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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Getting out there



I was out on the woods yesterday, helping a buddy retrieve a game camera. It wasn't that far out, but at least I was doing something. Since my ingrown toenail was fixed it's a lot less painful to walk. That's even with my legs still bandaged up. I was super careful not to bang them up on anything as the skin's pretty fragile right now.

Last winter we did a lot of camping. It's surprising how much walking you do in the course of a day -without even trying. Just the trips to the restroom and walking the dog is probably enough to stay in shape. Add in some nature trails and walks along the beach and it really adds up.

It's going to take a little more effort to get my walking in at home. The last doctor I saw recommended that I purchase a fitness tracker like a Fitbit. The brand name ones are expensive and there's no telling if it's going to work for me. However, I was willing to purchase a cheap knock off for a lot less money. There's always the opportunity to upgrade later if it's something that does the job.

Big fat guys like myself really need to get exercise to stay healthy. While exercise is good for taking off a few pounds, it's more important for me to be in better condition.

By the way the only critter his game camera caught was a squirrel. Guess we'll have to go set it up somewhere else. That's another hike in the woods, so it's all good.

-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. Any excuse to be in the woods is a good one.

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    1. Amen sir. When I walk into the woods, it is a religious experience. God did some awesome work.

      Sixbears, chopping and moving some firewood is also great exercise. Make sure anything that is buried and needs attending to is done because doing that after snow fall would not be fun.

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    2. We need the natural world to feel fully human. -at least that's how it is for me.

      Fortunately our snow has melted and we've been able to get some last minute things done.

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  2. The woods was one of the the reasons I bought my property. Saw a box turtle, antler scratchings, signs of turkeys. This was over 20 years ago.

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    1. On the way to our house last night, my niece saw a deer, a moose and her first porcupine.

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  3. It was a surprise to me to see what was on my son's game cameras. A Mercedes, a mountain lion, coyotes, dogs, coons, possums, etc.

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    1. Had the Mercedes gone feral? I hate it when they do that.

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