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Walking Winston

Activity Day 19: Went for a nice long walk around Winston-Salem and it reminded me that cities look different when you walk them versus when you drive through them. The miles logged today got me through the 100-mile threshold since the start of the challenge on May 1.

Miles walked/run: 9.41 miles. Here’s the screenshot from my FitBit:

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Miles remaining in challenge: 261.13. As I mentioned before, these miles get me past the 100-mile threshold for the challenge. Looking forward to the next 100!

Today’s sponsor: Piedmont Triad Apartment Association Food Drive. I’m very proud to work for an organization that has dedicated itself to helping address fundamental issues like food insecurity in our community.

Walking in Place

Activity Day 18: Didn’t feel like swimming for my miles, so given the day’s monsoons I decided a session on the treadmill would be the best approach to get in the miles. Boring? You bet, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

Miles walked/run: 5.03 miles. Here’s the screenshot from my FitBit:

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Miles remaining in challenge: 270.54

Today’s sponsor: Piedmont Triad Apartment Association Food Drive. I’m very proud to work for an organization that has dedicated itself to helping address fundamental issues like food insecurity in our community.

Smacking Balls

Day 9 of Virtual Walk Around the Triad to Benefit Second Harvest

Activity Day 9: Spent 90 minutes at Taylor Tennis Center hitting with my buddy Tyler. Learned that it’s a very good thing I don’t get paid to play because I’d have to return the money.

Miles walked/run: 6.13 miles. Here’s the screenshot from my FitBit:

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Miles remaining in challenge: 317.77. Continued making up ground from the shortages of Week 1.

Today’s sponsor: Piedmont Triad Apartment Association Food Drive. I’m very proud to work for an organization that has dedicated itself to helping address fundamental issues like food insecurity in our community.

Another Day in the Neighborhood

Day 8 of Virtual Walk Around the Triad to Benefit Second Harvest

Activity Day 8: Squeezed in a late night walk around the neighborhood. It ain’t exotic, but it’s effective.

Miles walked/run: 6.23 miles. Here’s the screenshot from my FitBit:

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Miles remaining in challenge: 323.90. Made a good start to the second week of the challenge, especially since I fell just short of the daily average of 5.4 miles I needed during Week 1.

Today’s sponsor: Piedmont Triad Apartment Association Food Drive. I’m very proud to work for an organization that has dedicated itself to helping address fundamental issues like food insecurity in our community.

Movin’ on Up

Days 7 of Virtual Walk Around the Triad to Benefit Second Harvest

Activity Day 7: So that weekend house-move in Florida that I missed came to me. Spent last evening moving boxes, furniture, etc. and running around in general.

Miles walked/run: 4.22 miles. Here’s the screenshot from my FitBit:

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Miles remaining in challenge: 330.13. My first week I averaged 5.26 miles/day, which is a little behind the pace I need to make my goal. Time to ramp it up!

Today’s sponsor: Crescent Rotary Club (via my contribution. The members of this club do a tremendous amount of good for our community.

Mr. Lowder’s Neighborhood

Day 3 of Virtual Walk Around the Triad to Benefit Second Harvest

Activity: Morning dog walk and evening walk around Williamsburg Square Neighborhood with my much better half, Celeste Lowder (3 laps)

Miles walked/run: 5.43 miles. Here’s the screenshot from my FitBit:

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Miles remaining in challenge: 350.14

Today’s sponsor: The PTAA Food Drive which began today and runs through July 7.

Great Reason to Attend the Dash Game Friday Evening (July 8)

If you happen to be awake from 5:30 – 7:00 tomorrow (Friday, July 8) morning you might want to tune in to watch WXII's morning show.  Yours truly will likely be at the Dash stadium with Bolt, some folks from the Dash and Second Harvest, and one of the WXII-ers to promote the 2nd Annual "Fill the Stands with Cans" which is part of Piedmont Triad Apartment Association's annual food drive to benefit Second Harvest.  Here are the details for those of you who may not be awake at that crazy hour:

  • We'll be set up outside Dash stadium before the game tomorrow night collecting food and cash donations for Second Harvest.
  • Anyone who brings a donation will get a free Dash hat.
  • If you can't make it to the game but want to make a donation you can visit any one of the drop off locations listed on the PTAA Food Drive website
  • We're doing the same thing Friday of next week (July 15) at the Greensboro Grasshoppers game.
  • I can't thank the Dash, the Grasshoppers, WXII and Lowes Foods enough for once again partnering with us to put on this great event for Second Harvest. And I'd be totally remiss if I didn't thank Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines and Greensboro Mayor Bill Knight for shooting the promos for us for the second straight year.  Thanks everyone!
  • Last, but definitely not least, thanks to all the PTAA-member communities that are participating in the Food Drive and all the PTAA Vendor Partners who have made it all possible.  You guys rock!

Hope to see you tomorrow night.  If you plan on attending the game please do stop by and say hello.