…today I reached my goal of 1,051 miles walked in 2018, one mile more than I walked in 2017.
My year-end goal is always to surpass the prior year’s total by at least one mile. I thought I’d finish yesterday, but I didn’t push myself hard enough. I know if we would have had better weather this year, I’d have easily done another 100 or more miles, because I missed so many walks due to the weather. In the Spring, we had nine weekends in a row where it rained, and many of those weekend days it was a day-long torrential rain event. And then there was the snow … we had a total of 62 inches of snow, which began in earnest in mid-December and lingered through early April. I despised that Groundhog, believe me!
But I had a beautiful walk this morning. I took a lot of pictures and will make a separate post about today’s trek to Council Point Park. The sun was a real treat and it was shining brightly, making beautiful reflections on the surface of the Creek, and I got a few shadow pictures with Parker as well. The vapor was rising off the water with the mallards swimming in and out of the mist when I first arrived. It was frosty cold, a mere 28 degrees, so I returned home with not only a spring in my step, but roses in my cheeks.
The journey goes on – in fact, my new total as of now is 1,055 miles because it was a sunny morning, so I got five miles walked. The weather is SUPPOSED to be favorable for about another week and there are 26 more days left in this year after all, so onward and upward to the next goal!
I’ll leave you with this quote:
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”~ C.S. Lewis
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