I have been trying to take long walks mostly in preparation for hiking later in the year but also as a good way to get some much needed current exercise. A few days ago when it was a really nice day I took my camera and snapped a few photos along the way.
The view from the top of the hill.
Crocus blooming in the parking strip.
Primroses by the gate.
The route takes me up and over a steep hill, down to the natural food grocery store and back or it can be extended from there to another store, Metropolitan Market, where I can buy French pastries and put all those pounds back on that the walk is presumably taking off! The short route is approximately 3 miles the long way adds an additional mile. Still not quite the 5 miles (8 k) I am hoping to achieve but I think if I add a stop at the library that will do it. Switching back and forth from block to block or by making a circle and returning on the bike trail instead of the streets can vary the route. My face gets rosy from the cold and I feel terrific and full of energy when I return home. I have heard of runners getting this type of feeling but I didn’t know walkers could get it too.