Pile on the Miles Update and Some New Walking Trails

I have totally been slacking since I moved! The first week I have a pretty good excuse because we didn’t have internet, but since then I have just been lazy!

I think I might try to blame Pepper because she has been sitting on my computer more than usual in the last couple of weeks!

Who could work with all that cat on their laptop?

Who could work with all that cat on their laptop?

She actually turned on itunes while she was sitting here

She actually turned on itunes while she was sitting here

I want to try to post every day this month and I am going  to try to get in 31 posts even though I have gotten off to a slow start. I guess that means there will be a few days with double posts!

This November I participated in Pile on the Miles, a challenge to walk or run as many miles as possible in an effort to pile on the miles and not the pounds during the holiday season. I challenged myself to walk 60 miles in the month of November and I actually walked 63! Yay! I didn’t win any of the prizes, and I am pretty sure that I did pile on some pounds due to the stress and craziness of moving. The good news is that I stuck with it and accomplished my goal. I am going to try to keep it up this month to see if I can make exercise a habit.

I started the challenge in Little Rock and finished in St. Louis so I had to find some new places to walk. One of the places I have been walking is Laumeier Sculpture Park, which I have discussed at length previously.

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This is a really fun park to walk in because there are so many interesting sights to see. The last time I visited I ended up seeing this little cave that looked like something out of a fairy tale. (Or maybe I am just really looking forward to the Hobbit!)

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The other walking path Josh introduced me to is Grant’s Trail. Grant’s Trail was converted from the Missouri Railroad in the 1990’s as part of the Rails to Trails program. It is about 8 miles long and goes right past Grant’s Farm and the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic site. It is in the middle of a residential area so there aren’t as many interesting sites as the Two Rivers Park or the Big Dam Bridge. It is a great trail and it is conveniently located near our apartment complex.

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Since the trail goes by Grant’s Farm, you get to walk by pastures of Budweiser Clydesdales.

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I have a bunch of other pictures but I am going to save them for a post discussing Grant’s Trail in more depth. Hope you are all having a great day. I think I’m going to head out for a walk!

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