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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Moon Walk

I try to go for a walk every evening.
Last night I went for a walk under the light of the full moon.

Our "employee campus" is on a frontage road that is only about 3/4 of a mile long and stops at a dead end. Many of the employees living here walk or bike up and down this road. Along this road there is an RV park and a few small ranches.

There is a turn off for a steep road up to a subdivision, this is a good place to get a workout. There were some horses at the top of the hill near the back of the RV park.  A deer ran across the road as I was walking back to the RV - it was too fast for me to get a picture.

I am really having fun playing with my new GPS watch, I only walked 1.65 miles this evening, I would have liked to go further, but I was walking while my laundry was in the dryer and had to stop to finish this job.

Walking uphill @ 3.66 mph. I was surprised to see that I've been walking faster uphill than downhill. Uphill is harder on the lungs but downhill is harder on the knees. I used to walk faster than this is Illinois, I thought I used to do a 15 minute mile.  I'm curious to see if I can get to that point again since I am at a higher elevation, with more hills.

On Saturday, when I was hiking on rocky, uneven surfaces, I was being more careful going downhill, so I guess this slowed me down.


  1. Looks like a great morning walk. I'll be glad when it gets cooler so I can get out more.

  2. The moon was very bright. Nice place to walk.

  3. How funny that we were right next to each other at Cayton and didn't meet. I usually talk to my neighbors! And no, we didn't hike at Ridgway. Don fished the river below the dam for 5 days. Today we're heading up in the Grand Mesa for 6 days at Cobbett Lake.

  4. You're walking near the RV park I lived in for a month. Nice country.

  5. Just catching up on your posts. Looks like a neat place. I enjoyed the full moon here in PA :) I am glad you mentioned the GPS watch, I am going to look into one of those.

  6. I remember 15 min per mile walks wa-a-ay back when!! I, too, have been trying to get back to that speed but the closest I've managed is in the low 17 / high 16 min. range (and that's on flat walking surfaces!!!)

    I like your GPS watch!! I've been tracking my walking info via RunKeeper (a free iPhone app). It, too, was created more for the running population but does a great job for us walkers.

    I'd say you're truly enjoying your time there in/around MVNP. I am visiting that area vicariously thru your posts as I never did have the opportunity to get to that NP, though I do still hope that one of these summers I will.

    Continue to enjoy and stay safe


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