|The path to progress and good intentions walked|
When people ask what Handy Andy has been doing lately, my reply wants to be a monosyllabic "walk." It really seems like that all that gets done. My moderately busy body has gone from logging, at best, six miles a week to pounding out 25 to 30. And it takes time to cover six or seven miles in an afternoon. My previously unused muscles are so grateful to head back home, in the front door and sit while I pull off the hiking shoes and blow my nose one more time as it leaks from the chill air.
But this I know for sure as I begin my fourth week of hiking on purpose around my neighborhood, that though this may fill up a significant portion of the Things I get to do today, and though the muscles are really tired on the long-walk days, now is the best time to build a stronger body. All the paths walked are progress.