After a morning of cooking followed by an hour of eating, my spouse, my son, and I faced a choice between lapsing into food comas or getting out and moving. Though the hubs much prefers bicycling, he allowed me to cajole him into a walk and even suggested a trail to me. Since it rained most of the morning, we decided to go for a paved option.
I tried to stay in the spirit of the day and exercise gratitude along the way, which was easy enough. The afternoon provided what is for me optimal walking weather — 54 degrees and overcast. I was with two people I love. We had the luxury of being stuffed with a full meal of good food, and we all enjoy the health to be able to stroll away those calories on a beautiful walking path in a community that builds and values such things.
Sights we saw along the way:
A couple of curiosities:
After this hearty three-mile trek and a piece of pumpkin pie, the food coma finally caught me. I’m also grateful to own a comfortable napping couch.
2 thoughts on “On Today’s Walk: Gratitude and Staving Off the Food Coma”
Ida, I love your posts about your walks and other outdoor adventures. Maybe some day you’ll publish a collection of them as Elisha did? Also, I’ve seen that wooden owl sculpture, so I know where you were!
I’m so grateful that we’ve not only crossed paths but have become friends and writing buddies.
Take care, Lynne
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Thank you! I appreciate you so much.