Hobbling, But Happy: An Early October Walk In The Park

We’ve yet to see any fall color here, but on Sunday the sky was clear blue.

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Zen-Den and I decided to go to a city park for a mosey.

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It seemed like a sensible thing to do.

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You see, Zen-Den, who sprained his ankle a few weekends ago, was just getting back to walking without a crutch.

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And I had twisted my knee while mowing the yard on Saturday morning, meaning I was moving slowly, too.

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So, not wanting to let a glorious day go to waste, we hit upon the idea of going to a nice flat park.

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Where we hobbled ourselves around, park bench to park bench, taking photos and laughing about how we’ve somehow morphed into old people.

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Ally Bean

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40 thoughts on “Hobbling, But Happy: An Early October Walk In The Park”

  1. These are beautiful photos Ally thank you! Maybe the slower walk was especially beneficial! Here’s to the knee and ankle getting completely better. I bashed my toes about 2 months ago, probably broke at least one, only now in last 2 weeks is it ok. That’s ok, at least I CAN walk …

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    1. Susan, I’m sure the slower walk helped us. I mean, it didn’t hurt. Plus fresh air + sunshine = a good time, regardless. Now as for breaking your toe… OUCH! So sorry. What a bother.

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  2. I broke a bone in my knee a few years ago and had to be in a knee brace which kept my leg locked out straight for a month! I never take walking for granted anymore!. Your pictures are beautiful.

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    1. scr4pl80, that sounds awful. How uncomfortable and awkward for you. Once past age 2 we all assume we’ll be able to walk every day, all the time, don’t we? But then stupid things happen!

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      1. The worst part was not being able to drive. I have to pick up and deliver reports and having to have someone pick me up and take me places was a giant pain and not just in my leg!

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        1. Janet, that would be awful. Z-D was “lucky” in that he could still drive by himself. I will admit that the whole situation did remind me to be more careful when I’m out walking. Thinking like an old person now. 0.o

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    1. bobcabkings, it was nice to be outside moving along. If nothing else the slower pace encouraged me to pay more attention to the park itself. I like to photograph nature so it all worked out.

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  3. I think you hit upon the problem in your second line…. wishing to go for a “mosey.” Moseying, to me, conveys images of saddle sore cowboys limping along with those 800 pound chaps impeding their movement. Going for a mosey will almost always leave you feeling old. Next time, just go for a plain old walk…

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    1. evilsquirrel13, I’ve never thought of horse riding when using “mosey” but now that you mention it, I see your point. Henceforth, we’ll go out for a walk. Problem solved.

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  4. I need to walk more and get outside. My daughter finds it hilarious how I creak and crack while getting up from the sofa after sitting for a while. Awesome pictures and days without clouds in the sky are the best!

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  5. As much the mileage as the age, eh Bean? The crabapple picture turned out well. T’was indeed a lovely Sunday afternoon.

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  6. I really love the October colours. Sometimes I compare a year with human life…autumn is like an old man, losing his hair, but filled with experiences and beautiful colours. Happy Hobbling 🍁🍄

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  7. Ah, yes, nothing like a nice, flat park 🙂
    It’s funny how some days we’re old together, some days we’re young together, but I am always the only klutz!
    Feelin better?

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    1. joey, I’m a klutz from way back, but Z-D was an athletic guy in his glory days! I adjust to infirmities better than he does. And yes we both feel much better today. Thanks for asking.

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  8. Getting older is not for the faint of heart! I have a wonky knee at times, and tweak my back for NO apparent reason, except normal living. sigh Glad you could enjoy a slow, but beautiful walk in spite of the physical challenges. 🙂

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    1. Margaret, you said it! We were moving so slowly, bench to bench, that a older couple in their 80s, speaking Russian, were able to zip by us a few times while we rested. Funny, but kind of sad, too.

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    1. Sarah, I would suppose that yelling would be a good workout for your lungs, thus making it a form of exercise. Which all the doctors tell you is good for you as you age. So… 😉

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