However, philosophy aside for the time being, I wanted to show you a few pictures of my usual morning walk/jog through the woods. After all, I need to counter the extra pounds I will be gaining from all the chocolate and Bratwurschts!
Starting from the house in Wettswil where I live right now, I usually walk and jog for about an hour. Wettswil by the way for those who have read my novel AN UNCOMMON FAMILY is the place where Anna and Karla lived, although I never named the town in the novel and took some liberties with the surroundings.
Walking up the hill for a while, I soon come to a forest. Many years ago, the community had built a workout course through the woods so people could take care of their health and enjoy nature at the same time.
Oh, yes, the Swiss are known for their orderliness. So even at the beginning of the forest, there is a doggy toilet with free plastic bags for the proud owners, so they can pick up after their charges and deposit the poop conveniently and cleanly.
And into the woods we go. Yes, it's safe to walk by yourself in a forest here. I have been doing it for decades.
|Protect new-born fawn!|
Please keep dogs on the leash.
But, please, keep your furry friends on the leash when walking them in the woods, because the other furry friends need to be protected.
Some images from my walk. Further down, the workout course begins.
Those people who live in apartment buildings and don't have a garden, can rent a garden patch and grow their own vegetables and fruit, have picnics, or just relax.
Hikers always know where they are. After all, the nearest town is only 15 minutes away. How can you get lost?
Here the "serious" part of the workout begins. Signs with exercises tell you exactly what you have to do. Yep, Swiss efficiency.
It's been quite hot here lately, in the nineties, but here in the forest, it's pleasant and cool.
Running or walking up the stairs gets your heart pumping
I made it, looking down from above. Heavy breathing!
I skipped that one
My friends: Emmi, Rosi, Lina - healthy happy cows and they all have a name!
Yes, and Marcel is in charge!
Let's see how good my balance is.
Standing at the beginning.
Made it to the end. Not bad!
Relaxing and enjoying the view after the workout.
And now a dip in the pool to cool off!
Cheers, until next time.