November 30, 2012

november 2012 stats

Month 2012-11
Activity Walk
Total Distance 88.59 miles

Miles per dog: Ondine - 51.08; Pan - 33.95; Fergus - 8.18.

My iPhone 3g couldn't handle the last upgrade of my running app, so I downloaded a more basic one. It doesn't record the details (average speed, etc.) as neatly as the old one, but it works. I just log the totals into a spreadsheet.

Astute adders-upper will note the mpd total is greater than my total distance; Pan is gaining a gaggle of escorts. Well deserved, too. He's excellent on walks. I think we'll keep his average around a mile a day until he's a year old, but we mix it up a bit - his longest this month was a 5k. Fergus was ill for several days, but he seems to be on the mend. I came up shy of my goal of three miles per day. Work has been a drag and I'm not really enjoying the earlier darkness. I might have to get some LEDs or reflectors for the dogs. Maybe go south for the winter.

November 26, 2012

late november

stock up on sunscreen!

The calendar is drawing to a close, and the signs are all bending in an ominous direction: increases in coronal mass ejections, a new coronavirus, and the discovery that in 692 the Calakmul king Yuknoom Yich’aak K’ahk’ told the people of La Corona that everything would be fine until the next 13 K’atun (aka the coming solstice).

November 23, 2012

chinese tallow ii



A common trailside native. We liberated this little one from my mother-in-law's backyard. We'll probably keep it potted till it gets big enough to survive the occasional trampling.

care package

November 17, 2012

goodwater trail 10k

Ondine and I went on an out-and-back 10k on the south side of the river. She was skittish and growly with the few other hikers we encountered, and she seemed happier on the return. I think she was bummed out that we weren't up there to play in the water today. (There isn't much water to speak of - the river is drying up again.) Still, this hike was a wonder; swarms of tiny butterflies swirled around us, and the weather was perfect, warm in the sun and cool in the shade.

November 16, 2012

November 11, 2012

clouds and ash

pattern recognition


I got a little behind on the dogwalks last week but caught everyone up yesterday. Cooler weather on the way.

November 10, 2012