This blog is for and about the Webster family. Each of us want to make choices every day that will result in optimal health and fitness. We represent different generations and different places in life - from empty-nesters to young families to students. Our health goals are as varied as we are, but we want to have a common place to post our progress and our challenges. We will be accountable to each other - to provide support, design incentives, share information we come across, and in general cheer each other on and celebrate our steps toward fitness! If anyone happens upon this blog and is inspired to be more fit and healthy that is icing on the cake. So here we go!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Kathy - EYES!

Our walk was postponed a bit this evening because Dan (hereafter to be called The Fearless Leader) had a meeting.  It is a beautiful evening - soft clouds filtering the moon and starlight.  Just right for tramping up the hill and through the fields.  We donned coats, hats, gloves, headlamps and started out.  The Fearless Leader doing what fearless leaders do -leading and I doing what I most often do - trudging along about 20 feet behind.  There is snow after all and stubble -slows a person down.  In the daylight we often see wild life on our walks - lots of deer, sometimes rabbits, little field critters, sometimes we hear coyotes and last summer a man stopped by to say a cougar had just crossed the road by our house. Too dark to see anything tonight - we stopped every once in a while to enjoy the clouds.  We were just heading down the hill when the Fearless Leader pointed out the Eyes. Glowing in the light of our headlamps. They were behind us in the brush at the top edge of the field.  We tried to figure out what they might belong to - probably not a deer because they just stayed in the same spot staring at us - a deer would have run.  We would stop and sweep our headlamps over the field and the Eyes were always there.  Lurking.  I walked a little faster and made sure to keep the Fearless Leader between me and the Eyes.  Funny how easy it was to glide over the snow and stubble with amazing, graceful speed.  Wonder how many calories using adrenaline burns?!

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