Day 6 – Shall We Walk?


Some sort of movement for 31 days has been my challenge since Oct 1 (a mere 6 days ago.) That actually isn’tpath in woods the hard challenge for me – blogging for 31 days is. My movement days – walking, working out, hiking, biking are part of my routine – though this public view will make sure I don’t miss at all this month.

But it’s the blogging part of it that is truly challenging me. I can write about my workout which can be interesting sometimes (like when I am on vacation, or climbing Mt Everest or such) however I feel I have to offer a bit more to you to keep you coming back tomorrow and the next tomorrow and 25 more tomorrows. Right?

So, if I were out taking a walk with you, what do you think we’d discuss? I mean … besides health, jobs, and family? What do you like to do when you’re not on this fantastic hike with me?

Aspens in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, Sept 2014
Aspens in Rocky Mountain National Park

What books have you read lately? You can be sure I’ll listen carefully when you tell me. I love to read and if you’re enjoying a book I might check it out as well and read it. Been anywhere fun lately? Making plans for future trips? Met any interesting people, seen any good or bad movies? Accepted any challenges in the past few months? What excites you?

I’d be sure to tell you about A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman that I read for my book group. It’s a story about a mean old man who follows each and every rule to the letter. And as we follow his story, circumstances around him change and we see his life unfold. It’s endearing.

I’d try to describe the Steward Indian School compound that I visit each time I travel to Carson City. I’d get tangled up trying to explain the beauty behind the stone work on the buildings — most of which are standing empty and boarded up.

unc5I doubt we would wonder what time it was, how much longer we had to walk or when would we finish. Talking while walking is the ultimate workout. I learn, listen, share and move. It’s a win-win and it feels so good.

So, let me know if you’re planning a visit to the area. I will put you on my calendar and wait patiently for our walk.



You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversation you engage in. You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner. You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life. You are every single second of every single day. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words run through your veins and the colors fill your mind. — Jac Vanek

More reading choices:

20 lbs in 31 Days

Walk 31 Days

31 Days Farm to Table

5 thoughts on “Day 6 – Shall We Walk?

  1. I love this post. My husband and I walk almost every night after dinner and I’m amazed at the things we talk about. Things we’d never talk about while sitting and watching TV. If you and I walked together I’d tell you about the book I just finished by Diane Fanning “Punish the Deed” and how i didn’t like the ending and that I’m rereading “The Secret Adversary” by Agatha Christie because we just watched it on PBS and the movie wasn’t quiet like I remembered the book to be. I’d probably also tell you about my mother and how she is withering away in a nursing home and that’s one of the reason I walk, Is it foolish to think I can walk away from old age and illness? I don’t know but it’s worth a try. I’d also tell you about how some lady yelled at me in the Wendy’s drive thru today because she cut in front of me and then thought I was going to hit her. After our walk you’d probably think I talk too much!!! Anyway, I’m enjoying your posts and thanks for putting a link to my blog.


  2. Hi Marge,
    Am enjoying you blogging again. Love all your outings and wish I were there. We are working on the foundation of the church and though it is quite a physical workout, it is not as much fun as a hike.

    I just listened to “The Wright Brothers” written byDavid McCullough, also read by him. I love his voice, my mind somehow equates history with his sound. The book is a very good look at not only aviation but the brothers themselves. They are the heres of perseverance! It also mentions how important their sister was to the cause, quite a family project.

    Keep on reading and hiking. I haven’t blogged for quite awhile with all the company and projects and now my external hard drive, that holds all my pictures is acting up. Guess I am going to have to go to the Apple Doctor soon.


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