A little heat, a little steam and a little rain is to be expected, but, on the other hand, the weather should not matter...

A little heat, a little steam and a little rain is to be expected, but, on the other hand, the weather should not matter that much. You know they make hats with fans in them, a cold one helps and praying for a cool breeze cannot hurt.

This is the time of year when you do not have to sit in the house. Remember when we were saying, “I cannot put up with another day of cold and snow.” Well, it is gone. No more snow and no more cold. We should not be sitting inside the house waiting for more cold and snow.

Over the weekend, we visited Henricus Historical Park. The park is changing and adding to the reproduction of the 1611 Citie – plus it is all shaded and a cool river breeze wafts up from the James River, too.

The bikes and trail plan is moving forward and, though not available for prime time, it is something to consider in the next few years, if you want to get off your backside and get out and walk or ride a trail, and it is good medicine.

Even a little fresh air and the excitement from some outdoor sports will allow you to take advantage of getting your number of steps in per day while getting some kudos from your FitBit.

Then there is working in your garden. I have a lot of pounds that have dripped off in our garden – turning, planting, weeding and eating. I think it is a good way to exercise and get a little sun and a reward in the end – there is nothing like a ripe tomato right off the vine.

Walking your dog, or your dog walking you, is not a bad idea either. Just bring your pooper scooper, get a workout for your dog and you. The Chester Community Association, in partnership with Chesterfield Parks and Recs is now in the process of developing a dog park. Once complete, it will be another opportunity for recreation and exercise.

I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky. – Audrey Hepburn