To get to and from several of my favourite walking trails, I have to cross railroad tracks.

I used to find it frustrating when I’d be at my top pace and those blessed arms would come down in front of me, forcing me to stop. Because we’re on a major rail line to the USA, the trains that run through here are seldom short ones.

I finally figured out a couple of solutions to keep my pace going and my heart rate where I like it to be for my fitness goals.

Now, instead of stopping and waiting, I keep moving by either doubling back a bit for a detour, or by doing a few laps around a large parking lot adjacent to the tracks.

“What we are waiting for is not as important as what happens to us while we are waiting. Trust the process.”

Mandy Hale