Do you really want to spend any time walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike? Indoors?
Sure, it’s great if you live in Watertown, NY and you get socked in with snow. It’s also good if you live in a bad neighborhood. But if you live in Albuquerque( ABQ to us), there is more to be had.
Walking with your camera in the great open spaces.
I am a professional photographer. I have all the big expensive cameras with the impressive lens. I also have a seriously progressing Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have been lying low with pain and inflammation. Finally, I am ready to move again. Baby steps. Out walking trying to get my legs again, I take an old Canon Sureshot 850. Fixed lens. Fast enough. Satisfying. Easy.
I would never have seen these Sandhill Cranes when walking on a treadmill. I love these guys. Makes my heart happy to see these 4 foot visitors from the North. One of the oldest surviving birds, they mate for life and care for their young for a year.
Why can I walk? I have damaged feet! Well, lucky me for having George Ochs as a podiatrist. He fitted me with a brace for my left foot and ankle and sent me for orthopedic shoes. My feet are much happier. Don’t know how long it will last, but I am out exploring the open space along the Rio Grande. Good for the body, the soul and the mind. Making happy memories.