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The Power of a Walk

Because Mondays…I’m reflecting on yesterday afternoon today.

Yesterday, I started my day with a short walk/jog and miraculously made it to work ON TIME! Seriously ya’ll, it was a small miracle. In an effort to just start moving more; whether that be walking, jogging, or my personal favorite (yoga), I’m taking advantage of the light(ish) early mornings and late afternoons we have right now, before night ascends on us a.k.a  Daylight Savings (NOOOOOO).

Anyway, after work yesterday, I went to my parent’s house because I wanted a change of scenery for my afternoon power-walk. I changed clothes and my dad had just come in from work and asked if I was walking. Yes, I said. He asked if I wanted to walk with him, and I said sure! Growing up with a workaholic dad, moments together are few, so I thought, even if he power-walks my ass off, I’ve got to take him up on this.

So we started out on our walk and ended up doing the “Bridge Route”, which is walking across the historic Huguenot Bridge and back. Only this time, we made a pit stop at Starbucks so dad could throw away a large plastic bag that was lingering on the bridge’s shoulder.

Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos from our walk on the bridge, but it was a beautiful evening, watching the sun just beginning to set.

Walking that afternoon felt great. Although initially, I hadn’t planned to go as long or hard as we did, but I’m so glad I did.

When we were finished, we got cups of ice water and sat out on the front porch for a bit. Like my new balcony, I think the front porch at my parent’s has become their new favorite place to hang out. We gulped down our waters, and dad said “If you swirl the ice around, the water will be colder.” Very skeptical of this theory, I tried it, and smiled.

Have a wonderful Tuesday.

XO,

Ellen

 

 

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