It’s a rather coolish Friday morning here at the “old homestead.”
Three days ago in our area of Ontario, the temperatures were cresting 30C. Today the temperature is projected to be about a third of that. Right now, it is only 4C outside and raining….yikes.
Lynn and I over the last week, have been trying to head on out hiking and walking as much as we can. As much as from the physical need to be active, but also from the mental wellness perspective as well.
For the last two Thursdays, we’ve climbed in the car and drove over to the Town of Collingwood to hike their extensive trail system. Collingwood and this area of south Georgian Bay, has one of the most extensive in town and slightly out of town trail systems in our area.
Given the pandemic restrictions and stuff over the past 15 months or so, we haven’t been as active in our hiking and outdoor adventures as we likely should have been. As such, it is taking a bit more time to shake off the rust, knee and hip pain than we normally might have.
Yesterday, we covered 7.5 to 8.0 kms along the Georgian Trail and a couple of shorters trails that connect with it.
The picture to the right are some yellow Lady Slipper we found along the edge of one of the smaller trails. They are wild orchids that are either very uncommon or common depending on where you live in the province.
It us took about and 1hour and 45 minutes to do, although for some reason it did seem longer than that.
Not exceedingly fast, but good I though for us, considering we need to get out more.
I can proudly report this morning that, the knee and hip pain that I had been experiencing the day after our hikes last week is hardly prevalent this morning.
So, I’m not sure why I’m posting this, other than I feel somewhat obligated to post some original content.
I get that this isn’t a post that you will hurriedly bookmark to come back and reread to motivate yourself to even greater deeds. It’s unlikely that I will even do that.
But, it does feel good to at least post something original, even if it isn’t too captivating. But, as I finish the post off, you know what?
I do feel pretty good about. And i’ll take that as a win for the team.
— as alway with love —
— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —