Back in the saddle again …


Boy, it would be great to be Gumby, that tall character who always seemed to be limber and bendable.  Somehow I have lost that flexibility and range of motion that I just took for granted when I was younger.

I do remember long sessions of yard work leaving me feeling a bit stiff and sore in the past, but the bending, stooping and hauling this past long weekend, left me, once again, feeling like a Mack truck sped over me, and then backed up for good measure.

So, this morning, before I headed out the door, I started doing some stretches.  My muscles screamed “what the *&^% are you doing to us?”  I said “shush, I’m gettin’ geared up for the weekend!”

Oh, to have the Gumby-esque flexibility of my youth, an era when I enjoyed Gumby and Pokey on the tube.

Youth … how sweet it is.

As to feeling flexible, (as opposed to feeling like a limp dishrag), it’s all about baby steps … a little bending here, a few stretches there … hey, walking may be great overall exercise, but it sure doesn’t keep you limber.

And, so it goes … back in the saddle as to the job.  I must confess, it sure felt nice to sit down all day and be a princess pecking away at the keyboard and pounding the pavement on my morning walk.  I am such a creature of habit and I do like my regular routine.

As to walking, today I passed 400 miles walked in 2017.  I must catch up on those valuable steps lost in the blur that was the month of June.

Onward and upward.


[Image of Gumby and Pokey by Erika Wittlieb from Pixabay]

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 Back in the saddle again …

  1. Marge says:

    Oh that Gumby had the best moves of our younger days now I am lucky to get out of my chair.
    400 miles…have to strive for more. Push..push…push.


    • lindasschaub says:

      He sure was Marge – he was very flexible … I’ll never get that flexible. Yup, got some more miles in this morning – hopefully tomorrow as well as they are calling for some rain.


  2. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………… must be really young because I don’t know of the rave of “Gumby and Pokey”………………you’ve been through a lot………………….those sore muscles will ease up soon


    • lindasschaub says:

      I have never done any stretches before walking Ann Marie, have you? I think it was all that stooping in the basement. I watched some of Gumby’s adventures back in the day.


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