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Sunday, May 25, 2014

38: THE WALK!

(lots of photos in this post so may take awhile to load if you have a slower connection)

Saturday morning I woke up with a goal. To get in a good, long walk in order to burn some calories and see parts of the city on foot. I threw some things that I thought I might need in to my backpack, started up my Endomondo tracking app on my phone, put some buds in my ears, started some tunes and I was off. I had an idea of where I was heading but wasn't 100% sure. I started walking East towards downtown San Jose. As always, click on the photos to enlarge.

(the numbers on the blue route line are the mile indicators from the Endomondo app)


(how about some river front property for cheap)


(how about some vertigo)


(stadium pano)


(sabana park + stadium)


 (sabana park pano)


(entering a questionable area?)


(from the coca cola bus station you can get to just about anywhere in CR for cheap)


 ("coca cola" because there use to be a huge coke billboard over the bus depot and the name stuck)

("gringo you need a taxi?")


(the market) 




(this was a coffee shop that wife & I found during 1st trip in January. I had to have this once more!)


 (so I ended up at the main shopping area on a weekend...real smart Rod)





It was time to start heading back home. Dark clouds were moving in and the downpours here can be intense. I had a rain shell in my backpack but wasn't too excited about the possibility of using it. Came across a cemetery and some murals...

(from my instagram photos)


(all sites are above ground not due to religion but because the high water table)



(when I saw this one I said out loud, "what the hell?!")


(this guy drives around the city all day. Creative advertising)


So I ended up walking over 20 km or 12.5 miles. I expelled 2,000 calories. Here is the info from my app. I have no idea why it says max speed 41.7 mph. No I didn't cheat by jumping in a cab. 





Here is the speed graph. Makes no sense why the other info states 41.7 mph as top speed because this shows top speed of 6+ mph. Proof!  ;)



It was a good day and the rain never showed up. By the time I returned to my room I was exhausted to say the least. My body is not use to that thing called exercise and this morning when I woke up I was paying the price. Sore shoulder from the backpack mostly. I did have 3 or 4 different people ask me for money while on this little stroll but I never felt threatened or unsafe even when I was in a less than ideal neighborhood.

Thanks for reading.


1 comment:

  1. Before I came to Costa Rica for extensive dental work, the owner of a B&B sent me the video of this man featured
    on this website. He video tapped his experience from start to finish and he had intense pain during the dental
    implant procedure and during his recovery. I was prepared to tell the Oral Surgeon when I came that I can not
    have implants without Anesthesia due to the stress it would cause on my nerves. When I had my consult I
    asked about this and the Surgeon told me that he would never do implants without Anesthesia. I was relieved.
    I had 5 dental implants and 2 teeth extracted at the same session. I had zero pain during or after the surgery.
    I also did not need any recovery time or pain medication. And I could never feel the difference from having
    implants vs my real teeth. My Oral Surgeon was Dr Oscar Reiche and my DDS was/is Dr. Prada. Additionally
    I hired my Energy Healer to help me on the day of surgery and possibly the day after. Actually Dr. Reiche was
    really surprised that I had no pain, swelling or anything else. When he saw me the following week he said my
    implants and gums looked perfect. I give credit to having an excellent Surgeon and amazing Healer from CA.
    I have a "dream team" of dental specialists. Besides Dr. Reiche and Dr. Prada, I will add Dr. Roberto Cob for
    root canals. These three are excellent. And they are all really nice too. From JMC in CA

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