Now that spring is here I’ve got to get my exercise in. I’ve got low back problems from a riding accident way back in my 20s and I have to stay in shape to keep my back in place. So, 3 mornings a week Hassell drops me off at the horses and I walk the 3 miles back to the camper.
It’s a beautiful walk on a meandering dirt road that winds through sagebrush and pines.
Even though the walk is mostly uphill there are rewards.
Like the bluebirds.
They are a beautiful pair that flew ahead of me down the road until I turned into the lane going to our RV spot.
And, the mule deer.
Another animal passed in front of me but it was too far away for me to decide for sure. It was probably a coyote or a fox. I’ll have to look up gait patterns because it looked like it moved with a somewhat straight front leg.
I love wildlife and I try to balance taking time to enjoy my time outside and getting enough exercise in to stay in shape.
Then I see an interesting track.
I take a photo and I hope it is a mountain lion…but no, it’s just a dog.
I make it back to the camper a few minutes faster than yesterday. Yesterday it took me a whopping hour and 25 minutes to walk 3 miles. I console myself with well, I’m out of shape and it is mostly uphill. But, I hope to be able to walk it in 45 minutes.
So, I better finish this blog post and get back to writing my first Toni Luke novel, After Dark. Which is long over due.
Thanks for reading and best travels.