Note: I have a very special guest tomorrow. Please stop by to meet C. Hope Clark, author and Funds for Writers blogger.
Now about my walking habit:
It has been almost two years since I last walked more than a block or two for exercise or pleasure. With that really bad knee, just getting around the house or doing the grocery shopping was a battle. Even with cortisone shots and a cane, I was hobbled.
And then on top of that, I broke a bone in my foot and was sidelined in even worse shape.
Now I’m ready to rock and roll, and the physical therapist told me I need to start walking to build up my endurance…but we still have cold temperatures, snow and ice.
So today I’m off to our local Senior Center which has an amazing new gym and a wonderful walking track with an easy-on-the-joints surface. I’d like to build that endurance back to at least three miles, although I’ll have to push myself to stick with it. The walking track is kind of boring. I just go round and round, round and round. Anyway…
By the time spring arrives, I want to hit the outside trails which are a lot more scenic and fun. Back when I was a regular walker, I surprised a fox in a dry river bed early one morning. I saw three mule deer near another trail. A beaver busy trying to block the water flow in a natural area creek. And, of course, lots of geese and goose poop due to the unfortunate desire of some to convince geese to winter here in Northern Colorado. They’re aggressive little beasts, too, so when they block the trail, I walk way, way around the gaggle.
What is your favorite outside exercise or fun activity? Can you do it outside all year round where you live?