I’m very much missing my morning power walks. The orthopaedic surgeon said I could walk but no power walking because I’m not to swing my left arm until it has healed.

I’ll be honest – I’m a bit fearful of outdoor walks right now. Any trip and fall could put me back to square one with my fracture, so I’m being exceedingly cautious. I don’t want anything to stall our plans to head south in mid November. As it is, that’s already a month later than when we like to get away.

The great thing about our muscles is that they carry memory of exercise routines, so it won’t take me long to get back to where I left off when the injury happened. I’m also very excited to know that I’ll be able to continue my winter walks in warm, sunny South Texas. Last winter, I walked faithfully here in Saskatchewan, but some of the mornings were so very cold!

Another thing Im missing is seeing the sun rise. October sunrises here are beyond spectacular. I’m not allowed to drive with my left arm in a cast, and hubs isn’t an early riser, so driving to see the sunrise isn’t an option either.

My feature photo was from a sunrise walk on September 15 (two days after returning from our Saskatchewan road trip). I know that the October sunrises are an even deeper red.

“Every sunrise is a poem written on the earth with words of light, warmth, and love.”

Debasish Mridha