Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Color Run

Sometimes we all need a race to be fun.  That’s exactly what The Color Run is about.  You run 5K (or walk or dawdle or do pretty much whatever you want), you get showered at each kilometer mark with powdered … Continue reading

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Morning Porch Haiku

Hummingbird strikes deep Globe thistle ball of blossom Long throats of nectar.

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As Good As It Gets

Yesterday was a perfect summer day.  David and I have been mostly engaged in activities that use our upper bodies since our return from that 13-day-lower-body-workout-test of walking close to 200 miles in 13 days.  We’ve been swimming and kayaking, … Continue reading

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Hike-U’s

“What are the syllables in a haiku,” Peter asked me, somewhere on the walk between Keld and Reeth.  I gave him a fairly lengthy reply, explaining that the 5-7-5 syllable scheme is decidedly Western, as traditional Japanese haiku have 17 … Continue reading

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Walking in Sunshine

David and I went for our first walk since getting home yesterday.  We headed out on the trail across the hay meadows at the top of Blake’s Hill, then down into Northwood State Park to walk around Betty Meadow Pond. … Continue reading

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Bi-Coastal Coast to Coasters

Yes, the Bi-Coastal, NH/WA team finished the Coast to Coast walk today at 2:30, far ahead of the other C2Cers huffing up the long steep hill out of Grosmont this morning. It’s not that we were faster, just “sensible” as … Continue reading

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I Think I’m Going To Make It But I Don’t Know About My iPhone

Have you ever walked 10 miles straight into the teeth of a Northeaster?  Now I have, from Blakey Ridge to Glaisdale.  I’m sure it’s a lovely walk but all we saw was each other’s feet as we trudged through rain … Continue reading

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