Day 28 – So far so good!

Interesting thing is happening, my walks are getting a little longer and faster each day. Being outside and allowing this walk to be as slow or fast as I want is really good for my brain. This 90 day project started with the only constraint of putting shoes on and going outside for “a walk”. No intensity goals, no guilt/shame for short duration or meandering. Only to be outside and walking.

Day 1 vs. Day 28:

While I am happy to see this improvement, I don’t plan or expect it to continue. What I truly am happy about is that I’m not missing out on the best time of the year. I have always loved fall, but it seems it flies by so quickly because I haven’t made a decision to go out and capture the experience of it in my brain.

So, if you’re hanging out with me on this journey, be prepared for a ton more “pretty tree” pics! 😉

Todays (continued) Listening: Unf*ck Your Brain, by Faith G. Harper (Audible w/Sample)


Day 26 & 27 – A beautiful day in the neighborhood

Day 26

Another beautiful day.

Day 27

I started this post yesterday, and then, well, life happened. Work, more work, and Parent Teacher Conferences! It was a weird experience having 5 minute zoom calls all in a row, but all in all, it worked out. Everyone doing their best to live in unprecedented times.

Today’s walk was remarkably similar to yesterday’s. This is my absolute favorite time of year, and I’m so glad this challenge is taking place during the time I’m happiest to be outdoors. (If I could get rid of the seasonal allergies, that would make it even better, but I’m willing to pay that price to be out in the brisk fall morning!)

Based on the pics I took, You can tell which trees are my favorites! LOL. Who knew I’d get to the place where I’d have favorite trees… *smh*

Both days I listened to the same audiobook, but today I have taken off work! So I have time to write this post and drink my coffee more leisurely than usual! Hooray!

Today’s Listening: Unfuck Your Brain, by Faith G. Harper.

Currently Playing: Animal Crossing and Picross3 on J5’s Nintendo Switch 🙂

Ok, so I guess that’s got me all caught up for today. Time to enjoy my day off!


Burning bush
For Grandma F

Day 24 – And so it goes.

Whew. Warmer morning. Not winter YET. Morning sights – the tree, the moon, and me.

Today’s Listening: Pete Buttigieg’s new book, Trust (Audible w/Sample)

The roasted veggie bisque was super scrummy. Huge pot that includes sweet potato, butternut squash, zucchini, onion, and carrot, with some chive cream cheese and broth. Took a long time, but so, so good. I learned a lot making the Scottish Sausage Rolls. They were also very tasty, but I had more sausage than pastry so they were spilling out quite a bit. And a little over done. Live and learn! I am still very much looking forward to leftovers!



Ok. I wasn’t ready for this level of cold. Once I was out of bed and dressed, I was fine, but good lord it was a pull the comforter over my head kind of morning. We hadn’t turned on the heat yet. OMIGOSH.

Fall colors continue to emerge. The moon was bright this morning as well. Pictures never do it justice.

Today’s (continued) listening: Persons Unknown, by Susie Steiner (Audible)

Dinner should be pretty good tonight! I’m planning to make a roasted veggie bisque and homemade Scottish Sausage Rolls. I know the bisque is pretty good – made it last year, but this sausage roll thing is new. (I’ve been watching way too many episodes of “The Great British Baking Show”!) Venturing into the exciting world of “puff pastry”! Wish me luck!


Day 22 – Still going

I did the walk thing after I did the grocery thing this morning. My stupid tech failed me again. My Fitbit ran out of battery. I’d uninstalled MapMyWalk a couple days ago. I tried to record the trip on Google Fit, but it didn’t work. Since it was the same walk as always, I manually entered my half hour walk for 1.5ish miles. The good news is I figured out that the FitBit app DOES actually have the combo pic + stats capability. 🙂

Now if I can actually keep the thing charged and track, I’ll be a happy camper.

Today’s (continued) listening: Persons Unknown, by Susie Steiner (Audible)


Day 21

Three weeks! It does NOT seem like I’ve been doing this that long already. Probably says more about how the passage of time feels lately, than about the walking. Much like Groundhog Day

Today’s (continued) listening: Persons Unknown, by Susie Steiner (Audible)

Every single day seems more surreal than the next. I really hope that we are able to wrap up this year on a good note and move into a more positive and productive era.


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