Something that I LOVE about living in our city neighborhood: Most of my errand destinations are within running/walking distance! Most Saturday mornings I run with a sling bag to the post office, hardware store, grocery (we have two excellent smaller/cheaper markets within a few blocks), pharmacy. If I need to make more purchases than I can carry, I take a little cart. The church we attend is just 6 blocks from us, & most of the members live here in the neighborhood. I take public transportation to work, which means I do some fast walking every weekday to & from the train & bus. I have dumbbells, resistance band, & several exercise videos/DVDs at home. This summer I'm doing my strength training on the back porch, surrounded by flowers & herbs in pots & with a view of our building's peaceful garden. And if I want to run just to run, I have my choice of the lakefront or the sidewalks of our neighborhood, all lined with trees.
After living in suburbs for many years, I absolutely love city life & find that it really is MORE conducive to my health overall.
- 6/10/2008 12:17:49 PM