Yesterday, I did something that I hadn’t done in a while — I took a long walk outside. I just didn’t feel like doing the same types of exercises at the gym and wanted a change of pace so, I put my dog on a leash and went for a 4-mile walk.
I had forgotten how good a long, brisk walk could feel. Oh a treadmill, even though I use an incline, it’s pretty much constant. On the street, it requires me to go up inclines, down declines around corners, etc. In other words, I’m not working all my muscles in the same manner. I even challenged myself to complete my miles much faster. So, with the help of my dog, I was able to do my 4 miles in about 53 minutes.
The more I go on this journey, the more I realize that I have to try to keep things fresh to avoid boredom and de-motivation (is that a word?). So, shaking things up every now and then can only help.