I posted on Facebook yesterday that Google maps showed that I had walked 9km last night. Now, not that it matters that much but in all efforts to be transparent with my new exercise regime I must admit that Google appears to have led me astray.
I wore my Nike+ gear for my walk tonight and even after adding a new path on my tour my iPod touch showed that I only did 7.7km over 1.5 hours. This included walking up and down all the streets in the Belle-Aire Beach area, and looping back to the darkened streets of Belle Ewart.
I'm taking advantage of the weather we've had to try to get myself back into a slightly better shape. With the winter coming, I know there will soon be days ahead where I won't want to do as much outdoors exercise as I've been doing lately so might as well enjoy it when I can.
I do find walking to be very therapeutic, and not only physically. I remember the early days of moving out on my own. I was living in a completely trashy location and had very little money to invest on indoor entertainment so I would spend hours walking up and down the streets of the town I was in. I was a little depressed then about my situation so being able to just focus on the geography of the streets while pumping great travelling music through my walkman would cheer me up.
I am in a much better place these days mentally, but the stagnation of just ending my evenings in my office working away sometimes gets to me. Sure, I still ended up here but at least I know I'm rewarding myself for doing something fulfilling. I also get ideas for the multitide of projects I have on my plate, whether that be writing, Toastmasters and even my day job at DAC.
As to that...I'm going to spend a few minutes on some of that. Here's hoping the weather holds up for tomorrow!
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