All but a few walks were taken with Freida in tow; she had some surgery this past fall that kept her off the trail for about two weeks. I’ve walked my neighborhood, and I’ve walked the streets of cities and towns I’ve visited this year.
But about 80% of those miles were walked with my superior friend and Virtual Troop Leader, the amazing and inspiring Adrienne Dealy. And I know her willingness to rise and shine on dozens of early mornings kept me on track. I can’t imagine that I’d have stuck to this commitment without her.
We spent those mornings walking around Lady Bird Lake, which runs east-west and separates south Austin from downtown. I’ve shot a number of photos in the past few months and have added a small gallery of them here on the photo blog.
I’m still struggling with my weight (more on that in coming weeks), but I love walking now, and I can’t imagine giving that up–ever.
The next post (it’ll be “That Time of the Month”), I’ll share some resources on walking that should help anyone thinking of starting their own program.
But finally, this little milestone is worth celebrating with a song I just loved when it came out: The Proclaimers and their song “500 Miles.”