Come on a walk with me
Life has been flying by at a hectic pace here, and we have plenty of worries, including a rental house that has been unoccupied for over a month now. The last two sets of folks that really wanted it both had midrange credit scores of 475, and one couple had lived in 6 places in the last two years.
Anyway, in the midst of the stress, I have let my own health and well being go by the wayside, and I could feel myself getting depressed and feeling sluggish and unmotivated.
I finally had enough of that this week, and I have picked up my frequent walks around town. Usually I walk in the gorgeous hilly neighborhoods above our house (I’ll photograph that another time), but this week, I decided to walk the trails that we are lucky to have. I walked for an hour and a half on Tuesday and forty five minutes on Wednesday. I really am aiming for every day, but I come pretty close, once I hit my stride. The funny thing is that this walk is much less hilly than what I normally do, but because of the soft terrain (dirt, leaves and pine needles), I am feeling it much more than I usually do.
The endorphin benefits are amazing and immediate. I always feel better after I’ve gotten some exercise. And I have run into at least 4 friends and acquaintances, as well as various bikers, joggers and even horseback riders. I saw my good friend’s mother walking with her seniors’ group and also my hairdresser from back in college days.
Here are a few of the sights snapped with my cell phone. Maybe someday one of you will come walking with me.