Monday, January 09, 2017

Shouldn't It Get Easier?

I went for a walk today in Council Bluffs.  I meant to park in the downtown area but I couldn't find a parking spot that either was time limited or threatened to tow my car at my expense.  I drove around my intended route and discovered that where I was going to cross under the interstate was a construction zone and I couldn't go that way.  I ended up parking in a park lot south of Lake Manawa.

Manawa Trail
"Manawa Trail"
by Bruce H.
I always have a planned route in my head but, since part of the planned route was impassable I had to shuffle the route around to fix the problems while hoping I didn't accidentally add too much extra distance to the walk.

The final route kind of sucked.  The scenery was not that inspiring and I took few pictures.  I did manage to keep the length of the walk to a workable distance of 16.7 miles (26.8 km).  Despite having walked this distance for several weeks now, my legs were screaming by the time I got to the car.  You would think it would be getting easier.

To spice up this post a bit, I will add a haiku - something I haven't done for a while.  Enjoy.

The soft crunch of waning snow under tread,
Through grey skies the sunlight illuminates an unlived new year,
A lone walker seeks the beauty that is hidden.

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