This past week of walking has been a good one. August 1 was a Wednesday, so my hiking weeks run from Wednesday to Tuesday. This past week, October 31 to November 6, included one bad day of rain (Thursday, November 1: rained all day long) on which I logged zero miles. The other six days I was able to average 8.1 miles per day and ended up with a total of 48.65 miles for the week. My grand total since August 1 is 607.69 miles. I am 64 miles ahead of the pace needed to complete my 2,019 miles in 2019 (Deadline 7/31/19). But winter is coming.
Most of my miles this week were accumulated around the neighborhood in Springboro, Ohio, but I traveled to Morgantown, West Virginia, on Tuesday (after Rocky and I voted). I have several routes around the hood ranging from 4.1 to 10.3 miles. It is almost exclusively sidewalk territory with very little traffic. My part of Springboro is quiet and calm. The folks are friendly and most everyone provides a wave and a smile as we pass one another. The trees are still showing off their colors, but there are more fallen in my front yard than there are on the branches.
I was able to hike around Morgantown, West Virginia as well. It is my wife’s hometown and I grew up there, moving to West Virginia when I was five. I was able to see some of the sights of the Mountain State and West Virginia University. Rocky’s mom lives still lives in an area of Morgantown called Suncrest and within walking distance of my childhood home and West Virginia University. I was able to see the old homestead on Krepps Street and Suncrest Middle School (it used to be Suncrest Junior High when I attended there back in the 1960s.) Go Seals! It was Tuesday, election day, and the school was a designated voting center.
Next week I will be traveling and hope to put in a few miles in three different states: West Virginia, North Carolina, and back home in Ohio.