Today is a beautiful day to just be thankful and joyful and take one life one step at a time.
Saturday I went for a nice long, long walk. In the rain. I tried a new trail. Part of it was paved and part wasn’t, but since I’m not as adventurous/foolish as I used to be, I stayed with the pavement. At first I could see houses, then fewer houses, then all trees, creek and wild vegetation. At a couple of points I had to reassure myself that I was not in the middle of nowhere, because it looked a LOT like the middle of nowhere for a long time. That was part of the beauty of it though and a part of the challenge – taking in the sights and staying on pace. I’m still debating the good that my rain gear did because I was pretty drenched by the time I got home. I’ll be back next week and while I’d like to try some of the back trails, I’ll be happy with doing it again in wet weather.
The bad (but not surprising) news is obesity is on the rise (and yet the manufacturers of corn syrup are allowed to run ads that tell us how healthy it is – sigh). Two thirds of the states of our nation rank as overweight or obese. The good news, though, is that an activity as easy as walking can do so much for one’s health and quality of life. I know I’ll be going this evening. With my kids.
This morning, I got up and helped my husband get some of the yard trash out to the curb when I noticed that Max was awake and trying really hard not to let go of his father. He usually has a tough time when he wakes up before his dad leaves for work because he does not want to be left behind. Please know that he doesn’t have any trouble getting on the bus and leaving his father, LOL. The sun was shining and the air was crisp, so I put on my shoes, put on his shoes and jacket, and off we went. We walked down the sidewalk through our neighborhood, up and down hills, and though I’m sure my zany striped pajama pants got plenty of looks, we had a nice time and when we got back, we were a little better prepared to start off our day (I know my abs and thighs and backside all woke up – hee hee). Maybe we’ll do this tomorrow.