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15 Weeks and Counting #wfh #newchapter #nature

In fifteen weeks, I’ll be able to spend more of my time doing what I did on Sunday: biking at the St. Marks Refuge (SMR).

My husband and I used to walk the 12-mile loop, although for me anyway the last two miles were more hobbling than walking. These days neither of us can manage walking the 6-mile loop. Bad knees, bad back, less tolerance for heat and humidity. But we have bikes.

Here’s a few scenes from our Sunday excursion. We were blessed by the sight of a bald eagle. I really think the bald eagles at SMR are naturals for photo-ops. We were surrounded by natural beauty. SMR is a special place for us, and spending time there always lifts our spirits.

It was a beautiful day, even if it got a bit warm (85 degrees). The horseflies were out and about, but thanks to our bikes, we could outrun them … sort of. I had been wanting to bike SMR for a long time. We biked it once, a long time ago, and I always wanted to do it again. Now that I know I couldn’t complete a 6-mile loop much less a 12-mile loop with my arthritic knees, biking is the way to go.

I hope you enjoyed the trip. And I hope you are all well and safe and holding onto hope.

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Marie A Bailey

Writer, blogger, knitter, cat lover, and introvert.

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    1. Ah, yes, a nap! I look forward to those. Sometimes on the weekend, I have no choice πŸ˜‰ Fatigue will suddenly overtake me and I have to lie down. At least it tends to happen after I’ve been physically active πŸ™‚

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  1. I used to bike 15-20 miles–but only in spin class!🀣 And, I’m not going inside a gym now. Thanks for taking us along on your bike trip. So beautiful!
    (I bet I’ll be able to see the fireworks going off from here in fifteen weeks!) πŸ˜€

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    1. lol on the fireworks, Merril πŸ™‚ You know, I’ve never been to a spin class, although I’ve used the various stationary and recumbent bikes at a gym. I enjoy biking but there’s few safe outdoor places to do it around here. i have fantasies about biking the Erie Canalway Trail in New York. It’s almost 300 miles … that’s why it’s a fantasy πŸ˜‰

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  2. Thanks, Marie, for the bike ride and a look at nature around you. I’m not even able to walk 1/2 mile while still in recovery from spine surgery a full 18 months ago (with minor complications slowing recovery down). I long to walk steadily again as walking has always been my favorite exercise. Until then, perhaps I’ll just tag along with you on your bike.

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    1. I love having you come along with me, Sherrey! I am so sorry to hear that you’re not able to walk very far. Walking is my favorite exercise too. it’s a must in my life, although I’m having to accept some limits. I hope you continue to recover and be walking in the near future.

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    1. Greg would complain that I walk too fast, although I’m slower than I used to be πŸ˜‰ If I want to walk for exercise, I have to go by myself and I’ll usually do that in my neighborhood. But when we hit the trails, it’s great to amble as Greg calls it. Best way to be sure we see the bugs, butterflies, and birds. I’m so glad to see you’re well enough to start visiting again! Just don’t overdo it πŸ™‚

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