Avon Walk Weekly Update

It’s time again for my weekly Avon Walk update. If you’d like to see my full training calendar, check it out here or on the left sidebar of my blog.

Thoughts on training: The weather this week was great here in Boston. I was able to get outside with some friends for a couple long walks. I wish it hadn’t been pouring all weekend though… I’m hoping spring will come (and stay!) soon enough so outdoor walking can be a regular event.

Thoughts on fundraising: A couple more donations showed up this week, which is great! I’m only $350 away from my goal.

Miles walked last week: 5.5
Minutes doing cardio: 0
Minutes doing cross training or weight lifting: 0
Total $$ raised: $2,150

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far! If you’d like to donate to support my walk, you can make a donation on my Avon Walk page.

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10 Responses to “Google Reader is going away…”

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    Liz — June 16, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this! I have also been using Google Reader for some time and am very sad that it is shutting down. Thanks to your very helpful instructions I set-up my Feedly and was able to get all of my tags moved over. Thanks again!!

    • beantownbaker — June 17th, 2013 @ 7:29 am

      So glad this was useful for you! I had such a hard time with the tags in Feedly. I was about ready to give up when I found the comment to fix it.

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    Amanda B. — June 17, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Oh my god- I am SO upset about this!!! I’ve been putting off moving to another reader and using GR til the BITTER END. Thankfully, I don’t really use the tags (I pin recipes instead), but I’ve got a bunch of posts starred that I should probably do something with.

    • beantownbaker — June 17th, 2013 @ 9:34 am

      Like adrienne said below, Feedly will import your starred posts, so that’s good.

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    adrienne — June 17, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Ugh I KNOW! I went to Feedly early and I’ve started to feel pretty settled in it but it’s certainly no google reader.

    • beantownbaker — June 17th, 2013 @ 9:35 am

      The one major thing it’s missing is multiple tags! It drives me crazy. Like I had this cake tagged in GR as “cake”, “chocolate”, “myBirthday” and in Feedly I’d only be able to tag it with one of those things. Grr…

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    adrienne — June 17, 2013 at 9:28 am

    oh and amanda – feedly imports your starred items!!

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    Anne — June 18, 2013 at 3:39 am

    I have a lengthy post grousing about the disappearance of Google Reader as well.

    I have gone over to Feedly as well, and though I don’t love it yet, I am satisfied with it.

    I didn’t have a lot of tags, though I had many starred posts that I “was going to do something with one of these days.” Since the announcement, I’ve bookmarked all my starred posts instead, and plan to implement some system there in the future. (Oh, being a librarian – I have to organize things…)

    I tried importing the recipes to Pepperplate, but that only works quickly for those sites that have agreements with Pepperplate.

    In Chrome I have added the Google reader “theme” expansion to feedly, so it looks more like the old Google Reader.

    I know that I am not going to use Google’s services Google+ or GoogleNow for anything like this though, because who knows when they will disappear.

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    Natalie — June 21, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Have been shopping some of the other options, there’s a feeder called The Old Reader (http://theoldreader.com) that allows you to import your Google RSS. Operates in a similar manner but a bit on the slow side.

    • beantownbaker — June 21st, 2013 @ 11:51 am

      Oh I’ll have to check that one out – thanks!

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