Finding Geese

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 7 Comments A + a -

The geese at O'Kane Park



The heater kicks in. It is six o'clock (or five?) in the morning. That means the thermostat must read below 65. Yes, I keep my house cold overnight. I stretch from my warm, cozy bed, so comfortable, my body refuses to leave. I manage to get vertical, get my knitted hat, gloves, and running shoes on, and leash my tail-wagging-jogging buddies. At least, they are excited. 

Welcome to my daily early morning.

Geese in a yard behind the park who quacks at my dogs each time we pass.


I gulp a glass of water and out we go to a thirty- to forty-degree weather. 

Why do I do this? Why do I get up early to walk or jog each morning?

  1. My doctor prescribed (along with antidepressant) a thirty to sixty minutes exercise daily.
  2. My poor dogs are left at home for longer hours, when I work 9, since my teens are not home. I have to walk them outside for a nature treat.
  3. I can use some muffin-top-trimming with a daily, scenic work out.
  4. I feel more relaxed and energized through out the day when I exercise in the morning.


I think, these are also geese.
The nature welcomes me regardless of temperature. The geese wait for us each time whether the lake in the park is frozen or not. Or I'd like to think, they are waiting for us. I love watching them as I take my steps. They are beautiful, graceful, loud, and social (with each other, at least). They are reliable and always out there. When they fly, I look up to follow them, and take deep long breaths of fresh air.

What more? The nature is free unlike treadmills or elliptical. I don't need a gym membership to enjoy the fitness the generous nature offers. So I get out there, to the nearby park,  and visit the geese.

Have you found your geese?



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Indrani
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February 24, 2016 at 9:26:00 PM MST delete

Exercise in the morning is an excellent habit. I sometimes skip it and feel guilty the whole day.
Happy ABCW!

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February 25, 2016 at 7:56:00 AM MST delete

Finding.... you did ! ;-)

Have a nice ABC-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

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February 25, 2016 at 8:21:00 AM MST delete

We have a lot of Canada geese and also those graylag geese. I admire you for getting up early and doing all your exercises.
Have a great weekend,
Wil, ABCW Team

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February 25, 2016 at 12:07:00 PM MST delete

Once in a while I hear flocks of geese flying through our area. Your morning routine sounds wonderful. My jogging days are behind me, because of my knees. I do remember the early morning jogs through the park. Very clarifying.

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Sandee
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February 25, 2016 at 12:21:00 PM MST delete

I'm proud of you for exercising everyday. The geese are happy to see you too.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

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Joy
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February 25, 2016 at 4:38:00 PM MST delete

A nice 'nature treat' greeting the geese. Kudos to you getting up to run early.

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