Exciting Hour

Today I decided to sneak in a jog after work and before going the movies. I did however significantly underestimate the heat. I knew I was going to eat/drink with friends later in the night, so I was trying to offset calories.

I did my usual 3.8 mile loop close to my house in exactly 1 hour. I should have turned around right away as the heat was terrible. But I’m not very smart ūüôā


As I started walking to warm up, I revisit The List of Lists from SRG to review objects to spot. I was on the hunt!

Within five minutes I spot a bicycle just laying outside of a school. I had to go back half a block to get into the school area to grab a shot.

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Two minutes later I spot the cart! It’s by the bus stop just waiting for me. I crossed to street to get a close up shot.

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I made my way to Revere Beach and my feet were cooked from jogging on pavement in the 95 degree weather. I quickly made my way to the sand! This is where I got a picture of the bird! 

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Turns out that Revere Beach is hosting a festival this weekend with sand sculptures, music and some rides!

If you have 2 minutes, watch the quick video.

On the way back home I saw a cool not so rusty little machine!

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On the rusty machines front, I went by the rusty car again and took a day picture. It’s a pretty cool challenger!

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Close to my house I found a recent accident. I didn’t investigate, but here is a 30 second video of it!

I intended for this to be published before going to the movies, but it’s getting posted AFTER and it’s Saturday 1:20am!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Spotted: Rocks, Bike, and Chimney

I’m not a runner nor¬†a biker but I play both¬†on the internet! About three months ago I simply made the decision to¬†get healthier. Problem #1¬†– I love food! Problem #2 – I don’t like exercise! When you combine these¬†two problems you’re in big trouble; by “you’re in trouble” I mean I’m in big trouble!

I don’t want to¬†spend hours at the gym,¬†so given¬†option between the gym or exercise¬†out in the open, the latter will always win. I’ve tried to lose weight in the past but after a month or two I usually stop. In an attempt to keep me honest and keep me going I started this blog.

This blog is intended for me to go back and look at what I’ve accomplished and what I’ve done to get healthy. It has, however, become an outlet for more than tracking activities. I’ve found a super supportive community who share ideas, values, stories, tips, and overall motivate each other¬†to keep going.

With that long introduction out-of-the-way, let me get to the meat of “The Hunt” or “The Spotted”! SlowRunnerGirl¬†and others turn exercise¬†such as running, jogging, and biking into a sort of game or challenge. During your activity keep an eye out for certain objects. For a full list of objects and rules visit her entry; she does a much better job explaining whole concept.

Yesterday my buddy Mike and I went on out to Breakheart Reservation in Saugus for a leisurely walk/jog/cycling session. He wanted to try out my new used bike! I wanted to try jogging on my new new shoes.

It was a wonderfully hot and humid day! I didn’t want to get hurt so I walked over 50% of the route. I jogged¬†up the hills and also jogged for two 5 minutes segments on the flat sections. Today I was not crying from pain, so I’m thinknig the new shoes are doing their job!

I was ready to “Spot” a couple of objects from the list. I knew that I was going to see¬†rocks because I’ve been there before, is that cheating?! So figured¬†I’d combine two objects in one shot, the bike and the rock. While I was looking for some cool rock formations, I came accross the chimney! So below are pictures from yesterday. Hope you enjoy!

 

The Bike & The Rock

 

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The Chimney & The Rock!