Hello everyone! I’m alive but not particularly well. I’ve been fighting off the flu. So please forgive the intermittant posts this week. I’m severely lacking energy.
But I wanted to learn how your walking is going!
Here’s a Bit from My Experiences:
I pledged to walk just about 5 miles every day: from home to work, then from work to the community garden and back home.
Up until a few days ago (when I became ill), I was really enjoying the walks. I walk right through the heart of downtown Seattle, passing walking commuters, bicycle commuters, bus commuters, and of course some cars, too. I LOVE being a part of the hustle and bustle of life, and wondering with interest how different (and at the same time how similar) people are.
My walks consist of daily observations, smiles to friendly people, and a whole lot of good thinking. It has become quite a meditative experience. I’m able to clear my mind of many stresses and really focus on things that matter to me. The brainstorms I’ve had while walking have been incredible!
I love it!
That said, it hasn’t been perfection. Or rather, I have not been perfectly on top of walking. A couple of times I’ve been running late – or feeling ill – and have taken the bus about 2/3 of the way to or from work. And I have yet to make it to the community garden on the way home. I’m thinking I need to re-evaluate that and do it on the way to work when I’m fresh, rather than on the way home from work when I just want to go home, see my husband, and eat dinner.
So I need to change my original plan a bit. On Monday, assuming I feel better, I’ll begin my routine with walking to the garden in the morning, and then going to work from there. Then I need to figure out how to eke out a bit more time in the day – it seems crazy, but that extra hour of walking has taken its toll on my schedule, so I need to rearrange my daily schedule a bit. Live and learn.
How Are You Doing With Your Walking Schedule?
And if you’d like to join us, please feel free! Good for your health, your emotional well-being, and brings you closer to your community!