Walk This Way

Walked about our neighborhood today.  With the intent of getting a good work out walk in.  After blowing out something in my knee last week I want to get it/keep it healthy for my newest attempt at running.   So I need to not lose all I accomplished in my total of five runs before messing up my knee.

But a funny thing happened while I was out walking.

I realized the joy of walking in a neighborhood.   I passed people who said hello and asked casually of our well being and wished us good evenings.   People were working in their yards.   One young boy came running out of a house, with a young girl in her socks right after him.  Flash back!  With 7 siblings that happened often enough!

We got a great walk in.   Though I was tempted to pick it up to a jog I didn’t.   Instead we pointed out the different aspects of houses that we enjoyed seeing.  There is still so much we want to do to our house.   The walk tonight was like window shopping for house ideas.   And a nice way to get even more familiar with the neighborhood.

And it made a work out seem much more like an enjoyable evening stroll.   Even though I kept trying to suck in my stomach as I walked and tried to feel my leg muscles flexing.   I had to keep coming back to that because I saw a house painted red, landscaping with stone, landscaping with rock, patios, porches with tile.  Flowers and shrubs.  Suck it in.

It just all worked together.