And miles to go before I sleep …

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… and I did, in fact, walk those miles and sleep in this morning – a little later anyway. I’ve been running myself ragged the last few weeks, both trying to get errands done before the bitter cold and snow settle in, and all the while attempting to get to my 500-mile walking goal and I have done it. Yippee! I realize I could have paced myself a bit slower, but with the advent of snow and all this cold weather, I could just picture the walking scenario ending up the same as the tail end of 2013 … just scrambling around and walking loops at Memorial Park to get ‘er done. Looking back at my November 2013 blog posts, I note last year’s weather has mirrored this November’s blustery, cold weather. Only too well I remember the slick and snowy conditions that kept me housebound over Thanksgiving weekend, a weekend which I fully intended to finalize last year’s walking miles goal. So, this past week I pushed myself and walked a total of 28 miles since last Sunday. I am happy to say I now stand at 501 miles for the year 2014. If the weather turns ugly and the walking becomes more sporadic, I have at least surpassed my 2013 mileage amount. I’ll post my total miles at year end – I hope to get some more walking in, weather permitting. I’m still ahead of my car mileage for 2014 – double the walking miles in fact; I only drove 247 miles in the car so far this year. Here is another picture from our excursion to Elizabeth Park yesterday – the Canada Geese grazing with the picturesque bridge in the background.

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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