Sometimes you just have to keep moving. Sometimes that is a challenge in and of itself. Recently, I learned that even the simple act of walking can make a world of difference.
In a world where the latest fitness craze is found on a website or in a crowded gym, sometimes all you have to do is step outside.
I started to make an effort to get outside and walk – at least three times a week. There was no time goal, no distance goal, no calorie goal. My goal? Simply to get lost. To move my muscles and get lost.
Sometimes it meant jumping outside during my lunch break and hitting a few laps on the track while listening to a podcast or music. Sometimes it meant just walking around the neighborhood.
What I loved was that it was a great opportunity to clear my mind – as a dad, husband, teacher. My walks only lasted about 15-20 minutes, but it was a great opportunity for me dump and sort my thoughts. It was an opportunity for me to reorganize my thoughts and move my muscles.
I would love to tell you that I met some dramatic measurable results, but it is actually the intangibles that I noticed. I felt better. My thoughts were clearer. My mood improved. My energy returned. And yes, my pants did fit better, but I didn’t pay much attention to the scale.
This is an ongoing adventure – as the weather shifts and the cold air starts to bite, it will be a challenge to find the opportunities and the location to continue.
With the weather changing and the blistery winds picking up, one of my new favorite pieces is Fusion Kit Fleece. It is light weight, but also warm enough to combat chilly weather. It is also a great choice for bundling in the colder temps. I also enjoy the convenient pockets for things like my cell phone.
If you are looking for some gear for your next adventure, be sure to check out Russell Athletic online (or at your local Walmart)!
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