Monday, February 9, 2009

Nike+ Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I was "concerned" that I wouldn't be able to make my walking goals for the month of February since I was going to be out of town for the first week. When I got to College Station on January 30th, I made a point of getting some walking in. They had a pretty nice fitness room at the hotel and it was a bit over 2½ miles to the MSC on the Texas A&M campus form the hotel. Now that I look at the Nike+ site, I see that last week, I walked over 60 miles. Almost half what I walked in January. Probably no problem meeting the February goal of 80 miles. In most of the Nike+ challenges I've entered, I'm near the top due to all the walking last week. On my pedometer, I registered 112 miles and I didn't even have it with me when I walked to the mall on Saturday. That would've added another 12 miles. In other words, it sounds like it's time for a rest. I noticed that my feet feel a little sore today as do my hip joints. Walking on the sidewalks and roads is a lot harder on me than walking on the treadmill and snow covered gravel roads that we have here at home. This morning, I was running a bit late and ended up running to the bus stop and it felt good to not be out of breath.

Monday Evening - This evening, I tried running on the treadmill but I feel too tired to go more than about 4 miles. Don't feel sore or anything like that but just sort of run down. Maybe it's the time difference. Or maybe it is working for two weeks straight without a break. Some may think that going to the Internet2 meeting should qualify as a break but there is little opportunity to actually rest unless you count on the plane. Most days last over 12 hours with breaks for meals. One meeting finally ended after 10pm. Maybe I'm coming down with something. I felt chilled yesterday but I attributed that to just coming back to Fairbanks from Texas.


  1. Dropped by to say "Howdy". I'm actually in a hotel room near Seattle right now.

    Katie and I try to walk at least three miles a day. Nothing formal, like the Nike thing.

    I see these older folks who can barely walk. I figure whatever I do now has a chance of keeping me mobile much longer. And riding motorcycles of course!

  2. Thanks for stopping by. I was passing through Seattle on Saturday. I was tempted to rent a bike for the day but didn't have my gear with me. Next time...