Hi all, In 76 years I have never been able to create a routine, something vital in these weird Covid times. But I started a program of walking ( stay with me – it’s not what you think!) that is working to not only elevate my mood, but make me physically stronger and helping me lose weight. I live eleven mile from my small town, each mile signed with a green metal mile marker. I’ve driven this 22 mile round trip for 30 years but saw very little of the world beyond the asphalt. So my goal is to walk “to town and back” one mile at a time. I park my car on the side of the road, walk halfway to the next mile marker on one side, then cross the highway (61 by Lake Superior) and walk back on the other side. Being a scavenger, I’ve found a bunch of cool stuff on the ground and seen streams I never knew were there (photo below), met a dog named Zeke and snagged 24 feet of yellow crime scene tape to drape on my garden scarecrow. And I take pictures to remember my quest and post the progress on Facebook. The latter is a sneaky ploy to keep me accountable. I’ve lost six pounds, sleep fabulously and am far less distracted and moody. This and my weekly Zoom AA meeting are working for me.