A Walk in the Park…

Our weather has improved to the point that I have added an outdoor walk to my daily fitness routine. 🚢

Yesterday I ventured far enough to take in Patricia Park. Due to health issues, I never made it that far last summer, so I was pretty excited about this excursion.

The walk there was a little treacherous because some sidewalks are still covered with snow, ice, and water – not to mention coffee cups, masks, and disposable gloves. πŸ˜’
But I made it to the park, which will look way better once the grass is green and the trees have their leaves.
There were a few little puddles. πŸ™„
And a couple of big puddles. 😳
And a spiffy new bridge over the water channel. 😊
There is a new playground that I passed on McKinley. πŸ€—
This is what was left of a beautiful wooded Par 3 golf course. The trees were annihilated to make an off leash dog park – because, you know, dogs have an aversion to trees. It is all part of our city’s 12.5 BILLION dollar plan to be a renewable Net Zero city by 2050. 🀦

That was it for my walk. It will be way nicer in a few weeks but for now it is great to get out in the fresh air and sunshine – and my future body will thank me for the exercise that I am getting now. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Take care and have a great day!πŸ’ž

28 thoughts on “A Walk in the Park…

  1. Glad you got a chance to get outside. Today was the first day we were warm enough to get out. I am so ready for warmer weather. Hope you can continue to get out and get exercise. Walking outside not only is good for our body – I think it is good for the soul.

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  2. The first picture of the park looks like the park behind our house in Texas. Even though it is somewhat bleak this time of year, it also has a certain beauty to me, and makes me a little homesick. It is great that you are walking. I plan to add that soon, even though I will have to drive in order to walk.

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  3. I love our little park, but I want to start driving to better hiking trails and the like. I have gotten so good at avoiding driving in the past few years that I know it is something I really have to get back into.

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  4. I’ve just started walking our property and trails again too. I sure am out of breath, though! Anyway, the doc wants me walking 3-4 times a week for a minimum of 30 minutes each. Our trails are getting drier by the day so that is helpful. Enjoy the fresh air!

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  5. I hope the walking helps. πŸ’ž I have asthma and in January of 2020 I developed COPD and bronchiectasis after what I assume was a run in with Covid (before they were testing here). I was so bad I couldn’t walk up or down our 3 back steps without getting winded and having my heart race like stupid. I started walk a little bit every day (and I mean little!) In late March and by July I could walk miles. I couldn’t walk much last year because my hernia would bother me but I am so excited about getting back at it. πŸ€— The indoor dancing seems to be helping my lungs because I haven’t felt too winded walking so far.

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  6. I’m so glad that you are able to have a long walk again! The puddles and flooded lawns are so familiar from living in Michigan, so good to see the snow go away. It seems a ridiculous idea to destroy the trees for a dog park, somebody was not thinking right that day!

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  7. Thank you for sharing your walk in photos. You are doing well with your walking. Coffee cups, masks and gloves, wow! I will never understand why people do not properly dispose of their trash. I am glad you made it okay with the snow, ice and water. ❀

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  8. Thank you, Mags! I have no idea why people throw garbage on the ground. In the shop where I worked, we had half a dozen BIG cardboard barrels that Dan got from his work for us. (They got welding wire in them). The guys would throw their garbage on the floor beside the barrels. Made me nuts. πŸ₯΄

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  9. Because I fell last winter on a sidewalk similarly uneven as yours that we now drive to the park to take our walks. I prefer the surface there which is much like the ones you show. We can get around the puddles on the squishy grass next to them. I am glad to see your endurance has improved so much from the dancing.

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