Saturday, April 28, 2012
Today I went for a 7 km walk along scenic river road. Lots of cyclists out but no one else walking. How can this be???? I think everyone was in Lockport licking ice creams and chowing down on those foot long hot dogs today.
When it's this nice out I get out there for a walk. Turned up the tunes on my walkman ( I know - old technology - but I like listening to the radio - old habits die hard.....). I thought about all the places I used to go walking in all the cities I've lived in over the years. It is amazing that I can't always remember details about the place I lived in but I can remember the walking routes.
I got back into walking after a recent trip to Toronto. To ease up on expenses I decided not to rent a car this time and go the TTC - bus subway route. It was a blast. I found my way around with ease and I got off a stop early here and there to walk it out!
As much as I like walking I still find myself putting it off somedays. I have to talk myself into it by remembering how good it feels to have the sun on my face and the wind in my hair. It's getting easier. This week I've been out 3 times for a total of 17 kms. I want to work up to 25 kms a week. I know - ambitious - but it really does give me the time to think about stuff and reduce my stress levels.
I'm happy to be walking again and especially outside now that the weather is better. Making progress every time I"m out there. Music, sunshine and myself for company. Some days are better than others but I'm glad I'm making the time to take myself out for a walk again.