**** A milestone!!! Tonight I passed 1,900 miles (3,058 kilometers) on my walking program. That’s over 3,560,000 steps!
I’ve actually cut back some in the program this year. Previously I tried to walk on at least 50% of days and to average 5 miles a day. I didn’t quite hit those goals, but I was very close. This year my goals have been more modest – 40% of days and an average of 4 miles a day. The weather makes it so difficult to meet 50%, especially in Summer when it rains almost daily. Five miles is no problem for me, but it takes so much time, about 85 minutes – and walking is so very boring! Four miles takes only about 70 minutes, and it is still a good workout. Even so, I have gone over 5 miles 19 times so far this year.
**** In August, when I had my eyes examined and got new specs, the eye doctor suggested that I use lubrication drops because my eyes were quite dry. She recommended that I use Systane Ultra – one drop in each eye mornings and evenings.
So I’ve been using Systane ever since – and my eyes feel much better.
Yesterday, I looked at the tiny bottle and it suddenly hit me that this stuff is very expensive – only about $6.70, but it’s just 1/3 of an ounce (10 ml.)! I got my little calculator out and determined what a gallon (US) of this stuff would go for.
Would you believe $2,572.80 ?!? – a bit more expensive than gasoline! 😉
Then I calculated how long it would take me to use a full gallon at the rate of 4 drops a day. Since the 1/3 ounce bottle will last me three months, a gallon would last 96 years!. That’s assuming there would be no evaporation and the stuff wouldn’t go bad.
**** A few photos: