It's time to stop and see the flowers.
When I looked at my Journey of 1,000 Miles last year it was primarily sleet and hot weather that slowed me down. This year it's cold rain. Luckily there hasn't been much sleet and the warm weather of Australia didn't stop me at all. I walked in the Outback one day at six in the morning to avoid the triple digits later in the day.
But since I've been home -- almost three weeks -- I've gotten L.A.Z.Y. I've let cold rain slow me down. There have been a couple of days that I've walked less than two miles, which is my basic goal for every day. Fortunately I walked a lot in Australia and made up for my less productive days. My total mileage for January and February is 178 miles, slightly less than 90 miles a month. I've set a goal of 90 miles for March and I'm not going to let a little, or a lot, of cold rain get the better of me.
In the last few days I realized I'm really back from Australia. I'm back to yoga, strength training, grocery shopping and cooking. I'm over jet lag and have started to schedule more activities. Some are very routine, like a haircut next week and others are less so. I'm going to a basketball game this weekend and a meditation program at my synagogue, too.
One thing that has lagged is blog planning. I don't plan every post in a month, but usually I have some idea about the things I'm going to write about. But I've started to put the next week together. Tomorrow we're celebrating what would have been my father's 101st birthday. Buttercupland will join me at the basketball game and we'll be doing some reading. I'm also starting to gear up for Blogging from A to Z 2018 and I've chosen my theme.
I was getting my miles in on Tuesday -- a beautiful spring day in February -- and walked by the local community garden to see if anything was budding. The flowers were more than budding. They were out and thriving. I hope you enjoy these glimpses of early spring.
I hope you're enjoying your evening and as ever, thanks for visiting. Take care and sweet dreams!