Friday, October 30, 2009

100 Mile Fitness Challenge Update: October 23 - 30


Another week down, but this one was special. As I told you all, I went on a cruise with three of my high school girlfriends, and I was determined to put away a few miles with their help.

We didn't do half bad, considering that we didn't shut up for two minutes, and when we weren't talking, we were drinking libations. We went to the beach for a couple days before the cruise, and on that first morning, we went on a 7 mile beach walk. Those last few yards were practically crossed on hands and knees, but we made it. The picture below was taken at the halfway point. (Kim and Julie, in the front, are also on the list for the challenge!)





















We also walked on the ship's track, and of course we walked all over the Bahamas when we disembarked. In Freeport, I spotted a lighthouse and needed to see it. Look at what we found at the end of our journey:

















As you may remember, I set a goal of 20 miles for this week. If I had walked today, I would have hit my goal, but dirty house and dirty laundry beckoned. We did log in 15 miles amidst our frolicking, which brings my total miles to a respectable 66. Barring unseen entanglements, next week I'm aiming for 20 miles again! Time to work off those late-night buffets!
Don't forget to check in with Trish to report your miles!

17 comments:

Melody said...

I think you & your friends are doing well! And oh, the beach is beautiful!

farmlanebooks said...

Beautiful surroundings! Congratulations on keeping up with the walking. I hope that you make your target next week - those chores are always annoying!

JoAnn said...

You're doing great!! Love those beach photo...

Molly said...

GREAT job!

I hope you do a separate post on all the cruise buffets - and other fun ship activities. It looks like you had gorgeous weather with fun friends.

Welcome back home!

Alice Teh said...

Love your pics! The beach is beautiful. And so are all of you.

I forgot to report my miles!!! Thanks for the reminder, Sandy.

Susan said...

Sandy, I have to confess that when I saw your pictures on FB, I was stunned! You look ten years younger in those photos! All that walking must be working...you looked beautiful!

bermudaonion said...

I'm so glad you had such a good time. I would have totally forgotten about walking if I'd been you!

The Bumbles said...

That is an awesome beachside pool! Your photo perspective looked like the steps led right into the ocean. I'm so glad you had a fun trip with your old friends. Sometimes reconnecting face to face with people never quite captures what we've built up in our minds through online/phone conversations. Sounds like your reunion was a big success.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Welcome back from what sounds like a wonderful vacation! Did you say that you hadn't seen some of these women for years, and reconnected via Facebook?

I'm very impressed that you did so much walking on your vacation, and that two of your friends have also taken on the challenge!

Amy said...

Your photos are beautiful Sandy! No wonder you walked the beach! I love seeing the group of you together! So glad you had such a fun time!

(But it's great to have you back blogging!)

ds said...

Welcome back!! That's a lot of walking for a cruise (7 miles on a beach--I'd be dead). Love love the lighthouse. So very glad that you had such a wonderful trip with your friends!

Jenners said...

Now that I see the photos, I'm dreaming of a cruise! Wow...look at that sand! And good for you for getting so much walking done. It looks like you had a fantastic time!

Beth F said...

How did I miss this fabulous post??? Lovely photos and way to go with getting in so much walking.

Shore Debris said...

Great job on the walking - not sure I could manage that many miles on a vacation!

Serena said...

You are doing fantastic. Keep up the great work. I am so jealous. I could use one of these vacations

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

You did great while you were on your cruise! And I love your pics! I need a vacation before this baby gets here...

Anna said...

Beautiful pictures. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation and you're doing awesome with this challenge.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric