When I started walking to improve my health seriously and ran into my first piece of road trash it occurred to me “that is a flat tire waiting to happen” and “why not do a little good” So I picked it up and properly tossed it into a garbage can. Well, these last 6 months I put a lot of miles on my sneakers. Sneakers that I can now see better because the belly that blocked the view of them has shrunk substantially. Below is a sample of my finds – I did not want this web page to take 5 minutes to load so I gave you a sample. My route is the same 95% of the time. Which means new landmines are added to the road daily.
Walking Journal 9/29/2020
My favorite is that monstrous saws-all blade. Think of the damage that thing could cause if it got kicked-up by your radiator.
Tale of the scale
My weight seems to have hit a plateau at 222-225lbs, my goal is about 200lbs. I am a patient guy, so I have just stuck with it and expanded the walking to 1hour 10 minutes each morning including the dreaded “Butt Hill”. This morning I had a nice surprise: I stepped on my scale, I do not do this often, and I was a hair over 220lbs. 20lbs to go and I am excited to think I can do this. I believe most people can too.
Seems I am walking in between the raindrops but so far I have not walked 2 days out of 180. That is a pretty solid effort and I am happy with myself.
You can see my previous journal post here: Walking Journal 08/13/2020
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