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August 18th, 2008
08:04 pm - Voice Post

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August 5th, 2007
02:33 pm - WTF

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(2005) 2 walkers, time to completion: 7 hours, 17 minutes.
(2006) 4 walkers, time to completion: 7 hours, 30 minutes.

(2007) 11-13 walkers, time to completion: 10 hours, 21 minutes

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August 16th, 2006
06:37 pm - Voice Post:

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06:28 pm - Mobile Post #4

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# of steps: 34556 - Est. distance travelled: 22.46 Km - Time: 7:30 exactly --- SUCCESS!

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05:27 pm - Mobile Post #3

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# of steps: 30108 - Est. distance travelled: 19.57 Km - Time: 6:36 --- Bloor is done! On to Spadina!

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03:50 pm - Voice Post:

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01:27 pm - Mobile Post #2

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# of steps: 14847 - Est. distance travelled: 9.65 Km - Time: 2:33 --- Bloor & Kipling

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11:37 am - Voice Post: First Voice Post of the Walk

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10:47 am - Mobile Post #1

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# of steps: 0 - Est. distance travelled: 0 Km - Time: 0:00 --- It begins... Now!

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August 15th, 2006
09:15 pm - T-Minus 25 Hours and counting...

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Today was a big day.

First off, we got Griffin. Griffin is a black-ish mutt of a neurotic dog who is also the newest addition to our family. Pictures will come in time; he's awfully camera shy at this point. Among every other kind of shy. He's cute, though ;]

Also, our old damaged iMac G4 was finally replaced... by a new, top of the line Intel iMac. We upped the RAM to 1GB, and now all is more than well. So now we have two Intel computers, and my laptop is the worst computer in the house. I don't know how this happened, and I don't like it ;/ (To appease myself, I'm going to install Boot Camp on the new one; Scott's not home a lot, so I will use it to play Windows games now and then. I just need to bother to get a working copy of Windows first.)

And finally, tomorrow is THE WALK. I have everything ready; all I need to do now is get to bloody sleep. I leave for the 9:28AM bus, and will arrive at SQ1 by 10:11AM. And then... it begins.

I plan to make a voicepost or two tomorrow, long distance be damned. Pictures and a total entry will follow afterwards, as well as hopefully some pictures of Griffin.

Wish me luck!

Current Mood: [mood icon] excited

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August 13th, 2006
08:52 pm - Raindate!

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Walk is postponed to our raindate, Wednesday August 16th due to rain.


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August 12th, 2006
06:41 pm - Preparation

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For the walk, it looks as if my manifest will be:

1 Bottle of Lemon-Lime Gatorade
1 Bottle of Water
1 Can of Orange Juice
A cold pack
2 granola bars (chocolate chip)
5 packs of Batman gummi fruit snacks (Batman FTW)
Some Froot Loops (in a ZIPLOCK bag this time)
A spare pair of socks
A collapsable cane
The pedometer

That should take care of things quite well. If there are any good last minute suggestions, let me know ;]

Also, LOL below for the gamers on my list: (Removed)

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August 4th, 2006
02:16 am - It Begins Again...

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The countdown has begun.

August 14th, 2006.

10:00 AM EDT.

From Square One...

...To the CN Tower...

...on foot.

Yes, it's that time again! The 2nd annual Toronto Walk is gearing up!

For those unclear as to what the hell I'm talking about, the entries in these memories will show you last years developments. But to summarize...

[ profile] terminus8 & I will be walking from Square One to the CN Tower, an estimated distance of 26km. We take Bloor Street all the way into Toronto, south on Spadina, east on Front, and right up to the base of the Tower itself.

Why? Because. We personally like the grand feeling of accomplishment at doing something beyond what we'd normally expect ourselves to be capable of. This year, the challenge is remembering the impressive pain and doing it again, knowing what we know now ;]

And for those in the Mississauga area, we are once again offering any and all willing to join us! Rumour has it that [ profile] myechidnamantra ([ profile] terminus8's lady friend, for those who don't know) will be joining us already. Any who wish to join need only let us know, and meet us at Square One for 10am on the 14th. If anyone is interested, we'll also have suggestions as to what to pack for the trip. I'll be posting my list soon enough ;]

(We also have the 16th as a tentative rain date, which we will look at when the time approaches.)

Any questions (like the precise path; Google Maps isn't as cooperative this year, so I'll be printing manual maps from Google Earth), beratings, comments of support (or otherwise)? Drop a line.

Toronto Trek 2006 is underway! ;]

Current Mood: [mood icon] pumped

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August 18th, 2005
11:52 pm - The Toronto Walk...with Pics!

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My comrade in feet [ profile] terminus8 for the Toronto Walk has posted an excellent entry with pictures from our travels in this entry. So go read and look and laugh and cry!

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August 16th, 2005
10:35 pm - Victory!!

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22.62 km

34,257 steps

7 hours, 17 minutes (But that's including the combined hour of eating/drinking at two stops, so we really walked it in 6:17...but it took us 7:17 to get there, depending how you look at it.)

From Square One to the CN Tower: COMPLETE

More info and pictures later-I'm understandably destroyed. But incredibly satisfied as well ;]

Current Mood: [mood icon] victorious

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August 15th, 2005
01:40 pm - What I Am Doing Tomorrow

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Tomorrow, August 16th, 2005, is going to be a big day for me.

Why, you ask? Well...I answer in hyper links:

Leg 1 of the journey...

...and the almightly Leg 2...

...finishing with the minor Leg 3.

Total distance: 26.1 km

And [ profile] terminus8 & I are walking it.

Yes, the Toronto walk is on. We will walk from Square One to the CN Tower, purchase a hot dog from the street vendors on the SkyWalk...and take a GO Bus home. We are bringing supplies of life (Fruit-To-Go, water/gatorade, granola), a camera, some badly-done maps, and our thoughts. If anyone sees a major omission in that list, please let me know...I'd rather fix it before we hit the 15 km mark ;]

Details will be posted until then, wish us luck!

Current Music: One Winged Angel (Arranged) - Nobuo Uematsu [Final Fantasy VII]

Current Mood: [mood icon] excited

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