(Finally) Fall!  #Wordless Wednesday  #They’re happy; I’m happy too: 1,000 miles/1,609 kms.

#Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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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45 Responses to (Finally) Fall!  #Wordless Wednesday  #They’re happy; I’m happy too: 1,000 miles/1,609 kms.

  1. 1,000 miles walked!! Congratulations! Well done! You did it!! I’m so proud of you!

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  2. Rebecca says:

    A special time of the year. Congratulations!

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  3. clarejk2014 says:

    Congratulations on 1,000 miles! Cute picture too. 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Clare – good thing I stepped up my game as we have had two very rainy days since Tuesday. These homeowners always do something similar on their front porch, so I went looking to see if they had their harvest decor up yet to get a photo before the crummy weather set in.

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  4. Yay, Autumn and congrats on 1000 miles–wow!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Terri – I’m shooting for 1,256 miles which is 2,021 kilometer.
      Someone challenged in 2020 to walk as many kilometers as the year and I always try to add one more mile each year. It’s a good thing I passed the 1,000 mileage mark because we have had torrential rain the last two days and more on the way Saturday. We went from temps around 80 to a high today of 52 and a “real feel” of 48. In Michigan, you have to have two wardrobes handy sometimes.

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  5. Please be sure to wear the best of shoes. When i worked with the handicapped, many years ago, a doctor there told me that people who walk or run on cement inevitably end up ruining their joints.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you for sharing that info Tom. When I first began the walking regimen, I had a pair of Easy Spirit shoes I had bought years before at a mom-and-pop shoe store. It was a store for “sensible shoes” ranging from babies to adults. They went out of business in 2019, but were a family-run business for almost six decades. So when I needed new walking shoes, I returned and spoke with the owner, an avid walker herself and she recommended “Punter” by Easy Spirit once again. They wear like iron and the soles are incredibly thick. I can wear them a year and see no wear-down on the heels and the shoes are well made. After well over 1,000 miles, I detect a small hole in the sole and then they are relegated to garden shoes. 🙂 I would be concerned about running on concrete though … all that pounding of your feet/bones on the cement while running just can’t be good for you without wearing proper shoes.

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  6. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………………..congratulations on the i,000 miles……………………..you worked (walked) hard!………………………………thank you for sharing with friends…………………………………that’s what we’re here for!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Ann Marie – I did five miles this morning, so 251 miles left to go. At least it was sunny today. Do you keep track of your miles on your smartphone? A woman at the Park this morning was asking me if I knew how long each loop was. She was relying on her smartphone for calculating her mileage and wanted to verify it.

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  7. That is awesome Linda! Congratulations you are amazing!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      George – I had a much-less-miles-traveled goal until the end of 2019. Up until then I just added ONE more mile each year, but a fellow blogger said “why not use kilometers instead of miles and make the goal match the current year? So I took that challenge in 2020, adding more miles to my original goal. It’s been tough at times though.

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  8. Congratulations, Linda! ✨ And a big welcome to autumn! 🍁

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  9. your a true inspiration Linda! You have “Happy Feet”!

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  10. What an amazing achievement ❤

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  11. Prior... says:

    Congrats on 1,000 miles
    And this fall scene you captured does show happiness and joy

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  12. That’s a lot of miles!! Congratulations on your walking milestone.

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  13. Woohoo! 1000 miles, nice work. Such a happy photo to celebrate the milestone with!

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  14. Congrats! That’s a lot of miles! I love that you set a goal and reached it.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Janis – In my mind I set private goals but don’t share them in case the weather makes me fall short, so I was happy that I reached 1,000 miles by the first day of Fall. That goal gives me something to stride and strive for!

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  15. Pam Lazos says:

    Congratulations, Linda!

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  16. Congrats on the 1,000 miles!! You did it! Well done! 😊

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