Joelle Duran (shout_of_joy) wrote in shouts_of_joy,
Joelle Duran

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Quite a full weekend:

     Two weekends back, I did a local 5+ mile walk (8 km), but yesterday I did even better. Went to Afton State Park and put down 7.5 miles (12 km), in 2 and 1/4 hours. It's impossible for me to sustain my 4 mph walking speed on such hilly, unpaved terrain, but I think I did pretty good. It was amusing to have it be May 1, with overcast skies, a nasty wind, and some snow flurries flying around! Maybe we're repeating the month of April!

     When I was younger, I used to think that 60's (15-20 C) preferably lower 60's, or upper 50's, were perfect walking temperature. Then, after college sometime, I decided it was 50's (10-15 C). After my summer SAD got worse, in the last few years, perfect walking temps were 40's instead (4-9 C). But the last two weekends I've been out in the 30s (-1 to 4 C), and found it wonderful for walking fast. My conclusion? I'm slowly turning into an avarii! ;D

     Glad that my computer switch went pretty smoothly, if slow, because I had tons of Windows updates to download and install that took many hours. But I'm now ensconced on my new pc, getting comfortable with Windows 7, and all that remains are some Poser and Vue files I can spread out dealing with over the next few weeks. So far, the only thing I completely overlooked was my custom Word dictionary, but I thankfully noticed it fast.

     And Sunday night, I finally got rolling with my verbal read-through of all of book 5. I'll still be working on the latter quarter of the book while I progress through the first half, but I can do that on lunches and at other times. Amusingly, Arun hasn't forgotten that he loves these times; he was on my lap quite quickly to take advantage of me sitting at my pc 'making noises' and not needing to use the keyboard much.
Tags: book 5: editing, pets: arun, tertius, walking
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