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14 days till resort: Long weekend, quick summary.

It was a good weekend as far as getting projects done.  My wife has graciously allowed me to turn the room off of our bedroom into an office for the two of us in lieu of a sitting room.  I spent a big part of the weekend assembling furniture and moving furniture. I ended up finding out we were missing some stuff so we made another pilgrimage to IKEA.

Continue Reading 2 comments March 21, 2011

Day 25 post resort, One more hike up and down Piestewa, shopping and another good dinner on my wife’s work.

Well each day is better out here.  I did another hike up and down Piestewa, and now I believe I have the name correct.  The peak has a very interesting history and you should check it out at Wikipedia.  I enjoy that hike and it is challenging for me since it is straight up.  I burned almost 1300 calories again which is great considering how we eat out here.  We have a scale in the room so I have been checking and have neither gained nor lost which is ideal considering how things are going out here.  I am going to hit it hard when I go home.

Continue Reading 8 comments March 5, 2011

Day 24 post resort, Still in Phoenix and survived climbing Piestewa peak, my anniversary, and spicy southwestern cuisine.

I did a 1.2 mile vertical climb of Piestewa peak today around 8am, and it wasgreat, and fairly difficult. Most of the hikes I did at the resort were a good incline, but not up uneven rock stairs. I burned around 1300 calories on the hike and was at it over an hour and a half up and back. Really great feeling of accomplishment once I did it. Made me feel a little better about how I have been eating my dinners out here.

Continue Reading 14 comments March 4, 2011


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