Thursday, January 28, 2016

Walking Along The Canyon Of Gold

This morning I cranked out another walk with Ed and my friend Kim.  A good portion of the trail runs along the Cañada del Oro wash, which when it rains turns from what's generally a dry river bed all year long, into a raging river. There was no water today. The sun was shining and the air was cold.  Perfect walking weather for me.

I've never been on this trail before.  Shocker.  Kim has walked it and Ed has biked it. Part of it is used for horses so we had to wade through a lot of deep sand - easy on horse hooves, not so great for me.  It was like walking on deep beach sand and I had to empty my shoes when we got to the end of that section.  I wasn't too happy about that.

Oh, and there's also a hill. It doesn't look like a hill because it's so gradual, but I felt it. If I'm going to do this hateful exercise thing, I need to start out on land that's Kansas flat. Baby steps.


I think tomorrow I may try an indoor walk with Leslie Sansone and then do another outdoor thing with Kim on Saturday.

I have to get as many walks in as I can while I'm home because when we go back on the road, I'm going to have to be used to this shit.



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3 comments:

Belledog said...

What a beautiful trail. Great way to spend some morning time. I'd love to see it one of these days. (Have hiked a bit above Scottsdale; think of that trail with pleasure and determination to return for more.)

Enjoy those walks. Excellent habit, in formation.

The Daily Rant said...

BELLEDOG: You'll have to come out and visit us. We'll let you know next time we have a few weeks (or months, as it's been this trip!) of down time.

Belledog said...

I'd love that!