Thursday, February 21, 2019
This and that...thoughts turn to spring and new activities...
No, this isn't a picture from this year - a previous year's bluebonnet. However, our area is getting closer and closer to spring and the wildflowers. The allergy wheel has turned and cedar pollen is gone for this year. Now we have oak and elm and ash and the ever-present mold spores - the first three are in 'high' amounts and the mold is 'medium'. Yes, I live in the land of 50 million allergists - because they are needed. I have sensitivity to ragweed and cedar and not the spring pollen and that means that walking outside can be back on my calendar.
As I've been listening the last week or so to the last two books in J.D. Robb's Eve Dallas series, it has reminded me of my time of building up my walking strength a couple of years ago. I listened to the whole series as a treat to myself to keep myself 'in the game' and 'on target'. I walked and walked and walked and definitely got stronger. It helped with my weight loss. I've hit a bit of a plateau in that regard - well, more than a bit. I still have goals for movement and weight loss - I'm not quite to the end. Or rather the 'maintenance' spot. I've seen great improvements in health, but I want a bit more. Therefore, I've been looking around for new ways to challenge myself in gaining strength and fitness. I've found some things I want to try and I also intend to refocus like I did in the beginning. Spring is coming and we have a few trips planned for this year. Many of them will be to places that I'll hike and walk trails and I want to be ready and comfortable.
So, I'll be scaling back a little in the blog and reading side of things. Not stopping or even taking an official break right now, though I have a few breaks planned for later in the year. However, don't worry if you don't see as many posts or comments from me. As one of my WW friends puts it - 'I'll see you outside!'.
Take care and hope your spring is soon on the way too!