A few months ago, my best friend moved into a temporary apartment while she was looking for a new place. My husband has been bugging me since then to take a walk to visit her instead of driving because he really likes the path that goes in that direction.
We finally went last week, and it really was worth it. It reminded me of why I like living in this particular small neighborhood that I live in, because there were several spots where you could only just see the houses or barely hear the cars from the path, so it really felt like you were in the woods. And there was this lovely little bridge over a small creek in the middle of nowhere, the kind of place where it would be wonderful to just set up a camp chair and hang out for a while.
The last part of the trail was kind of difficult though, because there was a very steep hill that was followed by a very long but slight slope. So I ran out of breath and couldn’t catch back up for a while.
I’m not entirely sure if this particular hike was the reason that my knee is acting up again. It’s doing some stranger things than before, so I’m trying to do light duty for a few days to make it feel better. The problems with my knees are making me more upset every time, because if anything derails this entire plan (other than my own problems with concentration/motivation) it’s going to be my knees. And that’s super discouraging.
But the walk itself did remind me of exactly why I want to do this, so that was a plus.