Today didn’t quite work out the way my husband and I “planned” for it to go. Weather was a bit too glum for us to take a drive out to a nice park for a walk, and I got extra hours added to my Sunday shift (which is making me really, really grumpy…grrr)! Yeah, yeah, I need the extra hours…I just don’t want them ON A SUNDAY! I haven’t worked any Sunday shifts since December, so I guess I won’t get too whiny about this.
So we decided to “close the books” on a trivia spot and use up our leftover trivia prize winnings on…lunch! So we took a walk from a parking lot in Ypsilanti’s “Depot Town” and walked to Tower Inn and back, which was a 1.6 mile round trip. Then we went to the library to return and pick up some DVDs…and came back home (gee our lives our so exciting, aren’t they?) I felt like I wanted a bit more of a walk, so I was a little…antsy! I guess it’s a good sign when you enjoy your exercise routine so much that you get the “shakes” when you don’t get quite enough! JK – I didn’t really get the “shakes” – but that 1.6 miles just didn’t feel like…enough.
So today’s walk had a…sequel! Which brought my total miles today to 5.3! I didn’t really “time” the walk I took to Tower Inn and back (since that was pretty much just a “stroll”), but the “sequel” was 3.7 miles and took 53 minutes. Yay! I wanted to get that walk done in under 60 minutes. I think breaking up my walks into two separate walks was actually a good thing! This essentially turned the first walk into a “warmup walk,” which made me really step things up in the “sequel.” Knowing that I’m probably not taking a walk on Sunday was also an extra motivator to get some steps in today.
Sorry, no photos of today’s walk (didn’t bring the camera)! I will, however, share a photo from Friday’s walk that I haven’t posted yet:
Me on Sweet Road in Ypsilanti Township. Today’s temperature during my walking time was 27, as displayed on a local church sign (minimal wind chills today).
Let’s see if I can remember today’s “jams” – all picked randomly and played on my mp3 player:
- Mysterious Ways, U2
- Sledgehammer, Peter Gabriel
- Behind the Wheel (remix), Depeche Mode
- National Anthem, Radiohead
- Staying Alive, The Bee Gees
- Come With Me, Puff Daddy (including sample of Kashmir by Led Zeppelin)
- Miss You, Rolling Stones
- The Tide Is High, Blondie
I know there has to be a missing track or two. These are all I can think of!