And I’m about to eat a candy bar.

19 09 2014

Hi! Welp, yes, I needed tissues. :) That’s alright.

So, it’s been a few days since my last real update. I’ve been walking like a crazy woman. Every day, at least 10000 steps, which equals about 4 miles. My typical route for my morning walk is 3.2 miles. I’ll be upping that soon. Aches and pains are starting to show, which was really the point of doing this 40 day everyday walk. Knees, ankles, all that good stuff. I need to know what my weak points are and what will need special attention when I’m walking a normal week’s worth of miles in one or two days. Here’s where I am so far in my trek.

Week One:
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 Week Two:

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 And here’s where I am on the lovely Camino, courtesy of Walking4Fun.com, including this week’s miles so far.

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I can't wait to actually see this in person!!

I can’t wait to actually see this in person!! 

Still dreaming, still striving, still motivated. Life is Good.

<3





Standing post

14 09 2014

Mass starts at 12. If I sit down I WILL NOT get back up to go. Looks like I’m standing up for the next 15-20 minutes.

I’m majorly going to need tissues.





Just a little catch up. (not ketchup)

10 09 2014

Gracious!

I left the charger to my beloved Chromebook in Perry and I hate wordpressing from my phone, so I’m tardy to the blogging party this week. Woopsie.

Got rained on like crazy at the FSU game but it was still a blast. As always, I’m interested to see how the rest of the season goes. Last year’s National Championship has spoiled me. :)

I’ve still been walking every day, and keeping track of my progress along my pretend Camino, courtesy of walking4fun.com. About 38 miles into the trip, and it’s INSANE to me that I will only take 2-3 days to walk what I’ve walked in a week. Here’s where Walking4Fun has me – not the most scenic of routes, but that’s not the most important thing, now, is it?

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My mind is everywhere tonight. It’s been a long day of organizing the house and I’m flat out pooped.

Here’s some good music. Because you deserve good music. 

 

<3

 





Perry thoughts

6 09 2014

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This morning I’m sitting in the quiet of my parents’ house, listening to the rain, drinking water (not coffee yet, I blame my 30 Days of Hustle water challenge for that) and feeling super peaceful. Super peaceful? I am not a surfer. You know what I mean. I’ll never be quite as elegant as I’d like to be. 

Because the parents are off cruising to Alaska, Shawn and I get their season tickets and will be up in Tallahassee for this evening’s game. YAY! Unfortunately, it’s going to rain like a mofo all day, so I will be a complete drowned rat by 3:30. BOO! Meh, not so much boo, it’ll be fun as long as I’m not slipping and sliding on my way to the stadium. Or maybe, just maybe, the sun’ll come out and it will be a glorious Florida afternoon. I’ll letcha know how that works out. Maybe a live post from the game, wouldn’t that be fun? 

Alright, I’m off to see if the treadmill still works. I have walking and water-drinking to do. 

<3

 





Finally.

5 09 2014

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So this is what it feels like to have a passion to do something. I kinda like it. Every day I propel myself one step closer to my ultimate destination, the Camino de Santiago. I’ve never been really big on setting goals and actually accomplishing them, mostly because I never had that real drive to DO SOME WORK to get there. This, though, is different. It feels good, and right, and natural. It feels like what I’ve been looking for all along.

 

<3

 





Day 2 and Complete Randomness

3 09 2014

Alrightie, so I have now officially walked 2 DAYS IN A ROW, people! This is not actually a grand reason to celebrate, but it will do. Here’s where I am on my fictional Camino, thanks to Walking 4 fun -

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Yep, I’m moving right along — almost halfway to Roncesvalles. Is this entertaining to anyone besides me? I dunno. Oh well. I think it’s cool. 

And here’s what I might look like in 2 years when I am 7.2-ish miles in:

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Aaaah! Isn’t it pretty?! I will be one of those little dot people! 

Obviously I’m ridiculously excited about this — oops, have I said that before? I am going to say it so many more times. The views and the travel are big reasons for the anticipation, but more than that, it will be time to reflect, time to spend with my Dad, and time to really get down to the basics of life…utter simplicity. I have to be careful not to wish my life away these next 2 years waiting for Camino time. 

Next up for me in the next few days:

  • House cleaning and purging — simplicity is addictive!
  • Looking for some sort of way to make money so I can keep up this whole being-at-home thing.
  • Packing for one more trip to Tallahassee for the first home FSU game! woot!
  • Walking, walking, walking, walking

Here’s some good music for you while you eagerly await my next mind-blurb. So much fun. I wanna hang out with these guys. 

 

<3

 





Day One of my 40 Days of Walking!

2 09 2014

Ok so you know this is going to be about Camino stuff. I started training today! My plan to get myself started is simply to walk at least 3.2 miles a day for the next 40 days. Once I get that accomplished, I’ll move on to adding mileage and a pack and all that stuff. I figure I have 2 years, I can take my time. :)

Day One is complete:

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So here’s the fun part – while browsing on the fitbit site, I googled “camino” in the community section, just to see if there were any fellow trainers hanging out. I was so surprised to find this neat-o torpedo site that actually syncs with your fitbit and compares your mileage to where you would be on the Camino! You get pics and everything, of just where you would be on The Way. It’s my first day using it so I can’t give an absolute review, but the idea is genius and is just one more little push to make sure that I’m training a little every day. Take a look: it’s called Walking 4 Fun – I’m pretty jazzed about it. I haven’t put my steps in for the day yet, so here’s what my walk looks like:

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Since this is my first day of semi-unemployment, I have a lot to accomplish today besides walking. Operation Declutter is well on its way. Have a great day, you guys!

 








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