Saturday, October 20, 2007

Catching Up on Autumn Days

It has been a really great day! Two walks - 4 miles each with another mile on the treadmill at the gym. I really should be doing yardwork but just not today. I'll work on the yard tomorrow afternoon. It is really strange leaf turning color time here in western Illinois - some leaves are totally changed and trees like the black oak in my yard are barely showing any reds or browns. We haven't even had a slight frost yet. Still, I see so many squirrels hiding away lots of nuts - who knows what the weather will be in a month!

I'm planning on walking lots this week. Friday I'm headed to Nebraska to visit my brother and his wife for a few days - making up for the trips Im missed last year (two out of state trips in one month).

Friday, October 12, 2007

Two Weeks of Walks

Walking here and there. Last weekend Minneapolis, this week home. The weather is so changeable, but I think now autumn has really started to settle in. The trees are just starting to turn color in some places and are in full color in other places. I have seen a couple of deer early in the morning and the squirrels are bustling about with burying walnuts. The weather is great for walking and hopefully for the next four days I'll be able to get 2 treks a day since I am off from work until Wednesday. I did not get 2 treks in today but did manage another mile on the treadmill besides my AM walk.

This is a glorious day - another birthday and right on the day of the week I was born. At this time last year I was just starting my bout with the hip thing - how great it is to be able to enjoy walks and exercise.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Cool weather walking

I'm just shy of 400 miles logged on my iPod. Next week is fall break and my goal is to walk the final 8 miles before I go up to spend a couple of days in silence and see my spiritual director.