Work Outs: March 13 – 19, 2022 (San Francisco Mission District Work Trip)

On Saturday this week, I made the trip to the Mission District in San Francisco, California and helped with doing some promotional work for a wrestling show coming to the area in early April. I didn’t have time to take too many pictures since I was there working but I was able to snatch a moment here and there to take a few. Below is a picture of 24th Street, where the three-person team I was part of did most of our work.*

Sun, March 13th

Rest day. I stretched for about a half-hour. Calories: ~1990, Protein ~122 g.

Mon, March 14th

(Morning Workout) Recumbent Bike: 30 Minutes, Hill Program, Level 9, RPMs: 80+. Stretched a little afterward.

Calories: 1919, Protein: 143 g.

Tues, March 15th

  • Stretched for 30 minutes, shortly after waking up. Meanwhile, my husband blasted about our basement gym slinging around heavy weights and rocking out to the Dead Kennedys, lol.
  • (Afternoon Workout) I warmed up with 1 lb. indian clubs and some dynamic stretching.
  • (Super Set) Military Press (strict): 47 lbs. x 5 sets x 12 reps +
    • Ironmind Hub Lift (left/right): 17.5 lbs. x (10/10 sec), (5/10 sec), (6/10 sec x 2 sets), (7/9 sec)
  • DB Incline Press: 25 lbs. x 12 reps, 30 lbs. x 3 sets x 12 reps, 35 lbs. x 8 reps
  • (Tri Set) Tricep Pushdown (straight bar): 45 lbs. x 9, 10, 10, 10 reps +
    • Light Spring Bar (Supinated/Pronated Grips): (6/6) x 4 sets
    • (Set #1) Lateral Walking with Band Around Knees: 16 steps each direction, (Set #2) Face Pulls: 15 lbs. x 15 reps, (Set #3) Glute Raises x 20 reps, (Set #4) Coc Gripper (Sport, 80 lbs., left/right) x 13/20 reps
  • (Tri Set) (Sets #1-2) Dead Bugs (2-ct): 25 reps, (Set #3) Supine Leg Revolutions (each direction): 50 reps, (Set #4) Standing Side Crunches (each side): 15 reps +
    • Heavy Spring Bar (alternating sets of pronated and supinated grip): 4 sets x 8 reps
    • Lateral Raises: 12 lbs. x 12, 12, 10, 10 reps
  • I did the first seven minutes of “Back/Shoulder Flexibility for Beginners” by Dylan Werner where one works standing. I also worked a little on Chair Pose, using a demo from the same instructor, then did some of the stretches from a binder of material I’ve collected over the last couple of years from our chiropractor.
  • I went to wrestling class in the evening.

Calories: 1899, Protein: 137 g.

There is a fair amount of urban art on 24th Street and I could have spent a lot of time taking pictures if I had more time. I did have time to take a picture of this mural while we had to wait around for a few minutes.

I was able to zoom in a bit and take another picture before we moved on. Pretty impressive stuff. I was glad to see that no one has tagged or defaced it in any way as I’ve seen so often with street art of this type in other places, including other parts of San Francisco in the past.

Wed, March 16th

  • We woke up and followed along with Jack Lalane, DVD 2, Episode 1.
  • Afterward, I did a little stretching and Lateral Walking with Band Around Knees: 20 steps in each direction.
  • Finished with the following two exercises from the Athlean-X “Glute Activation” video:
    • Lying Toe Stab Hip Raises (each side): 10 reps
    • Lying Toe Up Hip Raises (each side): 10 reps
  • We went for an afternoon walk in the woods. It took about 30 minutes.

Calories: 2000, Protein: 150 g.

One thing I noticed walking down 24th Street was that there were lots of lovely places to eat either sitting down or on the go. If I wasn’t in The Zone because I’m on a quest to get into great shape again, I would have probably stuffed myself!

Thur, March 117th

  • We followed along with Jack Lalane, DVD 1, Episode 3 shortly after waking up. I stretched for 30 minutes later in the day.

(Afternoon Test) CoC Gripper (Trainer, 100 lbs.) Test: (Left Hand) 4mm x 4 sets x 5 reps, 4mm x 6 reps | (Right Hand) 2mm x 4 sets x 5 reps, [Close x 2 reps + 2mm x 8 reps] Then I did one set of 5 partial reps with each hand, using the Ironmind 0.5 Gripper, which is 120 lbs.

I decided to test myself to see if I could still close the Trainer gripper to 4mm for 4 sets of 5 reps with my (weaker) left hand, which was a goal I originally achieved back in late April 2021.** (The Coc Gripper Key is very useful for measuring this.) I was pleased to see that I still can and updated my goal page accordingly. I’m going to do some intentional gripper work to see if I can get to 2mm with my left hand in a couple of months, which was a goal I set back in April 2021 when I first achieved the 4mm closure.

Grippers from the 60 lb. “Guide” on the left to the 120 lb. “0.5” on the Right
  • Afternoon Circuit Workout: I warmed up for this by dancing around to music in-between sets during my gripper test.*** One of the benefits of having a home gym is that you can do crazy dance moves without an audience other than the spiders and other fauna. I also used my 1 lb. indian clubs for warming up too. I moved from exercise to exercise and set to set with minimal rest.
  • (Tri Set) Standing Rows (hog bar): 60 lbs. x 12 reps, 70 lbs. x 12, 12, 14 reps +
    • Alternating Sets of Front Kick Stretch and Side Kick Stretch (each leg): 4 sets x 12 reps
    • Basic Step x 4 sets x 45 seconds.
  • (Tri Set) Pulldowns (hog bar): 60 lbs. x 12 reps, 70 lbs. x 12 reps, [70 lbs. x 8 reps + 60 lbs. x 4 reps], [70 lbs. x 12 reps resting as needed**** +
    • Seated DB Cleans: 10 lbs. x 4 sets x 12 reps
    • Corner to Corner Step x 4 sets x 45 seconds.
  • (Tri Set) DB Bicep Curls: 20 lbs. x 12 reps, ([20 lbs. x 8 reps + 15 lbs. x 4 reps] x 3 sets) +
    • Face Pulls: 15 lbs. x 4 sets x 12 reps
    • Straddle Step x 4 sets x 45 seconds.
  • (Tri Set) BB Standing Wrist Curls: 75 x 4 sets x 12 reps +
    • Alternating Sets of Reverse Hyperextensions x 12 reps and Supine Leg Windmills x 50 revolutions each direction
    • Hamstring Curl Step x 4 sets x 45 seconds.
  • (Tri Set) Alternating Sets of DB Reverse Wrist Curls: ([15 lbs. x 6 reps + 12 lbs. x 6 reps] x 2 sets) and DB Hammer Curls: 20 lbs. x 2sets x 12 reps +
    • (Set #1)
    • Kick Step x 4 sets x 45 seconds. For the last two sets the kick was a hard TKD snap kick leading with my insole.
  • I did some stretching and yoga poses, and also did the “Restorative Hip Stretch” class with Naya Rappaport on Alomove.com, which was about 15 minutes long. I did a little more stretching in the evening as well.

Calories: 1912, Protein: 150 g.

There was one place (too bad it was closed when we walked by) that had some interesting displays in several of its windows. The team leader for the group I was in told me that the display in the center picture contains masks from some famous luchadores (wrestlers). He told me the names of a few. A couple I remember, who he mentioned, are El Santo or “The Saint” who wore the silver mask in the top right corner, and the black and gold mask on the bottom in the middle belongs to Tinieblas or “Darkness.”

Fri, March 18th

  • (Afternoon Workout) I danced non-stop for 32 minutes following along as best as I could to “80s Dance Workout” by Zumba Sulu. I found the whole thing kind of amusing and a lot of my “dancing” was in fact somewhat unique and free form, but I had fun and it was a good workout and a nice change from pedaling the bike, which is fine but can get boring if I do it too often.*****
  • I did “Morning Yoga for Beginners” by Patrick Beach on Alomoves.com. Between the class and the stretching I did afterward, that phase of things lasted about 35 minutes.

Calories: 2024, Protein: 135 g.

We went into a laundromat and I saw this rather odd piece of art on the wall. There were actually several different examples along the same lines but like I said in the beginning, we were there to work so I only had time to snap this one picture. I can see myself someday using this for inspiration for something. Honestly, I wouldn’t mind hanging something like this on my office wall. Sure doesn’t seem like the usual thing one sees in a laundromat, but to my thinking that is part of the charm I found during my little adventure on 24th Street.

“The Eyes Have It” seems like a good title. Shades of Philip K. Dick perhaps?

Sat, March 19th

I stretched for about 45 minutes in the morning. I spent several hours walking around in the Mission District in San Francisco, CA in the afternoon without taking a break. Glad I didn’t do weights for my legs yesterday and kept it to dancing because my legs are definitely feeling it as I type this about an hour after getting back home from the city.

Calories: 2115, Protein: 111 g.

I lost 2.25 lbs. this week. My total loss is 9.25 lbs. over five weeks. My calorie intake for the week was 13,748.


* Other teams covered other streets in the area. The idea was to cover the area surrounding the high school where the show will take place in April.

** I like to do these tests from time to time because I think it is important not to just achieve various workout goals but to maintain them as well. I’ve been doing gripper work but haven’t intentionally been working on the above goals for a few months.

*** All of the fun I had dancing around got me to thinking I might want to start doing some online dance classes or maybe some Zumba at some point.

**** I found it better to simply rest a second or two between reps when it got too hard to continue rather than dropping the weight because the latter took too long and 60 lbs. has become too easy for what I’m trying to do. I think I need to buy a couple of five-pound plates I can slide into my weight stack so I can have 5 instead of 10 lb. intervals for my cables.

***** Actually it got bizarre and weird at points as if I were trying to summon up Great Cthulhu but that is the advantage of the privacy gained in working out in one’s basement with the poison-resistant spiders and armored scorpions. I often find the latter in the glue traps we set out in our basement and they look an awful lot like mini-Tyranids!

Work Outs: November 1 – 7, 2020 (My Garden of Nurgle)

I was hacking away in one corner of our property this past Monday, clearing out some of the blackberry bushes and the like, which will most certainly take over if you left them. Once I had things pruned back pretty well who did I see but my old friend, Shelf Fungus.

“My how you’ve grown!” I exclaimed and ran in the house to get a tape measure. Turns out Shelf Fungus had gone from being about the size of my hand to about a foot-and-a-half across!

I thought that was pretty neat. Then I went on with my life and soon forgot about poor Shelf Fungus again until Subedai made a “Garden of Nurgle” comment about The Fence Made out of Branches. At that moment I knew what my ancillary theme for this week’s workout report would be.

Sun, November 1st

  • Afternoon Training
    • Captains of Crush Gripper (T):
      • (Set 1): Right = 6mm x 5 reps, Left = 16mm x 5 reps
      • (Set 2): Right = 6mm x 5 reps, Left = 16mm x 4 + 1 reps
      • (Set 3): Right = 6mm x 3 + 2 reps, Left = 16mm x 5 reps
      • (Set 4): Right = 6mm x 4 + 1 reps, Left = 16mm x 8 + 1 reps
      • (Set 5): Right = 4mm x 1 + 4 reps, Left = 14mm x 1 + 4 reps
  • Leg Complex: FOUR SETS {Full Squats x 15 x 17 x 19 x 21 reps, Romanian Dead Lifts (10 lb. db’s) x 12 reps, Walking Lunges (2-ct): 6 reps, Side-Kick Stretch (2-ct): 12}
  • Exercise Complex: Standing Calf Raises x 20 reps, Front Kick Stretch (2-ct) x 12 reps, Face Pulls: 15 lbs. x 12 reps, Single Leg Standing Calf Raises (each leg): 6 reps, Internal and External Shoulder Rotation (black band, each arm) x 12 reps
  • Did a little stretching to end the session.

Calories: 1984, Protein 59 g.

No Garden of Nurgle would be complete without some wildlife and I think this scorpion I found under our trashcans is a particularly nice, little sprite. To my uneducated eye, the body shape suggests the California Forest Scorpion while the coloration looks more like the California Common Scorpion.

Apparently these beasties can live up to ten years, so they could make good pets. I kept a damaged scorpion for two years, which I found in a mud impression made by a Jeep tire tread. (It has been several decades and my memory might be faulty, but looking at pictures now I’d say it was a Striped Rock Scorpion.) It had lost two legs on one side and didn’t get around so well. I kept it in a little terrarium and fed it all sorts of different things, which weren’t too hard to find in central Texas.

The First Sergeant let me keep it and said, “Release it when its legs grow back.” Well, neither of us knew this at the time, but apparently their legs don’t grow back when they molt, especially if they are already adults when they lose them. Eventually Mr. Claws became part of the landscape and even that one roommate (there were usually four of us to a room) who hated him got used to him after awhile.

When I mustered out, I took Mr. Claws with me to Austin, Texas, when I lived there for a few months. I guess he didn’t like the move because he died not too long after that. I was very sad. Looking back, the death of Mr. Claws closed out a chapter in my life because I moved back to Maine and began college very soon after Le Morte d’Claws.

Mon, November 2nd

  • Morning Walk: 3.10 miles. Also did about 2.5 hours of yard work.
  • Afternoon Walk: 3.99 miles. Total mileage for the day was 7.09 miles.

Calories: 2067, Protein: 110 g.

Here are some closer pictures of my friend, Shelf Fungus. You can click on them to make them larger if you have a sudden, burning desire to see close-ups. I know I would!

I did a little poking around and I think it might be a Ganoderma brownii, which Wikipedia reports if very common where I live. The stump is a California bay laurel and the branches, which are still growing out of what is left of the tree, have some very pleasant leaves that remind one of cinnamon. (I’m sorry that the people who previously owned our house had to chop it down.) The fungus is very commonly found on this species of tree and has a preference for hardwoods in general, so this lends some weight to my supposition. Once things open back up again, I might make contact with the local mushroom experts and see if they give me a more definitive identification.

So far the fungus has confined itself to this stump and hasn’t gone after the nearby redwoods. I’m not surprised because, frankly, redwoods seem to be hardy in the extreme, which you would expect from plants that can live for thousands of years. Furthermore, and probably more importantly, I had a serious heart to heart with the fungus and told it if it starts messing with them I’d bust out my pruning saw and have it off the stump quicker than you could say “parasite!”

Tues, November 3rd

  • Afternoon Training
    • Shoulder Complex: THREE SETS { [Twenty-One’s: lateral raises (12 lb. DB’s), front raises (12 lbs.), and rear delt rows (12 lbs.)] + [Arnold Presses: 20 lbs. x 2 sets x 10 reps, 25 lbs. x 6 reps + 20 lbs. 4 reps] }
    • Standing Push-ups using cellar stairs: 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 reps
    • Cable Flies: 10 lbs. x 3 sets x 12 reps, 12.5 lbs. x 12 reps
    • Spring Bar: 5H x 3 sets, 3H + 5L
    • Super Set: Tricep Pushdowns (str. bar): 35 lbs. x 3 sets x 12 reps, 40 lbs. x 12 reps +
      • (Set #1): Dead Bugs (2-ct): 20
      • (Set #2): Two-Handed American KB Swings: 15 lbs. x 13 reps
      • (Set #3): Crunches: 30 reps
      • (Set #4): Fitness Bag Pick up and Shoulder x 8 reps
    • Exercise Complex: Spread and Raise Hands (light orange band) x 12 reps, One-Handed Reverse Grip Tricep Pushdowns (d-handle) 10 lbs. x 12 reps, Front Squats x 20 reps, Whirling Dervishes (ea. way) 10 revolutions, Front Kick Stretch into Side Kick Stretch (ea. leg) x 10 reps, Overhead Press (rock) x 20 reps
    • Did a little stretching to end the session.

Calories: 2103, Protein: 105 g.

I don’t feel like I’d be doing my Garden of Nurgle post justice nor would it be quite complete without including with some pictures of banana slugs. These pictures have been languishing on my phone for some months now and I’ve been meaning to post them but keep forgetting. Let’s just say that “April is the month for banana slugs,” because the pictures in the little slideshow below are mostly of different slugs, despite the similar backgrounds, and not multiple pictures of the same beastie.

Wed, November 4th

  • Morning Walk: 3.24 miles.
  • Afternoon Walk: 3.24 miles. I found it interesting that the mileage was the same, down to the 100th of a mile, even though we walked a different route in the afternoon than we did in the morning. Total mileage for the day was 6.48 miles.

Calories: 1915, Protein: 103 g.

Thurs, November 5th

  • Afternoon Training:
    • Captains of Crush Gripper (T):
      • (Set 1): Right = 6mm x 5 reps, Left = 16mm x 5 reps
      • (Set 2): Right = 6mm x 5 reps, Left = 16mm x 6 reps
      • (Set 3): Right = 6mm x 5 + 1 reps, Left = 16mm x 5 + 1 reps
      • (Set 4): Right = 6mm x 5 + 1 reps, Left = 16mm x 6 + 1 reps
      • (Set 5): Right = 4mm x 2 + 4 reps, Left = 14mm x 5 + 1 reps
      • Worked in some sets with the grippers just using my thumb, which doesn’t get much direct work with this exercise, and did a few sets of opening the hands with the 8 lb. band when I was warming up my back for rows and pull downs.
    • Standing Cable Rows (straight bar): 60 lbs. x 2 sets x 15 reps, 65 lbs. x 2 sets x 12 reps
    • Cable Pull Downs (d-handles): 50 lbs. x 4 sets x 13 reps
    • Standing Bicep Curls (cat litter fitness bag) : 4 sets x 12 reps
      • This wasn’t in my list of goals, but this is the first time I’ve been able to do four high quality sets of 12 reps with the bag, so I’m pretty pleased about that.
    • Fitness Bag Cleans (alternating sets of parallel and overhand grips): 4 sets x 12 reps
    • Exercise Complex: Dead Bugs (2-ct): 20 reps, Wood Chops (ea. side): 15 lbs. x 15 reps, Full Squats: 20 reps, 2-hd American KB Swings (15 lbs.) x 12 reps
    • Farmer’s Walk (40 lb. DB’s): 100 Steps
    • Stretched a little to end the workout.

Calories: 2010, Protein: 116 g.

I’ve heard people in the area say that banana slugs don’t have any known predators because of a foul, anesthetizing slime they excrete. According to Wikipedia, though, “Racoons, garter snakes, ducks, geese and salamanders sometimes eat banana slugs; they roll the slugs in soil to bind the slime,” and young slugs are “sometimes eaten by moles and shrews.”

Apparently people eat/ate them too, including the “Yurok Indians of the North Coast” as well as “German immigrants in the 19th and early 20th centuries,” and there is a festival about 60 miles from San Francisco, California where they have a cooking contest. I have to admit I’m intrigued, especially by the recipes involving vinegar and cornmeal. Alas, I’ve gone soft in my old age. Now I’d much rather admire them and say, “Hail and well met, friend!” and perhaps rescue one if it was drying out on the concrete in the sun rather than rolling it in cornmeal.

Fri, November 6th

  • Morning Walk: 3.27 miles.
  • Afternoon Walk: 3.25 miles. Total mileage for the day was 6.52 miles. Did 25 full squats a bit later when I had the opportunity.

Calories: 2104, Protein: 108 g.

I could easily go crazy with this whole Garden of the Grandfather thing because I have all sorts of pictures on my over-burdened phone. So I think I’ll take a middle path and conclude with the gallery below.

Come to think of it, maybe I did go a little crazy …

Sat, November 7th

Rest day. Calories: 2045, Protein: 127 g. (I lost 2 pounds for the week, so my total lost is 17.2 lbs. so far.)

Work Outs: Oct 25 – 31, 2020 (SS Jeremiah O’Brien Liberty Ship)

We visited the liberty ship, SS Jeremiah O’Brien, in May 2013, which was named after a politician and businessman from Maine. It was (and still is) moored near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, CA. These pictures have been languishing on my phone for all of these years, so I thought it might be nice to continue freeing up some room on my ancient but still plucky Galaxy 6 and post them here.

Sun, October 25th

Rest Day. Calories: 2279, Protein 88 g.

Mon, October 26th

  • About 30 minutes of Cardio Yard Work.
  • Afternoon Training
    • Captains of Crush Gripper (T):
      • (Set 1): Right = 8mm x 5 reps, Left = 16mm x 3 + 2 reps
      • (Set 2): Right = 8mm x 5 reps, Left = 16mm x 2 + 3 reps
      • (Set 3): Right = 6mm x 4 + 1 reps, Left = 16mm x 0 + 5 reps
      • (Set 4): Right = 6mm x 3 + 2 reps, Left = 16mm x 0 + 5 reps
    • Open Hand (8 lb. Band): 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Leg Complex: FOUR SETS {Full Squats x 15 reps, Lunges (2-ct): 6 reps, Romanian Dead Lifts (8 lb. db’s): 12 reps, Side-Kick Stretch (2-ct): 12}
    • Exercise Complex: Standing Calf Raises x 15 reps, Front Kick Stretch (2-ct) x 12 reps, Face Pulls: 12.5 lbs. x 12 reps, Single Leg Standing Calf Raises (each leg): 6 reps, Internal and External Shoulder Rotation (black band, each arm) x 12 reps
    • Did a little stretching to end the session.

Calories: 1954, Protein: 132 g.

There were 2,710 of these Liberty ships built, and by design very quickly too, but there are only 3 left and only the O’Brien remains “in its original and fully functional form.”

Tues, October 27th

  • Afternoon Training
    • Shoulder Complex: THREE SETS { [Twenty-One’s: lateral raises (12 lb. DB’s), front raises (10 lbs. x 2 sets, 12 lbs. x 1 set), and rear delt rows (12 lbs.)] + [Arnold Presses: 20 lbs. x 2 sets x 10 reps, 25 lbs. x 5 reps + 20 lbs. 5 reps] }
    • Standing Push-ups using cellar stairs: 12 x 12 x 10 x 10 reps
    • Cable Flies: 10 lbs. x 4 sets x 12 reps
    • Spring Bar: 3H + 5L reps x 2 sets, 5H reps, 4H reps
    • Super Set: Tricep Pushdowns (str. bar): 35 lbs. x 4 sets x 12 reps +
      • (Set #1): Dead Bugs (2-ct): 20
      • (Set #2): Two-Handed American KB Swings: 15 lbs. x 12 reps
      • (Set #3): Crunches: 30 reps
      • (Set #4): Fitness Bag Pick up and Shoulder x 8 reps
        • One rep = picking up bag off floor and hefting it onto my shoulder, transfer bag to other shoulder, and place (not drop or slam) bag back on the floor.
      • Did a little stretching to end the session.

Calories: 1970, Protein: 118 g.

I found it interesting to learn, when we visited, that the ship was built in South Portland, Maine in 1943 because South Portland wasn’t too far from the last place we lived in Maine some years ago. I also have fond memories of the Portland area because the city was the backdrop for my first, great adventure as a child in the late 1970’s, when my parents let me take my first long distance bus ride alone to go to a game convention.

A couple of shots of the rather busy deck.

Wed, October 28th

  • Morning Walk: 3.26 miles.
  • Afternoon Training:
    • Standing Cable Rows (straight bar): 60 lbs. x 4 sets x 12 reps
    • Cable Pull Downs (d-handles): 50 lbs. x 4 sets x 12 reps
    • Standing Bicep Curls (cat litter fitness bag) : 3 sets x 12 reps, 1 set x 8 reps + 15 lb. DB’s x 4 reps
    • Exercise Complex: TWO SETS { Wood Chops (ea. side): 15 lbs. x 12 reps, Internal Rotation (20 lb. black band, ea. arm) x 12 reps, Farmer’s Walk: 30 lb. DB’s x 100 steps }
    • Exercise Complex: TWO SETS { Spread & Raise Hands (light orange band) x 12 reps, Internal Rotation (20 lb. black band, ea. arm) x 12 reps, Fitness Bag Cleans (parallel grip) x 8 reps }
    • Stretched a little to end the workout.

Calories: 2000, Protein: 95 g.

Thurs, October 28th

  • Afternoon Training:
    • Recumbent Bike: 30 Minutes, Levels 9 – 14. I followed this video on the Vive Health channel. The workout was interval training along with some upper body range of motion work and getting off the bike for three sets of squats. I used my fitness bag for the squats. While I might not be the target audience for Coach Kim’s running banter, I did enjoy the workout. It was pretty basic in a good way and made the time go by quickly.
    • Stretched a little to end the workout.

Calories: 2010, Protein: 107 g.

A few shots of the ship’s guts. I remember being struck by how everything looked ready to go and ship shape. Real Bristol Fashion! Apparently my impression was correct because in 1994 the O’Brien sailed to France and England, in an 18,000 mile round trip back to San Francisco to participate in the 50th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, which it took part in as “part of the Operation Neptune invasion fleet armada.”

Fri, October 30th

  • Morning Walk: 3.35 miles.
  • Afternoon Walk: 2.33 miles. Total mileage for the day was 5.68 miles.

Calories: 2140, Protein: 113 g.

Sat, October 31st

Morning Walk: 7.24 miles. (I lost 2.2 pounds for the week so my total lost is 15.2 lbs. so far.) Not sure what the calories were today because we did our weekly restaurant run. (Pizza!) I think that I kept it to reasonable numbers though.

The USS Pampanito was located nearby though we didn’t get a chance to tour that vessel. This submarine was also built in 1943 and “completed six war patrols from 1944 to 1945 and served as a Naval Reserve Training ship from 1960 to 1971.”

Also, there was no shortage of sea gulls to beg food from the gullible and bomb (both dive and high level) the unwary! I vaguely remember taking a picture of the young avian above because it made quite an impression with its hectoring and screeching at anyone who passed by. Seemed this gull was determined to defend its piling from all comers both human and otherwise!