Last year on this date, I was gearing up for my fourth 10K power walk of 2019 (not bad for a senior).
For some, the pace in the stats square might only be a brisk walk. With my short stature and stride, it’s very close to a run.
It was a wonderful new experience to be able to walk outdoors early every morning in the winter. Our RV park in South Texas had newly paved streets, so it was very conducive to power walking.
This year, things are very different in my walking world. The weather in our part of Canada is mild enough to walk outdoors but the streets are so icy, it’s treacherous. The gym isn’t an option because of Covid19 . I’m very much missing my exercise of choice. It sets my mood and energy level for the day. I’ve tried other exercise routines that I can do in my home, but none of them give the feeling of well-being that I’ve come to know from power walking.
“Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind. Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility.” ~ Gary Snyder
I don’t power walk, but I do walk. I try to walk every day, but the weather can affect that, obviously. We have malls, but I much prefer walking outside. I do have a stationary bike which I use at times. But I agree with you – walking is the best! Hopefully, in the future, Covid will no longer cancel our activities.
Thanks for the reply, Betty. We have a mall here with a great walking space, but masks and distancing are required and I can’t get even close to my pace with a mask on. I’ve tried to walk slower, but power walking has become so ingrained in me, that I automatically pick up my pace. I agree that it’ll be great when Covid no longer impacts our activities.
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