Sometimes we hike for three hours. Sometimes we only walk for 20 minutes around a small lake. But, we go out in the fresh air almost daily, even in the winter. It's become a treasured part of our day. The walks lower my stress level, and lower my blood sugar. It's the kind of slow exercise that doesn't make MG worse. Plus there are always benches where I can sit down if I have to. Spending time in the forest preserve gives me a chance to just stop worrying about the future and be present in the now.
Another benefit of walking slowly is it gives Steve time to take pictures.
Early Sunday morning Steve took this picture of a cedar waxwing. I thought it was so beautiful I wanted to share it with you.