Walking and Woodpeckers

I’m trying to get back into walking this year.  Last year was a walking dud.  About six months after the emergency surgery… so about June or July, I was winded just walking 1.5 miles.  This year I’m not sure I’m going to set a firm SMART goal, but I’m going to try to get back into it.  This week has been excellent so far, with three days in a row.

A highlight was coming upon one of my favorite animals….. a woodpecker! This is exactly what it looked like (I didn’t take the picture), and I was probably four or five feet away from it for a while as it pecked the tree to death for about five or ten minutes.  It was really cool, especially considering most of the animals haven’t been coming out for a while :)

 

2 Responses to “Walking and Woodpeckers”

  1. Darlene Michaelis Says:

    One foot in front of the other, Jason. That’s how it’s done. If you have a dog to walk, it gets easier. Pepper and I do 3 miles and more. But we worked up to it.

  2. Jason Says:

    True Darlene. I do love walking, but the cold spell had been too cold for a while, and I got a bit lazy (whatever that means). But in just the 3 days in a row I can tell a major difference… and it’s not just the painful feet! Anyway, I consider the woodpecker sighting a tender mercy :)

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