Tuesday, June 30, 2015


How can it already be the end of June?
Can the year be half over?

Time seems to be flying by!

It looks like it will be another beautiful day in the Ozarks. It is overcast this morning and the temperature is around 70 -- perfect for enjoying coffee on the deck with my Chromebook and the chatter of the birds and squirrels.

Before the temps start to rise too much, I'll be out for a long run/walk this morning. The last day of June finds me about 30,000 steps short of my monthly goal of 400,000. I knew that there were going to be a number of days that I would be far below my daily average, but I kind of let that get away from me.

I do have music available to me through me phone, but I rarely use it. It can help to pass the time and keep the pace (I generally listen to Classic Rock), but I'm okay with quiet or the simple thoughts that run through my simple brain. I haven't been doing as much running as I had hoped for this month. A little foot pain has kept me from keeping up on the running. Walking doesn't bother me so much ... except for at the beginning of the day. Today isn't bad. Tomorrow will be a different story.

All-in-all, the first half of 2015 has been pretty good. My health remains good. Retirement is working out well. With Chris still working, we haven't done anything special in the way of travel (but that's coming!). I did manage a couple of road trips in the past few months and plan a couple more in the coming months.

Enough stalling! Time to start walking. The step counter on my phone says I'm at 458 steps for the day. Only 29,542 more to go!

Have a grand day!

John <><


Mike said...

I was wondering what kind of step counter you used. But I'm not getting an app-able phone just for that.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Have a grand day too, John! Best wishes on that awesome goal!!

John Hill said...

I have siblings and friends that use fitbit and have encouraged me to join them, but I'm happy with my S-health app for my Samsung phone.