Friday Feets - Trav's Walk-about Adventures

Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 by Travis Cody in

Welcome to my new semi-regular Friday feature.

I've never been a quitter. I have strategically withdrawn when circumstances warrant, but I don't quit.

However, recently I've found myself gradually giving in to chronic pain.

That is not acceptable.

So based on a series of conversations with my Lady, I have resolved to fight that surrender. Eventually my knees are going to cripple me completely, but not today and not tomorrow or the next day. Pam and I are going to take advantage of this beautiful place we live and start walking.

OK, yay for me and Pam. But what's this Friday Feets business all about?

Well, a series of email exchanges yesterday with my dear friend Julie got me thinking. And the thinking led to an idea. And the idea led to a feature.

And thus we have Friday Feets, a feature that let's me share the things we see when we're out on walk-about.

So my first walk was a short solo jaunt near my work at lunch yesterday.

There you go! A bit of urban beauty, courtesy of the Emerald City, Seattle Washington.

Yes, those are my feet.


  1. Anonymous says:

    What wonderful pictures of a beautiful city. Now I see why my brother and sister-in-law live there. :) Excellent Trav...I'm sorry to ask but what is wrong with your knees? Well maybe I'm not sorry as more interested or possibly just nosy :)

  1. Anonymous says:

    That's gorgeous, I have traveled a lot but never been to the west coast. Maybe someday soon. Keep moving Travis, I wish the best for you.


  1. Jeni says:

    Great pics, Trav! I loved the one with the water and the stone frontage -really lovely views on all of 'em though. I can relate to the leg problems as my knees, particularly my right knee, like to play tricks on me when I am walking. I can be moving at a nice easy gait and all of a sudden, the knee gives a strange twist and feels like my leg is going to completely collapse on me then. Not too bad if I am on a level surface but it's really scary if stairs are involved -which is why I pretty much stay on the first floor of the house all the time and am cautious about where I go, when I do go out too. That knee also likes to wake me up too, all stiff and cramping on me which tends to happen just after I've finally been able to fall asleep! Dirty rotten ratsofras, ya know. I'll be looking forward to more of your "Friday Feet" things though.

  1. Well that was so worth the walk! Thanks for taking me along!

  1. Travis says:

    Thom: The knees were wiped out in the last football game of my senior year in high school. I meant to put a link to a post that tells about it. And Seattle is a wonderful city.

    Javajune: Thanks for stopping by!

    Jeni: It is scary when that leg starts to wobble.

    NNG: You are most welcome!

  1. Julie says:

    Props baby, props! You did this feature every bit as good as I knew you could. Now straighten up and make that body work for many many more years! You can do it!

    Biggie hugs!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I understand the knee thing. Mine still hasn't healed. But I'm too stubborn to have surgery.

    Beautiful city!

  1. Cherie says:

    Emerald City indeed! I guess that Spring has sprung in your neck of the woods. ;) And I wish you the best of luck on your quest!

  1. I've been to Seattle twice...but long ago. It is lovely. And what a great place to walk.

    Friday Feets is quite the feat....looking forward to more.

  1. Dianne says:

    great idea! and love your 'feets' badge

    the sky in these photos is stunning!!

  1. It is a wonderful feature, Trav. I love the concept and the logo. You showed your feet! (sort of) I'm going to faint.

    Beautiful scenery. Can't wait to see more of your world with the beautiful and lovely Pam. Does she know that bloggers are now going to start talking to her and she has to talk back?

    Love it!

  1. JohnH985 says:

    You work near some great places to walk about. Very beautiful area.

  1. Linda says:

    What a great idea and even better way to share it with us! Looks like you had a gorgeous day for a walk! Looking forward to more Friday Feets in the future - just take it easy and don't overdo it!

  1. Bond says:

    Great feature Travis...Love your know people might just begin to copy this one my friend

    A grand weekend for you and Pam!

  1. Fantastic shots, Travis. I hope to have the opportunity to visit Seattle and the northwest part of the country one day.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    You work near water??? I want a job there too!

    Love the photos Trav and I'll be looking forward to your future walks. :)

  1. barb says:

    Yay for you, Trav! I'm so sorry you have chronic pain. Please don't assume 'crippled' is a foregone conclusion, as medical science makes great strides every day.

    Your city is lovely! What a wonderful place to spend a lunchtime! I'd be out there anytime the weather was favorable.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Awww...sorry to hear that...the life of athletes is a hard life indeed...stay positive my friend :)

  1. coco says:

    If that's Seattle in April, I'm living on the wrong coast! Dang - you've got grass and everything! LOL

    Don't give up hope on your knees Trav hon - lots of possibilities out there. You just have to find the right one.

  1. Jamie says:

    How lovely. I need to get nearer to water. You are fortunate to be so close at your work. Would water aerobics in a hot therapy pool help? It keeps me walking despite the totally screwed up back.

  1. Travis says:

    Julie: Yes Ma'am!

    Lois: I'm not ready to get the reconstructions yet.

    Cherie: We've had some great rain this month, and everything is really starting to green up so nicely.

    Katherine: The only problem I have walking in Seattle is the hills. But I think the more I do it, the easier it will be...easy being a relative term. LOL!

    Dianne: We had another fantastic sky today. We have mostly sunny days with lots of great cloud action.

    Mimi: She's had an idea about the blog communication thingy since she started chiming in on the Dancing posts. Thanks for your support!

    John: I'm really looking forward to the rest of the spring and summer. I can walk a little more along the water closer to some of the piers too.

    Linda: That's the key...keep moving but gradually work up to longer walks.

    V: Thanks! I want to try and do it weekly, but this is a no pressure feature. I'm not going to sweat it if I miss a week.

    Southern: Thanks! As an explorer and photographer, I think you'd really enjoy it up here. We're planning another trip up to Ranier this summer. I'll be sure to get some pics this time around. Last time we just drove the loop and didn't stop.

    Akelamalu: I do! And as you can see, it's great!

    Barb: I've been resigned to my situation for many years. It's easier to deal with that way, and if something comes along that helps me live with it better, then that's a bonus.

    Thom: No worries. It's been nearly 29 years and it's just a part of my life.

    Coco: Well, that's Seattle in April when it's not raining. LOL!

    Jamie: I've tried a lot of different therapies. Part of the problem is that they are also chronic...have to do them all the time to retain the benefit. And that gets expensive and time consuming.

  1. jennifer says:

    Awesome sights and an even more awesome attitude. Wishing you all the best with your Friday Feets.

  1. DrillerAA says:

    Those photos should encourage even the lame to walk!

  1. Wow. How lucky you are to be able to enjoy such a wonderful place! Great shots. Thank you for sharing.

  1. Mags says:

    Both of those are your feet? I thought that one was yours and one was Pams...must be the perspective!!

    I love the new feature, and the photos are gorgeous! I can't wait to see more.

  1. Hey - great new feature! Thanks for the waterfront walkabout. Can't wait to go more places with you.

    I also have chronic knee pain (from an injury 16 years ago) so I know what you mean about losing mobility. But I'm going to keep on keepin-on. Just like you!

  1. Marsha says:

    Great shots! I think I'm going to like this new feature! Can't wait until the next one.

  1. I like it!!! Lovely pics to accompany a lovely attitude! Good job.

  1. Cheesy says:

    Dammit I miss Seattle.. I MUST visit her soon~~

  1. What wonderful photos! I certainly enjoyed "coming along" with you. The family and I must plan another trip up there soon!