Loving the Walks

Now that the smoke has cleared for the most part in our area, my daughter and I have been walking more. The weather has been warmer than normal for this time of year, and I love it. We have cool mornings and hot afternoons. I am soaking it in before it changes. It seems like seasons change overnight. One day it’s hot and sunny and the next chilly and raining.

Where I live there isn’t much to choose from for walking without driving a ways. I can either walk along the city streets or along a small stretch of canal that has a walking path. Most of the time, I pick the small path and just go up and down that. At least I’m not smelling car exhaust and there are muskrats, snakes, and ducks to watch. That’s a bonus. If I close my eyes and listen to the water, I can almost see myself in a forest by a stream. I like that thought. Too soon, they will shut off the water to the canal and it will be gone until next April or May.

Until then, I try to enjoy it while I can!

I Walked and Didn’t Die

I had to take my car in to be serviced.  They were busy and said it would be a few hours, so I decided to walk home and go back later.  It is a 2 mile walk one way.  So, I walked 4 miles yesterday.  I figured I would be a little sore today as I have arthritis all over the darn place.  But, guess what?!  I’m really not!  Maybe using the elliptical is actually paying off!  I haven’t lost much weight, only a few pounds, but I think I am getting a little stronger!

I had to brag!