Something to crow about …


East side, west side, all around the town …whether I’ve been pounding the pavement in the neighborhood, or pacing the perimeter path at Council Point Park, as of today I’ve racked up 500 walking miles in 2015. I’m ecstatic since that is my annual goal to be completed by December 31st, so I am three months ahead of schedule. Good thing too, because the days are rapidly getting shorter. On gloomy days, when the sun stays neatly tucked behind the clouds, I’m all dressed, ready to go and tapping my foot because it’s still dark out.

There were times I thought I wouldn’t make it to 500 by year’s end. For days it seemed that rain wreaked havoc with my walking regimen early in the Spring, but it finally abated and I resumed walking once again.

The month of September has been beautiful and I am sorry to see it leave. After a fortnight of perfect days, yesterday I was two miles out on my journey and it began raining, so I scurried home, but I was determined to make up for lost miles today. While yesterday was muggy and warm, today it really felt like Fall with a definite brrr in the air. After all, Fall officially arrived one week ago today.

So, now begins the daily math lesson as I get dressed to go for a walk – adding or subtracting layers after listening to the morning weather report. All too soon, the weatherman will be adding those nasty words like blustery, wind chill and the most-dreaded word: snow.

Not only has your roving scribe racked up 500 miles, but this is the 134th blog post issued this year. The poor car lags far behind as to driving miles … just 238 miles driven so far in 2015. I’ll keep up with my walking, and who knows – perhaps I’ll reach 600 miles by year’s end … anything above and beyond my original goal is just gravy now.

About Linda Schaub

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, so 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 four 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, though 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. - Linda Schaub
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2 Responses to Something to crow about …

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    Tues morning was great. Than the rain
    The chill began. Congratulation on the 500 hundred miles. This year when did you start to walk? Was it in April? Was it 5 months 500 miles. Dedication. Wow…..


  2. lindasschaub says:

    Hi Marge – Yes, Tuesday started out warm … then it went downhill from there. It was very cold this morning. Actually I counted from the beginning of the year, though I only walked once or twice in January, once in February and not sure off the top of my head re: March. The bulk of it has been the past few months. My goal was 250 by 4th of July and I didn’t get to 250 and was bummed. So I walked half of those miles just since then. P.S. That was my picture … it is a house in the neighborhood.


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