Amazing benefits of walking with a purpose

Amazing benefits of walking with a purpose

There are runners around where I live.  They run, and run, and run, making me want to start running with them.  Some are old and some are young, but all look good running.   I am not a runner, though I have tried it for about a month.  I had the runner’s high one time.  It sure made me feel good for about twenty minutes.

I ran the next day, the runner’s high didn’t hit me the same way.  Attempting again, I was almost out of breath.  I didn’t stick to running.  However, I do like to go for hikes and walks.

Places I like to hike in Washington

Places I like to hike in Washington

I read that there are many benefits to walking but you have to figure out why walking is good for you.  Walking is a commitment from your busy scedule   I enjoy walking for walking sake.  Other times, I walk beacause I look forward to my dessert.   After my sugar challenge, I find desserts to be more of a prize of pure enjoyment than eating for the sake of just eating.

Walking to get ideas from your backyard

Walking does not give me a walker’s high, it just gives me a clear view of the area and sometimes it allows me to clear my mind.  Occasionally, I like to take a look at the walking app step count. The app gives me a good sense of whether I have been walking slacker or not.
One of the amazing benefits of walking with a purpose

One of the amazing benefits of walking with a purpose

Benefits of walking around your neighborhood

Some time ago, I was casually walking and lo and behold I found a nice cat just napping away.  I  wanted to go snuggle the cat. However, I didn’t think the cat wanted any company .  He or she, let’s just say for the purpose of this blog, the cat was a he.  The sweet looking cat just wanted to be left alone bathing in the glorious sun.

 He looked too adorable.  I thought I would just snap a quick picture of him sun bathing.  I didn”t think he even heard the sound of the camera.  This motivated me to finish my walk and not go grab a dessert but go home and take a nap.