Friday, September 29

I’ve actually had a busy week.

Wednesday, September 27

I went kayaking in the Hudson River with my friend. It was a gorgeous day – the river was serene, the sky was blue, and the temperatures in the mid-80s to 90 degrees.

Thursday, September 28

I walked with my friend for an hour on the “hard” trail. Again, a beautiful day, only cooler.

Friday, September 29

I went out around 2.10 p.m. It was mostly cloudy and 65°F, with a humidity of 44 percent, a dew point of 42°F, and winds WSW at 3 mph.

I walked for 3 minutes,
ran for 12 minutes,
walked for 1 minute,
ran for 12 minutes,
walked for 1 minute,
ran for 3 minutes,
then walked home for a total of 34 minutes.

Run time: 27 minutes

Walk time: 7 minutes

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Saturday, April 30

Thursday, April 28

I did go kayaking, but unfortunately we forgot the camera! We went to Walkill Creek in New Paltz, and it was beautiful! Hopefully we’ll remember the camera next week.

I also walked with my friend for an hour.

Saturday, April 30

Today I went out around 3.45 p.m. It is mostly cloudy and 63°F, with a dew point of 39°F and a humidity of 41 percent. (Tomorrow it’s supposed to be 100% humidity and 50°F – it’s not sounding pleasant!)

I walked for 3 minutes;
ran for 11 minutes;
walked for 2 minutes;
ran for 12 minutes;
then walked home for a total of 31 minutes.

Run time: 23 minutes

Walk time: 9 minutes

I ran with my compression sleeve, with was much better!

Wednesday, April 27

Sunday, April 24

Sunday I went kayaking with my friend to Black Creek in Ulster County. It was a beautiful day!

The Black Creek

The Black Creek

Getting stuck while turning around!

Getting stuck while turning around!

The Ulster County Rail Trail

The Ulster County Rail Trail

Tuesday, April 26

I ran on the treadmill as follows:

Walked for 4 minutes;
ran for 11 minutes; walked for 2 minutes;
ran for 11 minutes;
walked for 2 minutes.

Run time: 22 minutes

Walk time: 8 minutes

Wednesday, April 27

I went out around 4.15 p.m. It was sunny and 64°F.

I walked for 4 minutes;
ran for 5 minutes; walked for 1 minute;
ran for 5 minutes; walked for 1 minute;
ran for 5 minutes; walked for 1 minute;
ran for 7 minutes;
then walked home for a total of 31.5 minutes.

Run time: 22 minutes

Walk time: 9.5 minutes

Tuesday, March 22

Today was a great day! Not only did I go kayaking, but I ran as well!

It was 32°F (0°C) when we set out to Cold Spring, where the Constitution Marsh is located. It was also windy. We drove to Foundry Dock Park, which is right next to Cold Spring’s Metro North station.

One important thing about kayaking here is that you have to go under the railroad bridge to get to the marsh, and you can only do so at low tide. The moon is nearly full, so low tide was kind of high.

The Foundry Park

The Foundry Dock Park

Daffodils are blooming early this year!

Daffodils are blooming early this year!

Going under the railroad bridge

Some of the marsh!

Some of the marsh!

A rare sight on the east side of the Hudson River - a freight train!

A rare sight on the east side of the Hudson River – a freight train (upper left hand corner)!

My friend going under the bridge. It's higher now - I barely had clearance!

My friend going under the bridge. It’s higher now – I barely had clearance!

Not sure what I'm pointing at here

Not sure what I’m pointing at here

For a silly video of me kayaking:

I’d like to note that I also saw a beaver, but unfortunately the kayak was going too fast for me to get the camera out and take a picture!

Today I also ran – on the treadmill.

I walked for 4 minutes;
ran for 11 minutes;
walked for 2 minutes;
ran for 10 minutes;
walked until the 30 minute mark.

Run time: 21 minutes

Walk time: 9 minutes

 

Saturday, March 19

So, it’s been kind of a hectic week.

Monday, March 14

So, I was on the treadmill, expecting to do my usual half hour. However, I only got into minute 21 (or so), so I only did this:

I walked for 4 minutes;
ran for 5 minutes; walked for 1 minute;
ran for 5 minutes; walked for 1 minute;
ran for 5 minutes.

Run time: 15 minutes:

Walk time: 6 minutes

I got a call while I was using the treadmill – I now have a part-time job with the county! (For those who don’t live in the United States, the states are divided into smaller counties, governmentally speaking. So in terms of size, from large to small, it’s the U.S. > U.S. state > state counties > towns, cities, villages.) Yay me!

Of course, working for the government means that you have to do some things before actually working, like getting a background check done. So, I had my fingerprints taken – and imagine my surprise when they did it digitally! I should have figured that technology would upgrade even that! Anyways, I begin work on Monday!

Wednesday, March 16

I went walking with my friend at Vassar Farms. Then I went kayaking with my friend on Wappingers Creek. We kayaked to the Hudson River, which is blocked by Metro North’s Hudson Line, which is the train that goes into Manhattan. The water was really low, and it was too early for the vegetation to start, so we got to see some wrecks that we haven’t been able to see beforehand. We even saw a muskrat – I saw him swimming along, and he stopped at some trees in the river (pics below).

This is a video of the train:

You can see the dirt area before the bridge – the water is really low.

This is one of the wooden barges, which likely sailed in the early 1900s.

This is one of the wooden barges, which likely sailed in the early 1900s.

Another wreck near the Hudson River.

Another wreck near the Hudson River.

Me, in action.

Me, in action.

Muskrat! In the middle of the “triangle.”

A larger (and blurrier) picture of the muskrat.

A larger (and blurrier) picture of the muskrat.

Muskrats and beavers are very similar, and at first I thought it was a beaver, as there are beavers on the Wappingers Creek. However, this fella’s nose was a little more pointy, and his tail was similar to a rat’s tail (except it was black), so it was definitely a muskrat. I loved watching him swim in the water!

Saturday, March 19

I went on the treadmill again.

I walked for 4 minutes;
ran for 5 minutes; walked for 1 minute;
ran for 5 minutes; walked for 1 minute;
ran for 5 minutes; walked for 1 minute;
ran for 5 minutes;
then walked until I hit the 30 minute mark.

Run time: 20 minutes

Walk time: 10 minutes

I hope y’all are having a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 9

A miracle has occurred – it was actually 80°F (nearly 27°C) here today! What a gorgeous day!

My kayaking buddy and I went for my first kayak trip of the year! We paddled down Black Creek. The water was cold, but we saw plenty of turtles!

Here are some pictures. Unfortunately, we didn’t have room to take the sit-in kayak, so I’m on the sit-on-top kayak. Please ignore my grimace on the first pic!

Yes, this is me. My friend snapped a pic before I was aware of it!

Another picture of me!

Another picture of me!

My kayaking buddy

I love the boulders in New York state!

Monday, October 19

I hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Saturday I went kayaking with my friend on the Hudson River. We didn’t really go very far. It was kinda windy, and we got out of the river just in time to see whitecaps due to the increased wind gusts.

Sunday was pitiful. I’m sure my Canadian friend will laugh when she sees this news. Guess what we had the displeasure of seeing?

From Morguefile.com by user FidlerJan.

From Morguefile.com by user FidlerJan.

It was horribly cold and windy with snow showers. I spent most of the day bundled up in my house watching The Closer, season 4, although I did meet a friend for a hot chocolate at Barnes & Noble.

Today I went out around 4.15 p.m. It was sunny and 52°F, with a humidity of 37 percent, a dew point of 26°F, and wind gusts up to 7.6 mph. Since I didn’t do my intervals yesterday, I did them today.

I walked for 2 minutes;
ran for 10 minutes;
sprinted for 1 minute;
ran/jogged for 2 minutes;
sprinted for 1 minute;
ran/jogged for 2 minutes;
sprinted for 1 minute;
ran/jogged for 2 minutes;
sprinted for 30 seconds;
ran/jogged for 2 minutes;
sprinted for 30 seconds;
ran/jogged for 2 minutes;
sprinted for 30 seconds;
ran until the 33 minute mark;
then walked home for a total of 36 minutes.

Run time: 31 minutes

Walk time: 5 minutes