But then, blogs generally are all about whomever is writing them.
I have really been improving with just a few up the street and off the sissy treadmill trips! I hooked up the iPod, put my phone in my pocket (to give me an additional reason to stop and, um, frankly, catch my breath)..and with camera dangling from my wrist I set off like the intrepid soldier I am on another walk up hill..down dale.
Not only did I not stop to, well, take a picture or make a sudden urgent phone call I went farther than I thought I would and much more comfortably. AND it included some more hills too. I just took off like a big bird and enjoyed the day! Of course, I took some photos. All these are apparently putting themselves into that album called " My blog pictures" up there among the albums. The only advantage there is those have captions.
I blogged about it several times but I totally love violets. Love the guys. I wish I had a yard full of nothing but violets. Guess what I saw today on my walk as I gasped my way up a hill? A violet! Surely it is the last one ever in the Country..bless its heart. I knelt to take his picture which was a feat for me as my lower back is so painful, it's an ordeal to get back up again. And my knees are ruined from hitting the ground for years, twice a year, on the range for firearms qualifications. So they don't like the bending and getting up either.
I hope you like the pictures. I really seem to be on a roll these days! Hey! Speaking of roll..guess what? All that moaning and groaning about weight gained (and boy, I did) when I quit smoking 20 months ago? (but whose counting, right??) it seems to have stopped piling on now that I have got off the treadmill (sissy sissy sissy!!!) and walked like I mean it out side. And I am doing so longer. But the treadmill every day for a year or so has prepared me for this which I have re-started now. That's what I meant yesterday about 8 miles. That was before...and I am aiming for it again. Only up to 3 now.
Here's a couple more you-know-whats. Click to enlarge.