Since we moved here my walking lifestyle has changed. I used to be able to walk to the market or various other places if I wanted and walk around The Lake with or without my various walking buddies. When the move really became official I was so busy cleaning, gardening, packing, and planning that I relied on my car when grocery shopping and my Lake walks seemed unnecessary. When we got here I was in a state of exhaustion for about a month. No really the pictures are quite terrifying, I looked like the Crypt Keepers’ younger but more ragged looking sister.
After a doctor’s appointment where I was “encouraged” to start exercising regularly again I began walking around the neighborhood where we were renting for 30-45 minutes a day. We sold my car before we went East, so I was limited in location. The neighborhood was actually quite beautiful but cut off from walking anywhere outside of it. There were trees, plants, challenging hills, and circular streets so I could make a huge lap rather than retracing my steps. Another drawback was I had to walk on the street and most people forgot they were in a residential area, so there were a few accidental games of Chicken every so often.
When we moved here I was very exited because there were actual sidewalks and I saw people walking all over the place at all times of the day. I have walked here a few times but I find it’s hard to get motivated, it’s just not like my other walking spots have been the last few years. It is a very well kept neighborhood and people do beautiful things with their yards, but it is all so sterile. But a few weeks ago we discovered the Greenway and I think it will become my new Lake.
These sites are just within a two mile are of each other, it’s like you are going on different trails You have pine trees, marshes, and ponds. It is beautiful and there is life everywhere from tadpoles and turtles to hawks and bunnies. It’s like the Lake where I have to walk to a certain spot and then turn around, but now that I have an App for that I can stop with the guess work and really know what progress I am making. Though those moms with the newborns in the strollers are a certain level of hardcore I could never compete with.