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Today is a new day! It is time to get away from the computer, put on those walking shoes, get out, get fit and be creative! How is walking a creative activity? Well, pick up your camera, take it with you and start clicking away! You will be amazed by all the interesting and wonderful things you will discover, on your ordinary walk, around your once familiar neighborhood.

Become a Creatively Fit Teammate!

Creatively Fit is a fitness/photography blog designed to motivate blogger/photographers to get in shape. Each day, participants from across the globe are encouraged to walk, click, and connect with others who are grabbing their walking shoes and their cameras in an effort to stay creative and fit.

The task is simple. Leave a comment on a post, stating that you would like to join, and include your email address. You will receive an invitation to join the team. The assignment:

1. Walk 30-60 minutes each day (3-5 days per week). Work within your fitness level. Set a time limit that you are comfortable with (10, 15, 20 minutes). It's all about having fun and getting moving. Creativity and Fitness are bonuses!!
2. Click - Take photos of your journey.
Everything and anything goes, but we like creativity.
3. Connect - Post your name, state or country, time of walk, and 4 or 5 photos to the Creatively Fit blog.
4. Encourage one another with your comments and posts. Comments help to motivate one another into getting out there and sharing some more!
5. That’s it!

Our goal is to motivate and inspire one another as we unite together on our journey to creative fitness!! We are so glad you stopped by!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Cindy - Florida 8:40-10:00 AM

Well today was back-to-school day for us too! We did not get up before dawn, like Stephanie did. My older son started middle school today. He let me walk with him, as long I promised not to take any pictures. Was he serious!? Of course I had to take a few but I was discreet. And I snapped one more as we parted ways. Nobody saw:)

After we went our separate ways, I continued my walk. I took the usual snapshots of trees, shadows, pathways...
Then something startled me... It was an armadillo in the grass, too close for comfort! I had never been that close to an armadillo before. I was afraid it would run up my leg or something. After the shock wore off...

and upon closer inspection, I realized it wasn't moving, yes it was dead. It wasn't bloody or injured just...dead. I'm not sure what that white thing on the back was. It must not have been dead long because there was no smell. Maybe he was sleeping. I like that story better. He was sleeping:)

After my encounter with the sleeping armadillo I continued on to the bike path. I found some lovely flowers along the way.

I finally came to the end of the school zone...
It was time to get up to speed and start getting things done.
What I learned was that I'm going to have to go a lot faster than 30 mph in order to get everything done before the kids get home. Today flew!!

I hope everybody had a great day and got in a walk:)!


Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I'm so glad you were able to get a walk in. sorry about the armadillo. How dumb do I feel, I didn't even know that they were in Florida! :-)

Wow...check out the new design. I love it!

I'm hoping to get to my walk in this evening. I have one walk from yesterday I hope to get in too. See you on the trail!

Lisa from PA.

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

Wasn't the grooms cake on Steel Magnolias an armadillo? Don't think I've ever seen one. Are they big? Are they dangerous? What adventures you all have on your walks. Love the "walk away" picture of your son.

Hayley @ When I Grow UP said...

What a sneaky mommy you are! Don't you know that Mommy taking pictures of middle schoolers on the first day is the ultimate no-no? Why didn't you just lick your hand and slick back his hair while you were at it?? Just kidding! I love the shot, and I know I would have done the same.

Wish me luck with my walk tomorrow. As you probably know, I will be avoiding the schools as much as I possibly can. Perhaps Nicholas and I will find someplace new to explore.

PS - I like your "resting" armadillo, or as Nicholas calls "di-yo" when he reads his "Not the Hippopotamus" book.

Tammy said...

Aww cool! Armadillo! I do hope he was just sleeping too.