A long walk at sunrise is a great way to start the day on the weekend. We only run during the week, and we savor the long weekend walks. The world is so quiet, we rarely see other people, and there aren’t many cars. Sometimes it just calls out for a nice Zen moment.
Winter is the only time we get to walk at sunrise since the rest of the year, the sun comes up way too early. The feeling of the cold and snow is invigorating. I’m always trying to get Mom to run, but she says we need to walk on weekends. In my opinion, running on the snow is easier than walking.
Walking in a wooded area, some of the trails are covered in snow, and some are all pavement, depending on how the sun hits them. It’s fun to see the big piles of snow and snow boulders on the sides of the trails.
Once and a while I like to go off road to check out some critter tracks. All the fresh morning smells are music to my nose. Mom says the morning air gets her brain into gear.
This year we are not going out on the ice. With temperatures going up and down so much, it is not safe. It is never safe around bridges, so I just have a look at the lake from the bridge.
I really treasure these long morning walks alone with my mom. It is fun to get all her attention doing something we both love to do. Soon Olivia will be old enough to come along, but Mom promises me I will still get lots of one on one walks. A five to six mile walk does wear me out, but mostly, I’m hungry since we go before breakfast. I thought maybe if I laid down, Mom would carry me the rest of the way home, but no such luck. Do you enjoy going out for a run or walk at sunrise?
We are joining our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard for their Nature Friday blog hop.