Monday, July 17, 2017


Since the end of April I have been walking. With a sippy cup of wine. Sometimes to work, sometimes on the treadmill, and sometimes in exciting places. This was last week on the Pacific Coast. The idea is to get some exercise without destroying my knees, and without cutting into my prime drinking time. The wine should match the walk of course. So the Russian River provided wines for this walk. Today around the park was some Concannon Rose I got in Livermore on Friday. Sometimes it will have to be a negroni or G@T. I'm not strict about the beverage. The time is usually divided among a morning walk to work, another walk back, then late afternoon walking with wine. I think I could get a book out of this. What do you think? Some places recently have included Oxford, Topanga Canyon in L.A., Valpolicella and Umbria. It sure is fun. And hopefully losing some of the pounds I put on eating noodles every morning for breakfast for three years! I'm today at 800 miles, which is about 10 miles a day. At 3-3.5 mph that's about 3 hours. I wont be able to keep that up once school starts again, but we'll try.


Anonymous said...

I think you should write the book. An often overlooked wisdom is this:

Ecclesiastes 9:7. Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart...

Of course, that's not an appreciated reference today, but I think it's worth consideration. Of course,

"Out, out damned spots..." would be appropriate if I were walking with wine. I suppose that's not much appreciated, either. No matter. It's good to remember from whence we came and, perhaps, capture a bit of it before it's all gone.

Ken Albala said...

Thanks, I like that quote! And of course I use a lidded cup so there are never spills! Ken

Carolyn said...

Is it easier to walk with a glass/sippy cup of wine than without the wine? It sounds like fun. And a book sounds good.

Jeff Lawrence said...

I think I should start doing this too. It sounds relaxing!

Suzan Baker said...

The idea is very tempting. It will be a huge life style change.
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