I'm a Walking Fool

As you've undoubtedly seen from a recent post or two, I've been hiking and walking like nobody's business since the snow finally went away and temperatures picked up. I've been clocking in an average of 4 miles a day, in fact, and taking at least one 3-5 mile hike on the weekends. As of Monday, May 21st, I've walked a whopping 72.58 miles, and the month isn't even over yet.

I have actually slept, haha, I just don't wear my fitness tracker to bed.

All this walking has resulted in me getting faster, stronger, and more toned, as well as helping me lose weight and feel great. My walk to work in the morning is almost entirely uphill, and I can't tell you how many times I have huffed & puffed slowly to work before. These days, I barely need to catch my breath and it's awesome. I digress, however, as it won't be long before the weather turns unbearably hot and walking won't be an option anymore. Despite the pending heat, I am determined to walk as long as I possibly can before the sweltering heat melts off my makeup and covers me with sweat on my way to work.

Walking has also been good for my psyche and my motivation. Walking solo gives me time to ponder about things or come up with ideas and triggers my body to release endorphins. These endorphins elevate moods and reduce stress, something I can attest to after 72.58 miles. I've also noticed that all this walking, overall, has really given me the energy I've been lacking and I find myself getting a lot more things done lately. So, if you would like to get some exercise and want more energy, you can't get much easier than starting some kind of walking routine. All you need is a pair of sneakers and a comfortable outfit, that's it. Let me know how it goes.


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