Friday, May 25, 2012

A "Long" Walk in the Woods

Today I walked for half an hour in the woods. Now for most of you, a half hour walk is nothing, but two months ago I couldn’t walk for even five minutes so this represents great progress! Recently I’ve been walking for 15 minutes every day (plus exercising in water for an hour). This coupled with my 19 pound weight loss has helped my walking enormously. Today I decided to try for a longer hike. My knees were pretty painful by the end, but I made it!!

My condo association is composed of single family homes mixed with duplexes (like mine) and four-plexes. We have an indoor pool, outdoor pool, weight room and lots of walking paths through the woods and past the part of the Niagara Escarpment that runs through our community. So today I took the dogs for a 30 minute walk in the woods. Woo Hoo!!

Unfortunately it's poison ivy season and so I spent a good portion of my energy trying to keep the dogs from wandering off the mulched paths into the much more attractive natural habitat populated by the enticing poison ivy plants.

Here’s some pictures I took on the way.
Footpath Bridge to the beach

Wild lilac in the woods
Lichen covered wood
Baby fir tree
Wriggley and Daisy my faithful and eager companions
Lilacs in my yard
Flowers outside my front door.

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