Yoga’s been a complete no-go this past week.
And I felt like a complete failure.
But while yoga’s been shelved (I should’ve put more thought into when I would do yoga), walking has not. For some of you health addicts and gym rats, walking might not seem like a big deal.
But when you’re short on time like I am, walking’s a huge deal. 🙂
I walk five days a week now, half an hour each day, and always in the same place: the waterfront here in Foster City.
One, the view is spectacular. I can see out across the bay, watch traffic cross the bridge, and (sometimes) see para-sailors cutting through the waves on a good windy day.
Two, there’s always resistance when walking along the waterfront. On almost any given day, there’s a healthy breeze coming off the bay into Foster City. You might start off wearing a sweatshirt to walk but that sucker’s coming off before you’re done, trust me.
Three, there’s a ton of interesting people to meet out there. A lot of moms with strollers, joggers (young and old), walkers (again, young and old), and lunch-ers (there’s tables/benches along the route).
In hindsight (meaning as I write this, lol), I realize that I wasn’t a failure last week. While I didn’t do my exercise of choice, I did exercise. And that counts for something in my long-term goal of getting and staying healthy.
So if you’re like me and just starting to exercise again, here’s a word of encouragement to help you along: Walk it out.
Trust me, you’ll like how far you go (literally and figuratively).