Cool Stuff Walking Days 49- 54

Even Better than a Fitbit!

Day 55

  • My fitbit arrived in the mail today! Look at me, I’m so fancy and high tech.
  • Seriously, though, it came in the mail this afternoon. I had to charge it for 10 minutes. Download an app. Sync it to my phone. Then stick it in my wrist and it’s ready to go.
  • It tells me the time and date, how many steps I take and my heart rate.  I can record a walk, run or even a bike ride.
  • I still need to look over the app and figure out all of the extra bling, but for now I’m pretty excited about it!
  • 2 miles walked plus a bunch of steps that I can’t wait to see totalled tonight.

On a More Important Note

It’s my daughter’s birthday today! 26 years ago this beautiful young lady was born into this world. I am so thankful for her and love her more than any mom could ever love a daughter. She is kind, adventurous, loving, compassionate, intelligent and a good listener. I am so very blessed.

Quote of the Day

A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous….full of beauty and forever beautiful….loving and caring and truly amazing.

– Deanna Beisser

Walking Days 49- 54

The Thunder Rolls and Then All is Quiet

Day 54

  • My day was a lot like the weather today. Slow and steady rain. Gloom then followed. When it wasn’t expected at all, the clouds cleared and the sun appeared.
  • We all need some gloomy days in our lives so we can be thankful for the sunny ones.
  • I, for one, am thankful for today.
  • 2 miles walked

Quote of the Day

On a sleepless night

As the storm blows on

Out of control

Deep in her heart

The thunder rolls

The Thunder Rolls by Garth Brooks

Cool Stuff

Liebster Award

Thank you to Janet from Endless Rivers for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I am humbled by, not only, the nomination but, by the support Janet has given me by following, reading and responding to my blog posts.

Rules for the Liebster Award

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
  3. Share 11 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 5 – 11 other bloggers for the award.
  5. Ask your nominees 11 questions.
  6. Notify your nominees once you have uploaded your post.

My Answers to Janet’s Questions

  1. What is your greatest life lesson so far? Always expect the unexpected. Nothing in my life has ever went “as planned”. Be open to new ideas, new paths and new experiences.
  1. What’s you favorite car karaoke song to sing? “Blue Bayou” by Linda Ronstadt. Believe me, I belt it and I kill it. Take that expression however you want.
  1. Name one habit you would like to quit and one you would like to start. I would like to quit dwelling in the past. I linger there too often and for extended periods of time. I would like to start living in the moment. It takes practice, so I suppose I should start practicing.
  1. What has been your greatest challenge in the past month? Keeping my walking habit going during the rainy, gloomy days and my “want to be a couch potato days”.
  1. Share one thing you’ve never shared before about yourself. I was married for 24 years before my divorce.
  1. What are you most afraid of? Making bad life decisions….actually making life decisions based on someone else’s needs INSTEAD of my own.
  1. Have you ever been mistaken for someone else? Just my sister, well maybe 2 of them. We all looked alike at some point in our lives. It’s not really an issue right now though.
  1. What’s missing in your life? ADVENTURE!! But, I can still dream about it.
  1. What is the Number 1 thing on your bucket list? Hiking down in the Grand Canyon. I live in the south-eastern side of the U.S.A. I just want to do some hiking out west.
  1. Would you rather camp or stay in a 5- star hotel? A tent in the middle of the woods sounds lovely to me. I suppose I could pitch a tent and stay outside tonight, but I feel I have to hike for hours, be in the middle of nowhere and hear nothing but the rustling of the woods in order to enjoy my sleep in a tent. In case you are curious, I will be snuggled up in bed tonight.
  1. Are you an introvert or extrovert? I am an introvert. I must have alone time everyday or I jump over the edge of crazy.

11 Facts About Myself

  1. I started my blog, While Walking Today, after I went for a walk down my road to get away from the stress of my day. I started typing when my walk was over, in the middle of my driveway, without any plan other than to vent, walk and breathe.
  1. I love Quentin Tarantino films, Seinfeld, Shark Tank and Peaky Blinders.
  1. One of my favorite things to do is sit on my swing with a cup of coffee, stare, space out and daydream….I need a hobby I suppose.
  1. I would love to be a full-time blogger that actually makes money, BUT, I can’t figure out basic things like menus and footers. SO, I might need to keep my day job.
  1. I love writing with blue ink. Black ink MAKES ME scribble chicken scratch. Blue ink inspires me to write neatly with beautiful penmanship.
  1. I would love to travel to New Zealand. I hope I get to. Please send me cash…just kidding.
  1. If I won the lottery, I would quit my job, buy a Jeep for my daughter and pay off my son’s truck. I would buy myself a helluva RV and hit the road. I would just drive and drive and drive.
  1. If I could keep any animal as a pet, I would keep an orangutan. They are so magical, beautiful, gentle and loving creatures. I would be the envy of everyone as I drove past them in my decked out RV and my orangutan riding shot gun.
  1. I have one tattoo and don’t plan on getting anymore…well maybe one more.
  1. My best vacation was last summer with my 2 adult kids. We went to Colorado Springs, Colorado. We hiked, ate a lot, smoked some pot, ate some more and relaxed. Then we did it all over again.
  1. I am fairly boring it seems. I will work on that.

Nominate 5-11 Other Bloggers

  1. Cooking with a Wallflower
  2. Dr Eric Perry
  3. Adventure Lifestyle Blog
  4. Lifestyle of a Foodie
  5. Tasha’s Lifestyle

My Questions for my 5 Nominees

  1. If you could travel anywhere right now, where would it be?
  2. What is your greatest life lesson, so far?
  3. What is missing in your life?
  4. What are you most proud of in your life?
  5. Do you collect anything?
  6. Would you rather camp or stay in a 5 star hotel?
  7. If you could keep any animal as a pet, what would it be?
  8. What made your best vacation ever? Was it the destination, the experience or the people you were with?
  9. Do you prefer writing on paper or typing?
  10. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
  11. Are you happy?

Thank you Janet for this opportunity. I hope everyone is well: body, mind and spirit. I would like to encourage everyone to get outside and go for a walk today.

Be well.

While Walking Today

Walking Days 49- 54

Beautiful Day for a Walk and a Little Flower

Day 53

  • The sun shone on me today for most of my walk. It was beautiful, breathtaking and much needed.
  • I bragged just a moment too soon and before I knew it, I was getting rained on.
  • It didn’t last long and I was mid stride with my face in the sun again.
  • I ordered a pedometer today from Amazon. I would like to know just how many steps I actually take in a given day, since as of my day 1 walk I have only tracked the mileage of “my walk”.
  • Today I walked 5 miles. I feel another 5 in me but there are so many other things I need to do right now.
  • I hope the sun shone on you all today, if only just a peek.

Quote of the Day

Just living is not enough…One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.

– Hans Christian Andersen

Walking Days 49- 54

Anxiety Ridden Day

Day 52

  • For those of you with anxiety, you know some days are worse than others. Today was on the bad side of the anxiety spectrum for me.
  • It’s just the life as we, the world, know it right now. It causes everyone some sort of worry, stress or anxiety. And it had a hold of me today.
  • I walked 2.5 miles and talked it out on the phone. I feel better now, but I still may go after another mile or two.
  • Here’s to walking out your anxiety!

Quote of the Day

Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.

– Paulo Coelho

Walking Days 49- 54

Happy Sunday!