Where I Walk

8.11.2012

I told y'all a couple of months ago that I was walking daily and eating better to get some weight off since blogging and lack of movement has packed it on, not to mention menopause, too. I have to drive to a local park since I live on a very busy road. I am dying to take some pictures of the park where Bailey and I walk, but that would mean leaving her home one day so I can take the camera. It is a beautiful park and we walk a 2.2 mile paved trail around a beautiful lake. As I am walking I see so many photo opportunities. Here are some photos I borrowed from on line until I can go take my own.




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This is what it will look like when the leaves are all gone. Couldn't find a shot of the trail with leaves on the trees.

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They allow fishing from these docks. This park is a nature preserve. I have spotted all kinds of wildlife.

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This is a beautiful sunrise shot a photographer snapped.

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Another cool sunrise shot.

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I can't wait to see this myself in a few weeks.

The loop, I walk, goes all the way around this lake. It makes me walk the 2.2 miles because there are no short cuts unless you swim across and that is not allowed. lol  This is not a leisurely walk. We walk this in thirty minutes and hopefully will make better time than that when it gets cooler.
There are deer, geese, ducks, great blue herons and an egret or two at this park. So much easier to get out and exercise with pretty surroundings.

Do you have a park you go and walk at or use?

Happy Saturday!

30 comments:

  1. that looks so pretty! We take the children to Radnor Lake,a 10 min. drive, but this summer ticks have been bad, and we avoided going there too much

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  2. What a pretty place to walk. Love that last picture.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  3. Wow! Beautiful surroundings! I too try to walk alot Kim, great for your mind, body and spirit. Have a great weekend.

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  4. It would take me alllll day to make that walk with sites like that!! I would have to stop on each dock and check out what was flowing underneath!! Lovely!!

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  5. That looks like just the best way to start the day! I used to have a park that I drove to that reminds me so much of your park! Even though I live in the country now, I miss my park!

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  6. And I'm sure you're already much healthier for doing so. Your doctor will be proud of you!
    Brenda

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  7. Kim, I just started running this trail!! I absolutely love it. I will have to watch for you although when I run I am in my own little zone with the music blasting in my ears!

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  8. What beautiful pictures! I would love to go for a walk there...

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  9. What a beautiful place to walk, Kim! I can see why you love taking exercise there- xo Diana

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  10. I need to find a place like that to walk. That kind of beauty could totally motivate me and I need motivation right now.

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  11. I get on Hog Mountain Road sometimes while at Joe's brothers house in Athens. Perhaps I am near this lovely spot.

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  12. Good for you for getting active. That is what I am trying to do too, despite the super hot weather we had last month. We have beautiful parkland here and lovely walking paths.

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  13. We have a a lot of nature trails here where I live...I can actually walk to one if I had the energy ;)....this area where you walk is beautiful.

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  14. What a beautiful park, Kim. Gorgeous scenery. I would not be able to walk that trail, unfortunately at least not right now :( That is my dilemma with weight loss. :/ Are you planning to go to the SBC in October? xo

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  15. Very pretty. I know what you mean about packing on the pounds. Oh wow, I am so not happy with myself right now. I have a loop through my neighborhood that is exactly one mile, but it get boring unless I walk at night and can look in people's houses. LOL But, we have a black bear roaming the neighborhood so no more night walks for me. UH-uh.

    That view is just breathtaking. Such a pretty lake. Good luck with the lifestyle change. xxoo

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  16. That is a beautiful park! I can see why it's a pleasure to walk there.

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  17. I'd be motivated to walk just to take in all that beauty. I've found myself sitting way too much since I started blogging. Had to increase my exercise.

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  18. what a beauiful place we are blessed to have our own beauty here in southern illinois

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  19. Hi Kimmie! Oh, what a lovely park to walk in. I'm not sure I could walk 2 miles. I've gotten very lazy!
    Hope you're having a great Saturday.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  20. You have a beautiful place to walk and get exercise! I just have a route through my neighborhood that I walk.
    Mary Alice

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  21. Kim, that park is beautiful. Love the sunrises and the autumn leaves pics.
    I walk the trails here on our island. There are miles and miles of them. My favorite is along the Skidaway Narrows, the Intercoastal Waterway. I meanders by golf courses, over wooden bridges (not covered), an old colonial cemetary and numerous lagoons. There is a gazebo on the shore that is a perfect place for watching sunsets. When I was still working, my adm. asst. got married in the gazebo and it was so beautiful. Not much walking here just now the heat and humidity keep me in.
    Thanks for sharing Bailey's and your favorite place.
    Ginger

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  22. Kim, this looks like a wonderful place to walk or run. We have a nice hike and bike trail around Lady Bird Lake and others around town. Walking is some of the best exercise. I used to be a runner, but now it's a 3 mile route for our daily walk.

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  23. Thank your for reminding me to walk. I am in the same stage of life and am feeling the pounds slowly creeping on. Ever since I got plantar fascia last fall I have made the excuse that I could only walk for work, but I need to do something about that. Your trail looks wonderful! Hope you are feeling better!

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  24. What a gorgeous place to walk. I bet all that activity you do first thing every day makes you feel better and gives you more energy - so you can paint more and then blog about it :)

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  25. Kim, what an awesome way to start your day. My day starts with my drive to work, not as pretty as your view. I understand the hormone/weight thing. Just found out I have hypothryroid and am taking Synthroid for it... ughhhh....

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~

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  26. Hello! I'm looking forward to a nice blog.
    It is very majestic and beautiful park.
    Natural environment is very important God-given.
    Ryouma Sakamoto.
    From Japan.

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  27. What a lovely park ! I walk around a track at our local soccer fields. I see bluebirds, squirrels and rabbits on my 2.1 mile walks.

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  28. That looks like such a beautiful place! I will have to ask my in laws if they have been. Looks like a place my boys would like to go to when we come out.

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  29. Kim, it looks gorgeous!! This is another reason I love blogging, I get to see things like this from other parts of the country.

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  30. That's such a beautiful area, Kim! It must lift your spirits to be in such lovely surroundings when you walk each day. My office is only two miles from my home so in the nice weather I try to walk there a few times a week. I try to use various routes so I can see different houses and gardens. We also have an old railroad line that isn't used any longer which the state turned into a 14.5 mile bike/walking path. It skirts the water for a lot of the trail and there are parking areas at various points along the path so you can do shorter lengths. Good luck in getting healthier!

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