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Second Day Out

11 Jun

Didn’t walk yesterday, it was 95 in the shade which is scarily unseasonable for Lake Superior. So today I managed to get out there at 7:20 and had a lovely walk. An hour and a half instead of an hour so it’s building back.

I find that I haven’t, after a month off, gone back to where I was when I first started, which is very good. Just not quite ready to face the big hill yet. I wore a regular cap this time which was MUCH better than the straw hat for keeping the sun out.

I saw something on the road that I’d never seen before, a salamander. Oh, how I hope it makes it across the road. I don’t hold out much hope though, at the rate it was going and its tiny size. Looked it up when I got home and I think it was a blue-black salamander, about three inches long and probably recently hatched. May the Source be with it!


Yay! Walking Again!

9 Jun

Well, I went to Norway, and I played my flute in the raggedy little band and we marched up and down the streets of two tiny little Norwegian towns. The big deal for me was that my son was playing the trombone and my grandson was playing cornet.

The bad part was that all of us came down with the flu shortly after my cornet-playing grandson had his confirmation, and so we didn’t go for beautiful walks in the Norwegian mountains. Instead we sat in the living room and watched movies. We watched the entire trilogy of Lord of the Rings on three separate days. And I read many many books.

The march took place between the flu and the stomach stuff I developed later, so it was one of the few days I actually felt good enough to do it. Sick on the airplane, though I made it home all right, only to come down with another cold.

So now I am finally more or less healthy and ready for walking, but oh, how I hate the heat! I walked from 7:30 to 8:30 this morning in an increase of almost ten degrees F. So next time I MUST get out there sooner. And NOT wear my straw hat because the sun comes right through it.

But I felt pretty good, and only turned around because it was hot and I was about to head into an unremitting stretch of pure sunshine. I walked about half – maybe a little more – of my former normal distance with no problems. I just need to get up earlier and get out there while the hot sun is just peeking over the horizon.

A Walk is a Walk is a Walk

2 May

I started with the intention of doing a 3 mile hike on this day before I fly off to Norway, but it was simply TOO HOT! Shortly after I got to the bridge… MAYBE half a mile from the house, I realized that I might actually give out from the heat, and turned around and came home.

I had hoped to use the time to get my mind off of worrying about all the what-ifs, and that worked – all I could think about was how miserable I was and whether my water would hold out.

I love how the ground is now dotted with tiny specks of green under the trees, and all the flowers that are blooming. I will probably miss the trilliums, but I guess it is worth it.

I expect to have some lovely and scenic walks in Norway. I will take lots of pictures and will surely try to keep up the blog when possible. I am getting better at putting pictures up, I just need to do it more often.