Archive for the Fitness Category

Full Moon in Daylight

After walking over 100 miles during the 21 day Fitness Challenge and then a further 12+ miles during the PunchBowl Hike, decided to take a few days off. Then this morning (around 7am), on my first day back out walking, I saw the most amazing sight. Specifically, a full moon with blazing full sun off in the distance. I thought it was most unusual but apparently its a completely normal occurrence. Apparently two things contribute to seeing a full moon during daylight: “first, it is bright enough that its light penetrates the scattered blue light of the sky. If you’re […]

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Fitness Challenge: Success

104.89 miles walked and 11,497 calories burned. So WELL DONE ME for successfully completing the Fitness Challenge which involved walking for on average an hour every day for the last 21 days! You can check out even more amazing stats via my RunKeeper account!

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Cooking Challenge

Since I started the fitness challenge over two weeks ago, I’ve walked over 70 miles and will most likely walk over 100 miles by the time the challenge concludes. So quite pleased with myself for pushing through even on days where my heart and oh yeah my knees simply wasn’t in it! But whereas the exercise is going well, the diet is complete rubbish. This past week I had chips (french fries) for dinner three nights in a row. Now I didn’t particularly enjoy the chips but yet, I didn’t have enough willpower to resist the temptation to go back […]

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Gravity Defying Leaf

I take a lot of pictures while out on my daily walks. It keeps things interesting. Below is one of the pictures taken this morning of a leaf defying gravity that totally stopped me in my tracks. I have no idea what was holding the leaf up and so now I wish I had taken video of the leaf hovering.

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Weak Knees

My fitness challenge is going well. Since starting on Saturday, I have walked approximately 26 miles. However, getting a bit concerned as my right knee is feeling a bit weak. So need to build leg strength. That involves building in time after my morning walk to put a cold pack around each knee for about fifteen minutes. Also, spend time doing the recommended knee strengthening exercises (see video below)! Then in the evening, repeat the exercises and put a heat pad/warm towel around the knees for half an hour. Another thing is to stick to the 3 to 4 miles […]

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