Saturday Walk

A good morning that turned out warm & humid, but still a great walk!

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A few people have expressed interest in joining me on the North Branch Trail walks, so here goes:

You are invited to join me on Saturday, August 19th

We will meet at LaBagh Woods in the parking lot off of N Cicero Ave.

Walk will leave at 10:00 am on Saturday and go South to the Irene C Hernandez Family Picnic Area to pick up the first of the Postcards, then return to LaBagh Woods to pick up the second Postcard. Anyone interested in walking longer can then join me in continuing north for 30-45 minutes or so.

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Please look for the red Mini Cooper in the parking lot.

If you have not had a Nordic Walking session from me, or you need a refresher, please let me know and we can meet at 9:30 to get you up to speed.

Please remember water and appropriate clothing. In case of rain the walk will be rescheduled.

 

Postcards from the Park

In case you haven’t been following the Forest Preserves of Cook County have an event: Postcards from the North Branch Trail

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I’ll be hitting the trail this morning with a friend and a shelter dog from Evanston Animal Shelter (where we volunteer) to get a few miles in.

Edited to add: Smokey!

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Smokey is currently available for adoption from Evanston Animal Shelter

I plan on doing the full 22 miles of the trail from Foster Avenue up to the Chicago Botanic Gardens in the next two months, walking in segments starting from the south end and stopping at each of the 6 postcard stations for photos.

I’m looking for others to join me in my walks. Please message me or comment below if you would like to join me.

For more information on the FPDCC Event: Click Here

 

Intro to Nordic Walking

Just a quick note to announce upcoming Intro to Nordic Walking sessions for June!

Join me at the park along the lake in Evanston.

Thursday June 1st at 6pm

or

Sunday June 4th at 12:00

Come learn about the many benefits of Nordic Walking and participate in a brief walk.

Walking poles will be provided.

RSVP to reserve your spot and get meeting location details.

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Spring Walks & Classes

Is Spring really here?

Or are we getting teased with good weather before getting hit with more cold & rain?

I’m putting some of the monthly Free Introduction to Nordic Walking sessions on the calendar for April, May and June:

First Tuesdays of the month at 9:00 am in Glenview

First Thursdays of the month at 6:00 pm in Evanston

First Sunday’s of the month at 1:00 in Morton Grove

Classes will follow on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings at the same locations.

Group Walks will follow the Intro class on Sundays.

Check out the Events calendar for more information & RSVP to reserve your spot.

Intentional Progress

How are your 2017 Intentions going?

If you missed it or need a refresher, my 2017 Intentions are here

My Progress on Intention 1 & 2:

Intention 1: Walk & Run More – Success!

I joined a walking/running challenge called Run the Year, where the goal is to do 2017 miles this year. This can be walking or running, as well as attempted individually or as part of a team. I’ve decided to track of all steps, not just intentional activity.

There is still room in my group for 2 more walkers!

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2017 Intentions

Intentions verses Resolutions

I’ve run across a few articles as well as bloggers talking about

Setting Intentions instead of Resolutions

One of the key take-aways is not thinking about trying to “fix” yourself, but think about giving yourself the opportunity to do something fun, something positive!

I love this idea!

 

I also read a good article from Runner’s World that not only talks about making Resolutions, but gives a great example of how to make progress on that resolution right away by breaking it down into steps and helping you take action right away.

Their format starts with:

  1. Your Resolution (or in my case, my Intention…)
  2. Later Today
  3. Later This Week
  4. Continuing (my addition to their format for long-term goals)

 

Here are some of My Intentions for 2017:

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