in my head

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Every time I go walking in the mornings I feel like I spend the entire walk in my head. I think of so much shi... stuff, that I am surprised my head doesn't explode. ..and none of it is important. I think that is the good part about it I let my thoughts just random travel. Most of the time it doesn't go anywhere.

Yesterday, when I was walking, I was stopped twice by people I see around the neighborhood. It occurred to me that when I started I could barely make 3000 steps and had to walk loops on my street. I expanded that loop when my steps increased. I am so consistent walking that people started waving when driving by. Then people started stopping me at the store and went... like I haven't see you walking, is everything all right... I tell them I just changed my route, which is true. I walk so consistently now that if I miss a day (even if I walk the treadmill) I feel real bad.

So when I was walking yesterday, two people stopped to talk and comment on my walking stick and how they see me all the time. People drive past and smile and wave and there is not a vehicle that doesn't slow down because I am walking on the road. It was just an uplifting feeling to know that people pay attention and are happy to see me do what I do for myself. They expect you on the road, they look out for you and most of all, they smile and encourage you. I come a long way from being afraid to walk on the road to finding the best place to walk while having to incorporate busy roads into my walk. But I stay alert, carry a walking stick (mostly for critters) and now carry a phone and a camera as well. you never know...
Happy February all, and Happy walking

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    1128 days ago
    This is so encouraging! Sometimes we don't give ourselves credit for how far we've come - we begin to take it for granted. Good for you for recognizing the progress you've made and the encouragement you get from folks driving by, smiling and waving!
    1128 days ago
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    Great blog! So many positives from your walking- the exercise, the friendship you are making, time for yourself, the quiet time to think and meeting goals you set for yourself. Way to go.
    1128 days ago
    emoticon Your blog made me smile!

    Good job!!! You have come along ways in your walking journey! Keep on walking!!!!
    1128 days ago
    I've had similar experiences. People that I barely know will talk to me later in grocery store and say I'm an inspiration. Its motivating.
    1128 days ago
    Keep moving forward
    1128 days ago
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