… 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.