"The Blog Almost Too Boring To Be The Most Boring Blog in America"

until it got too many red cards from Benjamin 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

Monday, August 18, 2014


Good morning, LaVerkin!  Happy Tortoise greetings from the beginning of his walk at 6:25 am, which took him on a loop through most of our fair city in 3.55 miles with 94 feet climbed in 1:06:30 hours.  Tortoise rating was 5.6; calories burned were 556.  For a map and more, please click below to continue reading ...


Saturday, August 16, 2014


Tortoise had a busy Saturday.  Said goodbye to Logan, Braden, and their well mannered scout group who returned home this morning.  Headed to Enoch with Willyne to visit Jared, Amie, and their family in their new home.  It holds the promise of clean living for sure!  Tortoise managed to steal the bases and make it home in a kickball game with Sam while there ... and fully expects Sam will figure out how to get those bases back in a future game.  Helped set up the family room for the concluding meeting of Daughter of God week tonight and figured out how to download video clips from lds.org, convert them from .mp4 to .wmv format so they can be recorded as playable DVDs for that meeting.  Had fun with Josh, Megan, Ethan, Kate, and Riley when they visited this afternoon.  Ethan will be a strong competitor with his Fire FC futbol team this season, he may have 6 points on opening day, but he has all but 2 of his players yet to play in games through Monday.  He will do great!  In the midst of all this, Tortoise also got in the phone calls he needed to follow up on church assignments tomorrow and work at the office using the computer at home.

He then concluded his day by walking out to the sunset shown above.  2.60 miles with 235 feet climbed in 57:40 minutes.  Tortoise rating was 3.9; calories burned were 430.  For a map and some more pictures, please click below to continue reading ...


Friday, August 15, 2014


Here's a bright sunny morning view, after a few days of welcome rain, as Tortoise finishes his walk following a stop at the dentist just past mile 3.  Total today was 3.62 miles walked, with 84 feet climbed, in 1:07:30 hours.  Tortoise rating was 5.6 while calories burned were 566.  For a map and more, please click below to continue reading ...


Thursday, August 14, 2014


Sunrise came as Tortoise began the last mile of this morning's Tour De La Verkin walk, which totalled 3.72 miles with 91 feet climbed in 1:08:08 hours.  Tortoise rating was 5.6; calories burned were 582.  For a map, another picture, and more, please click below to continue reading ...


Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Here's the tortoise's view as he passes all the good folks playing basketball at the church in the 6 to 7 am hour three days a week.  Clouds are gathering for a little more rain, yay!  Walk was cut a little short when the wind and rain picked up, but he made it 3.11 miles with 64 feet climbed in 1:00:09 hours.  Tortoise rating:  5.7; calories burned:  488.  For a map and more, please click below to continue reading ...


Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Tortoise needed to drop something off at the FedEx dropbox not quite a mile from his office, and decided it might be his best chance at a walk on this off and on rainy day.  (Nice and gradual, mostly.  Aren't those the best kind of rainy days?  We've sure been praying for this!)  He made it to the dropbox OK, then about the time he passed the high school the rain started coming down pretty hard ... just in time for him to find shelter under the overhang of the school building.  He took the picture above while waiting for the rain to slow down enough to continue walking.

The rain got Tortoise pretty wet, but he didn't seem to mind ... well at least not too much.  He did cut his walk back somewhat when it became clear the rain was going to continue a good while.  He wound up walking 2.07 miles with 36 feet climbed in 38:47 minutes.  Tortoise rating:  5.8; calories burned:  325.  For a map and more, please click below to continue reading ...


Monday, August 11, 2014


No walk today, the 12th non-Sunday Tortoise has missed in 2014, and ends a 60 consecutive day walk run since his last missed day on May 31.  He takes full responsibility for missing the day, waiting to do a late night walk.  Then we were blessed with a wonderful soft steady rain that Tortoise opted not to walk in. This leaves him at 179 days walked out of 191 total non-Sundays, for a 93.72% consistency rating, and the plan to start a new streak tomorrow.  The tortoise is smiling!