“Walk with a Doc” has been part of my life since mid summer 2015. I saw WWAD listed in the activities section of a local newspaper. I already liked to walk, but was not following through much. WWAD seemed like a perfect solution. I liked it immediately. Dr. Hone was approachable and friendly. She emphasized that it was not a race and to walk at your own pace.
Fellow walkers are friendly. The conversations are interesting and varied. I always feel energized during and after the walks.
Craig joined the group and liked the walking and the group dynamics. As we became more familiar with one another, a friendship formed.
Over time, this blossomed into a wonderful relationship which continues to grow.
Besides walking together, we also enjoy cooking together. Craig’s vegetable trio of sauteed bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions is a favorite. It occasionally becomes a quartet with another vegetable thrown in. We often say that “it does not cost a lot to make a healthy meal.” (To be honest, the possibility of ice cream for dessert dances in my head while I am downing the veggies). After all, there is always a walk on the horizon. If not WWAD, a walk on the beach, in a park, or just walking in the local neighborhoods.
We have started a container succulent garden that has grown from a handful to over eighty. The gophers hijacked the vegetable garden. We are glad that they have added vegetables to their diet. We did get to enjoy the lettuce, tomatoes, one lemon cucumber (not kidding, just one). The Italian parsley and onion chives have endured.
So, put on your walking shoes! One step at a time. It is good for your heart and just maybe, someone will walk into your heart.