Thursday, September 22, 2011

I've been feeling tall lately!

Sylvia, stop laughing. I’m standing taller. At least in my mind I am. All the walking I’ve been doing lately might have something to do with it.
There is something about walking and standing tall that goes together. Walking is my exercise of choice. This is something I feel I will always be able to do. I don’t feel the need to run a race. But, I will walk everywhere, as long as I can. Sometimes I take a camera. Walking isn’t a chore for me, I enjoy it. If you haven’t been active, this is a good choice. It fits into most budgets. A comfortable pair of shoes will do. Start with short walks and work your way up to longer ones. I worked up to a mountain I am also going to do the Susan G Komen 3 day walk for the cure in November. What have you chosen to do to be active? Do you Hula Hoop (NancyLee94), run or bike (to many to list) or are you still searching. I watched a video of Kristel doing Zumba, wow I was ready to signup. Tennis, bowling, golf, the idea is to move. There are a lot of choices, keep trying till you find something that fits. And remember, when you get bored, try something else. But really, does this pack make my butt look big?

Sunday, September 11, 2011


The Fallbrook fire department hosted a hike today. Over the years there have been walks to mark the Anniversary of 9-11. Most areas have used high rise buildings, Fallbrooks highest is maybe 2 floors.

So, the Fallbrook Firefighters marked Mt Monserate with signs that told how many floors we would walk going up. 20, 40, 60, 80 and 110 floors, the height of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers. 1.5 miles.

A lot of people came. Local firefighter with their trucks. The Marines who ran up. The walkers included the old and young. Families with small children, on shoulders or on their fathers back. Other young kids were able to walk on their own. High school cheerleaders brought their lively spirit. I met Alisa at the at the beginning of the climb and we completed the hike together. (Thanks for letting me keep a slower pace going down the mountain!) Some people brought their dogs. (Note to people with dogs, please make sure you have water for them! This was a steep climb and they need water just like we do.)

When we signed in we received a shirt and were asked to pick a button to pin to our shirts. They were pictures of our fallen hero's. This is mine.

I made it to the top.

The proceeds go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.