Monday, November 19, 2012

Mom's Gym

It is that time of year again. Open enrollment. Our health insurance plan has an annoying health survey they require us to take in order to save money on premiums. At the end of the 657 questions it offers suggestions on how you can improve your health. I tried not agreeing to any of them, but the stupid computer program simply will not allow it.  As if it is saying, "Seriously, we know you're a lazy sloth, push the button." I chose the join a gym option.

I chose that one because it did not specify what type of gym. I have to admit paying ridiculous fees to watch other sweaty people walk a treadmill indoors while I wait my turn does not appeal to me. So today, I signed up to join Mother Nature's Gym.

Just three blocks from my house is the entrance to a beautiful walking park. The path runs between an open field...


 and the White River...


and follows the river through the woods. 


I find this view much more appealing than a regular gym. 


I did a fast walk for 25 minutes before taking advantage of one of the many river-view benches for a quick break before walking back.


I will need to remember to bring a slice of bread for the ducks next time. 


As well as my big girl camera. These phone shots just did not do Mom's Gym and her furry membership justice. This place may save my sanity.




18 comments:

Michelle said...

What I would give for a gym like that! Gorgeous; who wouldn't be motivated to get out and move?

Mary Ann said...

What a wonderful place to walk!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Ooh, I would kill for a path like that!

Milah Frost said...

Good for you! I chose the gym option last week, now I'm wishing I had your option. :(

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Your gym is much nicer than the kind with four block walls.

Muffy's Marks said...

If that gym was near me, that would be the one I'd join. So beautiful!!

Kelly said...

On our insurance, after the 657 questions and after they want me to join a gym they have the nerve to call. I wont repeat what I say but it comes down to...I pay premiums for my insurance, stay in your place. I will call you when I need you. I like your gym so much better than those sweaty bacteria factories.

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, I love it!! I'd even go to a gym like that!!!

Jayne said...

Love that trail! What a great place to walk. Lucky you!

Karen Anne said...

Plus, no muzak blaring in at a zillion decibels.

Mary said...

Those are beautiful...I love the front porch. Reminds me of my Great grandfathers house. Happy Thanksgiving.

Jenny R. Sherrill said...

Once while visiting this trail, my brother and sister in law and I were up to hijinks in the corn field (scary pictures, etc.) and we heard the jogger who had passed us calling out. First we thought, Gleeps! Is she yelling at us (guilty consciences, clearly). But she had been confronted by a very aggressive raccoon and couldn't get past.
In the end, we threw sticks at it, and it kept advancing, so we put our bikes between it and the lady, got her past, then rode like H#LL to get away from it.
So take some large rocks or a spray bottle of water with you, just in case.

Blue Shoe Farm said...

Geez. Your porch is absolutely lovely!

tom@morethanpepper said...

wow how sweet is that you got room for a canadian tired of the city,lol

Abby said...

Have missed you - hope all is well at your house and wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Abby said...

Have missed you. Hope all is well at your house and wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Just stopped by to say Merry Christmas ..... since you have been MIA for awhile.

Charles Alvarez said...

For me this place was so Romantic :) I like to spend my whole day here with my special someone. Thank you for sharing this with us.