Today was a nearly perfect day for walking outside. The weather while brisk, was not frigid and there was a good wind blowing, but not so hard that it made the walk uncomfortable....and the sun was shinning brightly.
When I was a little girl, I used to love to walk to the library and I would always smile and say hello to anyone that I passed. Of course in today's society children just can't do that safely any longer which is a bit sad.
Now when I am walking if I make eye contact with someone driving, I always smile or if I pass someone, I do say hello and smile. It makes the walk a little more enjoyable.
Today however, some asshat almost purposely ran me off the road....grrr! The one area of my walk that had not been plowed and may not be plowed again all winter is the sidewalk over the Swift River bridge. I am always mindful when walking on areas with no sidewalk to walk as close to the edge of the grass, as not to be a nuisance or distraction for drivers, so that was not the case today with this man. He looked right at me in his truck and aimed for me...I had to jump into the snowbank to avoid being hit. I wish I had enough time to get his plate number because I would have called him on it with the police. Thankfully he is the exception to most drivers out there.
When I am walking, even though I have music blasting in my ears, it is quiet time for me. Time to contemplate life, think of things that need to get done and solve world problems if I have the time..ha! No, seriously though, I enjoy the solitude to let my mind quietly wander.
When I am walking, I also smile at the various points along the way that became my goal points. The one mile mark, the 2.5 mile mark and finally the 3.5 mile walk and today with all things being nearly perfect...I hit the 4 mile point and I did it in an hour.
A true personal record for me. Will I be able to do it again, who knows, but I did it today and if felt victorious from where I was last year.
Sometimes life is just good. :)
(only 2 more days of daily posting.......w00t)