I have long tried, sometimes successfully, to motivate myself with the mantra Just Do One Thing. I recently encountered a similar thought in a Facebook meme. It went something like, Can’t do the dishes? Wash one plate. Can’t take a shower? Just wash your face. So this morning when I woke up with my entire body and psyche screaming that they did not want to walk, I thought, Just go around the block. Take a short walk.
I was doing really well with my early morning walks for a while. I was up to 30 minutes, drinking water while I walked and making my way to the spring to refill my bottle. Yesterday I did not walk at all. This morning I told myself a ten minutevwalk would be acceptable.
Temperatures have dropped somewhat as fall approaches, but it was no cooler than sweatshirt weather. That is fine with me as it gives me pockets for tissues and my phone. I took a bottle of water but did not intend to refill it. It was kind of nice to walk a different route from to the spring and back.
Down to Church Street and over to my beloved Herkimer Historic Four Corners, I decided. That would make two blocks. Further than intended but not as far as previously. Thus I compromise with myself.
I did not take any pictures with my phone, because pictures taken in the dark so rarely turn out well. But perhaps I can find something in my Media Library to pep up the post.
Here is the graveyard surrounding Herkimer Reformed Church. I find it fascinating any time of the day or night.
As I approached the church, I saw a bicycle in the parking lot entrance. It looked for all the world as if it had been left out with the trash. Tuesday is trash day in Herkimer. That can’t be, I thought. Still, there it was, and who knows what the garbage collectors might think. I took it upon myself to move the bike from the curb. I leaned it against the railing of the steps leading up to the church’s back door.
That was the only excitement in my walk, which lasted 17 minutes, by the way. So I got some semblance of exercise today. And now I have made some semblance of a blog post. Score! Not bad for a Tired Tuesday.