Testing my mettle.


This ongoing heat and humidity has tested my mettle in accomplishing my goal of 500 miles walked by Labor Day, but I vow to keep striding on.

I bolted out of the house early, maybe not at the speed of sound like the fastest human on earth, Usain Bolt, but pretty darn quickly. Heading down Emmons Boulevard, I was happy for the large trees which shaded the way, but then, on the return trip, it started getting  downright uncomfortable.  I wished I would have opted for walking laps at Meijer, but I figured I would just get going through the neighborhoods before it got hot and sticky.  I didn’t get my usual four miles in, but, every bit helps.

Today is the Woodward Dream Cruise and I’m guessing there will be a lot of overheated engines at that event. What metal beauties didn’t wilt and succumb to the hot weather, will soon be hustled home to be lovingly tucked into their respective garages before the raindrops and storms threaten later this afternoon.

Despite its bad rap for the ever-present heat and humidity during this Summer of 2016, the season still has its own special treasures – just look at the beautiful flowers and how these nature-made jewels brighten up this homeowner’s deck and porch.

The rainfall and storms later today are supposed to cool us off for a while – I’m all for that, though, three or four months from now, I’ll be complaining about the cold weather and snow, so then … you have permission to slap me for being a malcontent.

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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4 Responses to Testing my mettle.

  1. Majorie Aubin says:

    I really don’t want cool weather yet. High 70’s with a breeze. I am on the deck about 5 p m beautiful breeze.


  2. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………………………trust me no one would ever slap you for malcontent………….yes those are very pretty flowers


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