The Power of Our Surroundings
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Recently, I was at a local park near my house and pondered: why can I Nordic Walk for a longer time at this park than when I am in my own neighborhood?
Being in Ocala visiting my Dad has the same effect. There is a bike/walking path behind his house and I can Nordic Walk forever (well, maybe a couple of hours).
It just dawned on me that I am very tied into my surroundings. Walking surfaces (shell or cement) and nature sounds have a profound effect on my willingness to go longer or farther.
I still like to cruise my neighborhood in the morning or evening when it is dark (summer in FL, we turn into vampires) but my NW is more perfunctory than deeply enjoyable.
So you out there...pay attention to what floats your boat or in my case, makes my M.E.D. (Movement Every Day) easier to STICK* to!
* apologies to folks at LEKI who prefer that people don't call their poles, sticks.