Friday, August 26, 2011
My early morning walks are later and later - soon they'll turn into mid afternoon walks. All summer I trotted out to the field at around 5:00 AM and it was bright and lovely. Yesterday I was greeted by this gorgeous red sunrise at 5:15.....
...and today at 5:20 it was a bit brighter but the moon is still clearly visible.
By the time I'd done a lap or so, the sky was getting brighter (this photo is enhanced a bit with brightness) but the ground fog was amazingly strong. The photo is funny, I didn't "see" the fog right in front of me, only the fog in the distance across the path. But of course, fog is all around us, and it's fun to see how much I didn't see what was right in front of my face. I could wax on about that last statement and get rather philosophical - but it's a bit early.
I am still amazed that I've kept up this early morning exercise - but it feels so good that I don't want to stop - I'll just have to go to the gym in the early dark hours all winter. I never thought I could walk/run comfortably again after I broke my ankle but if anything - it's gotten better with more exercise. Actually, no one ever said "exercise more and your ankle will feel better" - I just assumed that it would always be painful. And there are still days where it aches, but nothing like before daily exercise. So I'm a convert now, and will preach to other broken ankle sufferers. And, to be honest, I never thought I'd keep it up cause I'm so darn lazy - but to date, I've walked/run 164 miles. I'm pretty happy about this statistic - rather pleased with myself for sticking it out. And today, Friday, I ran straight thru about 1 whole mile. Woohoo!! For me, this is major.
So - enough boasting and patting myself on the back. I've got to go to work, and prepare for the "Hurricane of the Century" which arrives here on Sunday. My nephews were supposed to go up to college on Sunday - of course I was going also - but it's gotten postponed till Tuesday.
I hope you all have a safe, warm and dry weekend - and I hope that no one gets hit by hurricane Irene! Let's just say "Goodnight Irene" and have her go back to sleep.
Posted by Mim at 5:57 AM