I’ve gotten soft. I decided that I was going to have to step up the exercising. When I lost 100 lbs. nearly 14 years ago, walking was key in my success. My last job kept me pretty active and I quit walking. For six years I’ve done no other exercise except what I got on my job. I have been trying to get back to the walking, but find that age and physical limitations have made it much more difficult.
I have been walking a half hour a day. Pretty pitiful, I know, but that’s about as good as I can do. My friend, Deb, of Garage Sale Gal and I have been encouraging each other to get more exercise. It really helps when you have someone else pulling for you.
One day while out walking I was struck with a great idea. It so helps to have motivation and a goal when you are trying to improve yourself, so I decided that I would walk to Deb! I will go on a ‘virtual’ walk to her house. When I got home I got on line and found out how far I’d have to ‘walk’ to get there. It is 592 miles from my front door to hers.
I have timed my walks and know that I walk 3 miles an hour so that is how I am gauging my walk. As of now I have gone 22 1/2 miles. I hope to step it up and walk more as I get stronger. I used to be able to walk 2 hours a day when I was loosing the weight and I hope to get back to that kind of stamina.
I will keep you undated on my walk and let you know where I am. Right now I am heading north on highway 13. Deb is so sweet, she said to let her know when I get close so she can have a snack ready for me because I will surely be thirsty and hungry when I get there.
The pictures in this post were of my peony bush and roses in our yard. The bridge above the waterfall is not too far from our neighborhood and we pass it everyday. The camel lives on a farm just around the corner. We always get a kick out of seeing him. I thought you might enjoy seeing some of our neck of the woods.
Wish me luck on my journey!
Wishing you much happiness, Twyla