Best foot forward on National Walking Day.  #Wordless Wednesday  #My abysmal 2022 stats: 234/1,256 mi; 377/2,022 km – UGH!

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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58 Responses to Best foot forward on National Walking Day.  #Wordless Wednesday  #My abysmal 2022 stats: 234/1,256 mi; 377/2,022 km – UGH!

  1. J P says:

    Those stats look pretty good to Mr. Sedentary over here.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      JP – you would be surprised how many steps you rack up without actually going onto a trail and would be proud of yourself. I heard the other day that three miles (6,000 steps) a day is now considered adequate for good health, not the five miles (10,000 steps) promoted earlier. I am about 50 miles less than last year at this time thanks to the weather – in 2020 on National Walking Day I was at 323, almost 100 miles more than today.

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  2. Pam Lazos says:

    Haha – cute 🥰

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  3. Love that sideways glance!

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  4. you are the Forest Gump of Michigan Linda and your minions wear fur and feather.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I hope Forest Gump had better weather than I’m having Wayne as I will have to push myself the rest of the year to get it done. I’m willing, but Mother Nature has been a bit of a tool since January 1st!!

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      • and you can anticipate problems of this nature. No such thing as bad weather,……only bad clothing.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I’ll be more inclined to go out if it rains (not torrential) once it warms up. This rain, wintry mixes – not fun to deal with and slippery to walk on. We have wintry mixes over the next two days. I would like the weather I grew up with – guess that is not going to happen anytime soon.

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      • we remember the bad but forget about the good
        In other words we forget about the days that had excellent weather but do remember the days that we had bad weather!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        This is very true Wayne – in this year, the good days have been few and far between. Today we had rain, rumbles of thunder, supposed to have hail (which I don’t think happened) and tonight a wintry mix. We have to grab the good days and run with them going forward.

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  5. Ally Bean says:

    Your best foot forward is more than enough. Just keep going, like your friend the bird demonstrates.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Ally, I’m waiting for the cold and wintry or rainy weather to exit, then we’ll get that sickening hot and humid weather, but I will not complain about it (oh no I won’t) after this Winter that doesn’t know when to quit!

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  6. Laurie says:

    How do your 2022 stats compare to 2021? I bet you will be able to make up some ground this spring!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I sure hope our weather improves Laurie – the weather has hindered me since that snow/ice storm we had on New Year’s Day. I said “abysmal” as I had 280 miles on National Walking Day (first Wednesday in April) in 2021. I have 234 miles this year. And in 2020, I was doing great with 323 miles (90 more miles than I currently have). Friday and Saturday will be crummy, but the weatherman said “we’re turning a corner folks – next week is better.” I peeked – it’s still rainy and one or two days we have winds 45-50 mph – but it’s warmer at least. Not a corner I like! I will be pushing myself to get ‘er done and will not be complaining about the heat and humidity. 🙂

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      • Laurie says:

        I am sure you will “get ‘er done”. Your record-keeping is admirable. Rainy and warm here today, Linda. I bailed on a planned run this morning. If it doesn’t stop by mid-afternoon, I might just go out in the rain. I guess I won’t melt!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Thanks Laurie – I see no evidence of the weather turning a corner next week as they predict. I’m going to have to walk in the rain if it doesn’t get better. At least dealing with rain on a warmish day is not as bad as a cold day. I admit I won’t melt either!

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  7. I feed the gulls left-over parrot pellots when i go to Walmart on Thursdays. 😀

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  8. So many wonderful things to discover when the weather improves. Take it all in one step at a time, one bird at a time, one squirrel at a time…perseverance will win! Hopefully, this coming weekend will be the start of warmer weather!!!!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I keep hearing about this corner we are turning weather-wise, but looking ahead to next week (and that supposed corner), I see only one nice day, Monday – SMH. Everyone is aflutter about Opening Day tomorrow as we will have rain, a thunderstorm and hail during the course of the game. They likely won’t postpone it as it will be ugly on Saturday as well. That seagull with his foot in the air made me smile – perfect for National Walking Day. I just got that shot last Saturday at Heritage Park and got some funny waterfowl shots to share on upcoming Wordless Wednesdays.

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  9. Zazzy says:

    That seagull is just out trying to get his steps in. I think those stats look pretty darn good as well.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, it was unusual seeing a seagull picking up his foot like that Zazzy. I had another picture slated for National Walking Day, then saw this seagull last Saturday at Heritage Park and decided to use him instead. Last year we had similar weather to this year with lots of ice and snow in January, but this year Winter has lingered on. We are having a wintry mix overnight/tomorrow morning again. I feel lucky to get out in the morning with no rain or snow or very high winds and it rained coming home from today’s walk. Since 2011 through 2019, I had set a goal each year of just one more mile than the last year. That was good for me, but then in 2019, a fellow Canadian blogger challenged me to do the same amount of kilometers as the new decade (2020), so I did (though reluctant to do so as it was quite a bit more miles and I know my limitations with the seasons, time change and I don’t walk after work and I’ve never been big on walking in the rain). So it’s good to have a goal, but this bad weather makes that goal seem more difficult to reach.

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  10. Dave says:

    “National Walking Day” – who knew? Seems appropriate I would learn about his “holiday” from you, Linda. Perfect pic, too.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yep – the first Wednesday of April every year is National Walking Day Dave and that’s when I usually post my miles for the first quarter. My stats were bad and with a week of rain coming up, won’t look to improve much. I had another picture picked out but I saw that seagull when walking at Heritage Park last Saturday and knew it would be perfect for National Walking Day. I follow a site here on WordPress that has all the national holidays. Some are odd holidays and a lot of them pertain to food/beverages. I will put the link in a separate comment for you to get a smile.

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  11. Joni says:

    He looks like he’s strutting his stuff! It has been a bad year walking wise. I’ve given up for the most part until it gets warmer. I’m tired of chilly weather after a cold winter.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes he does Joni. I had another picture picked out, then saw this seagull last Saturday at Heritage Park and decided to use it instead – it worked perfectly. The weather is wreaking my walking regimen – Sunday is nice and then a week of rainy days again. Yes it will be warmer, but then we revert to colder weather again! A bad Winter, an ugly Spring and I suppose it will be a hot and humid Summer. Better than ice and snow I guess.

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  12. You’re not that far behind from last year, you’ll catch up, you always do. Looks like the seagull is working on his two step. Lol

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Diane – our weather this year has been a little worse than last year which is holding me back. We had the same snow and ice as last year, but wintry weather has lingered far too long. Today was beautiful though. I did a long walk at Lake Erie Metropark, then came home and worked in the yard. I am not going to last too long tonight with all the fresh air. That seagull cracked me up with his walk – you’re right, a definite two step as he walked on the seawall. 🙂

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  13. That seagull knows a paparazzi is nearby! A dainty step and that haughty look. lol.

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  14. Priti says:

    Excellent 😊 beautiful shot thanks 😊👍

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  15. Prior... says:

    Love the choice for best foot forward and the walking holiday

    I Know you will
    Get caught up on your stats and have a great walking year!

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  16. Prior... says:

    Ps
    My blog
    Break
    Is going well – but had to
    Come and visit a few folks
    Have a good day Linda

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks for stopping by Yvette – enjoyed your blogging break and hope the weather cooperates. Are you planning on doing the Richmond Area Walk 4 Water on April 24th?

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      • Prior... says:

        Hi Linda – NO I didn’t do the walk in our area – been super busy this month (finalizing house projects) and I even took a break from regular yoga class (also just needed a break to recover a bit from getting back in yoga shape – )

        and I might have thanked you already on my blog – but Linda – I really really appreciate some of the extras you bring to posts – like recently sharing about Great Van Fleet on the Led Zeppelin post!
        wow – so enriching and you amaze me how you have octopus hands in so many different life areas! dang – you are so seasoned across so many topics

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Wow – you will make my head swell Yvette. I try to follow trends on social media and pay attention to pop culture, old and new. It is funny that sometimes in blogging people bring up topics and I remember stories that happened long ago and are embedded in my brain, but it is fun to dredge them up and share them … some stories are evergreen forever. Was there an event associated with the water charity your son is working with – I was thinking that was a walk/run as well if memory serves me right.

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      • Prior... says:

        Hi Linda!
        My son did the water outreach on his own –
        No walk and no run. He did the outreach first when he was 20 and at that time – my spouse and some other family had just finished the book by the founder of charity water – I guess he used to be a big party guy and set up parties for folks – that led to emptiness and then eventually to his huge outreach with “charity water” –
        And a couple of years ago – someone very generous donated a huge amount if bitcoin to charity water and that was cool!

        Anyhow – I know what you mean about how some stories are forever and certain things stick with us – (I also see I have a short memory for some things – must not have stored it properly to begin with eh?)

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I have that short-term memory gap too sometimes Yvette. I like that concept that it was not stored properly to begin with! Made me smile. When the Salvation Army kettles go out every year, there is a person who puts a large gold Krugerrand coin into one of the kettles anonymously. There are worth a couple of thousand dollars. This has happened for years here.

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      • Prior... says:

        always glad to share smiles – and how cool about the coin

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, people anticipate it will happen every Christmas Yvette, so they make a big fuss over it, though the donor always deposits it anonymously. It’s a good organization to contribute to – they do a lot for their fellow man.

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      • Prior... says:

        😊⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  17. Dard Amjad says:

    Beautiful ❤️

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