Thursday, October 16, 2014

Those 10,000 Steps A Day?

I am not a faithful 10,000 steps-a-day walker. All summer, I blamed my faithlessness on intense heat and humidity. Actually envisioned going to a mall or medical facility at least four days a week to walk those 10,000 steps. And yes, I have driven to St. Luke's or the Galleria or Memorial City Mall a few times, but it's the getting there and back that is always a problem. Traffic in Houston has become horrific, at all times of the day. An hour's walks taking over two hours because of crowded streets and freeways.
Oh, for a speedy and extended public transit system. Since that is out of the question in Houston in my lifetime, I am happy that cooler weather may finally be here. I can walk again in my neighborhood, which, I confess, gets boring. Except that now, in an effort to brighten up the routine, I take my iPhone and photograph along the way.
I also pick up acorns, pecan shells, leaves and tree moss and bring it all home. And I always pass Sally's garden where the cosmos are blooming mightily.
Here's to 10,000 steps, at least five times each week.

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