Friday, September 28, 2007

Now it is Beginning to Feel Like Fall

Almost two weeks since posting - busy as a beaver building a dam. Yardwork, cleaning house, work at work, enjoying the kit cats, and a visit from my brother. Yet I can still do very well a procrastinating.

My walks are mostly after work so it will be 4 milers except the days at the gymn when I may be lucky to get 2 miles in outside and 1 on the treadmill during my workout. I need to get started on my treadmill at home in the AM. I'll start that next Wednesday. I'm only in to work one day next week - the remaining days I'm off with yardwork and then getting ready to visit my niece in Minneapolis on the 6th thru the 8th.

Much different weather now - cooler. Today was warm walking. Saw the geese overhead and could smell someone burning leaves. The squirrels are truly gathering the feast for winter. Every once in a while I am able to catch a glimpse of a fish feeding. The canal is really shallow, but somewhat murky and muddy. Still, I have seen quite a few fish top feeding.

I only see the blue heron in the early morning so will be watching for him tomorrow at 6:30AM. Two more days and it will be "October's Bright Blue Weather"!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Home from Ireland

We had a wonderful time in Ireland, a trip I'd recommend for anyone. I logged the trip here. Stop by and take a look. I did quite a bit of walking, but not the distances or efforts I anticipated. Now trying to get out in the mornings before the heat sets in.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

A September Saturday

I had to lower my goal - forgot to consider the decreasing hours of sunlight, travels to visit brother and niece, and bad weather days. I'm working on my aversion to the treadmill - so maybe I'll have a few more hours using the treadmill. I'll be doing a mile on the treadmill at the gymn (that treadmill is motorized) every other day.

Chilly in the mornings this week, but the temperature during the days warmed quite nicely. It is supposed to be warm this week.

This morning was very quiet - I think everyone was sleeping in. The Canal was so still this morning, not ripple in the water. I came upon a flock of geese and some twittering goldfinches and enjoyed the last blooms of summer. Weekends will give a double dose of walking - 4 miles in the morning and 4 miles in the late afternoon.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Beginning New Goals for Autumn

Having made a new ticker with new goals - we'll see what happens. No sure if I'll meet my goal - am hoping for beautiful fall weather and not working overtime. Counting today, I have made an 15 mile dent in my goal since Tuesday morning.

The weather is wonderful today. As I walked out of the house this morning, I saw 2 eagles overhead. Down the road I traveled with my walking sticks click clacking - the rhythm helps increase my pace. Along my normal route, I encountered busy squirrels both eating some nuts and burying some food away for winter. Turtles were sitting on a log in the middle of the canal and then rook a dive in the water.

A fast paced walk this morning and hopefully a second this evening. I'll be working in the yard this afternoon and beginning to clean the garage - I have put the garage thing off long enough!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

A Goal Completed

I made it and with a few extra miles! With the wonderful weather we had this weekend I was able to accomplish 2 walks a day. Today was special with seeing the blue heron this morning - very early. Then this evening I saw 4 squirrels and a groundhog, all gathering food. The squirrels were burying the nuts, but the groundhog was chowing down. I saw some really tall sunflowers and some goldenrod. Very appropriate for September.

Tomorrow is a new goal to set - I think 400 miles by November 30.