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.