Judging, Pointless.

My morning walk in this new neighborhood has turned into a little fantasy walk lately. If I’m out before 8:00, lots of cars are heading out to work. Several head out on bicycles. What I notice is how serious all those faces are and that gets me fantasizing about their...

Heads Up… In Praise of Better Posture

It creeps up — I mean down — on me so gradually that I hardly notice. I start out looking where I’m going, but pretty soon I’m watching where my feet are going instead.   A couple of posts ago I wrote about the dramatic difference a stronger back has...

Walk More Effectively – 4/10

I know, it’s easy. Just put one foot in front of the other. Well, not if you only walk a mile 4 times a week, like I do. I need to get the “biggest bang for my buck”.  Surprisingly, this means paying attention to what my body’s doing pretty much the whole way....

Right Walking Takes Thought – 1/09

Walking is common. You’ve been doing it since you were one, so what’s to know when you’re doing it for exercise? Well, walking to get your heart rate up is different than walking for pleasure. It’s hard not to get distracted by people and birds and flowers in bloom,...

Walking With a Partner – July ’06

If you constantly put off walking because it’s just simpler not to, consider trying to recruit a walking partner. Having an outside commitment helps to get you moving as well as making the uphills easier — talking distracts from the pain. I notice a definite...