Spring has Sprung?

Mist was in the air. Gloves, a couple of jackets, and a hat helped keep the chill at bay until the body temp rose from the activity. Thoughts for the day were elevated with the increased endorphin levels from the walk/jog pattern used from my couch to 10k app on the iPhone. I used 8 reps of 1 min. jogging and 4 min. walking. I Started going against the wind as usual, but turned around half way to get the boost from being blown back to the start. As I headed back I was able to start taking off the hood and tying the insulated coat around my waist, even if a student of mine, cough (Amanda), told me never to do that. Haha! Only a windbreaker and gloves were needed after turning back.

The thinking of the day was positive and consisted of all the things I had to be grateful for, but I couldn’t get past the list of the obvious visuals I passed along the way. I am always so surprised at how quickly my mindset changes to the positive when I take time to do this. Often I am not even cognizant of the fact that my mindset needs lifting. But, it happens every time. Anyone else notice this about themselves? There is a double whammy to combining exercise with gratitude.

Some of the pluses from the scenery were the resting ducks on the lake, the water level rising from the past snows and rain, white birds (of which I need to locate the name) floating on the wind, the few other exercise enthusiasts bundled up and motoring faster than myself, and the majesty of the clouds and mist. Oh, did I mention the tunes that pump energy into the mental space in my brain? No? Well, they give way to the desire to raise outstretched hands in acceptance of the greatness of the moment. This place in time is a great sanctuary. It is no different from a church service. It is about giving and receiving. Respect for the divine without leaving the earthly realm.

Okay, back to the title today, Spring has Sprung? I noticed as I started the cool down walk back to my vehicle that the Bradford Pear trees were starting to bloom. I stopped to take a few pics. I am posting one here. Even though they smell bad body odor, they are beautiful and made me pause to experience the very first hints of spring on a drizzly cold cloudy day. Be glad you cannot smell them! Phew! But I’m glad I can show you one.

Enjoy! And don’t forget your WalkTalkTime! It is good for a change of pace.

Can you say, "Bless you?" It makes me sneeze.
Can you say, “Bless you?” It makes me sneeze.



Walk Talk Time…Brrrrr Cold!

Woo Wee! It was a cold northern wind today. Had to use a hat, full coat, and gloves to keep the wind at bay, but the nose could not keep from developing the frosty drip. Oh, but the drought hit lake was up from all the rain and snow! Wow, the energy from the surroundings was crisp and clean and God-given. This will turn off my atheist friends, but will be misinterpreted as religiosity by my church friends. Either way of processing the information will be just fine. I don’t have to be in control of how it is processed. The energy of the walk changes not with how it is received. It was simply, yet majestically full of power. There for the taking. There for me and my walking partner to tap into. Free and at our service. That is why I am here at Walk Talk Time. To share the energy.

E-mail me at jackieradford1@gmail.com or post here with any discussion on the topic of God-given energy. What is your experience? Is the source of energy showing up for you? Where and When?

A world of unlimited imagination…let the Walk and Talk Time continue.


To Walk and Talk…that is the question?

Sometimes we take time to walk and talk, and in those moments we are granted great perspective, but even when the time goes by and that activity is interrupted we can have the same experience in many places, maybe even here. “On the internet?” you say or, here on a blog? Sometimes we simply need a setting where someone can throw out ideas which inspire or a simple nudge to look at our innate inner wisdom.

There are times when the clouds part and send clarity our direction, but the next day the reliable cloudiness of life comes back to remind us of the human confines of the physical body. The silver lining is in our thinking. That we can change. Or, it can change in spite of us.  It is often an open canvas ready for a make-over or a new creation all together.

Where are you today? Although it was sunny outside my window, the clouds came to visit me inside, but I was not alarmed. It will change tomorrow or maybe even an hour from now.

Let’s find some Walk and Talk Time! It’s a great activity for mind and body.