It was good I started with my green tea, because today was a full one. I worked for several hours and then went out for my walk, a good long one with some running. Not as much as I would like, but I'm learning to let the running come as it will, and not pressure myself to try to do more. As my sister (who is a personal trainer) points out, it's impossible to incrementally increase every single day. You eventually have to stop or die. So therefore, going for a half hour, then forty minutes, then forty five, then an hour, usually means you need a day that's much slower - or a different kind of exercise. I'm still learning a lot about this walking thing, but I'm really enjoying the journey. My first foray into the walking blogging (Walk In All Weathers) enabled me to have the discipline to do some kind of exercise every day; my current blog is helping me focus on writing every day, and even taking photos every day - and not letting that become an exhausting or impossible task. I'm starting already to think about what my next blog will be. I have so many books I'd like to write that in the past I've been completely overwhelmed by it; but now that I have this habit in place I'm starting to think about how I can use this discipline, this daily writing, to encourage me along in those endeavours.
And, to enjoy some pretty amazing cups of tea in the process.
Walk length: 50 minutes