It has been so hot this summer in Plano, TX, our favorite time to walk is around 5:30 AM. We walk our usual route which takes us over a small bridge and through a shopping center.
There are the predictable sights and scenes on our walking route. This routine is not boring to me, sometimes I am comforted by the familiar. We get the best of both worlds, we see both the moon and the sun by the time we finish.
We see so many rabbits they have become commonplace. There's Carleton the bagel baker and the usual crowd at the bagel shop that we pass. Usually the Enterprise truck is in front of Kroger's, being unloaded. Around six, Ismael is seen slowing driving through the parking lot, parking in his same spot. He keeps the sidewalks and parking lot clean and he always greets us. We have to dodge the cars avoiding the speed bumps as they drive through Dunkin Donuts. We still search for coins as we walk and have a special bank for the coins that we have found.
Walking is the best exercise for me, one I seem to be able to stick with on a regular basis. I can tell a difference in my energy level, mood and the best benefit ... weight loss!
|Our walking "trail".|