Posts with tag: walking

I started today strong with good food and a good friend and then I started feeling slower and weaker as the day went on. Like something got in my bones.

No symptoms just fatigue. So I did the only thing I really know how to do, which is move.

I headed out for my daily walk, but it’s already 8pm so it’s dark. I’m kind of slogging along listening to music.

Just as I’m walking around the pile of ‘decorative rubble’ that marks the halfway point at Parkville South H.S and Highway 9, Marvin Gaye sings,

“Don’t you know how sweet and wonderful life can be?”

You know how he does it. Damn.

It’s like having all the tired cells in your blood injected with honey.

Feeling better now.


Got my walk in early. 5K as the sun came up. Sunny day today. Listened to some really awful music this morning. That happens sometimes.


5K mid-day walk. Actually saw some other humans on the path today. We waved at each other.


Late night walk. 5K. Moon looked like a lemon slice in the west. Booker Ervin.


Cold, gray, 5K anyway. Makes 155 continuous days of meeting my Apple watch move goal. So…


Coltrane 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings album cover
John Coltrane – The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings

For tonight’s walk I went back to Trane.

I have the box set of the Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings so I loaded that up.

This is the quartet expanded to include Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet. The combination of that sound with Coltrane’s soprano on the opening track is magic.

A 5K walk in cold air, snow flurries starting on the way back, and music recorded while my one year old self was lying in a crib a few miles to the north.


I was thinking today about my dear friends Brent and Toby who live way out in Eugene, OR. In their honor I decided to take this along on my evening walk. They know why.

Maceo sums it up: “We like to do 2% jazz and 98% fuuunnnkyyy stuuuufff!”

Live from Cologne, Germany. Kenwood Dennard, Fred Wesley, Larry Goldings. Good Lord! And Rodney Jones bringing that Motown Morse code. Hah!

BTW, if you’d like to quickly lose some weight, put this on. After about 10 minutes…

…your ass will fall off.