The Week in Walks, etc. Vol 11

I’m making some changes to my walking routine; while the long walks are nice and very good exercise, they take too much time out of my day, and I always seem to be quite unproductive after I go for my walk. So, from this week, I’m going to do a combination of long and short walks, depending on how I’m doing with the work I’ve got slated for the day.

Monday, 1st October – Long Walk

A very interesting, and different, mushroom seen along one of the paths…

I went out walking between rain showers; I started with the sun out, but not long afterwards, the clouds started to gather. While I was walking, I wound up chatting to someone who lives not that far away and who takes his dog walking in the park during the winter. I know I won’t be alone then. 😉

Total Distance – 10304 steps 8.24km

Tuesday, 2nd October – Short Walk

Some nice red leaves in the park, right along the edge of the path.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a walk this short, but after thinking about how I can improve my time management, I realized that it wouldn’t be the end of the world if i cut back to a one-hour walk, with the occasional long walk thrown in. It was a cloudy day, but not too bad for walking. Interestingly, the train that was there when I went out was still there when I came back.

Total distance – 5021 steps, 4.01km

Wednesday, 3rd October – Short Walk

Fallen leaves cover the path through the park; they’re really loud when you walk on them. 😉

The sun was out today and the weather wasn’t too bad. I took some time to try to eradicate some more weeds from the trees, but wasn’t totally successful. I also tried walking off of the road for a bit as the sides were nicely mowed by my town earlier in the day.

Total Distance – 5433 steps, 4.34km

Thursday, 4th October – Short Walk

A hint of color appears above some still-green leaves.

If someone came here and you told them it was October after witnessing the weather, you could excuse them for thinking that it was a nice spring day. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and it was quite warm. It made for a nice walk.

Total distance – 5383 steps, 4.30km

Friday, 5th October – All-day counting

Leaves of all sorts look gold during the “golden hour” – sunset. 🙂

Admittedly, I got lazy with the counting today, and just counted at two points – before my walk, and then at the end of the day. Also, I’m not sure that all my steps were counted as I was wearing different pants and wasn’t hearing the clicking of the pedometer as I was walking. I got done with volunteering a little bit early, so I walked the long way around to my ride; it was really windy there. The walk was shortly after getting home, and it was quite warm, so I got very sweaty…

Distances – before walk – 4288 steps, 3.43km
end of day – 10357 steps, 8.28km

Saturday, 6th October – Short Night Walk

I’ve mentioned where I walk in the past; anyone wanna guess what this interesting contraption is for? 😉

It was quite warm today; you could have confused the weather for the middle of summer. By the time I went to walk at 6pm or so, the temperature had only gotten down to 28°C (82°F), with a dew point of 21°C (70°F). It was not a fun walk, especially when I was getting disoriented (that’s because of the white light, not because of some kind of heat stroke or anything.

Total Distance – 5327 steps, 4.26km

Sunday, 7th October

I’m delaying the walk again until a little bit later when it begins to cool off a bit; as I write this, the temperature is currently 29°C (84°F). I’m thinking that it might be better off if I change the week in walks to Sunday-Saturday (still posting it on Sunday), so that way I can focus on just walking on Sunday, with all the rest of the photos done. Let me know what y’all think in the comments. 🙂

In other news, my little assignment notebook experiment has been going quite well. I’ve actually made to-do lists for each day over the last week (even though yesterday’s just had one thing on it – “f–k with template”). I’m also managing my time better, and actually finding that, with the to-do list and focusing on what I should focus on, I feel like I have more time in my day.

This week, I’m continuing work on the new version of my blog, on WordPress; I’ve been playing around with the template. It’s starting to look really slick, and I feel that I’m only a couple of changes away from it being perfect (for now). 🙂

Also, my goal for the week is to get in at least 2 long walks; it’s supposed to be cooler, so the conditions will be much better for walking.