I haven’t written anything since the FF two Wednesdays ago. I dunno what’s up… I was looking at my blog and found that I had twenty-one (yes, 21!) drafts! Seriously? I do this to myself like all. the. time. I start something, get side-tracked, go back, don’t feel it, put it aside and next thing I know the story is too old. I decided I’d do a clean-up but not before getting my steps in, which, being a non-running day, can prove difficult.
For those who don’t know it, I have challenged myself to do 10,000K steps per day for a whole year. 82 days left to completion! (And I cannot wait for that day to arrive without making time go any faster, if that makes any sense whatsoever.
I finally convinced myself that I could sacrifice an hour of my time (on a beautiful day, no less) to “git ‘er done”. I made the decision to walk towards a park that I thought was not too far. Right. Wasn’t too far by bicycle! No matter. I wanted a new path today because no matter how much joy I find in taking the same path over and over again and discovering something new, today was not that day.
I walk past the golf course and know that soon, I will be off this loud and noisy and dirty boulevard.
I see there is graffiti in the tunnel and decide to go take a closer look-see. This is where part of this post turned into an hommage to Resa’s Graffiti Lux Art & More blog. What a find! It started off with a quote that translates to mean: “Yesterdays follow me and ressemble me less and less”.
A lovely and colourful ’50’s style scene unfolds. The first frame feels like it doesn’t belong and was created by a totally different person. Or actually, like a commercial before the main event.
First one side:
And, then, the other side:
Truly amazing work. It took me three tries to film this without interruption from cyclists and golf cart drivers. It finally worked when I went backwards. Apologies for the movement. It’s hard to walk and hold a phone!
Time to keep moving as my destination was still a ways away. I went another block or so and turned onto a street, getting away from the boulevard. At the end of the street, I looked left and ta-dah! I could see the park. Two blocks away. Finally. I couldn’t find an entrance so I cut in, knowing I would eventually catch up with one of the many trails within. I chose one that is used for mountain bikes in summer and snowshoes in the winter (note to self: definitely must come back with snowshoes this winter). I had lost interest in exploring this park more fully (Michel-Chartrand) knowing I had a good trek back. I shall definitely return but will take my car to get there and give myself that two hours completely in the park instead of wasting most of it on a sidewalk.
FYI, I totally busted my goal, getting over 13K steps. Woot!