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Friday, September 20, 2013


The sun has started to show up for fewer and fewer hours each day. I don't miss it as much as some people do. I have blue eyes and red hair so I burn very easily and my eyes are sensitive to the bright light. I don't mind the shorter days...but I do love the blue skies. I won't be depressed by the lack of sunshine in the coming months. I will make my own sunshine.


This makes me smile. I was in the 18th Airborne Corp/82nd Airborne at Ft Bragg Whaddadragg, North Carolina 25 years ago. We ran every day. Miles and miles. I quit that when I got out. I did physical labor when I walked quite far most days on uneven ballast. I got a desk job and spent hours and hours at my desk and only occasionally climbed locomotive ladders. I thought it was funny when I got the little 300 mile trophy. I've been walking more and more and even tracking it...but only paying attention to the calories it burns except for the 5K challenges. I'm 65 pounds heavier and 25 years older. I have a bad ankle (from the Army) and a bad knee. I think I could still run if someone was shooting at me or a bear or bison was chasing me...other than that, walking is enough. Used to run at least 300 miles a month...now walked 300 miles since the first week of June. How much I've slowed down.

Quit with the excuses, Linda. Just get going. You won't melt in the rain (even though you've been called a witch before); you won't freeze to death in the cold. Your knees and ankles and hips feel better after a long walk. Your sore throat won't feel any better just sitting on the couch watching TV. Just get going!
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  • v SHAKESALOT
    emoticon Thanks for the nudge to move.
    1002 days ago
  • v MADEIT3
    I used to walk 6-12 miles a day. Now I can barely get in 3-5. 25 years makes a big difference!! But we just have to keep moving.

    Great Blog!!
    1011 days ago
  • v HARROWJET
    I like your blog. Thank you for writing it.

    Judy emoticon
    1011 days ago
  • v JUST-ELIZ
    You are amazing Linda!! (((HUGS)))
    1011 days ago
  • v JACKIE15108
    Thanks for the motivational blog. You have to admit it's not as easy as before but we have to get out there and try anyway. It might take a little bit longer but we'll get there! emoticon
    1011 days ago
  • v JACKSGRAN
    Those 300 miles have given me an idea for a new challenge! emoticon Hope you feel better today, and tell us about your walk tomorrow. This is such an encouraging post. Thanks. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1011 days ago
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