass us to the north and we will just get rain and thunder storms so we will not be snow bound again this week.... Read more
BAck to RR Work
Saturday, January 29, 2011      0 comments

The first good weather this month and I spent the day working at the railroad where I got in four hours of real labor by digging dirt mostly. Winters are hard on me because I do not get out enough and do physical work like I need to do in o... Read more
Snow Gone
Friday, January 28, 2011      1 comments

Well it looks like we get a couple of nice days before any chance of snow for a week or so. The winter has had the most recorded snow in TN and it is not over. The good thing is that I got out and walked, my main source of exercise...... Read more
15,000 Today
Thursday, January 20, 2011      0 comments

Finally something to talk about. With this blog posting, I will cross 15,000 Spark points. emoticon ... Read more

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