"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

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!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

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Mile 922.  Tortoise walked 4.48 miles at the end of the work day on a quick trip to Orange County, picking up the section of the Santa Ana River Trail from the 22 Freeway to Katella Avenue and back. In little pieces, I've now done a round trip marathon on this one, and I'm just getting warmed up as far as this trail is concerned:  13.1 miles each way from the start on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach to Katella Avenue in Anaheim. The view shown above is looking north towards a fire department training structure complete with 9-11-01 memorial.  Beyond that is the big Red A of Anaheim Stadium. More on that later.  There were 61 feet climbed in 2.24 miles along the way, giving that portion a 6.7 tortoise rating.  The rest of the path was flat or downhill.  Lou burned 658 calories in 1:23:11 hours doing this.

Please click below for a map, more pictures and a bonus day of walking thoughts!


Cheerio!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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Mile 917.  Tortoise walked 3.77 miles as the day began along the Bloomington Hills Trail beginning at the Crosby Family Confluence Park trailhead in St. George.  Shortly before walking 2 miles, Lou turned around and retraced his steps.  There were 354 feet climbed in 1.89 miles along the way, giving that portion a 4.5 tortoise rating.  The rest of the path was flat or downhill.  Lou burned 554 calories in 1:09:24 hours doing this.

Please click below for a map, more pictures and today's walking thought by Richard G. Scott 
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Cheerio!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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Mile 914.  Tortoise walked 3.06 miles after work on a loop beginning and ending at his office.  There were 165 feet climbed in 1.53 miles along the way, giving that portion a 5.0 tortoise rating.  The rest of the path was flat or downhill.  Lou burned 453 calories in 51:49 minutes doing this.

Please click below for a map and today's walking thought by David E. Sorensen 
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Cheerio!

Monday, November 17, 2014

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Mile 911.  Tortoise walked 2.59 miles at lunch on loop beginning and ending at LaVerkin's Wanlass Park .  There were 97 feet climbed in 1.30 miles along the way, giving that portion a 5.4 tortoise rating.  The rest of the path was flat or downhill.  Lou burned 382 calories in 48;52 minutes doing this.

Please click below for a map and today's walking thought by Boyd K. Packer
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Cheerio!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

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Mile 908. Kevin and Alli's wedding was memorable, not only for the spirit in the sealing room and for the cold while the pictures were taken, but for this couple's endless smiles and their desire to serve their guests lunch!  Tortoise added a 2.07 mile walk to this brilliant day, immediately before the wedding lunch in Woods Cross.  There were 2 feet climbed in 1.04 miles along the way, giving that portion a 5.8 tortoise rating.  The rest of the path was flat or downhill.  Lou burned 304 calories doing this in 35:45 minutes.

Please click below for a map and more pictures of this fine day, along with today's walking thought by Richard Edgley, "Keep the Faith
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Cheerio!

Friday, November 14, 2014

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Mile 906. After a busy 4th Grade Utah Day with Ms. Beecher and Willyne, we headed on to Salt Lake for our nephew Kevin's marriage to Alli Meyer tomorrow morning.  After all of that, Tortoise went on a late evening walk in the Avenues neighborhood.  It was 2.18 miles on 11th Avenue from I Avenue to the overlook to Memory Park on B Avenue and back.  That was followed by a steep, heart pumping walk up I Avenue, and back.  There were 296 feet climbed in 1.09 miles along the way, giving that portion a 3.0 tortoise rating.  The rest of the path was flat or downhill.  Lou burned 336 calories doing this in 47:25 minutes.

Please click below for a map and more pictures, along with today's walking thought by M. Russell Ballard that includes, "
I encourage you to take time each week to be by yourself, away from television and the crowd...take an honest look at your life." ...

Cheerio!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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Mile 904.  Tortoise took a walking break this afternoon from helping Becca set up for Kings Peak Elementary School's 4th grade Utah Day celebration that will be held tomorrow.  It was 2.05 miles from the school past the hospital to the intersection of US Highway 40 and 600 East in Roosevelt, Utah.  There were 54 feet climbed in 1.03 miles along the way, giving that portion a 5.0 tortoise rating, mostly because of the average elevation of 5117 feet.  The rest of the path was flat or downhill.  Lou burned 302 calories doing this in 38:41 minutes.

Please click below for more pictures, and today's walking thought by Howard W. Hunter, "To The Women Of The Church" ...

Cheerio!