It’s been four weeks since I told you about my new walking plan. Last time, I did my 4.5km daily walk 20 times in 28 days. This time, I did it 24 times, which means I missed 6 days.
On one of those days, we went to Ikea and parked at the far end of the lot. Between that and walking around the store, I was only 1km short for the day, which is funny. So, I’m counting 25 days of walking.
I also went to a conference last week (more about that in tomorrow’s post), and ended up with two travel days. On both of them, I managed to fit in my walk before going to the airport. Both of those days, I doubled my walking distance for the day, which tells you all you need to know about Pearson International Airport in Toronto. While at the conference, I walked on the beach each day, which was a lovely change of scene. Those days also had more distance – the walk down the beach was 6 km, then there was all the running around the conference hotel. In the end, I’m probably not short 5 full days if I add up the distance, but we’ll call it 25 days of walking and aim for improvement.
Autumn has arrived here in Canada, and I enjoyed seeing the changes on my daily walk over the past month. The leaves on the trees are changing colour, of course, and are just beautiful. They haven’t fallen yet, but I’m looking forward to walking through them. (The urge to kick them never seems to fade.)
I’ve also been noticing how the wildlife is migrating. The cormorants arrived on the lake a few weeks ago. They’ll stay until the water gets colder or freezes over, since they need to catch fresh fish every day. The Canada geese started to fly their practice flights: they fly shorter circuits, probably working up their strength. At first you can watch them fly the entire circle and they’re airborne for only ten minutes or so. Within days, they’re flying huge loops and disappear from view before returning. They tend to hang around until the first hard frost, but are becoming more numerous as more northern flocks arrive and take a break here. The blue jays are back in larger numbers again—although they’re often noisy birds, in flock, they’re quiet. It’s common at this time of year to glance out the window and discover two or three dozen blue jays looking for food, silently, before they all take flight again.
Have you been walking this month? Are you seeing the change in the seasons where you live?
Tomorrow, I’ll tell you a bit more about attending the Novelists’ Ink conference this year.
Kudos on your walking Deb! I walk about 2miles ( a bit over 3K) each day with my little dog Princess Pippa. We usually post an instagram post called Our Morning Walk noting the changes in seasons, weather etc.. I can’t wait to hear about the conference! BTW I’m just now reading Some Guys Have All The Luck. Love both Cassie and Reid.
Thanks Debbie! I’ve seen your morning walk pix go by on Facebook. Now that the weather is cooler here, the New Girl will go on my walk with me. In the summer, she only wants to do her run with Mr. Math, but the last few weeks, she’s been coming with me most days, too.
Glad to hear you’re enjoying Reid and Cassie’s book!
Really missed walking this summer when it was so hot and muggy. Now that temps have cooled, walking is one of the things I love to do. Walking clears my head. Sometimes I can work out plot problems while I am walking too.