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I'm an enthusiastic hiker and have been a very active volunteer with trail organizations. Right now (2011-2012) I'm taking a break from volunteering as I get settled in my new home in Ottawa.

In my other life, I'm an IT network professional which means I spend a lot of time in small grey rooms with no windows. Getting outdoors on a regular basis is essential for my wellbeing.

When I was hiking an end-to-end of the Bruce Trail 2001-2004, it was easy to keep motivated and keep the weight off, but since then I have not been as active as I should be.
Let's Hike!!!

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-------------------- by Rose Milligan

Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better
To paint a picture, or write a letter,
Bake a cake, or plant a seed;
Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there's not much time,
With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb;
Music to hear, and books to read;
Friends to cherish, and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes, and the wind in your hair;
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go (and go you must)
You, yourself, will make more dust.

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Member Since: 1/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 19,757

My Goals:
"Start" weight, Dec 2008: 185
Current Mini-goal: 175 by Jan 31, 2012
Goal weight, some day: 135 - 140
Fitness goal: to be able to participate in adventurous hikes with my friends.

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Female, mid 50's, no kids, 2 cats, Eastern Ontario, Canada

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    Hi Ruth - don't know if you login on a regular basis but thought I would try this as I can't get into my e-mail account from Asa Wright. Hot and sticky here - glad I live in a cooler climate. Hummingbirds are wonderful as are the rest of the birds seen from the deck (verandah). Group has gone on a trail but it has really steep places with stone steps. So I am enjoying some time by myself - just me and the birds.

    1289 days ago
    Hi! I'm happy to see that not all of my friend's list has lost their spark and is no longer active. I recently did a friend's purge, but now that I see you are still here, I'm going to add you back!
    2939 days ago
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    Just stopping in to say hi. Not exactly hiking weather... but not too many bugs yet. I checked out one of the three multi use trails coming out of Ottawa and I like the one between the airport and Kemptville. I walked about 5 k of that (2.5 one way then returned to my car). Seems like a nice trail to do with a friend and chat as there is plenty of side room.
    2980 days ago
    10,000 - impressive emoticon
    3353 days ago
    Tks for the comment to my blog. I must try to toy with telemarketers sometime. I want to try the "ok please hold while I get to the computer" and just put the phone on mute & time how long it takes before they hang up. Fun!!!
    3389 days ago
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