Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day-9.2 miles

I thought of Sarge and Sollie throughout my walk today.

I thank you for your service to our country...

... and I remember those who gave their lives.
I took the longer route through Sands Point today.
Do you remember this old friend?

I was happy to see her/him (what do I know about cows?!)
Here's the view from someone's backyard.

No my friends ... it's not the view from my backyard!
It was a beautiful day and a beautiful walk.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday--6.16 miles ... but I could swear it's more!

It's another Sunday walk without Joan.  I did see a few friends on the way, though.
I stopped in the train station to grab a water and say hello to the man at the newstand.  He told me that today is his last day.  Somebody took over the stand and he has lost his job.
He told me his name last year.
I'm sad that I can't remember it.

The swans are back.  This one's mate is off to the right.

I've put up this shot before.  I took it today for Sarge.  I think he likes it.
Auntie Bee ... please tell Sarge I'm sending him my love.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Saturday--7.33 miles

I'm a picture-taking-fiend on my walks.  I had a few shots of pretty flowers I could have chosen.  I'm glad I chose this one. 
So I walked through Sands Point, which is a favorite route for me.  The whole village smelled like peat moss!!!  The gardeners were out in force!

This is one of my favorite streets in Sands Point.  I think it's called Plum Beach.  Can't see the houses from the street as they're behind gates.
The street is lined with such lovely trees.
Do you know what they are?
This new friend came running from her house and walked by my side for some time.  I tried to get her to go back.  I guess the Invisible Fence wasn't working!
I took the pedometer along for the walk ... what the heck.  I just had to do the math.
7.33 miles.
Bee ... tell Sarge I walked for him today!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Smiles for miles!

I'm in school waiting for my next group ...
I thought I'd share a picture of last year's graduating 5th graders just to make you smile!

Our Training Schedule for This Week:
Monday Rest

Tuesday 3 miles Easy walking

Wednesday 15 minutes Moderate cross-training

Thursday 5 miles Moderate walking

Friday 30 minutes Easy cross-training

Saturday 7 miles Easy walking

Sunday 6 miles Easy walking

Countdown: 18 Weeks

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday night--a cuppulla miles

Had to pick the car up from Competition Glass tonight ... so I decided to walk.  After a late night last night and a long day today I was fairly tired.  How do people go to the gym after a long day at work?  I don't know!
Anyway ... I did walk a few miles.  Didn't take the pedometer because I DON'T LIKE IT!
I walked in the opposite direction of my usual route.
The late afternoon sun made the water so beautiful
I'm sending Sarge and Bee lots of love.
Tomorrow is going to be a long day for you ... but I know that you're going to conquer this thing!

Monday, May 24, 2010


I already said this ... but I'll say it again!
Thanks to you, it looks like I might just reach my goal by my birthday!
I sent out a "fundraising blast" yesterday and the results have started to come in.
Watch for something special in the mail Bee.  Should get to you in the next few days.  Hope it makes it to the Funshine State in one piece (or so.)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday walk without Joan--7.5 miles

I know ... I had a peony up already ... but this lady's peonies are so beautiful I had to take a picture.
Speaking of taking pictures ... I had my camera out and took pictures throughout my walk today.  Wanted to take you on my route with me.  When I looked at them I was kinda bored.  Just a lot of road shots!  I will show you this one though...

The ducks and geese are out, and I'm maneuvering through the poop.
Now I just wrote "poop" on a piece of paper and when I turned it around it said "dood" and that should please Thumper ... but if you're dyslexic ... and you reverse your "b"s ... it says "boob" and that should please Sarge.
I'm all about pleasing people!
(I think I'm going to be doing something later to please you, Bee!)
Stupid pedometer said "5.63"  So I did the math ... divide by 3 and add to 5.63 ... which gives me a headache and "7.50" which is what I think I walked.  I did google GPS yesterday and I might just make the investment.  The lowest price was about $140.  I told Ronnie he could have it after the walk.
I'm not complaining about the gout ... but I'm going to call the doctor and ask for a prescription.  I just didn't want to have to take medication for the rest of my l-i-f-e!  To make matters worse, I have a bunion on that foot.  Man ... it stinks getting old!
Before I leave you for today ...
here's a friend I see on this route every time I take it ...

He/she is always tied up at the door, which makes me a little sad.
He/she has a white cat who sometimes sits at the window.
I like this pooch.
ps--Joan didn't walk today because her family made her an 80th birthday party last night.
Happy Birthday Joan!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Correction--6.6 miles

Where do I get a GPS?
(And I wonder if I can return the STUPID pedometer!)

converting--7.92 km

No Sarge.  I'm not converting to "Republicman."
I have a new pedometer and I'm converting from km to miles ...
I had to google a km to m calculator.
So this is what I got ...
I don't like it.
I'm sure I walked farther than that based on the time I've been out walking (two hours ... and, at 3 miles per hour ... I read that as at least 6 miles.)
I'm taking my car out to clock this one.
I also googled GOUT.
Yep ... I've got that.

Friday, May 21, 2010

19 weeks

Countdown: 19 Weeks

Our Training Schedule for This Week:

Monday Rest

Tuesday 3 miles Easy walking

Wednesday 15 minutes Moderate cross-training

Thursday 5 miles Moderate walking

Friday 30 minutes Easy cross-training

Saturday 6 miles Easy walking

Sunday 5 miles Easy walking

Until school is out (which is in almost a month) I do my walking on weekends.  I'm just too busy during the week ...
This year, again, I'm thinking about the cross training.
Just thinking about it.
That's all.
I'll be walking tomorrow.
I'll have a nice picture for you!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday--Rest Day

Today is a "rest" day ... so ... I'll do that. 
My feet feel fine and I'm doing great.
The thermometer is for our Team Progress.
If you want to see each individual walker ... click on the picture of Karen and me and take a look.
'Chelle ... will you be joining Blogger Babes?
Sarge ... repeat after me ... "boobies."

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday's walk--7.3 miles

I just finished my Sunday walk ... part of which is spent with Joan.
She won't be able to walk with me next Sunday because she will be in the City after her 80th birthday party Saturday night.  Joan is such an amazing person ... I have trouble keeping up with her!
On the way, we saw a single gossling and it's family.

More and more babies will be born in the next few weeks ... and you know what that means ...
more and more ...
goose poop!
Walker's beware!
The boats are appearing as the weather gets warmer.
I took this one for you Sarge!

The tide was low ... so it's not as pretty as it can be ... but the flag is always flying.
My feet are still a tiny bit sore from yesterday's walk ... but I did ok.
In October, 16 miles won't be much at all.  I have a lot of training to do!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Training walk--16 miles

Today I joined a few of the walkers from "our" training group in NYC.  I put up a picture of this sculpture some time ago.  It's called "Eyes" but we know it's boobies, eh Sarge?
We were on our way to the Brooklyn Bridge ...

... and here we are on the bridge!  I was so excited.  I believe we walked over the Brooklyn Bridge on the 2-day walk I did about 10 years ago.  Auntie Bee, you might remember that Bethanny and Ramona walked over this bridge to get to Alex! They were NOT on the bridge today ... but TONS of others were walking and riding and running from Manhattan to Brooklyn... and back.  I was as much of a tourist as anyone else!
It was a great day.
I walked 16 miles ... and I feel pretty darn good!
Tomorrow is a slightly shorter walk with Joan.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Another new Blogger Babe!

Attention followers of Boobies ...
we have a new member of our team!
Mother of Max ... Karen!
(I think you can visit her SGK page here!
I'm going to REST today ... because the excitement is just too much!
Love you Sarge!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day--7.3 miles

This is in a neighbor's yard. 
OK ... I will.
Did my walk with Joan this morning. 
It is so cold.  I'm trying to warm up with hot tea!  The weather is crazy!
I walked for you today, Sarge.
Sending you lots of love!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Buenas Dias!

Just got back from a 2 hour walk.  I guess that's about 6 miles for me.  I'll clock it later.
People say "hi" and "good morning" and wave and smile, but today I got my first "Buenas Dias!"  I liked it.
Blogger Babes for Boobies is now up to THREE members!  Wow.  We're not even a week old and people are joining like crazy!  If you're visiting by way of Jeter's blog ... and you want to find out more ... click on the picture of Captain Roberta and Captain Karen on the sidebar.  Then click on San Francisco ... then type in Blogger Babes for Boobies. (You like that name, don't you Sarge?!)  You don't have to register ... just look around.  You can register as CREW, too, you know.  Biker blogger babes ... there are crew who drive choppers. (Do I make sense?)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Training begins ... and yes Auntie Bee ... you can most certainly ride your scooter ... because I said so!

Countdown: 21 Weeks
Here's my Training Schedule for This Week:

Monday Rest

Tuesday 3 miles Easy walking

Wednesday Rest

Thursday 4 miles Moderate walking

Friday 30 minutes Easy cross-training

Saturday 5 miles Easy walking

Sunday 4 miles Easy walking
The GREAT news is ... The 3-Day will transfer all the donations from my San Diego account to my San Francisco account!  I was a little worried when Cousin Barry's very generous donation went to Cousin Ro in SD!
Thank you Baz!  I love you!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Blogger Babes

Here we are ... co-captains of Blogger Babes for Boobies!  So far there are 2 team members ... who just happen to be the co-captains!  The one on the right (Karen Nichols/Glass) is very very popular.  The one on the left ... well ... that's me!  If you want to read Karen's blog click here!  Michelle ... are you joining our team?  Can we have three captains?  Auntie Bee?  Sarge?
Thought you would like to see our fundraising thermometer!
We're on our way!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Going back!

I hope I don't confuse you ...
I've decided to return to San Francisco ...
and I'm walking with the great KAREN NICHOLS (herself) and Michelle ... I'm walking with you, too!
The team is Blogger Babes for Boobies ...
so ...
join us!
Stay tuned!