"The Blog Almost Too Boring To Be The Most Boring Blog in America ... for Over 5 Years!"

until it got too many red cards from Wounded Duck and the Boredom Enforcement Committee ... now the tortoise's goal is to get to 10 red cards so he can get Big Dog to drive down and take a good long walk with the tortoise

P. S. This blog listens to its readers. We have the Benjamin Category Override for 5+ mile walks and now, it humbles Tortoise to say he has been named "Lou", by Doug Jr, in memory of Mr. Consistency himself, Lou Gehrig. Tortoise can hardly type the words to think he is in any way comparable to the noble Iron Horse. Thank you!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

#DailyWalk 559 Confluence View Trail, Tortoise Track, and More!

This first batch of pictures for day 559, with a shoutout to our friends in Fresno, which at 500,000 population (1 million metro) is the largest city in America without an interstate highway.  Doug and Doug have quality memories of the 41 freeway after midnight on the way to doing reunion research in Yosemite.  Excellent magical mystery tour that was!

Monday, February 20, 2017

#DailyWalk 558 Dixie State University Nightcap Double Loop

This one started at 9:44 pm, so I picked a well lit place to do a 4.36 mile double loop of the Dixie State University campus.  It included 218 feet of climbing in 1:16:25, for a tortoise rating of 5.3 and a pace of 17:32.  Year-to-date miles are 177.33 (6.05 ahead of goal) and climbing totals 14,496 feet (714 ahead of goal).

The tortoise is smiling!  Cheerio!

Friday, January 27, 2017


It's that time of year for working late and then walking, so we have the 10pm indoor special again. For pictures I will refer you to Wednesday (34 of those laps), followed by Monday (135 times). This worked out to 4.24 miles for day 538. Ytd miles 91.61 (+0.58), time 1:18:06, pace 18:25, climb 597, tortoise rating 3.4, ytd climb 7988 (+616). Cheerio!

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Mile 834.  This evening's walk took Tortoise home from his church's special needs activity program by way of a drop down the Cactus Cliff trail hill and back up. We are at consecutive walking day 452.   Today's 3.31 mile walk was done in 1:07:24 hours, for a pace of 20:22 minutes per mile.  Lou climbed 290 feet, today's tortoise rating was 4,5.  More pictures await below ...