Walking in the Country

A post from Kelli–

I’ve been working on losing a bit of weight.  One of the things that I’ve been focusing on is to make sure that I get 10,000 steps in each day.  Because I live in the hills on a gravel road, I don’t really feel safe walking on the road.  I’m also pretty cheap and don’t really want to drive into town (8 or 9 miles) to walk because I don’t want to “waste” gas money (I know it probably sounds dumb).

My final option is to walk on the farm.  When we moved last December, Jason said something about a trail, but honestly, I didn’t pay too much attention because I was worried about moving in a total of 12 days from when I first saw the house.

This spring, I did a bit of exploring and discovered an awesome field path back to an old farm shed.  I have been walking out there most days and then around the yard a bit, but I definitely prefer walking out to the shed.  With views like this, wouldn’t you?

Walk 2 (400x225)
This view is from the top part of the hill.  There is a shed that went with a previous farmstead up here that is used to store some equipment.

Walk 1 (225x400)This is my view going back towards home.

I don’t know about anyone else, but in my opinion, this is better than any view from a treadmill.




9 thoughts on “Walking in the Country”

  1. I agree with you-why would I go to a gym, when I would have to drive to town to go. Country roads can be picturesque, but usually do not have shoulders to walk on. I walk on our farm too for that reason, it is also ever changing with the seasons.

  2. I laughed when I read that you don’t want to waste the gas to drive to town. I do the very same thing! My view isn’t as good as yours and not as safe, but I mostly walk near my house too. Good luck with your weight loss (not an easy task!)

  3. I actually love walking on gravel roads – I don’t wear headphones, so I can hear traffic coming from a long way off and move to the side. But usually there isn’t much traffic, so it makes for a peaceful walk. But I love the paths you’ve found!

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