A Colorful Walk

Week two of bachelorette livin’ is here 🙂

Zach really couldn’t have picked a better week to be out of town this time — being in the midst of the taper-crazies :).

He’s a smart boy, that guy.


All joking aside, for the first time in all my training cycles — I have embraced the taper.  This was a tough training cycle, but I logged plenty of good miles, I feel mentally prepared, and I’m starting to get excited.   I’m fairly content to walk it out, practice some yogis, and keep the runs shorts and easy until Sunday.

Lord knows with my luck lately I’d pay for it if I didn’t! ;).

An Afternoon Walk

On my “workout schedule” included walking 3 miles today.  So I took my lunch period and got 2 miles in while it was still nice out.

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And boy was it nice

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I walked around the park near my office building and enjoyed the last bit of leaves on the ground that I think Colorado is getting this season.  I may or may not have kicked and skipped through some leave piles for old times sake. . . maybe.

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I loved getting some fresh air and the easy walk definitely loosened up my legs quite a bit.

By the time I got home, I walked the final mile with Gusman around our neighborhood, for a total of about 3.2 miles of intentional walking today.

With weather like this, it’s really not hard to talk myself into getting out in the  middle of the day or after a long day at work.  It’s just about perfect for it.  AND we have to soak up the last bit of evening sun we have before the time change, right?!


The party of last week continues on into tonight with a movie and easy dinner.

Turkey sandwich on a toasted “energy bar” loaf of bread with cheese, raspberry spread and greens.

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And of course, my favorite chex mix made it’s way back into my grocery cart for the week.


I really can’t help it — I’m carbo loading, ok?

And now, it’s time to enjoy dinner and sit down with my chick flick of the evening


Have a great Monday night, all 🙂

Question of the Day:  Do you consider an intentional walk a workout?

Right now, you betcha!


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24 thoughts on “A Colorful Walk

  1. I have a hard time counting a walk as a workout, at least for me. I think walking is SO important and wish everyone did it more. I absolutely consider a walk a workout for most of the people out there, but for me I really feel like I need to workout harder. Though I’m sure I would benefit from light workouts, a lot. 🙂

  2. Love the leaves! Fall foliage makes this girl smile 🙂

    I don’t consider intentional walking a workout because I’m too hard on myself. If other people do it I’m right there to (sincerely) congratulate them, but for some reason I can’t let myself do the same workout. I know that walking is GREAT exercise and cross-training, but apparently there’s a disconnect between my mouth saying that, my ears hearing that, and my brain processing that…

  3. I consider a walk a workout! Think of how many people in this country cannot walk two miles.. any time spent walking and being active is good. Plus the mental benefits from a nice relaxing walk… especially one with the beautiful scenery like yours! 🙂

  4. In a way, unless I’m hiking I think of it more as recreational exercise than a workout. The difference being that for me it’s more about getting in some movement then working up a sweat and/or building muscle. With that said I don’t think someone needs to “workout” everyday but a little bit of daily exercise is important.

  5. ahhh love the fall colors, CO style. i’ve done a ridic amount of walking lately too — best time of year to trek around! if we’re ever in one another’s city, we should meet up for some walks and talks. 🙂

    • Tapering is just the last week or two of a training cycle. When your miles lower and you start to rest and prepare for the big day (race day). It’s stressful for a lot of runners because you have the anxiety of the race coming up but you aren’t getting as many miles as you’re used to!

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