I had forgotten how peaceful and recharging it is with a walk. For over a year I have more or less given up on my walks because of a stubborn "runners heel" (plantar fasciitis). The other day, a beautiful autumn sunny day, I went for my old loop up the mountain. So relaxing. So refreshing. So quiet. It gives space for my thoughts. It is slow. I'm very much for slow lately.
I love when season changes and autumn is a big time favorite of mine when it comes to the magnificent colors. Autumn calls for new crochet projects (Yaaay!), lighting candles at night and curling up under blankets for movie nights. It also calls for spending time outside and filling your lungs with that fresh crisp air. Collecting pine cones and nuts, smelling pine trees and wet leaves under your feet on small paths in the woods. Seeing birds getting ready to move south for the winter, making incredible dance shows on that blue bird sky. I can watch them forever...
I hope to make more walks like this. That my foot will allow me to. It is so good for me. For my heart and soul. I really, really miss it.
Walking has come and gone in my life during the last decade. Somehow it is an exercise that remains with me and hopefully will stay with me for the rest of my life. I see my landlord (and neighbor), Mme Debonneville (89), taking her daily walks around the village. How full of life she is still, only needing a walking stick for balance. I hope I will do that too at age 89. That would be fantastic.
PS All photos taken with my iPhone 5.
PS 2 Once I had a Come Walk With Me club going on here on the blog. Please visit again to get walk inspired. Click on icon below. :)