Sunday, November 19, 2006

This walking blogging thing

This walking and blogging thing has grown into something I had not foreseen. The walking part seemed straight forward enough, I wanted to lose weight, lower my blood pressure and improve my cholesterol numbers. The trouble was, I never seemed to get around to it. One day a friend of mine told me her husband walks, “First thing in the morning. He just gets up and goes.” I gave it a try and by golly, it worked!

I recently moved to Fort Bragg so the next step was to start exploring all the streets.

A couple months later I stumbled upon Jen’s Walking Berkeley blog and bingo, I decided to start a walking blog too.

Over time I have discovered a community of fellow walkers and bloggers. Each day I look forward to reading what they are up to and, by their examples, I am encouraged towards more observant walking and better writing!!

Who’d a thunk it!

Spike wanted to know if one of the houses I photographed was Queen Anne. I had no idea so I borrowed the book, “A Field Guide to American Houses” by Virginia & Lee McAlester.

Jen’s suggestion of the book “Outside Lies Magic” has given me so much to think about while walking it has tempted me to become more gawker than a walker!

Suzanne has mentioned books I “must” order from the library plus, I really like her writing style and photographs of the wide open spaces.

Gary takes amazing photographs of the “City”, explains what he is doing very well and introduced me to the wonders of GMap-Pedometer.

Plus, some local followers of my blog are making suggestions and connections to help me better understand Fort Bragg.

AND! My weight, blood pressure and cholesterol are with-in limits again!


Walking and Blogging.
Outside and Inside.
How Perfect!