There’s nothing quite like a power walk first thing in the morning. It’s both calming and energizing. A minimum of 6K (3.73 miles) is my usual distance and my frequency goal is minimum four and maximum five days per week. During these walks, my pace keeps me in the cardio and peak zones for the better part of an hour.

I try to stop for at least one photo. When I do make a quick photo stop, I immediately pick up my pace for a bit afterwards to make up for the stop. After over two years of consistent power walking, I’ve become fairly adept at judging how to compensate for the photo stops in order to still achieve my fitness goals for the walk.

Although I don’t mind a gentle breeze – calm, cool mornings are my favourite weather conditions for both walking and photography.

“Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside.” ~ Elizabeth von Arnim