New neighborhood: awesome park!
July 15, 2016 3:19am CST
I walked to the neighborhood park yesterday. It's about a third of a mile away, more with the alleyways I took, and though its' small - maybe a couple small blocks in size - it packs a lot of fun into it. There are the obligatory trees and grass, a dog park area (scooping mandatory) with water fountain and attached water bowl, play equipment, and a full service outdoor fitness center including instructions on how to do all the exercises. It's great! A very fun part of my little excursion was the wildlife on the back alley bike path I used to get partway home. I saw a great big rabbit, a nicely sized lizard, many tall cacti, and a stand of bamboo, too! Bamboo. Growing out of the back of someone's yard. So cool to see. My plan is this: To walk to the park and back as often as I can, in the mornings before it gets really roasting out. Once there, hang off the chinning bar (I have to use the jungle gym, I'm so short) for as long as I can. Try to increase my time. Eventually after I've gained enough strength and lost enough weight, do a pull up. Then more. After it gets really easy and quick to walk to the park, I'll add a backpack or weights. I don't want to increase my distance because I only have a certain amount of time to walk in. It's so cool to see a park with opportunities for exercising, climbing, and playing for people of all ages. I can't tell you how long it's been since I've seen a real jungle gym!
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