Friday wasn’t the best day. I woke up feeling a bit off balance – literally! I didn’t feel dizzy exactly, but for some reason I kept leaning over to one side when I got out of bed. It only lasted a few minutes, but it was a bit odd – perhaps all that Yoga has stretched me out so much that one leg has become longer than the other! More likely though, I was just a bit tired.
I didn’t feel too great for most f the day and when I got home I really didn’t have the strength to do anything for Juneathon, so I decided to have a rest day instead. However, that doesn’t mean I didn’t exercise.
A couple of years ago, I changed my job. It’s a long story and I won’t bore you with the details, but one of the things I like about my current job is that I can walk to and from work each day. The distance, door to door is 1.7 miles, which takes me a bit less than 30 minutes to walk. So, Monday to Friday, I generally get at least an hour of exercise each day without even having to think about it.
When I first started doing this my main goal was to save money rather than to get fit, but I soon realised that walking to work was much more fun than catching the bus. Even when it is cold and wet outside, it’s much nicer being out in the fresh air than being packed into cramped, clammy, germ riddled metal box and, with traffic being pretty much nose to tail during rush hour in Brighton, it doesn’t actually take that much longer to get from A to B on foot.
So, while it’s not strictly in the spirit of Juneathon to include my daily foot commute, on days like this it is perhaps worth reminding ourselves of the exercise that we take on a daily basis and the difference that it makes to our general fitness and well being.
Do you walk to work? What exercise do you take as part of your daily routine? Please share your thoughts in the comments.