Wed. 12/22/21 – Well here we (Murphy and I) are in North Miami FL evading the Midwest winter weather for three months. I thought I would be motivated to spend more time with this little blog, but that hasn’t panned out yet. But I did promise myself that I would do more walking here than I was doing at home because I really do need the exercise and without a fenced yard I’ll have to take Murphy out to potty every day. Actually he doesn’t require a lot of trips, and there is plenty of yard around the place we’re staying, but just wandering about in the yard here doesn’t provide much exercise.
So, I have been walking him around the block. It happens to be almost exactly three quarters of a mile. We stop a lot, so it takes about half an hour. I cant say why, but I much prefer to take walks that circle around rather than go out and back the same route. I’ve known this about myself for quite a while and wondered if other people feel the same.
The neighborhood where I live near Cincinnati is not divided into rectangular blocks like more urban areas. To make a lap around my “block” one would have to travel about six miles. A lap around the “block” across the street from my house is about four and a half miles. Since about two miles is my usual limit, walking around the block there is not an option. There were a number of different routes I could take for a one to two mile walk, but it always involved reaching a point where I turned around and went back the way I came. That just was not very satisfying to me, but I can’t tell you why.
I’m enjoying having the ability to walk around the block here. Murphy probably doesn’t care one way or the other. Anyone else have preferences like mine?
Rush was right!