A Crappy Day Outside… Here’s Something I Thought Was Funny

As it is really freakin’ crappy outside right now, here is something that made me laugh (I’d give credit to the creator but I have no idea who that is!):

 

Another Day, Another 24 Kilometers of Bike Riding

After yesterdays painful walk, I awoke this morning with the idea of a bike ride for today. The logic being that a bike ride should technically be a lower imapct workout. I’m not 100 percent sure if that’s true, but it was a good ride nonetheless. The only real downside to riding ober walking, is that I take a lot fewer photos.

I headed out to the usual places (Baker, Bowmont and Bowness parks), aroung 1:30 PM. Although still a little cool, it was a less gloomy today, with a mix of sun and clouds as opposed to the dark, grey day that was yesterday in Calgary.

The route I took today is my usual walking route, and it crosses the Bow river in two places.
The total distance is right around six kilometers, so when I’m walking I usually do two loops for a twelve kilometer walk. Occasionally I will walk the loop third time. Riding a bike is a hell of a lot faster, so I add several extra loops, so I can burn some more calories. Today I did the loop four times for a total of twenty four kilometers. I was contemplating a fifth, making it thirty kilometers, but to be honest, my ass was starting to get sore from sitting on the bike seat. Twenty four would have to do!

 

Take a Few Days Off – Pay the Price (12 km/7.45 miles)

After taking the weekend off, I got back to walking today with a late afternoon twelve kilometer stroll through Baker, Bowmont and Bowness parks on an absolutely grey day.

I didn’t get going until about one thirty in the afternoon. It was cool out, but I like that when walking (but hate it when lounging), and the skies were completely grey – Boy did it feel like a “first day of school” day from my childhood! I originally toyed with the idea of biking, but I decided that after two days off, perhaps I should stick to walking today. Besides, I had some podcasts to catch up on, and a couple hours walking in the park is a great way to do that.

Well, after twelve kilometers I was hurting. My legs were aching and my back (a constant problem), was giving me grief. Most of the time when I am walking, I try to jog at least part of the route, but not today – my damn legs would have fallen off or something. Still, I needed this walk, as it had been two days since my last one. I think the next time I take two days off, I’m going to make sure I stay just a little more active than I did this time! lol.

Have a fantastic day, folks!!!

Walking Fish Creek – August 29, 2016 (5.93 km/3.67 miles)

Well, this is posted out of order…

Thought I might end up not getting a walking today, but managed to squeeze one in at the end of the day with my buddy Manfred. Walked just under six kilometers. It would have been a better walk had we not been eaten alive by the freakin’ mosquitoes!

Fish Creek On a Sunday – August 14, 2016 (8.07 km/5.01 miles)

A nice, brisk walk on a very muggy Sunday afternoon with my buddy. There were quite a few people enjoying the day, picnicking, Pokemoning and just plain enjoying this beautiful park on a beautiful day. Just as we were winding down the walk, thunder started rolling. We timed this one pretty well.