Tag: walking

This must be magic!

Oh my feet!, my feet, they feel so good, these shoes with the memory foam must be magic I say!  I have just been on my feet walking home from the bus stop, now I have walked all the way down to the library here, and I say, my feet feel so good.  What is this magic, I don’t understand it all, but I am going to walk till I have walked all the memory out of these shoes, and then I am going to purchase another pair, oh my, oh my, this is wonderful!

Just wanted to convey how awesome these sketchers are.  That is all my loyal, now you can return back to your regularly scheduled programs.  Toodles!

A Spring in my step!

Indeed!  Spring has sprung, and so have I.  Yesterday, my sister bought me new shoes.  Some pretty fly sketchers.  So now today I am truly breaking them in.  After all the rain the past couple days, today looks mighty fine.  I have so taken advantage of it, and of having this day off as well.

After seeing the family off, I hopped on the bus and headed down to the Zilker Botanical Garden.  Such a beautiful day to go take photos.  So once I get them done, I will post. 

Seems as though March is going well, a little hiccup., did not get that job I had applied to, no worries, as I see it, perhaps it just was not for me at this time.  I still have employment, making a bit more than when I started, all is good.  Will still continue to put in Apps to other places as well.  Life is good.

So in two weeks, me and mom will be seeing Stevie Wonder, too, too, exciting.  There are also a couple more concerts I am looking into as well.  Stay tuned!  So now, I am on my way back home, today has been a wonderful day indeed!

Beyond 365

Day 241:

Today I am…  Seeing a difference.  I am able to walk more, without falling over, when I was not at my best, I couldn’t walk more than a couple of steps, but I am seeing a world of difference, not fully at my fullness, but I can see that I am getting back on the right track of things.  I mean sure walking home from the bus stop is a couple of miles and I did feel like I was fading out, but I held steady and got through it.  A couple of miles, ok, I may be exaggerating it a little, probably just a half mile, up the street, but I am getting better and better at it, and now that I work mornings, and get off in the afternoon, I am able to walk it, instead of stopping at the park and ride, to catch the bus heading up my way, so it is a win, win for me.  In the end all will be worth it.

I am craving chicken tonight, so I am about to fix me some chicken salad, this will be my first time fixing it for myself, so I am hoping it turns out well, and delicious.  In the mean time, I have decided that this weekend is going to be recovery for me, that means, I am just going to stay in, and have a movie fest for one.  Fun times, fun times.  So here’s to the start of my weekend, and hope that yours is a great one as well.

Today I am…  Seeing a difference.

Beyond 365

Day 145:

Today I am…  Working on the weekend.  Well, at least one of the days on this weekend.  Just need to make it through to this afternoon and I will be golden.  Tired, but golden.  There are a lot of things to do around Austin this weekend, of course there are always a lot to do around Austin, you just have to have money, or time, and energy to do them ha ha.  I am getting my stamina up with all this walking, I am sure that one day I will not be huffing and puffing trying to catch every breath, and soon will be walking with ease.  the weather has been up and down, and with it my asthma has been having its day, I know I need to take my inhalers with me.  I want to be able to walk without wheezing like a wheeze box.  It will happen, I will be back to my former walking self, even better, so I have to keep steady at it.  I can feel the difference with all the walking I have been doing this week.  Stay tuned.

So it’s almost 4:30 am, and I need to really get off this post and on to finishing getting dressed for work, 5 am will be here and I need to be out of the house to catch the bus, so on that note my reader’s…  Here’s to Having a great weekend, what ever you do or do not do, make sure to keep it fun and always safe.

Today I am…  Working on the weekend.

Beyond 365

Day 139:

Today I am…  Taking it in.  My day off of course.  After church this morning, I went on a long walk in the park, it was a most beautiful morning.  Sure, there were clouds overhead and it was a bit hazy looking, but it was morning and it was warming up pretty quickly.  I love walking in the park, I do get emotional when it’s such a beautiful day out, and I see the splendor of its beauty, the splendor of which God has created and given to us to enjoy.  Well I am enjoying it.  I walked along the trails, this is why I love Austin.  There are so many parks and trails that you can run, walk, bike, and hike.  The park here is close to where I live, so it’s easy access, and I would be a fool not to take full advantage of it.


trails in the park

day in the park

bird in the park

Three photos I took today while I was walking in the park.  Oh the beauty.  While I was walking, I was thinking, well it’s a place, or just one of the places I do my best thinking, any who.  I have decided that since I will be working mornings this week, that I will take full advantage of my walking time, and instead of when I get off work, and taking the bus to the park in ride where I live, I will get off before and just walk down to my apartments, that will save me time of having to sit and wait at the park in ride, and it will give me even more exercise during the week.  Since the bus stop is just down the street.  It will be nice to get out and walk in the daytime, since I have to catch the bus early in the morning, the afternoon will be my walking treat.  Plus it’s a way to combat all that sitting at work for me, want to keep it active, and get my summer walking legs in shape.

Next Sunday will be great as well, it will be the Pecan Street Festival, and I will be heading downtown to check that out as well.  More walking, browsing, and photo taking.  Stay tuned.

So now I will enjoy the rest of my day by watching some movies.  Hope that you have had a great weekend, and may your Working week start off great also.

Today I am…  Taking it in.

Beyond 365

Day 109:

Today I am…  Taking the chance.  That is whenever I can, I am walking.  Today, while I waited on the bus, I walked around the perimeter.  I want to be able to gather my walking  strength back to where it was and then some.  It is spring, and I am feeling too good to pass up these beautiful opportunities to get out and walk.

I am heading to work, work seems to be clicking, no real friends yet, plenty of friendly people.  In time, the ones that are meant to be, will be.  Got my head up and praising The Lord every day.

Today I am…  Taking the chance.

I wonder…

How much weight I have lost, really…  I mean it is so humid and hot out here and I am constantly out in this heat walking, I am sure that I have shed some kinds of pounds in all this.  I am going to have to get me a scale pretty soon, good grief!  My mind is finally getting bored on my evening walk, I mean I walk the same place every day that I can, and I am not going to go any further because that would make getting back to the apartment before dark impossible, I mean I start out walking around 7 to 7:30 in the evening and make it back around 8:30, and by that time the sun has set and it is starting to get around the time you know it will be dark before long.  I walk a long ways, so I don’t want to go to much further, and I don’t want to go back the other way which is around IH 35, way too much traffic that way, I can always try past the library, which I went the first time, there is some kind of business that way further, not sure what it is, could investigate that, but for now, I think that I am going to start in on doing workouts inside the apartment, need to really focus on this tummy.  and slimming down the hips lol.  Want to be looking dang hot in my clothing, well at least cool.  I want to buy some new threads; but that will come once I get a job, at least somewhere in there.  Good thing the clothing I do have are not worn out lol.  I still look pretty dang fly in them, or at least presentable lol.  Lets just say you wouldn’t think that the circus was in town if you saw me.  Unlike the characters I have seen around these parts…  OyVey!!!  Another story for another day.

So my mom and her friend will be down here this coming Saturday, will be nice to see her.  I like this, meaning where I see my mom this way, not in an everyday setting, but every two weeks or so.  I thought that I would be some kind of homesick once I was away from San Angelo, but you know what; I am not.  In fact I cried once when they left the first time and that was for like 5 min or less, then the tears dried up, and I proceeded to get things done around the apartment.  The second time my mom came I didn’t cry at all once she left, no sadness or anything, I miss her yes, but there are no more tears like there was before.  I welcome her visits.  Of course she still calls like 4 or 5 times a day, and wants me inside before it gets dark; at the moment my life consists of doing things in the daytime, where I am not out past a certain time so I am in before dark, all locked up.  I am sure that is to change once I start working and when I make and meet friends and new people.  Stay tuned for that as well.  No hurries yet, just taking my time on the other things, if you know what I mean.  😉

Well my time is almost up here at the library, want to get back to the coolness of my apartment, and put in Dune on my computer and enjoy the rest of my Sunday, so friends, hope that you are enjoying yours as well.  Until the next time.

New Kicks


Today I bought a new pair of shoes, the ones I had were worn and were wearing on my feet.  And since I have been walking non-stop, I think it was in order.  My oh my have I  been walking, yesterday evening I walked, and walk, and walked some more, up one end of the street, and down the other to the HEB.  I had a craving for fried chicken, but instead left with a box of stoffuers  lasagne.  All good, all good.

Today I headed out, went to the tech ridge plaza.  bought some hangers at the target, was looking for an umbrella at the ross’s but no go.  I am trying to keep myself busy, either by walking, or coming to the library to fill out applications, for now I am just focusing on getting a Job, then the rest can fall into place.  Still waiting on a couple of calls that are suppose to be coming this week.  I need to be a little bit more patient, I tell you it is hard though, very hard.

It is almost 3:30, and I am already beat for the day, I blame it on the weather, humidity takes a toll.  Well for now this is all I have to say, so keep it cool friends.


Today I am a little disappointed in myself, I was hoping to find the way to church today, but that didn’t happen.  I thought I could possibly walk around and see if I see it, but that didn’t happen, in stead I walked around in a complete circle, but non was lost on that, because I did find the strip mall where the big movie complex was in, so now I know where I can go to watch movies.  I was on the bus practically all day yesterday hoping to find out where that church was, because I had thought I had seen it while I was on the bus Tuesday, well apparently not.  It must have been when we were driving, that is when I saw it, but not to fret, because I can take a taxi to it, since it is not too, too far away from the place I live.  It just isn’t within walking distance, and as far as bus is concerned, I will take a taxi early enough to look around to make sure there are some bus stops within the distance, so that I can catch as well.  It was a little disappointing, but I am getting over it.  I will get to church soon, just not this week.

Today I am at the library; it has been filled with filling out applications for jobs.  Hopefully someone will call me this coming week for an interview.

I love where I am at, but have yet to make any friends, it can be quite lonely here in the big city.  Even though I have only been here for 1 week and 1 day.  I know in time, I will soon be making friends, and hopefully they will be the life long kinds.

I am all smiles because my mom will be coming down next weekend to see me, yes indeed.  She will be bringing the rest of my boxes, and also the bike that needed the tire fixed.  I miss her, and will be glad to see her as well.  Even though we talk on the phone every day.  It’s all new being here all by myself, and it is a bit lonely.  But I suppose that is how it is for now, but will smooth out after a bit.  I know that the walking is getting much, much better for me, especially here to the library.  I remember when I first started, I thought I was going to die, especially with all the humidity; now it has gotten better where I am not huffing and puffing so much.  All this working out I am doing, is doing this body good.  Now hopefully I can lose that tummy, and slim down these hips and thighs lol.  Stay tuned.

I will say that it definitely feels strange; when I am out and about, not having to be at home at a specific time frame, and as long as the buses are running, I can be on them going where I need to be.  Not that I am going to stay out all night and such, I am always in before dark, got to think of my safety of course.  Now once I start working, that is another thing, but we will talk about that when the time comes.

I am getting used to having to take these reusable bags with me everywhere, first thought was…  How stupid, but with having used them, and all that.  I find them well alright.  I have now compiled lots of reusable bags, from walmart, to target, to bed bath and beyond.  All come in handy.  Well friends, I am running out of computer time here, I have already re-upped; so I am about to end this blog.  Until the next time.  Keep it cool.

Walk this way

Wednesday was a day for walking.  Today these feet walked for miles and miles. And then some.  It was raining this morning so I waited it out, I decided I was going to find this library one way or the other, um when they said it was up the street, they obviously didn’t mean a short walk.  It took me 15 min to reach it, felt more like 30.  Anyway the neighborhood is well-kept and pretty friendly.  Love it.  Streets are clean as well.  So get there only to find they do not open until ten.  So sit and wait.  They open up, I go in and ask to get a library card; only to be told they needed a copy of my lease with current address or bill.  Or i.d funny I had non of that on me. Short story… no library card today.  But tomorrow is a new day.  So after that, I got the bright Idea to find that HEB that is up the street, you know that means more walking.  Oh how I love walking 😉   so as the story hoes I walk until I see it.  The reason I am there is to get an umbrella, now if you know my story from Monday it rained and I had gone to the Domain by bus.  I left my pretty rainbow umbrella on the bus; ended up being rained on and ended cutting my bus riding day short.  Fast forward next day; turned out to be a great day.  Luckily I had my mini backup umbrella.  So go out on the buses again, this time It was at the end of the line.  I had made it all day with that umbrella and then Bam!  Left it on the 383.  Very disappointing.  So go to HEB oh yeah they had them.  But not paying 15 bucks.  So got a couple of rain hoods.  Will have to do until I hit up Ross.  A lot cheaper.  Anyway walking back I got the brilliant Idea to keep walking up the street to see was shops were there since I got a good tip that there was a beauty shop that catered to black hair.  So indeed had to check that out, sure enough there it was; so I took down numbers and names.  Will be giving a call next week for the skinny.

With that I was heading back to the apartment just long enough to grab my lease and back to the library, I seemed to get side tracked on the way back well there is a liqueur store down the street from the apartments.  I was thinking it would be refreshing to make up a slushy drink using the mixers.  So away I went.  Got my mixers and headed back home.  These are only the mixers no alcohol, since I do not drink any more.  Today’s drink is Skimpy Margarita mix with orange juice and blended with ice.  Yay for great blenders.  I will be using ita lot more this very Hot Summer.  BTW…  my feet told me they were not going back out today.  So now we are parked on the patio and I have drink in my hand and my feet up.   Looks like my day of walking is done.  🙂