The Week in Walks, etc. Vol 16

Sunday, 4th November

Walking 4/11/07

A look at the setting sun through the trees in the forest.

The first day back on Standard Time, and I walk an hour earlier. It also happened to be the last somewhat comfortable day for walking. It was another really ho-hum day for a walk. The sun helped a lot though πŸ™‚

Total distance – 5692 steps, 4.55km

Monday, 5th November

Walking 5/11/07

The rain is falling in the distance. Or is it snow?

Cold and windy don’t make it a fun time to walk. I put on a hooded shirt with my orange covering, and I was still cold. Just to make things even better, just as I was getting back to the house, I felt a couple of drops of rain on my head; though nothing to get much wet. In fact, I could have sworn that it was actually snow falling, just lightly.

Total distance – 5357 steps, 4.28km

Tuesday, 6th November

Walking 6/11/07

Thanks to the wind, a semblance of a path has started to reappear through the leaves.

It was still cold and windy, thus another day with the hoodie on. About halfway through, I wound up pulling the hood off as I was sweating quite a bit and it wasn’t the greatest experience.

Total distance – 5223 steps, 4.17km

Wednesday, 7th November

Walking 7/11/07

Another look through the forest to another part of the path which you can now see through the trees.

Still cold, but the wind had finally abated. I still went out with the extra layer on, but not tightening up the hood. I hadn’t been feeling the greatest, so part of the fun of the walk was having my nose all stuffy during the walk. Not too much fun πŸ™

Total distance – 5434 steps, 4.36km

Thursday, 8th November

Walking 8/11/07

A squirrel puts up its tail across the road. I got quite a few pictures of it. πŸ˜‰

The extra layer has been working well, so I stuck to it again. It wasn’t as cold, so by the time the walk was done, I had the zips open on both layers.

Total distance – 5357 steps, 4.28km

Friday, 9th November

I could absolutely lie to you, say I had a nice walk and everything, but that wasn’t the case. I went to volunteer and because of there being no daylight saving, it’s almost pitch black by 5.30pm now. However, I did get the chance to walk to my volunteering; it’s a short walk (about 1400 steps or so), and I did count for the whole day. Also, this doesn’t mean that I’m not against walking when it’s close to dark out; just not when I’m starting out after dark. πŸ™‚

Total for the day – 3392 steps, 2.21km

Saturday, 10th November

Walking 10/11/07

Some interesting decoration on the tee for one of the disc golf course…

Back to the routine of walking, and it was without incident. The only unusual thing that happened was that there were some folks on the disc golf course playing through. I chose to go around and do a bit of a shortcut around them; it didn’t cut off too much of my walk though.

Total distance – 5477 steps, 4.38km

In other news, this week hasn’t been the greatest for my productivity. I’ve been getting stuff done, including filling out an application for the place that I’ve been volunteering for. I also got the opportunity to do quite a bit of driving through the week, including driving at twilight. Along with that, I got to drive home from volunteering on Friday, which involved going along a variety of roads – ones in an industrial park, to a Main Street in a town, to a county highway, and even making a left turn across a dual carriageway state highway.I almost got to do something which, upon reflection, would have been way out of my comfort zone – rural freeway at night. I made the observation that I’d be fine driving on the freeway at night in the city where there are lights, but once you get to a certain point, the lights just stop, and you’re on your own with the car’s lights. By the way, can you tell that I’m loving this driving thing now? My turns are getting smoother, and I’m seeming to be clicking quite well with it πŸ˜‰

Tomorrow, I have my first therapy appointment in the evening, and I’ve got a bit of the jitters, but I know that it should work out to be good – when I met with her the first time, we got on pretty good and I think my outlook on it is let’s see where this goes. πŸ™‚

3 thoughts on “The Week in Walks, etc. Vol 16

  1. Thanks for dropping by my blog for the NaBloPoMo commenting challenge!

    I’m so jealous of your walks. I miss it. Driving, not so much. Glad you’re taking to it though.

  2. Cugat – Nice! Though I think I’d need a slightly larger driving compartment; of course, I am getting smaller though πŸ™‚ I think I’ll pass on his moves though, for the time being πŸ˜‰

    Jessica – Thanks for stopping by here as well πŸ™‚ I bet it’s difficult to get a decent walk in when you’re in the middle of the desert. Glad you liked the walks πŸ™‚

    Thanks y’all! πŸ˜‰

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