Thursday, July 6, 2017

Walking A Mile in My Shoes

Weeks 2 and 3

Well it’s not quite a month into the summer sabbatical, but I’m finally feeling healthy.     It took me much longer to recover than I had expected.   But I’m finally getting in those morning hikes!   My sister came out to visit for a week and we walked/hiked every day.   I discovered a lot of new places and explored the area like I’ve never had time to before.    Who knew there was a beautiful lake, with a great hiking trail just 4 minutes from my house?    There are actually a couple of beautiful lakes with multiple hiking and biking trails within just a few miles of the house.   We spent almost every day exploring a new trail.   We got in over 90,000 steps and walked almost 40 miles in the days she was here, averaging over 15,000 steps a day.    I think we actually wore the dogs out!   They slept for 2 days straight after she left.

I continue to start the morning with a nice walk/hike but am not getting as much mileage in as before.   The sun is up here well before 6am, and it’s always so cool in the mornings.  It makes you want to jump right up and get out and enjoy the beautiful morning. 

I’m sitting on the deck, with my morning coffee as I write this, enjoying this beautiful view.  How can one not be inspired and at peace?


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