Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I Did It!

I walked to church! That may not sound like much, but it's about 1-1/2 miles each way. I had a meeting to attend there yesterday evening, the person calling the meeting said it wasn't going to last too long, and the weather was supposed to be nice, so I decided to try walking. I also wanted to try something I'd heard about, but never done - knitting while walking. That actually worked pretty well. I took along a sock I'm working on and had the yarn for it in a shoulder bag I've got and was able to just give the yarn a tug when I needed to. The only bad part was that the jeans I was wearing bled some dye onto the bag. I think and hope it will wash out.

I think I walked a little bit slower when I was knitting, but I expected that. I wasn't able to knit on the walk home as it was dark by then, but that's OK, I didn't expect to be able to knit on both walks. It was a bit more walking than I'd done in a while, as my legs told me after I'd gotten home :-)

Will I keep walking to church? I don't know, it's a great way to get some exercise in without feeling like I'm exercising. The two biggest problems are
1) If I walk to exercise, I'm kind of sweaty when I get to church, and that's not really a good thing.
2) The sidewalks won't always be accessible - the snowplows tend to pile the snow on top of them, and then you don't see the sidewalks until Spring.

That second one is not really a reason not to walk now though. I guess I'll have to try to kick myself out of bed early enough on a Sunday to try walking to church.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Summer went by in a haze of knitting and baking and biking (and working and other stuff, too). I baked bread on weekends, and sometimes cakes. I knit a lot of things - I finished the baby blanket, though I haven't delivered it, and I finished the "Interlocking Leaves" socks, though I ended up giving them away because they didn't fit me quite right. I biked to work something like 10 or 11 times - at 20 miles each time, that's pretty good if I do say so myself! The problem, as it is every summer around here, comes when the humidity goes up to nearly match the temperature. I don't do well commuting by bicycle in weather like that. Since it's cooled down, I've had yearnings towards riding more again. We'll see what comes of them, but I really like the way I feel after a ride, so there's some motivation.

There have been many other things going on, but I don't know how to put them all down, so I'm going to leave this entry the way it is for the time being.