Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cake Walk

We lived in the mountains. And they sure were beautiful – but for reasons unknown to me I wasn’t able to make walking a habit there. Too much up & too much down. No sidewalks. I just knew that if I lived by a sidewalk I would practically be an athlete!

Then we lived in a city. The terrain was pretty flat. There was a sidewalk just outside my door – at the bottom of two flights of stairs. Getting to the sidewalk wasn’t a problem, and walking wasn’t a problem (except for the cars whizzing past & ruining my reverie). Getting back up to the 3rd floor was the problem – dragging myself up & thinking that this IS NOT fun! Forget being an athlete – I’ll be a master Spider Solitaire player!

Now I live in a small town. In a neighborhood built in the 1950s. In a box made of ticky tacky. And my sidewalk is just THERE. And when I get back from my walk I sidle in the front door like it was a piece of cake. And it WAS a piece of cake. I’ll be an athlete yet!

But only if there’s cake.

4 comments:

  1. Ha,ha! I am hearing you Sister! I happen to live near a mountain though, lots of upping and downing for me. :( xx♥

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  2. Hi Bug, It seems as if you are enjoying your new life in your new house. I am happy for you. I agree with you about walking. It is a lovely time to have your thoughts only to yourself and to have time to sort them out. I do not do nearly enough of walking myself nowadays, so next time you're out walking, think of me and enjoy it twice as much for both of us.

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  3. We don't live on a mountain, we don't have stairs to climb, but we also have no sidewalks on our suburban street.

    Maybe that's why I'm not an Olympic athlete?

    Ya right.

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  4. There are some lovely walks around the grounds of Mellerstain House. A stroll down to the lake (or pond, as our American visitors insist) is nice and relaxing. Easy. It's strenuous coming back though. (For me, anyway!)

    I doubt if I could live in a town or city any more. After some 23 different locations in the UK I have at last found Shangri La, sort of. Over 15 years since we moved here. That's a record - for us.

    If the Olympics had a "leisurely strolling" event I would consider entering. I've got about 2 years to train for it! :-)

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