WALKING IN ASHBURN VILLAGE
They say that if your dog is overweight, you arent' getting enough exercise....my dog, Barkley, is overweight. He's a big ball of fur who is just as gentle as can be. In the morning, when I feed him, my cat runs up to the bowl and starts in before he does. I can pick him up while he's eating and he just looks at me.
I love walking him but find lots of excuses why not to do it. Here are the reasons why I'm going to stop making excuses.
I find it's a great time to enjoy nature. In the spring, I get to watch the flowers and trees bloom. I still get a kick out of seeing my first robin. They arrive in Virginia much sooner than they did in New York, where I grew up. In the spring, the brooks babble much more than they do in the summer. In the fall, I get to enjoy the changing colors.
I like the idea of "making your trip work for you" as Brian Buffini always says. Several years back I heard about a website created by Bumble Bee Tuna called Bee Well for Life. There you can track how much you walk as well as how much you eat. For every mile you walk, they will donate a small amount of money to Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization. When you walk, you can post your progress on Facebook. For the most part I get a Like but sometimes people make fun of the small amount that is being donated on my behalf. I'm taking care of my health, my dog's health and somebody's giving money to a charity for me to do it?? Works for me!! If you decide to join, there's a buddy section. Add me as your buddy, I'm happy to provide you some encouragement.
It allows my mind to wander. I think about the day and week ahead as well as what I'd like to accomplish. While out this morning, I realized that I've lived in Ashburn Village for most of 19 years. It was a very young community when I moved in and now it's all done. Reflecting on all of the great information I've received here on ActiveRain, I decided this morning that a series of posts on Ashburn Village is due.
If you see Barkley and me out and about make sure to say hello.