Sunday, 14th October
One of the horses in the field alongside the road.
It was cold and wet, but that didn’t keep me from walking; unlike just about everyone else. All I know is that I didn’t see anyone else while walking…
Total distance – 6299 steps, 5.03km
Monday, 15th October
Two of the whole bunch of turkeys that crossed the road in front of me.
It was a bit warmer, but still cool enough to need the windbreaker for a while. However, I did wind up taking it off while in the park because I was getting way too warm. Asked if I was warm enough without the covering; yeah, I was, otherwise I would have had the jacket on, yano? 😉
Total distance – 5834 steps, 4.66km
Tuesday, 16th October
Some cut wood at the bottom of one of the valleys; there’s a house up above the road level not too far from these logs; I’m not sure how they get down there; the hill seems pretty steep…
Today was a little bit warmer, but still gray and wet, though I caught a break in the rain to go walking. As I rounded the corner for the house, the sun came out but went away after a few seconds.
Total distance – 5534 steps, 4.42km
Wednesday, 17th October
Some of the fall colors seen behind one of the benches in the park.
Again, it was threatening rain, so I brought the umbrella along with me; I didn’t need to use it though. I’m trying to walk some different routes, and having fun exploring even more parts of the park that I hadn’t gone to even when I was extending the lengths of my walks.
Total distance – 5963 steps, 4.77km
Thursday, 18th October
More colors; this time with the leaves from another of the trees having fallen onto the path.
The weather was really warm today, and I took too long to wait for my walk and wound up walking while we were in the middle of a Tornado Watch. I got up to the parking lot of the park and discovered that they’ve done preparations for the winter including covering up the bubbler and removing the larger port-a-john (the smaller one is still there for now). As I started to head back, I heard the one sound you don’t want to hear as you’re walking – the cracking of thunder. Luckily I didn’t see any lightning and it only rained for a few minutes.
Total distance – 5672 steps, 4.53km
Friday, 19th October – All Day counting
Water in the field where the horses usually are, which is well below road level, ripples as the strong wind hits it.
Well, this time I counted more frequently during the day. The walk was in a really windy condition, and it was raining ever so slightly, but the umbrella was nearly useless thanks to the wind.
Total distances –
11.36am: 1677 steps, 1.34km
3.04pm: 2027 steps, 1.62km
4.56pm: 3822 steps, 3.05km
6.22pm: 9275 steps, 7.42km
end of day – 10459 steps, 8.36km
Saturday, 20th October
The one in-focus shot of the planes that I got; sometimes using the constant autofocus isn’t an optimal thing… 😉
The sun was actually out for the whole walk! Also, it was a really nice and comfortable day for walking – not cool and not hot either. While I was walking, two planes and a train came through within about 2 minutes; I got pictures of all of them. 😉
Total distance – 5801 steps, 4.64km
In other news, this is the big week for the first appointment for the mental health place. I won’t lie about it – I’m a bit apprehensive about it, though I know that it is definitely for a good cause. I got trapped in the temporal vortex (by the way, I’m wondering if the person who created television knew that Temporal Vortex has the same initials? 😉 ) a couple of times this week, but on the balance, I feel that I am improving.
I also got the opportunity to (finally!) make the first steps towards driving properly – I took time to sit down and get the mirrors all in a place that should be right for me, and get the seat set so that I’m comfortable in the seat. I spent about 15 minutes acclimating myself to the left side of the car. Now, to actually drive.
I think that for this week, my goal will be simple – take advantage of my new desk and location to maximize my efficiency