If you know me, then you know I’m a big walker! I walk an average of 50km (or 31 miles) per week. Sometimes it’s to get somewhere and sometimes it’s to get outside and breath.
I have many reasons to walk.
- It’s exercise and it’s not excruciatingly painful like running. (That’s a joke, I’m jogging more these days but I lack the motivation for it. That’s a whole other discussion!)
- I can have some alone time.
- I have time to listen to podcasts. I like to listen to The Moth when I walk. I tend to laugh out loud or cry because of some of the stories though, so be cautious if you choose to do this too.
- I can get lost in my thoughts.
- I can see a city in a completely different way, every time.
- Walks with my partner are a time to really talk. We sometimes go for 10k walks. We wouldn’t be able to have those discussions if we were running (because, let’s face it, I would be dying).
- It’s FREE and you can do it, almost, anywhere!
It’s the one thing I can do for free in most cities to explore and get around. It’s one of the reasons I love Toronto. Walking allows you to take your time and really observe. It allows you to reflect on the present. It allows you to be present.
So next time you’re feeling antsy, take a walk. It will do wonders.
Image is of me walking at Hopewell Rocks.