If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.
I had a conversation with a friend who took a quick look at this blog. He asked why I was waiting until it got warm to exercise. I told him I liked cycling but didn’t have the clothing for cold weather riding and couldn’t justify the investment as I plan to drop significant tonnage. That is when he asked me why I couldn’t do other exercise like walking? Hmmm. Why couldn’t I?
Everyone says that walking is so good for you. As a matter of fact I’ve read that Michael Moore and Stephen Fry have both lost significant weight from getting out and walking. To be honest I’ve always found it boring. Of course, I’ve never done much of it except for when I was working. As a UPS guy I was on my feet walking and carrying packages ten hours (or more) a day.
I thought about it and I began to think it might be a different experience if I was doing if for myself and not part of my job. Then I realized that if I’m going to get the weight off and keep it off I’d have to maintain some kind of exercise routine. Originally it had been cycling and cycling on a trainer in the winter. That won’t do. I realize now that there will be days when I need more. In the summer months it will be swimming and cycling. I need to include walking.
So last night I walked. I enjoyed it. I just did a walk around my neighborhood as you can see from my Map My Walk app. Here are the stats. (click to make bigger)
I was surprised at the size of the development. I also had no idea the size of Ponderosa Pines Lake. As always I carried my camera and took a couple quick pics as the light faded.
I love old barns
Even though most of the lake was frozen there were still a lot of birds.
I’ve decided that I will do some form of exercise every day. If not cycling it’s walking, or swimming or something.
It’s good to have friends.