One of the many wonderful things about daily walking is that you can look back with a sense of satisfaction on something good you did before turning into a couch potato. This morning, Sadie (or "Superdawg" as I call her) wasn't content with a simple neighborhood walk, She insisted on heading out onto a wooded trail that winds around two lakes. The path is narrow, and it can be harrowing in the Spring and Summer when snakes are slithering about. But on a cool or cold winter's day, there aren't many apparent hazards. And I have my trusty Indonesian walking stick to ward off intruders. (I will be posting about walking sticks another day).
One habit I need to form now that I am blogging about walking and other outdoor activities is carrying my camera for every outing. You never know when a good photo opportunity will present itself on a walk. I look forward to the return of the swans in the spring. (I am posting a picture here of a close encounter with them last fall.) The gorgeous swans seem to have gone farther south this winter. In any event, a brisk walk is almost always exhilarating regardless of the changing scenery.
I also am pleased with my heightened attention to nutrition and diet in recent days. Last night, I had an excellent salmon dinner with rice pilaf and green beans. Today, I had cream of wheat for breakfast, a deviled ham and veggie-stuffed sandwich in a whole-wheat pita for lunch, and then shrimp and salad for dinner. Salmon is easily in the top-10 healthiest foods, but the taste doesn't appeal to me unless it is grilled perfectly, as it was last night. More about salmon another day.
© Robert G. Holland 2013