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    CaptainCanuck kite flying doesn't sound hardcore but can be a good workout. It requires constant moving, resisting wind flow, and coordination. And I'm just speaking from a recreational perspective, not an extreme kite flying standpoint. Btw, cool coastal photos. This reminds me of Long Beach, California, close to where I used to live, minus the deer.

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      Simply beautiful pictures, CaptainCanuck ! I think you have a real gift and thanks for sharing it with us.

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        I love the last photos you sent, CaptainCanuck I wish I could jump into that water and swim far....far away......

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          Belated congrats on the 100 day badge! Also loving the photos still.

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            Great pictures again. What a view! Love the deer!

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              Great pics, thanks!

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                Toka Thanks, but I am about as far from a coast in North America as you can get. These are from Lake Superior, which does have oceangoing ships thanks to the St. Lawrence Seaway.

                Miss_Dada It looks great, but seeing as Lake Superior is the fourth largest lake by volume in the world, it tends to stay cold for even most of the summer. Some of the locals are used to it, but most people just swim in smaller nearby lakes

                Dadalo oneironaut AnnieW WSMC27 Thanks all!

                After the run this morning we headed out to a nearby provincial park. I didn't get as many steps in as I wanted while there, but still ended up over 10,000 for the day (including the run). Aside from two short walks, part of our plan there was to do the beach, and swim, but I hadn't been there before so I didn't know that the water was not the best for swimming (too shallow). So I just waded out past my waist. Also it was out first time at the beach with two small children, which took enough energy to stop both of them from going too far into the water. Oh well, still some fun supplemental activity.

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                Tonight we did a level I in Day 33 of 60 Days of Cardio, Day 49 and Day 50 of 90 Days of Action, a level III/I in Day 17 of 30 Days of Change, and a level II in part I of Day 33 of Hero's Journey, plus the planks and dumbbells. We had planned to do the 10,000 step walk for Hero's Journey, but ran out of time. We will do it tomorrow instead.

                Of the 200 pushups that I was supposed to do throughout the day, I managed 130 before the evening, which still left 100, for a total of 230. 180 day total for pushups is 20,820.

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                  CaptainCanuck

                  ​Lake Superior is the fourth largest lake by volume in the world, it tends to stay cold for even most of the summer. Some of the locals are used to it, but most people just swim in smaller nearby lakes ​​​​​​
                  How cold is it?? because I am usually ,on fire, I like cold water! Range about 16 to 19°C (61 to 66°F) would be awesome (for me😉) .

                  Do you like swimming?

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                    Miss_Dada I don't think that it quite gets to the extremes where you see people swimming in Norway in frozen fjords, but it is still pretty chilly. Apparently the summer time temperature is between 13-15 Celsius, which leads to hypothermia fairly easily. I used to swim a lot, last year I logged around 60 km in the pool, but lost access to the pool after I moved. I might give the lake a chance this weekend though as we are going through a heat wave.

                    I woke up early and meant to do my morning routine, but only put in about 1000 steps in the exercise room before heading back upstairs. Instead I got to the morning routine at 5 pm, and did a level III in Day 17 of Spartan Trials and Day 17 of Fighters Codex.

                    We owed Hero's Journey a 10,000 step walk today, but didn't quite make it. Our evening walk was 8,000 steps, but I ended up at 13,000 for the day, so I am going to give myself credit for it.

                    Later on we did a level I in Day 34 of 60 Days of Cardio, a level I in Day 51 of 90 Days of Action, and a level I in Day 34 of Hero's Journey.

                    We also did one video - Toned and Sexy Ballerina Arms & Back Workout from Action Jacquelyn. There were 150 pushups in the programs today, and 230 yesterday, and so maybe it was just the combination of tired arms and back, but this video was challenging.

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                      CaptainCanuck Lake Superior is one of my point-of-interests. I will have to find my way there one of these days. The shallow beach water made for a good floating mattress session. I can imagine laying on the water with a cold beer drifting about. But I feel your challenge with safeguarding the children. Parental life ain't easy. Not speaking from experience, pure observation.

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                        Toka It is pretty nice up here. We have only lived here for 7 months, but are always surprised by how active the people are in this community. If you are ever in the area come by for a visit.

                        Not a very busy day for us, for two reasons. First of all, we are in the middle of a heat wave, or at least what passes for a heat wave where we live (highs in the low-30s). Secondly we are going camping for 3 days starting tomorrow, so we had to get food and equipment ready. This morning should have been a 30 minute run for 30 Days of Change, but I will do it at the campground on Thursday of Friday instead, for a change of scenery.

                        Tonight we did Day 35 of 60 Days of Cardio at a level I, day 35 of Hero's Journey, Day 52 and Day 53 of 90 Days of Action, both at a level I.

                        For Hero's Journey I was at 26-24-20 for pushups, and we decided on 50-40-30 for the squats. We reckon that we could have done more, but there was another 120 coming in Day 53 of 90 Days of Action, so we cut it off there. I didn't do three sets of "to-failure" situps, instead I did 320 situps in one set. I hadn't measured "to-failure" situps ever, and was curious how far I could go. We did the same with the wall sits, combining them into one long one, which we did for 5:02. We also did the elbow planks "to-failure" in 90 Days of Action at 40 seconds, 30 seconds and 20 seconds.

                        The pushups in Day 53 of 90 Days of Action put me to 118 for the day, so I added two more to get to a round number.

                        As mentioned, it was a slow day today, with no evening walk, but I still managed over 9,000 steps. This pushed me over 400,000 steps for the month. I wasn't expecting to make it over 400 again, but I had two solid weeks for the second half of the month after not walking as much during the first half. I will put these towards Uzbekistan and the Shetland Islands in World Walking once I get the final number.

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                          Have fun camping!

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                            CaptainCanuck I will take you on that offer. And the same offer extends to you if you ever make a visit to Vegas. There's a lot more to explore in Vegas than casinos.

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                              A belated congratulations on your 100 Day badge!!

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                                Chris Lee Bear Thanks, it was fun!

                                Toka Will do! Vegas seems like it would have a lot more to do other than the casinos. The only time I was there though, it was 40 degrees Celsius at 10 pm, That's pretty hot by my Canadian standards.

                                Whirly15 Thanks

                                On Wednesday we headed out camping and mostly just hung around the campground for the rest of the day (it was a 2 hour drive away). One of the benefits of bodyweight exercises is that anywhere can be the gym, so I did Day 18 of Fighters Codex (2000 punches) at the campsite, and then Day 54 of 90 Days of Action on a rocky outcropping beside the waterfront, which was accessible by walking through the small patch of forest behind us and climbing some rocks.

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                                Other than that, the toddler and I walked the beach a few times, including climbing up and down the rocks. Packing and unpacking the car, and walks around the campground added to a decent step count for the day, over 12,000.

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