The picture above is very similar to the terrain by my rural home in Fernley, NV.
The past 18 months have been a challenge. I’m aggressively searching for and finding ways to make more money to cover the bills while trimming expenses that are truly frivolous and unnecessary. The result is too much time at the computer from sunup to sundown. By the time I have a few minutes to walk outside, it’s dark and I’m worn out.
The good news is my hard work is paying off and I’ve managed to take care of some of my outstanding debts. I am getting much better at keeping my calendars up to date (I like having more than one to keep me on track). Staying motivated to follow my schedule is easier every day. Today, I gifted myself with the freedom to exercise in the great outdoors.
The first thing I noticed after a mile walk is how happy I felt to be outside in the fresh air with absolutely no pressure to hurry. The next thing I noticed is that I need to get back into what I like to think of as my cross country speed walking routine.
There is enough acreage on my property to provide a variety of terrain. I really enjoy walking up the hard-packed dirt driveway to the narrow, paved country lane and striding down the slight incline to the main road that leads to town. From that point, I have several choices for travel, complete with hills and straight roads.
It was a delight to stop and look at the cute baby goats and the llama when I reached the half-mile mark today. I intend to build on the distance each day and the joy I feel from this September walk.
How do you break back in to an exercise pattern? What is your favorite kind of exercise?