Raindrops keep falling on my head …

07-14-14

The words to this well-known song kept bouncing around in my head this morning. I always liked that song , but the rain – not so much. In the dawn’s early light, I kept glancing out the window at the incessant drizzle, when suddenly, I must have willed it to stop, as the spigot was turned off and I was able to squeeze in a short walk to Wyandotte. The tried-and-true 2¼-mile trek retraces the route I travelled nearly every day through the Fall of 2011, followed by that extremely mild Winter of 2012. Back then I was feeling darn proud of myself for doing that roundtrip from home to the borderline of Lincoln Park and Wyandotte so effortlessly, and now I am able to walk up to 5½ miles per trip. So, I’m feeling good about that amount, and thinking my next short-term goal would be to get the equivalent of a 10K walk (or 6.2 miles) on one of my excursions. I did it last year, but not ‘til mid-November and it is really not a goal I’d strive to stride every day. The weather this year has definitely impacted my daily walk, whether it was snow and ice, or rain … plus those inevitable errands which often usurp the walking schedule. I know I have it in me to grab that 500-mile goal again and will continue to shoot for the stars.

“The only journey is the one within.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke

About lindasschaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, and this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for over three decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, although I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too.
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