Go Do 365

To kickoff building GoDo.com I’ve challenged myself to do something for 365 days. Follow along as I document the journey.

7/23/24
(Tue)
2.67 mile walk to get the day rolling.
7/22/24
(Mon)
Exercise spurts throughout the day… 1.2 mile walk, 3500M row, 1.31 mile walk, 20 min weights.
7/21/24
(Sun)
Nice day for a bike ride… 16.23 miles.
7/20/24
(Sat)
4.5 mile morning walk at a 16:58 pace to loosen up for a day of yard work and BBQ smoking.
7/19/24
(Fri)
Day 632 of doing something every day! 12.74 mile bike ride to the post office at a 12.44 MPH pace. Felt like going for a night walk… 2.68 dark miles.
7/18/24
(Thu)
Walked 3.98 miles at a 16:29 pace. Stopped for a lottery ticket because yesterday was National Lottery Day. Spent $20 got $20 back.
7/17/24
(Wed)
Bike ride to the post office… 11.17 miles. Errands are a great way to get your exercise in!
7/16/24
(Tue)
Another hot humid day… walked 3.54 miles including a loop around Royal Lake… hardly anyone else was there.
7/15/24
(Mon)
Dropped off my daughter’s car for an inspection… walked 3.25 miles back.
7/14/24
(Sun)
Played 18 holes of disc golf at Lexington Manor Park with my son for lunch. Tied at +13 on the Red Tees to B Baskets. Played 9 holes more from the shorts as a tie breaker. Had me a free lunch at Mezeh 🙂
7/13/24
(Sat)
Busy day. Headed to Solomons, MD for a wedding. Snuck in a quick 1.19 mile walk before we left. Congrats Erin & Nate!
7/12/24
(Fri)
Back from vacation and a lot to get caught up on. Worked in a 3.22 mile walk at a 16:58 pace.
7/11/24
(Thu)
Final day in OBX. Started on the beach. Grabbed lunch at O’Neals. Then played both the short 9 hole disc golf courses at Ace Run @ North End Park (-2) and Manteo Middle School (-1).
7/10/24
(Wed)
Played disc golf at Casey R. Logan (OBX) DGC. Shot +9 on the yellow to yellow layout. Went for an evening 2.23 mile walk around Kill Devil Hills.
7/9/24
(Tue)
Headed south on the beach for a 3.05 mile walk.
7/8/24
(Mon)
Put the boat in near Manteo at the Bowsertown Road Access Area for some more sound fishing. Nice boat ride. slow day fishing (1 trout)… then the alternator blew apart on the boat. Shot +5 for the round of disc golf at Currituck County Rural Center. Dinner at 3 Tequilas.
7/7/24
(Sun)
Morning fishing on the Bonner Bridge. Hooked up some nice sea trout. Late lunch at Sam & Omies. Then a 4.16 mile walk on the beach.
7/6/24
(Sat)
Spent morning boating on the sound after putting in at Avalon Beach boat ramp. Played an afternoon round of disc golf at Casey R. Logan DGC. Shot +12 on the Yellow tees to Yellow baskets layout.
7/5/24
(Fri)
Morning walk around Kill Devil Hills of 3.24 miles. Then relaxed on the beach. Dinner at Sugar Shack.
7/4/24
(Thu)
Happy 4th of July! Road trip to OBX for a week vacation. Stopped at the Currituck BBQ Company for the Throwback Thursday lunch special then Grandy’s for some peaches and a peach flurry on the way there. Got in a nice long beach walk after arriving. Dinner at Daredevil Pizza.
7/3/24
(Wed)
Another grocery store walk… wanted tacos for breakfast but needed tortillas… 3.07 miles.
7/2/24
(Tue)
Needed a veggie for dinner so quick 3.03 mile walk to the store and we’re grilling zucchini!
7/1/24
(Mon)
Back on the bike… 11.06 miles in 58:29.
6/30/24
(Sun)
Brutally humid day… so let’s get a good workout in. 4.48 sweaty miles at a 17:01 pace. Then a bonus 1.65 mile walk in the evening.
6/29/24
(Sat)
Nice 16.6 mile bike ride which included a section of the Fairfax County Parkway Trail.
6/28/24
(Fri)
Gotta get to the post office quick… crushed a bike ride there then eased up for the ride home. 12.17 miles.
6/27/24
(Thu)
Felt lucky… walked to the store for a lottery ticket… wasn’t lucky… but still had a nice 3.08 mile walk. Fished the Patuxent later and was a little lucky… one white perch.
6/26/24
(Wed)
Day 608 is gonna be a hot one. Needed to go to the post office, so hopped for the bike for an early 12.27 mile errand ride in 1:01:54.
6/25/24
(Tue)
Catch up day after my trip. Was finally able to get out for a 3.05 mile night walk.
6/24/24
(Mon)
Drove back from Hendersonville. NC. Road trip is officially over ;( Went for a 3.25 mile walk around Royal Lake to stretch out my legs after the long drive.
6/23/24
(Sun)
Played 2 rounds of disc golf at North Cove in Marion, NC. Started with The Gorge course (shot +35) and then played the Boulders course (shot +17). Walked nearly 7 miles on these scenic and challenging layouts. That evening we kicked back to relax and grilled some steaks to wrap up a long day and a fantastic trip!
6/22/24
(Sat)
Headed to Brevard, NC and the Dupont State Recreational Forest for some mountain biking. Road the 3 lakes trails and ended up at Lake Julia. Wished I had brought my bathing suit. Went into Asheville for an excellent dinner at Chai Pani a very popular Indian Street Food place.
6/21/24
(Fri)
Went whitewater rafting on the Green River in Saluda, NC. Fantastic trip… individual rafts on Class III and IV rapids. Biked 2 miles on the Greenway trail to play disc golf at Jackson Park. Then that evening, walked back into downtown Hendersonville for a classic car show and dinner at Shine.
6/20/24
(Thu)
Road trip to Hendersonville, NC to Go Do with my son. Stopped in Abington, VA for a break and a 4.07 mile walk on the Virginia Creeper Trail. Enjoyed a beverage, BBQ, and some blues at the Rhythm and Brews festival in Hendersonville (HVL) in the evening.
6/19/24
(Wed)
4.19 mile walk at a 17:15 pace.
6/18/24
(Tue)
Late afternoon fishing on the Patuxent River. Only 1 bite. Bad timing on the tide… the fish were finally coming in as I was going out.
6/17/24
(Mon)
11.41 mile bike ride out Braddock Rd then back Lee Highway and through the GMU campus.
6/16/24
(Sun)
Played disc golf at Burke Lake with my son on Father’s Day. He beat me by 1 shot and I had to buy lunch. Not sure that’s how it’s supposed to work today?? Had to go on a 3.25 walk later to work off the sub from A Deli.
6/15/24
(Sat)
Explored more of the Fairfax County Parkway Trail on a 21.92 mile bike ride today.
6/14/24
(Fri)
3.51 mile walk that included a loop around Royal Lake.
6/13/24
(Thu)
Off to the post office again for a 11.4 mile bike ride.
6/12/24
(Wed)
Great Go Do day! Leg day workout in the morning. Played a round of disc golf at Burke Lake (Shot +1 on the short tees) then played a round of golf at Burke Lake golf course.
6/11/24
(Tue)
Dropped the car of for the state inspection. Walked back 2.44 miles.
6/10/24
(Mon)
3.51 mile walk around Solomon’s Island, MD.
6/9/24
(Sun)
Bike ride on the W&OD trail. Started in Vienna and headed north. 20.31 miles in 1:34:08. Lunch afterwards at Taco Rock.
6/8/24
(Sat)
15.50 mile bike ride. Did the Braddock Road, 123, Fairfax County Pkwy loop.
6/7/24
(Fri)
Needed to do a post office run… hopped on the bike for an 11.59 mile ride.
6/6/24
(Thu)
1.63 mile walk. Almost stepped on a black snake stretched out and hidden in a sidewalk crack. Later did a 2.06 mile walk. The snake was gone.
6/5/24
(Wed)
Morning walk around Royal Lake… 3.26 miles at a 16:45 pace. Played a post rain shower round of golf at Burke Lake golf course.
6/4/24
(Tue)
Today my 587 day Go Do streak could’ve ended. Not feeling great and low on energy but made myself go on a 8.46 mile bike ride. Glad I did!
6/3/24
(Mon)
Road trip to Philadelphia to install an AC for my daughter. Got in two city walks… 2.44 and 2.36 miles. Had a refreshing lemon water ice at Johns Water Ice a Philly tradition since 1945.
6/2/24
(Sun)
Nice day for a 20.44 mile bike ride. Average 12.1 mph over 1:41:26.
6/1/24
(Sat)
Happy Nationals Trails Day! Made a first time visit to Conway Robinson State Forest in Gainesville, VA. Hiked most the tails covering 5.37 miles.
5/31/24
(Fri)
My son lost my driver head while we were hitting golf balls on Wednesday. Rode my bike out to the range today and they had found it… 15.29 miles and my club head back!
5/30/24
(Thu)
10.23 mile post office bike ride in the morning. Then a 3.41 mile early evening walk around Solomon’s Island, MD.
5/29/24
(Wed)
Needed to go to the bank, so hopped on the bike and got in a 9.06 mile ride and got some cash. Our round of golf at Burke Lake was rained out so we ended up hitting some balls at the Four Seasons Golf Center.
5/28/24
(Tue)
Day 580! Thought the storms were over but .69 miles into an after dinner walk the lightning started and turned me around. Finished up with a ride on the exercise bike. Stay Safe!
5/27/24
(Mon)
Happy Memorial Day! Nice 3.93 mile walk at a 16:44 pace to make room for dinner. Grilled crab legs, shrimp, and corn… tasty.
5/26/24
(Sun)
Did a little hill work on a 9.29 mile bike ride at 12.3 mph. Went for an evening 2.17 mile stroll.
5/25/24
(Sat)
Morning 3.29 mile walk at 16:47 pace to start the day. Played a round of disc golf at Burke Lake Park. Shot an even par 58 from the short tees.
5/24/24
(Fri)
Kicked the long weekend off with a 11.43 mile bike ride.
5/23/24
(Thu)
3.63 mile walk around Royal Lake. Tried to beat the rain but got wet the 2nd half of the walk.
5/22/24
(Wed)
Great 10.73 mile morning bike ride at a 12.14 mph pace. Shot a personal best -3 on the Red tee to A basket layout at Lexington Manor Park disc golf course!
5/21/24
(Tue)
Busy day so couldn’t get out for a walk until 10pm. 2.52 miles under a full moon, 70 degrees with a slight breeze, perfect!
5/20/24
(Mon)
Got the itch to play some golf again. Hit a bucket of balls at the Burke Lake Driving Range after work. Late night 3.14 mile walk after dinner.
5/19/24
(Sun)
Feeling good today. 3.75 morning walk. 12.69 mile afternoon bike ride.
5/18/24
(Sat)
Raining… but let’s go for a walk… 2.29 miles at a 17:48 pace.
5/17/24
(Fri)
Played disc golf at Burke Lake Park. Shot even par from the short tees. Was 2 under until a double-bogey at 17 erased that 🙁
5/16/24
(Thu)
3.33 mile morning walk at a 16:40 pace. Tried fishing a little on the Patuxent near Solomons Island but poor conditions and no action.
5/15/24
(Wed)
Slightly rainy night walk… 2.81 miles.
5/14/24
(Tue)
Day 566 of my streak for getting up, getting out, and go doing something! Thought I had a break in the rain… I did for the 1st mile of my walk but not the last 2.14. Love this quote… “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene
5/13/24
(Mon)
Beautiful spring day for a bike ride! 12.61 miles in 1:09:04.
5/12/24
(Sun)
Great feeling to wake up and have successfully completed the 75 Hard program. Went on a 3.26 mile walk. Put the kayaks in Royal lake for a little afternoon fishing. Caught a nice bass and 2 black crappie.
5/11/24
(Sat)
Final day of 75 Hard! Started the day with a 5.00 mile walk at a 16:25 pace. Finished the day and program with a 3.29 mile walk in the rain!
5/10/24
(Fri)
2.89 mile walk after my morning blood test to see if my numbers are improving while doing the 75 Hard program. (update… they did!)
5/9/24
(Thu)
Nice afternoon 4.31 mile walk that included a loop around Royal Lake.
5/8/24
(Wed)
Needed to go to the post office so got a nice 10.98 mile bike ride in while doing my errand. Played the Red Tee to B Basket layout at Lexington Manor Park disc golf course. Shot +11.
5/7/24
(Tue)
3.57 mile walk… took some light dumbbells for a bonus workout.
5/6/24
(Mon)
Day 70 of 75 Hard! Went for a 4.48 mile walk in 1L17:52.
5/5/24
(Sun)
3.92 mile walk around the neighborhood.
5/4/24
(Sat)
Got in 7500 steps on my 3.69 mile walk.
5/3/24
(Fri)
Windy day for a bike ride… 15.44 miles in 1:18:02.
5/2/24
(Thu)
Morning walk for 3.33 miles around Royal Lake. In the evening… Shot +8 on the Red tee to B Basket layout at Lexington Manor Park DGC.
5/1/24
(Wed)
Climbed a lot of hills for my 11.32 mile bike ride today.
4/30/24
(Tue)
Went for a nice 4.57 mile walk.
4/29/24
(Mon)
We have an April heat wave going on… 90+ today and tomorrow. Opted for the cooler 3.1 mile evening stroll.
4/28/24
(Sun)
Started the day with a 5.04 mile walk. Ended the day with a 15.49 mile bike ride.
4/27/24
(Sat)
3.58 mile walk after the rain stopped for the day.
4/26/24
(Fri)
Day 60 of 75 Hard! Leg day workout in the A.M. followed by a 12.24 mile afternoon bike ride.
4/25/24
(Thu)
3.95 mile evening walk around Royal Lake.
4/24/24
(Wed)
Morning 3.48 mile walk then headed to SOMD. Played disc golf at Lexington Manor Park. Shot +20 on the Blue Tee to B Basket Layout. My nephew learned an important lesson about fueling for an activity as he bonked late in the round to give up the lead.
4/23/24
(Tue)
Gorgeous day for a 5.27 mile hike! Started at Riverbend Park and went South along the Potomac river to Great Falls Park. Then hiked back through the woods.
4/22/24
(Mon)
Busy all day… walked in the dark tonite… 3.06 miles in 56:39.
4/21/24
(Sun)
Day 55 of 75 Hard! Got the day started with a morning walk around Royal Lake. 3.31 miles in 59:08.
4/20/24
(Sat)
Big day today! Morning walk of 3.04 miles, yard work all day, then a 17.05 mile bike ride to wrap it up.
4/19/24
(Fri)
Sore and tired from a tweaked neck today. Still got in a slower 2.83 mile walk at an 18:52 pace.
4/18/24
(Thu)
Another round of disc golf at Lexington Manor Park. Shot +18 on the Blue Tee to B basket layout. My nephew learned an important lesson about Karma today. Walked 2.62 miles around John G Lancaster Park before heading home.
4/17/24
(Wed)
Lunch time bike ride to the post office of 12.44 miles in 1:06:22. Had dinner at Hi/Fi Tex Mex BBQ in Del Ray with a friend who was in town. Walked 2.4 miles there and 2.04 miles back from his office. The brisket and sides were excellent!
4/16/24
(Tue)
Day 50 of 75 Hard! Was gonna do my 3 miler around the lake but decided to go big for day 50… 5.05 miles at a 17:42 pace.
4/15/24
(Mon)
Beautiful evening for a post office bike ride. 12.28 miles at a 12.12 mph pace.
4/14/24
(Sun)
3.35 mile morning walk at a 16:34 pace. Went boating from Pohick Bay to Mount Vernon on the Potomac River. The boat didn’t want to behave today.
4/13/24
(Sat)
3.58 mile walk at a 16:50 pace around Royal Lake.
4/12/24
(Fri)
Walked for 1 hour… 3.5 miles.
4/11/24
(Thu)
Day 45 of 75 Hard and still going strong! Walked for 1:09:02 and covered 4.07 miles.
4/10/24
(Wed)
11.23 mile bike ride in the morning. Shot +9 in disc golf at Lexington Manor Park on the Red tee to B basket layout.
4/9/24
(Tue)
Bike ride to the post office… 11.16 miles at a 11.52 pace.
4/8/24
(Mon)
Waited until the eclipse was over to get in a 3.39 mile walk.
4/7/24
(Sun)
Morning walk of 3.4 miles at a 16:32 pace to loosen up for a day of yard work.
4/6/24
(Sat)
3.33 mile AM walk in Montross, VA then heading home and stopped at Turkey Hill Disc Golf course in La Plata, MD for 2 rounds.
4/5/24
(Fri)
Got suckered into helping a friend move some lumber to Montross, VA. Got in a 3.3 mile walk with beautiful Potomac River views before unloading the truck.
4/4/24
(Thu)
Picked up the pace today… 3.13 mile walk at a 16:32 pace.
4/3/24
(Wed)
Still feeling slightly sluggish but going a little faster today. 3.26 mile walk at an 18:02 pace.
4/2/24
(Tue)
Feeling a little sluggish today but still got in a 2.71 mile walk at a 20:18 pace.
4/1/24
(Mon)
Decided to quit doing something everyday after going 522 straight days. Aprils Fools! Went to the Nationals home opener against the Pirates… let’s go Bucs! And got in 3 different walks of 3.3, 1.62, and 1.18 miles. Had dinner at Hanks Oyster Bar at the Wharf in DC.
3/31/24
(Sun)
Morning 3.37 mile walk to get the day rolling!
3/30/24
(Sat)
Got my outdoor workout done ahead of the rain… 4.18 miles at a 16:35 pace.
3/29/24
(Fri)
Played a windy round of disc golf at Burke Lake Park. Short +2 from the short tees. Then got in a 2.93 mile walk around part of Burke Lake.
3/28/24
(Thu)
3.24 mile evening walk along the Patuxent River near Solomons MD.
3/27/24
(Wed)
Busy day planned so and early morning 3.18 walk.
3/26/24
(Tue)
3.31 mile walk around Royal Lake and back. Legs were spent from a leg day workout and all day yardwork.
3/25/24
(Mon)
Back on the bike for a 15.31 mile 1:24:16 ride. Was only planning on 10 miles but decided to push it… was punished as a head on wind kicked in for the last 5.
3/24/24
(Sun)
Felt like going for a bike ride. 11.32 miles in 1:02:23. Got in a lot of hill work.
3/23/24
(Sat)
Late afternoon 3.07 mile walk at a 17:33 pace.
3/22/24
(Fri)
Shot +16 on the Red tee to B basket layout at Lexington Manor Park Disc Golf Course. Later got in a 2.66 mile walk along the Patuxent River to complete day 25 of 75 Hard!
3/21/24
(Thu)
Post-work walk for 55:55 covering 3.01 miles.
3/20/24
(Wed)
Dropped truck off for state inspection. Walked 3.22 miles back hoping it would pass. It did!
3/19/24
(Tue)
3.28 mile walk at a 16:55 pace around Royal Lake.
3/18/24
(Mon)
Played Turkey Hill Disc Golf Course in La Plata, MD for he first time. Round 1 – Blue tees to Red Basket (+18). Round 2 – Red tees to Yellow Basket (+22). Really enjoyed the course. Had a late night 3.04 mile walk for the 75 Hard outside workout.
3/17/24
(Sun)
Windy 3.00 mile walk in 51:36.
3/16/24
(Sat)
11.14 mile bike ride to the post office in the morning. Worked in the yard all day then finished with a 3.33 mile walk around Royal Lake.
3/15/24
(Fri)
Played 2 rounds of disc golf at Burke Lake on the short tees. Round 1 shot +7 but on Round 2 shot my personal best -3. Fun day! My outside workout was a 2.91 mile walk in 52:12.
3/14/24
(Thu)
Grabbed a few items from the grocery while getting in a 3.06 mile walk.
3/13/24
(Wed)
Started the day with a 3.09 mile walk. Then enjoyed a sunny round of disc golf at Lexington Manor Park. Shot +16 on Blue tee to B basket layout.
3/12/24
(Tue)
Nice day for a 10.21 mile bike ride.
3/11/24
(Mon)
3.31 mile walk around Royal Lake. It was windy but sunny… a nice warmup for the upcoming 70 degree days this week.
3/10/24
(Sun)
Chilly very windy walk in the AM. 3.27 miles in 57:53.
3/9/24
(Sat)
Gonna rain all day so I opted for a walk in the morning mist before the hard stuff came. 3.19 miles.
3/8/24
(Fri)
Disc golf at Lexington Manor Park. Played the Red tees to A baskets. Missed a putt on 18 for a bogey which would have been my first round of even par 🙁
3/7/24
(Thu)
3.28 mile trot (my version of a light jog) at a 16:47 pace.
3/6/24
(Wed)
Day 9 of 75 Hard! Got an early walk in for my outside workout to beat the incoming day of rain. 3.31 miles in 57:03.
3/5/24
(Tue)
Afternoon walk of 3.26 miles at a 17:13 pace.
3/4/24
(Mon)
Happy Birthday Dad! Nice day for a bike ride… 15.79 miles in 1:24:31.
3/3/24
(Sun)
Needed a few things from the grocery store… 2.93 miles and 54:02 later… I had them.
3/2/24
(Sat)
Legs are dead from leg day workout and bike ride yesterday but still got a 2.64 mile walk at an 18:12 pace in.
3/1/24
(Fri)
11.14 mile bike ride today.
2/29/24
(Thu)
Played (poorly) a round of disc golf at Lexington Manor Park DGC. Shot +23 on the Blue tee to B basket layout but still had a fun time. 2.77 miles early evening chilly walk along the Patuxent River.
2/28/24
(Wed)
Day 2 of 75 Hard and I had to walk in the rain for my outdoor workout. 2.93 miles in 50:57 at a 17:24 pace.
2/27/24
(Tue)
Started the 75 Hard Program… today is Day 1. Outside workout was a 3.3 mile trot around Royal Lake at a 16:42 pace.
2/26/24
(Mon)
Day 488 of Go Do for me! Beautiful weather for a round of disc golf at Burke Lake. Shot +9 on the short tees.
2/25/24
(Sun)
3.27 mile walk included a stop at the grocery store.
2/24/24
(Sat)
Post office bike ride today. 12.31 miles in 1:04:50.
2/23/24
(Fri)
2.68 mile walk.
2/22/24
(Thu)
Picked up the pace a little today… did 3.08 miles at a 16:30 pace.
2/21/24
(Wed)
Played disc golf at Lexington Manor Park. Shot +9 on the Blue tees to A baskets. 2.24 mile walk along the Patuxent near Solomons Island later in the day.
2/20/24
(Tue)
Walk included a loop around Royal Lake. 3.90 miles.
2/19/24
(Mon)
2.75 mile walk to the store to grab a few ingredients for beef stew.
2/18/24
(Sun)
3.59 mile walk at a 16:26 pace around Royal Lake and back.
2/17/24
(Sat)
Road trip to Philly! Got a couple of short walks (1 mile & .88 mile) in around town. Had a tasty Dinic’s roast pork sandwich for dinner.
2/16/24
(Fri)
1.73 mile walk between tasks today. Went to the Birchmere to see the NRBQ show. Fun night!
2/15/24
(Thu)
Feeling back to about 90%. Todays walk was 3.19 miles in 58:47.
2/14/24
(Wed)
Happy Valentine’s Day! Starting to bounce back from the flu. Got a 2.51 mile walk in today.
2/13/24
(Tue)
Got a stomach flu but was able to sneak in a 1.65 mile walk between bathroom visits!
2/12/24
(Mon)
The weather is crappy and I feel crappy but still managed a 1.25 mile walk.
2/11/24
(Sun)
Filled the smoker up with ribs, pork butt, sliders, mac-n-cheese, and other treats for the Super Bowl party. Took a 2.41 mile walk while it cooked.
2/10/24
(Sat)
Played 36 holes of disc golf at Burke Lake Park. Shot +8 from the long tees for the 1st 18 holes. Decided to play a bonus 6 holes before leaving and ended up doing that loop 3 times.
2/9/24
(Fri)
Great day for a bike ride! Rode 15.72 miles in 1:23:38.
2/8/24
(Thu)
Played disc golf at Lexington Manor Passive Park. Shot +14 on the Blue Tee to B basket layout.
2/7/24
(Wed)
Frying a turkey for dinner and needed some cranberry jelly. Picked up a can on my 3.25 mile walk.
2/6/24
(Tue)
Nice day for a hike at Mason Neck State Park. Covered 4.78 miles on the Meadow View, Dogue, Bayview and Wilson Spring trails.
2/5/24
(Mon)
Flax was on sale at Safeway. Walked 1.79 miles to grab a few bags.
2/4/24
(Sun)
Not leisurely bike ride… pushed it hard for 12.32 miles. Great workout!
2/3/24
(Sat)
Leisurely 15 mile bike ride in 1:41:05. Rode slower but used harder gears for a nice workout on a hilly, windy ride.
2/2/24
(Fri)
2.95 mile walk.
2/1/24
(Thu)
Kicked of February with a round of disc golf at Lexington Manor Park and a beautiful sunny afternoon. Went longer today… played the Red Tee to C baskets. Shot +18. Later went for a 1.46 mile walk along the Patuxent River.
1/31/24
(Wed)
16:50 pace for a 3.5 mile walk that included a loop around Royal Lake.
1/30/24
(Tue)
Bike ride to the post office. 10.58 miles in 56:58. Remember biking gloves next time!
1/29/24
(Mon)
Chilly day but stayed warm on a 3.09 mile trot.
1/28/24
(Sun)
Early 3.24 mile walk to beat the afternoon rain and free up the day for football watching. The streak of doing something is now up to 459 days. Get Up… Get Out… Go Do!
1/27/24
(Sat)
Woke up to no water?? 2.51 mile morning walk to check out the water main leak damage. Later… the legs were a little sore from yesterday but felt like getting on the bike again… 9.40 miles in 49:48.
1/26/24
(Fri)
70+ degrees in January! Gotta get out for a bike ride. Hit the W&OD Trail starting in Vienna for 21.40 miles in 1:39:19. Grabbed a butter-chicken burrito at Chit Chaat Cafe for lunch.
1/25/24
(Thu)
Morning walk to avoid the rain coming later. 1.42 miles.
1/24/24
(Wed)
3.15 mile walk to the store to grab salad stuff for dinner.
1/23/24
(Tue)
Played disc golf at Lexington Manor Park. Was down 2 strokes after 9 but won by 8. Shot +9 on the Red tees to B Baskets. Later took a 1.45 mile sunset walk along the Patuxent River before heading home.
1/22/24
(Mon)
Started the week off with a 3.04 mile walk. Still some snow and ice on some of the uncleared sidewalks.
1/21/24
(Sun)
A little warmer today but still trudging along in the snow. Headed to Safeway to grab a few items. 2.3 miles.
1/20/24
(Sat)
25 degrees but feels like 11… snow and ice on the ground… let’s walk. Stomped through the deepest snow I could find for 2.19 miles in 45:01.
1/19/24
(Fri)
Very cold and windy but I wanna get out for a while… 1.24 mile walk. Followed up with 2000M on the rower to warm back up.
1/18/24
(Thu)
Fun round of disc golf with my niece and nephew at Lexington Manor Park. Shot +1 on the Red Tees to A basket. Hands were a bit numb by time we finished.
1/17/24
(Wed)
Put on the boots and checked out the neighborhood covered in snow. 3.04 miles in 1:00:40.
1/16/24
(Tue)
First snow in a couple of years. Shoveled the driveways and then went for a 2.29 mile walk.
1/15/24
(Mon)
Cold 2.44 mile walk. Finished in 45:51. Time to start tailgating… let’s go Steelers! 🙁
1/14/24
(Sun)
Planned on festivities for the 1pm Steelers game but it was delayed until Monday. So had an early afternoon 3.05 mile walk to loosen up for the late games.
1/13/24
(Sat)
Played disc golf at Burke Lake. Looped thru holes 1-6 three times working on my tee shots. Goal was to birdie each hole at least once. Success except for #3.
1/12/24
(Fri)
Put a 21lb turkey on the smoker. Walked 2.25 miles to get cranberry and stuffing for dinner.
1/11/24
(Thu)
Enjoyed a 2.18 mile walk around Solomon’s Island.
1/10/24
(Wed)
Nice day for a walk around Burke Lake. The trail was occasionally puddlely from yesterday’s rain. 4.84 miles in 1:32:13.
1/9/24
(Tue)
Sometimes the all day rain forces you inside. Did the equipment tri… 2000M rowing machine, 1 mile elliptical, and 10 mile bike. A great 51 minute workout!
1/8/24
(Mon)
2.61 mile walk to complete a couple of errands.
1/7/24
(Sun)
Lunch at Vienna Inn then a 2.22 mile walk on the WO&D Trail.
1/6/24
(Sat)
Woke up early enough to get a 2.77 mile trot in before winter storm Ember started. Finished the last 1/2 mile just as the sleet started.
1/5/24
(Fri)
51 minute and 6 second walk covered 2.88 miles.
1/4/24
(Thu)
Wanted a bagel for breakfast. 2.07 mile walk to get one. Worked off 2/3 of the bagel calories. Had dinner at Thip Khao (Lao cuisine) in DC. Excellent meal!
1/3/24
(Wed)
First round of disc golf for 2024. Played the Blue tees to A baskets at Lexington Manor DGC. Shot +17. Threw a bonus 9 holes since it was a nice day.
1/2/24
(Tue)
The sun was out for a mid-afternoon 3.17 mile walk in just under an hour.
1/1/24
(Mon)
Happy New Year! Kicked off 2024 with a First Day Hike at Mason Neck State Park. 3.97 miles on the Kane’s Creek Trail and the Eagle Spur Trail. Chilly with a little spitting rain and the occasional snow flake but it felt great to be working off the NYE celebration.
12/31/23
(Sun)
I have been hoping to shoot even par by the end of the year at Burke Lake disc golf on the short tees. Got one more chance today but ended up +2. Had my chance but came up short on several putts. Still had a blast! Finished the year on a 431 day streak of doing something. Get Up… Get Out… Go Do!
12/30/23
(Sat)
Put some salmon on the smoker for a smoked salmon dip. Took a 46 minute 2.53 mile walk and it was ready. The dip was tasty!
12/29/23
(Fri)
Bike ride to take a package to the post office. 11.48 miles in 1:00:31.
12/28/23
(Thu)
Introduced another friend to disc golf. Played at Burke Lake. I shot +7 on the short tees. Over-Celebrated the round with beverages at Commonwealth Brewing Co., The Old Firestation #3, and the Chubby Squirrel in Old Town Fairfax.
12/27/23
(Wed)
2.55 mile walk today. A few more cookies worked off.
12/26/23
(Tue)
Time to start working off all the cookies I ate on Christmas Day. 3.45 mile walk in 1:05:29. Still have some work to do 🙂
12/25/23
(Mon)
Merry Christmas! Beautiful weather today and a couple hours to kill between festivities so we headed to the Burke Lake disc golf course to try out some of our new discs. Shot +14 from the long tees.
12/24/23
(Sun)
2.18 mile walk to the ABC store to grab a last minute Christmas grab bag gift.
12/23/23
(Sat)
Played disc golf at Lexington Manor Park. Shot +16 from the Red tees to B baskets.
12/22/23
(Fri)
Felt like hopping on the bike for a quick ride… rode 11.21 miles in 55:38.
12/21/23
(Thu)
Went for a 45 minute walk… 2.45 miles.
12/20/23
(Wed)
Trying to get to even par at Burke Lake disc golf course. Came close today +2 on the short tees. Almost had my 1st ace on #4.
12/19/23
(Tue)
Dropped my truck off to have the transmission lines replaced. Walked home 2.47 miles.
12/18/23
(Mon)
Walked 3.35 miles around Royal Lake.
12/17/23
(Sun)
3.55 mile walk to get loosened up for some football watching.
12/16/23
(Sat)
Hopped on the bike for 8.99 miles in 44:40.
12/15/23
(Fri)
Played disc golf at Lexington Manor Park. Shot my PB there on the Red tee to B basket. +6
12/14/23
(Thu)
Enjoyed a 10.97 mile bike ride in just over an hour even though it was a little chilly. Reminder to self… wear bike gloves next time.
12/13/23
(Wed)
Another busy day with only time for a 1.39 mile walk.
12/12/23
(Tue)
Busy day but found time to sneak in a 1.17 mile walk.
12/11/23
(Mon)
First snow of the season! Just a little on the cars and grass. All gone for an afternoon 2.74 mile walk.
12/10/23
(Sun)
Rained the entire day but found a 1 hour gap when it just drizzled for a 3.37 mile walk.
12/9/23
(Sat)
14.97 mile bike ride down the 123 trail to Occoquan Regional Park and a burger at the Brickmaker Cafe.
12/8/23
(Fri)
Lunchtime walk of 2.2 miles in 41:35.
12/7/23
(Thu)
Busy day but snuck in a quick 1.34 mile walk in the late afternoon.
12/6/23
(Wed)
Blustery 2.72 mile walk.
12/5/23
(Tue)
2.17 mile evening stroll along the Patuxent River.
12/4/23
(Mon)
Walked 3.23 miles around Royal Lake.
12/3/23
(Sun)
Last week the Steelers were losing and I went for a walk and they were winning when I came back. They were losing again this week so went for a 3.63 mile 1:05:19 walk. Still losing when I got back… so apparently my walks have nothing to do with the score??
12/2/23
(Sat)
Bike ride to the post office and beyond… 14.14 miles in an hour and 16 minutes.
12/1/23
(Fri)
Got a 2.21 mile walk in and cleaned up the leaves before the rain started.
11/30/23
(Thu)
Nice day for a bike ride… 12.23 miles in 1:04:08.
11/29/23
(Wed)
2.1 mile walk to the grocery store.
11/28/23
(Tue)
Todays’ walk was 3.09 miles… same as yesterday but a different route… crazy!
11/27/23
(Mon)
Sunny 55:41 walk. 3.09 miles.
11/26/23
(Sun)
Had to take a halftime break after being frustrated watching the Steelers. Came back after walking 1:02:20 and 3.7 miles and they were winning!
11/25/23
(Sat)
Played a fun round of disc golf with family at Lexington Manor Park. Shot +14 on Red Tees to B Basket.
11/24/23
(Fri)
Worked in a 2.5 mile walk while recovering from Thanksgiving festivities.
11/23/23
(Thu)
Happy Thanksgiving! Busy day cooking but found time for a 35:44 walk after putting the turkey in the smoker.
11/22/23
(Wed)
Nice 3 mile walk at a 16:19 pace.
11/21/23
(Tue)
Rained. All. Day… so hopped on the elliptical for a 32 minute workout.
11/20/23
(Mon)
Busy day at work but was able to sneak out for a 2 mile 35 minute walk in the afternoon.
11/19/23
(Sun)
Cleaning up leaves all day and forgot about getting a walk in. So had to go out in the evening for a 2.31 mile walk in the dark.
11/18/23
(Sat)
Went for a 51 minute 29 second walk. Covered 2.88 miles.
11/17/23
(Fri)
It’s National Hiking Day so we headed out for a hike at Sweet Run State Park. The park is located in Hillsboro, VA and is the newest state park in VA. Got in 4.06 miles while hitting several of the trails. Stopped at Harvest Gap Brewery for some tasty post hike beverages and nachos.
11/16/23
(Thu)
Found time for a 6.29 mile bike ride in the afternoon.
11/15/23
(Wed)
Double walk day… 1.75 mile AM walk and 1.54 mile PM walk.
11/14/23
(Tue)
Lots of stuff to do today so I got in a 2.51 mile walk in early.
11/13/23
(Mon)
Went on an 11.13 mile bike ride to help work off the road trip weekend excesses.
11/12/23
(Sun)
Perfect day for a football game… slightly chilly but the sun is out. Rode one of the Gateway Clipper boats from Station Square to the stadium. Tailgated at Stage AE prior to the game. And, watched the Steelers win a close one against the Packers at Acrisure (aka Heinz Field) Stadium!
11/11/23
(Sat)
2.19 mile walk to get the blood flowing before a long car ride to Pittsburgh for a quick road trip to watch the Steelers play Green Bay on Sunday.
11/10/23
(Fri)
Rain ended in time for a break from my desk and a 2.26 mile walk before it got dark.
11/9/23
(Thu)
Bike ride to the post office. 12.36 miles in 1:01:14. Errands are a great way to get in some exercise! Played some disc golf HORSE at Thursday Night Fire Club.
11/8/23
(Wed)
Short walks day… Walk 1 – 1.66 miles, Walk 2 – 1.36 miles, Walk 3 – 1.32 miles, and Walk 4 – 1.66 miles.
11/7/23
(Tue)
Another great day for a round of disc golf. This time at Lexington Manor Park. Shot +17 on the Red tee to B Basket layout.
11/6/23
(Mon)
Great day for a round of disc golf at Burke Lake Park. But be careful… plenty of leaves on the ground… so it is hard to find your discs. Shot a disappointing +13 from the short tees but still had an enjoyable outing.
11/5/23
(Sun)
Took a break from cleaning up leaves to get in a 3.34 mile walk around Royal Lake. Then back to the leaves 🙁
11/4/23
(Sat)
Hill Day! Got a great workout in biking a nice mix of hills. 10.5 miles.
11/3/23
(Fri)
Sunny, breezy bike ride for 1:29:48 that covered 17.11 miles. App says I burned 981 calories so I enjoyed the BBQ from yesterday.
11/2/23
(Thu)
Smoking BBQ all day but able to squeeze in a 2.19 mile walk after the brisket was wrapped. Fire going in the fire pit while watching the Steelers beat the Titans!
11/1/23
(Wed)
Played disc golf at Lexington Manor Park. Shot +15 on Red tee to B basket. Played a bonus front nine on the shorts. Later got in a quick 1.25 mile walk along the Patuxent River to stretch a bit before the ride home.
10/31/23
(Tue)
Happy Halloween! Went to the National Zoo in DC to see the Pandas one last time before they head back to China.
10/30/23
(Mon)
Nice sunny walk of 3.17 miles in 1:02:55 with water views most of the way. On the way home we stopped to play disc golf at Curtis Memorial Park in Fredericksburg, VA. First time playing here. Fun, tightly wooded (lots of hit trees) course. There’s a nice mixture of left and right fade holes as well as some uphill and downhill holes. Leaves everywhere right now made it harder to find discs. Shot +19 from the White tees.
10/29/23
(Sun)
Spent most of Day 2 on the water again. Cruised from Stratford Harbour up to Colonial Beach. Still didn’t catch any fish but caught a tasty burrito and a couple of margaritas after docking at Los Hermanos Cantina.
10/28/23
(Sat)
Last minute road trip with a friend to Montross, VA to take advantage of the great weather and get out on his boat. Fished a good part of the afternoon but got shutout. Grabbed a tasty dinner at Angelo’s in downtown Montross.
10/27/23
(Fri)
Regretting the 365 celebration last night 🙁 Went for a 1.92 mile walk/jog to try and ease the hangover… didn’t work.
10/26/23
(Thu)
Did it! 365 days of doing something! Today went for a 3.65 mile walk to start the day. Then went on a 17.12 mile bike ride in the late afternoon. Celebrated with 365 ml of whiskey at our Thursday Night Fire Club! Get Up… Get Out… Go Do!
10/25/23
(Wed)
Played disc golf at Lexington Manor Park. Shot +16 on the Red tees to B baskets. Fished in the Patuxent River just north of Solomon’s Island and caught my biggest Rockfish ever!
10/24/23
(Tue)
Disc golf at Burke Lake park today. Shot +8 from the short tees. My game seems to be getting worse??
10/23/23
(Mon)
Looks like a warm week ahead… chilly start to today but the sun was out for a nice afternoon ride. 11.97 miles in 1:00:52.
10/22/23
(Sun)
Morning walk of 3.28 miles around Royal Lake.
10/21/23
(Sat)
Day 360. 2.66 mile walk at 16:57 pace.
10/20/23
(Fri)
Weather.com said rain after 3pm so plenty of time for a bike ride starting at 1pm… wrong! The second half my 9.26 mile ride was in the rain but it still felt good to be out there.
10/19/23
(Thu)
Dropped my truck off to get the emissions test. Walked 2.68 miles home. Truck passed. Walked 2.54 miles back to get it.
10/18/23
(Wed)
Played at Lexington Manor Park Disc Golf Course… shot +15 on Red Tee to B basket… played a bonus 9 red tee to A basket on back 9… shot +1.
10/17/23
(Tue)
Shot +3 on the short tees for a round of disc golf at Burke Lake Park.
10/16/23
(Mon)
Walked for 55:14 and covered 3.32 miles including a loop around Royal Lake. Day 355… only 10 more to go!!
10/15/23
(Sun)
A breezy, chilly, hilly bike ride… 13.28 miles in 1:07:42… felt good to be peddlin’
10/14/23
(Sat)
Squeezed in a 3.23 mile walk between the morning and evening rain.
10/13/23
(Fri)
Pre-breakfast walk of 1.77 miles. Took a friend for his first time playing disc golf. He must have liked it… we played two 18 hole rounds at Burke Lake in the afternoon. I shot +5 and +4 and the Kleve shot +21 and +11.
10/12/23
(Thu)
Had a long drive today. Walked 1.2 miles before I left and later 1.69 miles before the ride home.
10/11/23
(Wed)
Walked 2.17 miles to get another Powerball ticket. This time I also bought some bananas so it wouldn’t be a wasted trip in case I didn’t hit again. Hopped on the bike for a 11.16 mile ride while going to the Post Office.
10/10/23
(Tue)
No new shoes :(. Walked 3.39 miles in 57:53 in my old ones.
10/9/23
(Mon)
Powerball is $1.4 Billion. Walked 3.01 miles to get a ticket. Buying new walking shoes if I hit!
10/8/23
(Sun)
More football watching today… walked 3.19 miles to get ready for the Steelers vs Ravens… Go Steelers!
10/7/23
(Sat)
Day 346!! 3.11 mile walk in the late morning then watching college football and doing chores the rest of the day.
10/6/23
(Fri)
Read that short walks after meals are good for digestion. Did a 22 minute 1.21 mile walk after breakfast and a 21 minute .89 mile walk after dinner.
10/5/23
(Thu)
2.56 mile walk in the morning. Caught another Red Drum (aka spot tail bass) fishing in the Patuxent near Solomon’s Island.
10/4/23
(Wed)
Played disc golf at Burke Lake. Was hoping to shoot a new personal best but bogeys on the first 2 holes ended that dream early. Ended up +5 (60) for the day.
10/3/23
(Tue)
2.22 mile walk to get ready for a long day of catch-up and yard work after my trip.
10/2/23
(Mon)
2.03 mile morning walk. Had lunch at Sundown at Granada in Greenville, TX. Good food and looks like a great place to see a band. Flew home from Dallas.
10/1/23
(Sun)
Drove from Fort Worth to Houston for the Steelers vs Texans game at NRG Stadium. Not happy with the 30-6 beating the Steelers took nor the long drive back to Dallas.
9/30/23
(Sat)
Brisk 1.6 mile walk in the am. Lunch at Hurtado Barbecue in Arlington, TX. Excellent Tex-Mex BBQ! Headed to Fort Worth for the WVU vs TCU game. Happy with a Mountaineer win as a 14 point dog!
9/29/23
(Fri)
Tasty lunch at Hutchins BBQ in McKinney, TX. Picked up some used discs at Replay Sports Gear and went with my TX brother to Alex Clark Memorial Disc Golf Club for his first round ever. Finished the day sipping local whiskey at Herman Marshall Whiskey in Wylie, TX before picking up MD brother at the airport.
9/28/23
(Thu)
3.35 mile walk before catching a flight to Dallas, TX for our annual brothers WVU game road trip. Enjoyed a Whataburger upon arrival!
9/27/23
(Wed)
Started the day with 6500 steps or 3.23 miles. Had time for about an hour of early evening fishing on the Patuxent. Caught a beautiful 24″ 4lb spot tail bass (aka red drum or redfish). First time catching one of these!
9/26/23
(Tue)
Day 335! Drizzled all day but my son wanted to play a final round of disc golf while in town. Headed to Bull Run Regional Park and had the course to ourselves. Played the White Tees to White Baskets and shot +9 to his +13. Win for Dad and I still bought dinner??
9/25/23
(Mon)
Kicked off the week with a 2.33 mile walk at a 15:35 pace. Later a 11.27 mile bike ride at 12.42 mph. Finally a disc golf horse championship vs my son.
9/24/23
(Sun)
Another rainy Ophelia day. Thus another wet 3.31 mile walk.
9/23/23
(Sat)
Tropical Storm Ophelia is keeping the rain coming all day. So what do you do? Grab a rain jacket and go for a walk. 2.15 miles in a drizzle. FUN!
9/22/23
(Fri)
1.62 mile walk to get the day going. Played disc golf at Burke Lake with my son for lunch. I lost… +5 to his +1. Got off the hook easy as he wanted a hot dog at Costco.
9/21/23
(Thu)
2.23 mile fast walk at a 15:29 pace. Had friends over for Thursday Night Fire Club.
9/20/23
(Wed)
53 minute walk covered 3.14 miles. Went fishing on the Patuxent River near Solomon’s Island. Checking to see if the Rockfish started running… not yet… but did catch one little fish.
9/19/23
(Tue)
Biked 14.81 miles at a 14 mph pace mostly on the 123 bike trail to Occoquan Regional Park. Enjoyed a grilled chicken Caesar salad at Brickmaker’s Café for dinner.
9/18/23
(Mon)
Time to break-in a new pair of shoes. Took my Brooks Ghost 14s for a 2.1 mile walk. So far they feel good! Shot +3 (58) from the short tees at Burke Lake DGC a new PB!
9/17/23
(Sun)
Rained most the day but snuck in a 3.22 mile 56:07 walk between showers.
9/16/23
(Sat)
2.15 mile walk to start the day. Later hiked 4.12 miles on the Bull Run Occoquan Trail starting at Hemlock Overlook and going down stream.
9/15/23
(Fri)
Day 324… Biked 15.72 miles in 1:19:55.
9/14/23
(Thu)
2.25 mile pre-breakfast walk. Shot +11 on the Red Tee to B Basket at Lexington Manor DGC. Bonus 9 holes… back 9 shorts… shot even par.
9/13/23
(Wed)
42 minute walk covered 2.48 miles at a 16:59 pace. Attended the premiere showing of Amazon original movie “A Million Miles Away”.
9/12/23
(Tue)
Played disc golf at Burke Lake Park. Shot +8 from the short tees. First time trying a new distance driver and was all over the course. Threw a bonus 6 holes trying to figure out the disc. Gonna take more than 6 holes to figure it out.
9/11/23
(Mon)
Errand bike ride to the post office. Rode 12.87 miles in 1:03.
9/10/23
(Sun)
Legs were unhappy on a 2.42 mile walk after all the miles put in visiting Niagara Falls.
9/9/23
(Sat)
Stooped at the U.S. side of Niagara Falls before heading back home. Walked 3.69 miles in Niagara Falls State Park and went out on the Prospect Point Observation Tower.
9/8/23
(Fri)
Walked 12.3 miles exploring the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Did the Journey Behind the Falls and went on the Voyage to the Falls boat trip. Both very cool. Stumbled around the Clifton Hill area hitting an arcade and racing go-karts at the Niagara Speedway. Had dinner at the Skylon Tower… mediocre food but amazing views. Finished the day with the 10pm fireworks show over the falls.
9/7/23
(Thu)
Road trip to Niagara Falls! Planned to break up the 8 hour ride with a hike about halfway but it was raining. Arrived at our hotel in Canada in the early evening. Walked down to the falls… very impressive. Had a late dinner at Tacos & Tequila. Margarita was tasty! Walked 3.33 miles.
9/6/23
(Wed)
Day 315 starts with a 2.56 mile humid walk. Only 50 more days to complete my challenge!
9/5/23
(Tue)
New PB on the Red Tee to B Basket layout at Lexington Manor Park DGC. Shot a 66 for a +10!
9/4/23
(Mon)
Happy Labor Day! Burned 955 calories on a 1:25:08 bike ride. A steamy 16.66 miles but tolerable with the slight breeze.
9/3/23
(Sun)
1.71 mile walk to loosen up for yard work day.
9/2/23
(Sat)
What started as a 4 mile ride to the post office turned into a 15.14 mile bike ride. Sometimes you just gotta keep going! Cooked Oklahoma onion burgers while tailgating for the WVU/PSU game.
9/1/23
(Fri)
Afternoon walk around Royal Lake. 3.46 miles in 1 hour.
8/31/23
(Thu)
1.2 mile wake-up walk to get the day going. Enjoyed a cool and breezy round of disc golf at Lexington Manor Park. 18 holes Red Tees to B Basket +17. Bonus back nine shorts +1.
8/30/23
(Wed)
Sunny 3.02 mile walk at a 16:15 min/mile pace.
8/29/23
(Tue)
Thought I was in a race against the rain. Left for a bike ride to the post office… it started misting and the skies were dark. So I rode hard until I got there. But it stopped misting and never rained. Good ride… 54 minutes and 10.93 miles. It’s good to have bonus motivation to push you occasionally.
8/28/23
(Mon)
Two walks today… 1.31 miles at 16:57 pace and 1.74 miles at 16:53 pace.
8/27/23
(Sun)
Kind of a lazy day. Walked 2.13 miles in the a.m. then a few chores around the house.
8/26/23
(Sat)
1.44 mile pre-breakfast walk. Biked 24.3 miles in 2:11:31. Checked out the Fairfax County Parkway Trail from Braddock Rd going south.
8/25/23
(Fri)
Had a nice 3.48 mile walk which included a loop around Royal Lake.
8/24/23
(Thu)
Post breakfast and lunch walks of 1.41 and 1.54 miles.
8/23/23
(Wed)
31 minute bike ride covered 5.69 miles… tried to do lots of hills. Parked at the South Side Trailhead of the ACLT and hiked the Frog Pond, Ridge Loop, and Flint Trails.
8/22/23
(Tue)
DAY 300!!! 2.65 mile walk in the a.m. before my doctor appointment to see if all this exercise is making me healthier.
8/21/23
(Mon)
51 minute walk at a 16:52 pace. Went 3.03 miles.
8/20/23
(Sun)
Paddled the kayak around Burke Lake for 3.36 miles. Tried a little fishing but no luck. The water is low and the hydrilla grass is thick.
8/19/23
(Sat)
Parked near the Vienna Inn to access the W&OD Trail. Did a 2.02 mile trot (not quite a jog) and a 13.35 mile bike ride.
8/18/23
(Fri)
2.14 mile walk at a 16:12 pace.
8/17/23
(Thu)
32 minute 1.88 mile wake-up walk on Day 295. Bike ride to the post office and beyond… 15.85 miles in 1:18:33.
8/16/23
(Wed)
Started the day with a 2.15 mile walk. Played 27 holes of disc golf at Lexington Manor Park. Shot +19 on Red Tees to B basket 18 holes. Shot even par on a bonus 9 holes Red tees to A basket.
8/15/23
(Tue)
Squeezed in 3 post-meal walks between the rain storms. 1.21, 1.78, and 1.57 miles.
8/14/23
(Mon)
2.24 mile walk in the morning. 11.79 mile bike road in the afternoon.
8/13/23
(Sun)
Fished at Woodglen Lake in the morning. Shot my best score at Burke Lake Disc Golf Course today. +4 from the short tees.
8/12/23
(Sat)
Quick 1.65 mile walk to loosen up for a full day of yard work.
8/11/23
(Fri)
Got Friday off to a good start with a 2.29 mile walk. Went to the Kennedy Center to see The Play That Goes Wrong. Fun show that kept us laughing throughout.
8/10/23
(Thu)
2.27 mile walk in the morning. Had a great dinner at Mama Chang’s in Fairfax.
8/9/23
(Wed)
42 minute walk covered 2.39 miles. Played disc golf at Lexington Manor park. Shot +6 on Red tees to A basket. Although we do play #2 the full 857 feet.
8/8/23
(Tue)
16.2 mile bike ride mostly on the Rte 123 trail to Occoquan Regional Park. App says I burned 927 calories. So time for dinner at the Brickmaker Cafe. Cider (180 calories), chips (210 calories) and a turkey sandwich should just about replace those 927. Next time 2 ciders and no chips 🙂
8/7/23
(Mon)
Learned my lesson last ride so I biked before the big storms came today. 46 minute ride. Covered 9.22 miles.
8/6/23
(Sun)
2.14 mile walk in the morning. Went to Make Shop in DC at the Union Market area. Walked all around and had lunch at Union Market. The brisket at 2 Fifty BBQ was excellent!
8/5/23
(Sat)
Brisk 1.75 mile walk to get the day going. Fished at Royal Lake in the early evening.
8/4/23
(Fri)
Day 282 of my challenge included a 2.51 mile walk at 17:37 pace.
8/2/23
(Thu)
Bike ride was cut short by rain. Only got a couple of miles in. Finished with a session on the rowing machine.
8/2/23
(Wed)
Up and out for a 37 minute 2.15 mile walk.
8/1/23
(Tue)
2.01 mile walk at a 16:53 pace. Fished the Patuxent near Solomon’s Island. Plenty of jumping fish but none jumping on my line?
7/31/23
(Mon)
36 minute 2.08 mile walk to kick off Monday.
7/30/23
(Sun)
Morning kayak fishing on Claytor Lake. Caught smallmouth bass and sunfish. Afternoon 9.17 mile mountain bike ride at the Hoover Mountain Bike Area in the New River Trail State Park.
7/29/23
(Sat)
Went kayaking on Claytor Lake. Launched from a dock at our Airbnb in Dublin, VA. Played the Randolph Park Disc Golf Course. Shot +20 on the white tee to yellow basket layout.
7/28/23
(Fri)
1.26 mile walk to loosen up before a 5 hour drive to Dublin, VA. Meeting my son there for a weekend of outdoor stuff! Got there first so did a little fishing while awaiting his arrival.
7/27/23
(Thu)
Dropped the truck off for an oil change. Walked home 2.51 miles.
7/26/23
(Wed)
1.4 mile am walk. Played Lexington Manor Disc Golf Park. First 18 red tees to A baskets… shot +5. Played 9 more on the back varying the tees and baskets.
7/25/23
(Tue)
Day 272. Took a 25 minute 22 second 1.45 mile walk in the morning. Disc golf… white tees to white baskets at Bull Run Regional Park… shot +8.
7/24/23
(Mon)
1.44 mile walk. Post office bike ride… 12.79 miles. Turn those errands into exercise!
7/23/23
(Sun)
1.22 mile walk. Yard work the rest of the day 🙁 But I’m done for the hot upcoming week 🙂
7/22/23
(Sat)
1.40 mile walk first thing in the am. 14.53 mile bike ride in the late afternoon along the Rt 123 bike path.
7/21/23
(Fri)
1.73 mile walk to start the day. Got in some early evening fishing at Woodglen Lake to try some new crankbaits. Was targeting bass but only got bluegill.
7/20/23
(Thu)
1.41 mile walk in the morning then busy the rest of the day. But I did make a tasty baked rigatoni!
7/19/23
(Wed)
Played 27 holes of disc golf at Lexington Manor Passive Park in Lexington Park, MD. Nice course with a variety of open and wooded holes.
7/18/23
(Tue)
Started the day with a 1.23 mile morning walk. Practiced at Burke Lake Disc Golf Course this afternoon.
7/17/23
(Mon)
Two shorts walks today… 1.22 and .75 miles. Then off to see Mission Impossible. Fun movie… lots of action!
7/16/23
(Sun)
Talking with a friend about his recent trip to Scotland motivated me to play some golf. Hit a large bucket of balls today at the Four Seasons Golf Center. My game definitely needs some work.
7/15/23
(Sat)
4.8 miles into my bike ride… flat tire. No problem, I carry a spare and CO2 to inflate. Problem, my cheapo inflator immediately leaks all the CO2 when connected. Walked .61 miles home before calling for a ride.
7/14/23
(Fri)
2.9 mile humid afternoon walk.
7/13/23
(Thu)
I’ve been reading about the benefits of getting sunlight early in the day so I went for a .75 mile walk 15 minutes after waking up. Later did a 11.48 mile bike ride in 59:30.
7/12/23
(Wed)
Fished the Patuxent near Solomon’s Island. The river was loaded with bait fish and jellyfish. Got into a few white perch.
7/11/23
(Tue)
Played the Bull Run Regional Park disc golf course for the first time. Did the white tees to the white baskets. Shot +8.
7/10/23
(Mon)
Morning 3.31 mile walk.
7/9/23
(Sun)
Day 256… Back from vacation and time to work off all the good food and drink I had. Started with a 3.31 mile walk in 58:34.
7/8/23
(Sat)
Fishing on the Nags Head Pier. Got into some blues, croakers, and spot. Played a final round of disc golf at the Casey R Logan Disc Golf Course. Shot +15 for the 4th round in a row.
7/7/23
(Fri)
Morning walk of 2.85 miles. Played the Ace Run Disc Golf Course at North End Park in Manteo. This is a very short 9 hole course but was fun to play. Ate lunch at Oneal’s in Wanchese.
7/6/23
(Thu)
Launched the boat from the Washington Baum Bridge boat ramp. Cruised around the Roanoke Sound and did a little fishing.
7/5/23
(Wed)
Morning… 2.16 mile walk on the beach. Afternoon… shot +15 for the third round of disc golf in a row. Evening… fishing on the Bonner Bridge Fishing Pier.
7/4/23
(Tue)
Went for a 2.62 mile walk on the beach. Happy 4th of July!
7/3/23
(Mon)
Did a morning walk of 2.09 miles. Played an afternoon round of disc golf. Shot +15 again.
7/2/23
(Sun)
Beach day then did some fishing from the Melvin R Daniels bridge. No action at all 🙁
7/1/23
(Sat)
Another round of disc golf at the Casey R Logan Disc Golf Course. Shot +15 today. Later we put the boat in at the Avalon Beach Boat Ramp and motored around Kitty Hawk Bay. A little fishing but just 1 croaker for the boat.
6/30/23
(Fri)
Day 247 of my challenge! Disc golf at the Casey R Logan Disc Golf Course in OBX. Fun course through pine trees. Played yellow tees to yellow baskets (the easiest layout) and shot +14.
6/29/23
(Thu)
Headed to the Outer Banks for plenty of Go Do opportunities! Stopped at York River State Park to break up the ride. This was my 5th park for the Virginia Trail Quest. Hiked the Taskinas Creek Trail and walked around the visitors center along the river.
6/28/23
(Wed)
Running errands and decided I had time for a quick round of disc golf at Burke Lake Park. Shot +6 from the short tees. Fewer trees were hit close to the tee boxes.
6/27/23
(Tue)
2.79 mile humid morning walk in 49:11 for a 17:38 pace.
6/26/23
(Mon)
Snuck in a quick post dentist round of disc golf at Burke Lake Park. Shot +7 on the short tees. Then back to work.
6/25/23
(Sun)
Did a loop around Royal Lake. Walked 3.33 miles in 58:51.
6/24/23
(Sat)
Bike tube has been replaced so time for a ride… 11.08 miles in 1:02:26.
6/23/23
(Fri)
Rainy days continue… thought I had an hour window between showers so went for a quick 3.26 mile walk. Unfortunately the window closed early and the last 1/2 mile was wet.
6/22/23
(Thu)
Had a hankering for a bagel and it wasn’t currently raining. 39 minutes and 2.25 miles later I had one.
6/21/23
(Wed)
Gonna rain all day. So when it slowed down I grabbed the rain jacket and headed out for a quick walk. 1.71 misting miles in 30:34.
6/20/23
(Tue)
Fun round of disc golf at Burke Lake today. The basket locations have been recently changed so the course played a little differently. Came close to my first ace on #2. Shot +11 from the short tees due to hitting several trees just off the tee box.
6/19/23
(Mon)
Planned on a bike ride for Day 236 but found that my rear tire was flat. Pumped up and immediately flat again. Went for a 2.56 mile walk instead. I’ll change the tube later.
6/18/23
(Sun)
Happy Father’s Day! Launched our boat at Bull Run Marina in the morning. Caught my biggest largemouth bass in years. Later went for a 3.03 mile walk.
6/17/23
(Sat)
Bike ride to the post office. 8.24 miles in 45 minutes and 57 seconds.
6/16/23
(Fri)
Late morning 3.05 mile walk to beat the much needed predicted rain. No rain.
6/15/23
(Thu)
Great day for a bike ride. 16.16 miles in 1:19:59 for an average pace of 12.1 mph. 925 calories burned according to the app.., maybe I’ll have dessert tonite?
6/14/23
(Wed)
Busy day but found time for a 1.76 mile walk in 31:57.
6/13/23
(Tue)
Played disc golf at Pohick Bay for the first time. Got in 27 holes. Most of the course is fairly short tight holes through lots of trees. Fun to play! Later walked 2.57 miles to pick up my car from its inspection.
6/12/23
(Mon)
Dropped the car off for state safety inspection. Walked home 2.55 miles in 44:18. Failed inspection… new 2 new tires 🙁
6/11/23
(Sun)
Fished at Royal Lake. Had a few small hits but a slow day today.
6/10/23
(Sat)
Started the day with a 2.44 mile walk. Yard work the rest of the day 🙁
6/9/23
(Fri)
The smoky air cleared so it was time for a 14.26 mile bike ride.
6/8/23
(Thu)
Played disc golf at Burke Lake. Surprisingly the course was crowded. Skipped holes 9-11 due to long wait and doubled up on a few others.
6/7/23
(Wed)
Went for a short (about a mile) walk and did some fishing on the Patuxent River. The air quality was so bad I could not see across the river. No fish but I saw the biggest water snake ever. Still trying to figure out what is was.
6/6/232
(Tue)
Celebrating day 223 by cooking some ribs and pulled pork. Put the meat on the smoker and walked 2.32 miles to buy BBQ sauce.
6/5/23
(Mon)
Played disc golf at Bluemont Park in Arlington, VA for the first time. Went through the 9 hole course twice. The course layout is a little confusing the first time but was enjoyable to play.
6/4/23
(Sun)
Walked around Lake Accotink for the first time since the whole trail has been reopened. The steep section of trail near the dam has been replaced with a gently sloping ramp. 4.22 miles today.
6/3/23
(Sat)
Fun morning fishing at Lake Royal. Put in the kayaks and fished with Mark K. I had 3 bass and 7 panfish.
6/2/23
(Fri)
Chili-cheese dogs for dinner but need the chili and cheese. Always great to turn an errand into exercise. 56 minutes and 3.05 miles later dinner is ready to be prepared.
6/1/23
(Thu)
Great afternoon fishing the Patuxent near Solomon’s Island to start off June! Caught perch, a catfish and a HUGE rockfish.
5/31/23
(Wed)
Gonna be a busy day, so I got a 2.15 mile walk in before breakfast. Gotta Go Do when you can.
5/30/23
(Tue)
Played disc golf at Burke Lake. Shot +13 for 18 holes then played a bonus 6 holes with 2 birdies. The ice cream parlor is now open so we grabbed a cone.
5/29/23
(Mon)
Happy Memorial Day! Found some time between the rain to get a 3.42 mile walk in.
5/28/23
(Sun)
Fished at Woodglenn Lake with my friend Pat. I got skunked… Pat got 1 bass. Later practiced some disc golf. Used the UDisc app to measure the distance of our throws.
5/27/23
(Sat)
Great bike ride today. Rode 21.13 miles in 1:54:43.
5/26/23
(Fri)
Shot +7 for the round of disc golf at Burke Lake Park.
5/25/23
(Thu)
Fished the Patuxent near Solomon’s Island. Nothing today. I think I’m starting to see a pattern based on the tide. Need to learn more about tide charts and the effect on fishing.
5/24/23
(Wed)
3.34 mile walk in just over an hour.
5/23/23
(Tue)
Looks like the poison ivy got me while adventuring in Asheville. Walked 2.19 miles to Walgreens this morning to get some Tecnu to hopefully stop it from spreading. Day 209 of my challenge!
5/22/23
(Mon)
Headed home from a fun long weekend in the Asheville area. Stopped at Douthat State Park for a 4.15 mile 1:59 hike to break up the trip. Hiked the Beard’s Gap Trail and part of the Brushy Hollow Trail. These are black diamond trails that go UP the mountain but the views at the top are worth it.
5/21/23
(Sun)
Another round of disc golf this time at Richmond Hill park. Played 18 holes in about 3 hours. Shot +28. Had a fantastic dinner at Nine Mile Caribbean themed restaurant. The nachos and all the meals were deemed to be VERY good.
5/20/23
(Sat)
BIG day today! Started with Hole Doughnuts for breakfast. Tasty! Played disc golf Sandhill Disc Golf Course. Headed to the Brevard area to hike the Triple Falls Trail. Nice scenic hike with multiple waterfalls to see. Dinner in Brevard at Papa L.E.W.. Then went on the Blue Ghost Fireflies tour a the Cradle of Forestry in the Pisgah Forest.
5/19/23
(Fri)
Road trip to the Asheville, NC area. Visited Claytor Lake State Park on the way there. Hiked 3.32 miles on the Claytor Lake and Lakeview Trails.
5/18/23
(Thu)
Biked for 56 minutes 28 seconds. Rode 10.71 miles with average speed of 11.4 mph. Mostly into the wind… felt like I rode 20 miles.
5/17/23
(Wed)
Fished the Patuxent River near Solomon’s Island. Caught one nice Rockfish on a 3″ white grub.
5/16/23
(Tue)
Walked for 59 minutes. Covered 3.33 miles.
5/15/23
(Mon)
Another round of disc golf at the Burke Lake course. Shot +16 for 18 holes. Had a couple of new discs to try out. Also used the UDisc app for the first time to keep score.
5/14/23
(Sun)
Happy Mother’s Day! It was a fantastic day for a 15.47 mile bike ride.
5/13/23
(Sat)
Got a 2.66 mile walk in early to avoid the rain later in the day.
5/12/23
(Fri)
Launched my kayak from Occoquan Regional Park for some paddlin’ and fishin’. Headed up river and got into some early evening Stripers. Day 198 was a beautiful day on the water.
5/11/23
(Thu)
Played 18 holes of disc golf at Burke Lake Park. Shot +10 over par from the front tees.
5/10/23
(Wed)
Went for a 1 hour 19 minute bike ride. Covered 15.66 miles. Most of the ride was down the 123 bike path then back up the Fairfax County Parkway bike trail.
5/9/23
(Tue)
2.84 mile walk around Solomon’s Island, MD. Looped around the end of the island then through the residential area.
5/8/23
(Mon)
Needed Panko for chicken tenders for dinner. Walked to Safeway to buy some. 3.07 miles.
5/7/23
(Sun)
Went kayaking at Burke Lake. Did a little fishing. My son caught his first snakehead.
5/6/23
(Sat)
Prepped for the Kentucky Derby with a 3.44 mile walk. Congrats to Mage!
5/5/23
(Fri)
Fixed up a fishing pole for a friend and needed to test it out. Got skunked at Woodglen Lake but got a couple crappie at Royal Lake.
5/4/23
(Thu)
Covered 3.13 miles in 53:33 in a walk around the neighborhood.
5/3/23
(Wed)
2.27 mile walk along the Patuxent River. The wind was blowing and the usually calm river looked the ocean.
5/2/23
(Tue)
Another bike ride for bike month. Unfortunately it was cut short due to rain… but still got in 3.44 miles.
5/1/23
(Mon)
Kicked off National Bike Month with a windy/hilly 8.08 mile ride.
4/30/23
(Sun)
Day 186. Easy walk between rain storms today. 2.8 miles.
4/29/23
(Sat)
Breakfast at Bob & Edith’s in Springfield, VA before going to DC for a double-header with Pittsburgh Pirates vs Nats. Buccos took both! Celebrated with a nightcap at Kilroys on the way home.
4/28/23
(Fri)
Indoor workout with all day rain. 30 minutes bike, 20 minutes elliptical, 10 minutes rower.
4/27/23
(Thu)
Pre-breakfast walk of 1.83 miles at a 16:13 pace to get the day rolling.
4/26/23
(Wed)
Hiked the Frog Pond Trail and the Ridge Loop starting at the South Side trailhead in Port Republic, MD of the ACLT.
4/25/23
(Tue)
Played pickleball at Wakefield Park.
4/24/23
(Mon)
Keep turning those errands into an opportunity to get up, get out, go do! Bike ride to the post office. 10.62 miles.
4/23/23
(Sun)
Walked to the store to get some garlic bread for dinner. Must have been hungry… did 3.57 miles at a 16:44 pace.
4/22/23
(Sat)
Got in an 11.76 mile bike ride in 1:05 just before the rain started. Lots of hills… a good workout.
4/21/23
(Fri)
Played disc golf at Burke Lake Park. Kept score for the first time. Front 9 had 3/2/4/3/3/3/5/4/4 and Back 9 was 4/4/3/4/5/6/4/4/4. Total 69. Not certain how this compares to par because I realized too late that there are different pars on each hole depending on which tee you use and where the basket has been located.
4/20/23
(Thu)
For Day 176 I took my newly setup baitcaster reel to Woodglenn Lake for some casting practice. After an hour… no fish but now I can finally cast without getting a birds nest.
4/19/23
(Wed)
Went for a 1.71 mile walk along the Patuxent River near Solomon’s Island. Wasn’t planning to fish but saw one jump. Grabbed the rod and got my first rockfish of the season.
4/18/23
(Tue)
2.7 mile walk in 43:45 to start the day. Later I decided to see how far I walk when mowing my grass… according the the MapMyWalk app it is 1.56 miles.
4/17/23
(Mon)
First time at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA. Meandered 3 miles along the trails checking out the trees, flowers, lakes, turtles, nature trails, sculptures and more. Enjoyed a wood-fired Neapolitan style margherita pizza at Crust afterwards.
4/16/23
(Sun)
Hit up Royal Lake for some late morning fishing. 4 crappies and a catfish. Later… rode the bike path down Rt 123 to Occoquan Regional Park. 14.05 miles. Had a burger for dinner at Brickmakers Café at the park.
4/15/23
(Sat)
Put dinner in the oven and had 2 hours to kill. Time for some fishing at Royal Lake. 3 Crappies and the largest Bass I’ve got there yet. Success!
4/14/23
(Fri)
Looked like rain so a perfect time for a walk. It held off for the first 4.87 of 4.89 miles.
4/13/23
(Thu)
Fished the Patuxent near Solomon’s Island. Beautiful day, the water was unusually clear… and I could see there weren’t many fish around. But still gave it a shot.
4/12/23
(Wed)
Nice leisurely ride today on the W&OD Trail. Went from Falls Church to Arlington. On return took the Bluemont Junction Trail to the Custis Traill back to The W&OD for a bonus loop. Total ride was 14.83 miles.
4/11/23
(Tue)
Pre-breakfast 3.28 mile walk to get the day started. 55 minutes 38 seconds at a 16:59 pace.
4/10/23
(Mon)
Bike ride to the post office. 10.4 miles in 54:35. Day 166!
4/9/23
(Sun)
Happy Easter! Launched from Pohick Bay Park for a little boating, fishing, and eagle watching.
4/8/23
(Sat)
Walked around the Petworth area in DC. Had lunch at Taqueria Habanero on 14th St. The shrimp tacos were excellent. The margaritas were good too 🙂
4/7/23
(Fri)
Rambled around the neighborhood for 1 hour and 20 minutes. 4.52 miles at a 17:35 pace.
4/6/23
(Thu)
Hiked the Bluebell Trail at Bull Run Park. The bluebells are currently peaking so they are amazing to see. Grabbed a Hungry Man Breakfast at Yorkshire Restaurant after the hike.
4/5/23
(Wed)
Did a little fishing at the Solomon’s Island Fishing Pier to see if the perch are running yet. They’re not… but soon… according to my source at the Boat Ramp Bait and Tackle shop. Grabbed a sub at Captain Jon’s in Prince Frederick for lunch… VERY good… I’ll be back!
4/4/23
(Tue)
Took a 2.19 mile walk to check out the garden plots at George Mason Park in Fairfax, VA.
4/3/23
(Mon)
Working on getting more hills into my bike rides. 5.79 miles of ups and downs today.
4/2/23
(Sun)
Walked along the Potomac River from Old Town Alexandria to the Woodrow Wilson bridge and back. 2.82 miles
4/1/23
(Sat)
Fired up the smoker to cook some ribs, a chuck roast, and some corned beef. Got in a 2.48 mile walk while the smoke rolled.
3/31/23
(Fri)
Went to see John Wick 4. Once it gets started the action doesn’t stop.
3/30/23
(Thu)
Went for a walk around Lake Braddock. 1.7 miles. The turtles were definitely enjoying themselves. They were on every stump and branch sticking out of the water.
3/29/23
(Wed)
2.53 mile walk today. Day 154 of my challenge!
3/28/23
(Tue)
Short walk to a fishing pier on the Patuxent. Fished for an hour but no luck. Did see a fox on the shore, a river otter playing by the pier and a pair of nesting ospreys that were catching fish.
3/27/23
(Mon)
All day looked like rain but never did, until, I was about halfway out on a 3.31 mile walk.
3/26/23
(Sun)
Got in some early evening fishing at Royal Lake. No action but a beautiful day to be out.
3/25/23
(Sat)
Had ideas for several things to go do but plans change and you gotta adapt. Ended up going on a 2.52 mile walk.
3/24/23
(Fri)
Took advantage of a break in the all day rain to squeeze in a 2.13 mile walk at a 16:48 pace.
3/23/23
(Thu)
Nice walk around Burke Lake today. 80 couple degrees and sunny… 4.72 miles in 1:27:26. There has been quite a bit of work done on the trail recently.
3/22/23
(Wed)
Did a burpy 8.4 mile bike ride in 45:45. Great workout with lots of hills. Tip of the Day: Don’t eat a Rueben 15 minutes before biking.
3/21/23
(Tue)
Hiked the ACLT today. Started from the north side trailhead and did part of the Parkers Creek loop and the Double Oak Road trail. Really enjoy hiking here. 3.64 miles.
3/20/23
(Mon)
Enjoyed the first day of Spring with a round of disc golf at Burke Lake Park. I’ll be back soon, there are still a few trees I haven’t hit.
3/19/23
(Sun)
Went for a hike around Royal Lake. Felt good, so went around again. 3.6 miles in 1:07.
3/18/23
(Sat)
Had an errand to do and turned it into an hour walk. Covered 3.35 miles.
3/17/23
(Fri)
Day 142 of my challenge. Worked in a 2.17 mile walk (39:44) in between watching March Madness games.
3/16/23
(Thu)
Took a break from watching my bracket get busted (0-3 start) and went on a 47 minute sunny bike ride. Hope your teams are doing better than mine… unless we’re in the same pool 🙂
3/15/23
(Wed)
2.16 mile windy walk along the Patuxent River today.
3/14/23
(Tue)
Dropped my truck off in the am to get inspected… later walked 2.48 miles to pick it up. It Passed!
3/13/23
(Mon)
Walked 2.55 miles at a 16:52 pace. Learned to use an oxy-acetylene torch for cutting metal.
3/12/23
(Sun)
Got a quick walk in during the bonus daylight then followed that with 2000M on the rower. Enjoy the longer days!
3/11/23
(Sat)
Went into DC to visit my daughter. Did a 4.46 mile walk around Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan. Grabbed a late lunch at doi moi on 14th St for Vietnamese street food.
3/10/23
(Fri)
Decided to visit the Audrey Moore Rec Center for a workout on this rainy day. Hit the fitness room for a treadmill warmup, Cybex machines workout, and finished with 30 minutes on the bike.
3/9/23
(Thu)
52 and sunny… perfect for a bike ride. Rode for 35 minutes and checked out Monticello Park (dog park and playground) in Burke, VA.
3/8/23
(Wed)
Busy day but made time for an afternoon 30 minute 1.67 mile walk.
3/7/23
(Tue)
Walked 2.14 miles in the residential area of Solomon’s Island looking at houses I can’t afford.
3/6/23
(Mon)
Enjoyed a sunny walk on Day 131 of my challenge. 3.3 miles in 57:00 minutes at a 17:17 pace.
3/5/23
(Sun)
Biked 20 miles on the W&OD Trail. Started in Vienna and did 10 miles North then back. Grabbed a chicken masala pasty at Pure Pasty for lunch. It was tasty!
3/4/23
(Sat)
Walked the trail around Lake Braddock today.
3/3/23
(Fri)
Rained all day. Did a 40 minute ride on the exercise bike.
3/2/23
(Thu)
Needed to go to the bank + needed to go for a walk = Let’s walk to the bank (2.98 miles)
3/1/23
(Wed)
Played disc golf at Burke Lake Park.
2/28/23
(Tue)
Sunny day turned sad. Went for a walk around Solomon’s Island and planned on grabbing a slice of key lime pie as a treat. Unfortunately Kim’s Key Lime Pies closed in October.
2/27/23
(Mon)
Stuck at my desk most of the day so I worked in 3 shorter walks during breaks. Did 1.25, 1.24, and 1.33 miles in about 21 minutes each.
2/26/23
(Sun)
Fished at Woodglen Lake this afternoon. Got skunked… but enjoyed being out there.
2/25/23
(Sat)
Tried to go bowling but it was an hour wait for a lane 🙁 Went on a chilly 2.42 mile walk instead.
2/24/23
(Fri)
Installed my new GoPro on my bike and did a test ride and video. Looking forward to making some videos of my rides. But still got a lot learn. Later finished up the day with a 1.78 mile walk. 80 yesterday, 50 today, and 30 and maybe snow tomorrow… crazy.
2/23/23
(Thu)
Day 120! Beautiful sunny 80 degree day. Did a 3.27 mile walk. Had a fire and sipped some whiskey with a few friends in the evening.
2/22/23
(Wed)
Went to the opening round games of the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) Championship Series at the St. James in Springfield, VA. The 6 vs 6 format is fun and fast-paced with lots of scoring. Atlas 29 – Whipsnakes 16 and Archers 23 – Chrome 22.
2/21/23
(Tue)
Visited the ACLT again today. Started at the North Side Trailhead. Hiked the Horse Swamp to Bay Overlook trail. Gorgeous day and a fun up and down trail. Out and back was 3.35 miles.
2/20/23
(Mon)
Planned a bike ride on the W&OD but a tree guy made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. So yard work all day instead. Ended the day with a 32 minute walk as the sun was setting.
2/19/23
(Sun)
Beautiful day for an 8.27 mile bike ride. Hope to get a longer one in this week.
2/18/23
(Sat)
Busy day… squeezed in a 2.18 mile walk between all the weekend chores.
2/17/23
(Fri)
Windy 2.69 mile walk today. Dodging tree branches kind of windy.
2/16/23
(Thu)
2.08 mile pre-breakfast walk to get some bananas. Weather.com says rain likely after 3pm… weather dot real life says its gonna start raining now this morning on way home. Bananas stayed dry!
2/15/23
(Wed)
18 holes of disc golf at Burke Lake Park today. Measured the walking distance at 1.34 miles. This is zig-zagging all over the course. A better player will walk less.
2/14/23
(Tue)
111 days into my challenge. Walked 3.68 miles in 1:06:48. Happy Valentine’s Day!
2/13/23
(Mon)
More nice weather coming this week… mostly 60s and 70s. Started the week with a 3.14 mile walk at a 17:35 pace.
2/12/23
(Sun)
Indoor workout due to all day rain. Got ready for the Super Bowl with a circuit of 3 minute rower, 30 sec break, 3 minute elliptical, 30 sec break and 3 minute bike. Repeat 3 times. Now it’s time for cheesesteaks, wings, and queso!
2/11/23
(Sat)
Busy Saturday but found time to squeeze in a 2.22 mile walk.
2/10/23
(Fri)
Went on a 2.21 mile pre-breakfast walk to get the day going.
2/9/23
(Thu)
Played disc golf at Burke Lake Park. Started out not very crowded but the course began getting busy around 4pm.
2/8/23
(Wed)
Gorgeous 60 couple degree day. Had a nice sunny 3.31 mile 1 hour walk that included a section around Royal Lake. If weather holds may have to fish it soon.
2/7/23
(Tue)
Concert night at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. Saw Macy Gray and the California Jet Club. First third of the show was a little iffy but she got better and finished strong.
2/6/23
(Mon)
Snuck in a brisk 2.21 mile walk on a blustery day. Supposed to be 50 degrees but felt like 30.
2/5/23
(Sun)
Headed back home from Asheville. Stopped to explore Hungry Mother State Park in Marion VA. Hiked on the Clyburn Ridge Loop Trail and the Lake Trail Loop.
2/4/23
(Sat)
Mountain biked then played disc golf at Richmond Hill Park in Asheville, NC. Nice ride and a challenging disc golf course. Hit the Asheville Pinball Museum later for an all you can play session of pinball machines and arcade games. Very cool!
2/3/23
(Fri)
Day 100 was a fun one! Started with a 4.4 mile hike from the Rice Pinnacle Trailhead in the Bent Creek area of the Pisgah National Forest. Followed by a quick chili-cheese dog lunch at Celebrity’s Hotdogs. Later had dinner at Hemingway’s Cuba in downtown Asheville. Then headed to a concert at the Orange Peel. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band opened for the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Lotsa energy and some great music.
2/2/23
(Thu)
Go Do Road Trip to Weaverville, NC (just outside Asheville). Broke up the drive with a stop at Natural Bridge State Park. Hiked 2.24 miles out and back from the Visitor Center past the Natural Bridge to the falls.
2/1/23
(Wed)
Walked 3.09 miles in 56:13. Signed up for the Virginia State Parks Trail Quest a program to earn rewards for visiting the parks.
1/31/23
(Tue)
Visited the ACLT trails again today. Started at the PF2BAY trailhead. The trail goes from behind a church in Prince Frederick 6.1 miles to the bay. I made it about 1 mile before it started raining too hard. I’ll be back!
1/30/23
(Mon)
First time on the Daniel’s Run Trail today. Started at the trailhead on Main St in Fairfax City and did 2.26 miles out and back.
1/29/23
(Sun)
Got in a nice 3.18 mile walk at a 16:56 pace. Unfortunately probably not far enough to work off all the junk food I’ll eat watching the NFL playoffs today 🙁
1/28/23
(Sat)
Did a 14.16 mile bike ride in 1:14:43. The bulk of the ride was on the Fairfax County Parkway Trail.
1/27/23
(Fri)
Went to the National Museum of the American Indian in DC to see the “Raven and the Box of Daylight” exhibition.
1/26/23
(Thu)
Stuck at my desk most of the day so decided to hoof it to the post office. 4.77 miles in 1 hr 22 minutes. Now back at my desk 🙁
1/25/23
(Wed)
Rained all day so got an indoor workout in… did 3 miles in 35 minutes on the elliptical.
1/24/23
(Tue)
Day 90. Went for a walk around Royal Lake today. Did 2.03 miles in 37:29.
1/23/23
(Mon)
Walked around Lake Braddock today. It’s 1.5 miles around the lake and I added a little extra to make it 2 miles. Windy!
1/22/23
(Sun)
Squeezed in a 2.12 mile walk in 37:12 between drizzle sessions today.
1/21/23
(Sat)
Hopped on my bike for a ride today. Lasted 53 minutes and 9.5 miles before my fingers got too cold. Need a better pair of gloves for cold weather biking.
1/20/23
(Fri)
Went for a 2.23 mile walk in 38:02 around the neighborhood.
1/19/23
(Thu)
Walked in Solomons, MD for 1.7 miles before the rain hit.
1/18/23
(Wed)
Bought my first set of trekking poles. Needed a hilly trail to test them out. Went to Fountainhead Park and hiked the first 1.5 miles on the Bull Run Occoquan Trail.
1/17/23
(Tue)
Fondue for dinner… needed bread… 2.3 mile walk for some rustic sourdough.
1/16/23
(Mon)
Attended The Moth StorySLAM (open mic storytelling) at the Miracle Theatre in DC. Enjoyed a pregame dinner at Bombay Street Food 2 across the street.
1/15/23
(Sun)
Walked to the store and picked up 5 bananas. 2.48 miles and 279 calories according to my app. Already worked off 3 of the bananas!
1/14/23
(Sat)
Got a haircut today to celebrate Day 80 of my challenge. Walked 2.5 miles post-cut to see if I was any faster. My head was just colder.
1/13/23
(Fri)
Went to the 2022 Post Grad Residency Exhibition at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. Grabbed dinner afterwards at Fontaine Caffe on South Royal Street. I recommend the PEI Mussels & Frites.
1/12/23
(Thu)
Snuck in a quick 1.66 mile walk before the rain started tonite.
1/11/23
(Wed)
Walked on the Fairfax CCT from Wakefield Park to the 495 Jumps trails and back. 4 miles.
1/10/23
(Tue)
Walked a trail along the Patuxent River for 1.5 miles near Solomons, MD
1/9/23
(Mon)
Went for a 3.3 mile walk around Royal Lake in Fairfax, VA. Talked with some guys fishing. The catfish were biting.
1/8/23
(Sun)
Needed some carrots for dinner so walked to the store. Got in 2.25 miles.
1/7/23
(Sat)
Hopped on the bike for a short ride between football games today.
1/6/23
(Fri)
Took an afternoon break and went for a 2 mile walk.
1/5/23
(Thu)
2.5 mile walk in the morning and a bonus 1.5 mile walk later in the day.
1/4/23
(Wed)
Took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to go on a bike ride.
1/3/23
(Tue)
Dropped the car off for an oil change and walked 2.48 miles back home. Walked back later to pick it up.
1/2/23
(Mon)
Played pickleball at Wakefield Park. Used my new SLK paddle I received for Christmas. It feels good and has some nice pop to it.
1/1/23
(Sun)
Started 2023 and Day 67 of my challenge with a 2.5 mile walk. HAPPY NEW YEAR. Get up… Get Out… Go Do!
12/31/22
(Sat)
Snuck in a 1.9 mile walk between rain sessions to prepare for being a couch potato the rest of the day while watching college football.
12/30/22
(Fri)
Sunny and 65 in December! Decided to try fishing from the pier at Kings Landing Park. Lots of people had the same idea. The only thing missing was the fish. No action but still a good time.
12/29/22
(Thu)
BIG Day! Completed our last section of the Bull Run Occoquan Trail. Hiked 3.6 miles from Fountainhead park to slightly past Wolf Shoals and back. Also finished week 52 of the Whiskey Walking Challenge (10 miles per week minimum walking for 2022).
12/28/22
(Wed)
Dog watching last night and today. Got 3 one mile dog walks in before noon today.
12/27/22
(Tue)
Did some practice target shooting with a new crossbow. The Barnett XP385 seems to be very accurate.
12/26/22
(Mon)
Needed some heavy cream for a recipe. Walked to the grocery store… no heavy cream 🙁 Still got a 2.32 mile walk in 🙂
12/25/22
(Sun)
Went for a 2.4 mile walk in 41:51 after our big Christmas breakfast to make room for our big Christmas dinner.
12/24/22
(Sat)
Lit the Big Green Egg to cook prime rib for dinner. 20 degrees, feels like 9, perfect time for a quick 1 mile walk while the egg heats up.
12/23/22
(Fri)
Temps dropping from forties to teens today so got in an early walk. 2.17 miles at a 16:32 pace. I definitely walk faster in the cold.
12/22/22
(Thu)
Another rained out day. Spent TOO much time in the car in traffic. Got a good session in on the elliptical to relieve some of the stress.
12/21/22
(Wed)
Renewed my Fairfax County Rec Center card at Audrey Moore Rec Center and got a walk in around Wakefield Park. Check out their new skate park if you’re into that.
12/20/22
(Tue)
Got lost trying to take a shortcut through a cemetery Sunday night. Walked it during the day today and now I’ll be ready for next time. 3.13 miles.
12/19/22
(Mon)
Planned on a 3 mile walk but wasn’t paying attention to the time. The temp drops quickly when the sun goes down. Cut the walk short to 1.66 miles and added 2000M on the rower instead. Gotta be adaptable when you Go Do!
12/18/22
(Sun)
Did a walking bar crawl with a couple of friends. Total distance 10.8 miles. We had 5 stops for drinks and shared apps.
12/17/22
(Sat)
Had a gap in my day between putting up Christmas lights and making cheesesteaks for dinner. Filled the gap with a 30 minute bike ride.
12/16/22
(Fri)
Finished my miles for the weekly Whisky Walking Challenge today. Did 2.61 miles in 43:57.
12/15/22
(Thu)
Day 50 of my challenge. It. Rained. All. Day. So it was a good time to hit the exercise equipment. Did a mini-triathlon. 10 minutes rower, 10 minutes bike, and 10 minutes elliptical.
12/14/22
(Wed)
Went for a 2.13 mile walk at a 16:57 per mile pace.
12/13/22
(Tue)
Visited the American Chestnut Land Trust Trails for the first time. Started at the South Side Trailhead in Port Republic, MD and hiked some of the Laurel and Ridge Loop trails. Look forward to going back soon and exploring more of the ACLT Trails.
12/12/22
(Mon)
Walked 2.25 miles in 38:51.
12/11/22
(Sun)
Got a 3 mile walk in just in time to watch the Steelers game. Should have just kept walking 🙁
12/10/22
(Sat)
Busy day… work, yard work, find a Christmas tree, run some errands. Stopped at a Chinese restaurant to get some dinner to go and got a quick 1 mile walk in around the shopping center while I waited for the food to be ready. There’s ALWAYS time to Go Do!
12/9/22
(Fri)
Visited Burke Lake Golf Center to work on my short game. Hit the practice green for a chipping and putting session.
12/8/22
(Thu)
Played pickleball at Audrey Moore Rec Center. Got there at noon and grabbed an open court. By 1:30 pm people were waiting for courts to open. Went out later to see Black Panther Wakanda Forever. Not great but still entertaining… B-.
12/7/22
(Wed)
Stopped at Calvert Cliffs State Park to check it out on my way to Solomon’s Island. Will be back soon to hike the trails to the beach. Later I fished for a while at the Solomon’s Island pier. No action at the pier but several boats were headed out so there must some fish somewhere? Finished off the trip with a 1.2 mile walk.
12/6/22
(Tue)
Dreary rainy day 🙁 Caught a break in the rain and took a break from work to sneak in a quick 1.3 mile walk in 21:15.
12/5/22
(Mon)
Knocked off another section of the BROT (Bull Run Occoquan Trail). Parked at the Bull Run Marina lot and hiked downstream toward Fountainhead Park 3.2 miles then back. One more section to go!
12/4/22
(Sun)
Went for a 3.71 mile 1:09 walk through Kings Park West and around Royal Lake.
12/3/22
(Sat)
Took advantage of the warmer weather and did some fishing off the Burke Lake Pier.
12/2/22
(Fri)
Hiked another section of the Bull Run Occoquan Trail. Started at Bull Run Marina and hiked up stream about 2 miles. The hike started out with roots and rocks up and down hills but smoothed out after the first mile.
12/1/22
(Thu)
Some days you’re not sure when you can find the time to Go Do something. Today was one of those days for me. But, after running an errand, I stopped for a quick walk around Royal Lake in Fairfax. In just over 32 minutes I had 1.86 miles in and was back to my busy day.
11/30/22
(Wed)
Another rainy day. Squeezed a 1.7 mile walk in between showers.
11/29/22
(Tue)
Went for a 2.3 mile 39:25 pregame walk to loosen up for the World Cup today. Go USA!
11/28/22
(Mon)
I drive by a path nearly everyday but never knew where it went. Took it today and know I know. Walked 2.3 miles.
11/27/22
(Sun)
Rained most the day today… a good day to Go Do nothing… but when in a challenge you gotta get up and get out. The cheese for tonight’s dinner was moldy so during a let up in the rain got a 2.29 mile walk in to the grocery store for some fresh mozzarella.
11/26/22
(Sat)
Lots of yardwork today. Cleaning up leaves and chopping firewood. Finished the day with a 2.1 mile walk.
11/25/22
(Fri)
Time to work off that huge Thanksgiving dinner. Got in a 3.43 mile walk in 56:51. Good start but still a lot of calories to burn.
11/24/22
(Thu)
Played pickleball for the first time today. Had a great time. Audrey Moore Rec Center has converted 2 tennis courts into 4 pickleball courts. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
11/23/22
(Wed)
Visited Oak Ridge Park in Hughesville, MD. Walked some of the equestrian trials (no horses were out today). Later we ended up in Solomon’s Island, MD and walked a 2.4 mile loop through the neighborhoods. Finished the trip with dinner at The Pier restaurant.
11/22/22
(Tue)
It was a sunny day, so I hopped on the bike and pedaled to the post office. Got a nice 10.27 mile ride in.
11/21/22
(Mon)
Knocked out another section of the Bull Run Occoquan Trail. Started again from Hemlock Overlook and went downstream for about 2.7 miles. Took the yellow trail down to the river and the red trail back. Total hike was 5.5 miles.
11/20/22
(Sun)
Wanted to make chili cheese dogs for dinner but didn’t have any cheese. I know, not healthy, but… walked 2.4 miles to get the cheese at the grocery store… so healthy now?
11/19/22
(Sat)
Went to Woodglen Lake Park and walked there and in the surrounding neighborhoods. Planned on fishing but realized too late that my gear was in the other car 🙁
11/18/22
(Fri)
Walked the section of the Fairfax County Parkway Trail that runs past Costco in Fairfax then takes a left at Fair Lakes Parkway and goes back down to the parkway. I have been biking the trail going South from Braddock Road but was confused about where it went heading North.
11/17/22
(Thu)
Continued working my way through the Bull Run Occoquan Trail. Started today at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park and hiked 2.34 miles up the trail then back.
11/16/22
(Wed)
Visited Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown, MD for the first time. Walked some of the trails and went down to the pier on the Patuxent River.
11/15/22
(Tue)
The weatherman called for rain starting at noon and going the rest of the day. Got some leaves raked and out for trash and then went for a quick walk. 2.61 miles in 47:36. Finished just as it started sprinkling. The weatherman was right today.
11/14/22
(Mon)
Drove back home from Asheville. Was hoping to go on another hike before I left but it was only 24 degrees in the morning and I wasn’t prepared for that cold. Did a 2.66 mile walk in 45:05 to stretch out my legs after the 7 hour ride back.
11/13/22
(Sun)
Did a little fishing and railroad hiking along the French Broad River starting from the Stackhouse River Access. Wrapped the day up in downtown Weaverville for dinner at Blue Mountain Pizza. Good Pizza… Cold Beer… Live Music… Nuff Said!
11/12/22
(Sat)
Today was an excellent Go Do Day! Started with breakfast burritos at a small joint. Then headed to Brevard and the Dupont State Forest for some mountain biking. Then hiked to Hooker Falls waterfall. Dinner in downtown Asheville at a noodle place. Then off to see the California Honeydrops at the Orangepeel. Finished of the night at Onestop.
11/11/22
(Fri)
Road trip to the Asheville, NC area for the weekend. Rained the entire 7 hours ride there. Walked around downtown Asheville then sampled some ciders at the Bold Rock restaurant.
11/10/22
(Thu)
Walked our second section of the Bull Run Occoquan Trail. Parked in the lot of Route 28 and walked 2.55 miles out then 2.63 miles back (took a wrong turn). It was slow going as the trail is covered in leaves so you need to watch for all the roots and rocks. This section of the trail is more up and down than the first 2.5 miles.
11/9/22
(Wed)
Spent some time exploring the Route 4 corridor from the Beltway to Solomons, MD today. Discovered a whole list of places to Go Do in the future. Walked around Solomons Island and stopped by Chesapeake Hills Golf Course to hit a bucket of balls. And I finally learned what the signs for the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail mean.
11/8/22
(Tue)
Election Day Today. Walked to the polling center. 3.76 miles roundtrip in 1:05:05. Get Up, Get Out, Go VOTE!
11/7/22
(Mon)
Played 9 holes of golf at Burke Lake Golf Course. Incredible day to be outside. If you’re planning to play here soon either bring your A game or lots of balls. The fairways are clear of leaves but there are plenty to hide stray tee shots in the rough.
11/6/22
(Sun)
Nobody hit the Powerball on Saturday so the prize is now $1.9 Billion. Walked 3.01 miles in 52:20 to get my ticket for Monday’s drawing. If I’m gonna waste money on a ticket I might as well get some exercise doing it.
11/5/22
(Sat)
Went for a bike ride on the W&OD trail today. Started in Vienna and rode North to Sterling Blvd and back. Total trip was 21.46 miles in 1 hour 35 minutes. It was a gorgeous day and the trail was busy. The last 5 miles back were straight into the wind 🙁
11/4/22
(Fri)
Started the day with a 2.58 mile (46:55) walk.
11/3/22
(Thu)
Needed blueberries for breakfast and green onions for a chicken marinade so saved gas and walked to the grocery store. 2.17 miles in 39:44. Used the money saved on gas to buy a Powerball ticket for the $1.5 BILLION drawing. If my activity locations become more exotic you’ll know I hit (my powerball is 17).
11/2/22
(Wed)
Hopped on the bike for a trip to the post office. 8.45 miles in 42:47.
11/1/22
(Tue)
Was in Southern Maryland today and near a pier on the Paxtuxent River. Knew the chances of catching anything were nil but had a rod in the car so fished for an hour. No luck but still a beautiful day. Got a quick 1.8 mile walk in along the river.
10/31/22
(Mon)
Between the morning and evening rain found time for a walk around Burke Lake. Did 5.31 miles. Ususally walk clockwise but went counterclockwise today. It was like a completely different walk. Happy Halloween!
10/30/22
(Sun)
Snuck in a 2.69 mile walk before the Steelers/Eagles game. The Steelers got crushed so I spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning up leaves since I was already in a crappy mood.
10/29/22
(Sat)
Went down to Woodglen Lake for a little early evening fishing. The water was low at the lake. Got skunked.
10/28/22
(Fri)
Took a 30 minute break from work and walked 1.77 miles.
10/27/22
(Thu)
Started my GoDo 365 Challenge with a visit to Bull Run Regional Park. I had only been here once several years ago for their Festival of Lights. A Bull Run Occoquan Trail trailhead is in this park and we hiked the 2.5 miles to Route 28 and back. Grabbed lunch at HawaU a Hawaiian & Korean fusion spot.