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Walking Early in the Morning


Thursday, July 04, 2013

The blogs that I am writing these days are really for my own benefit.
They are keeping me focused on my goal of maintaining my healthful eating and exercising while I'm at the beach this month.

I am working out the details of how to make it happen - and as I do so, I will be writing my ideas down here.
These blogs can serve as reminders and motivators to me whenever I feel I need them.

Today, I got up and went walking for an hour at 6:30am.
I was surprised to see that there were real advantages to going out that early:
--The temperatures hadn't gotten too hot yet.
--There was lots more shade along the side of the road to walk in.
--There was hardly any traffic on the road.
--I liked having the walk over with in time for an early start to the rest of the day.

I realized, though, that on some mornings I would need something to spur me on to get out of bed that early -- especially since I am walking alone and don't have to meet up with anyone else.
I decided that I would download an audible book on my Kindle - perhaps a British mystery - something I could enjoy listening to while I walk.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CARRAND 7/4/2013 6:46PM

    Good for you!

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VALERIEMAHA 7/4/2013 6:11PM

    "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail," a frequently quoted admonition to management, but it's applicable for us as well...and you are so wise in your approach. Your desire for increasingly optimal wellness feels strong and focused. And I also love the affirmations you have on your SparkPage that also powerfully support this.

Your book idea is great too. You can go so far as to make a particular mystery ONLY for walking, as further incentive for getting out there.

GO SUE!
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Maha



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LJCANNON 7/4/2013 4:56PM

    emoticon My Very Favorite time to walk is Early in the Morning. It is quieter (except for Nature waking up) and just seems much more Peaceful than any other time.
emoticon The Book is a Great Idea for a Motivator!!

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CATLADY52 7/4/2013 3:55PM

    Walking is probably the best all around exercise. emoticon

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JEANNE229 7/4/2013 12:33PM

    They help you, but others benefit as well.

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MOBYCARP 7/4/2013 12:08PM

    I don't want noise in my ears when I run, but I've found I enjoy music while walking. If an e-book does for you what a few tunes do for me, go for it!

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FISHINGLADY66 7/4/2013 11:27AM

    Way to go.... emoticon Good job.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/4/2013 11:23AM

    Great idea. Multitasking - getting some exercise and some relaxation at the same time. I kind of wish I had a Kindle now. LOL.

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/4/2013 10:24AM

    Walking early is more relaxing and peaceful. It's my favorite exercise.

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ANNROW0354 7/4/2013 10:14AM

    I too write my blog entries for my own benefit and if they serve to motivate someone else, great. Your reasons for walking early just might get me out of bed to start a couple hours earlier myself. As it is, I'm out the door now....9:15am.

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LGAR519 7/4/2013 9:14AM

    All of the reasons I used to walk at 6:30 am. I loved the scenery too.

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FITWITHIN 7/4/2013 8:18AM

    I love walking or running in the mornings. It's so peaceful and enjoying nature at it's best. emoticon Keep enjoying your early walks.

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