Saturday, October 1, 2016

31 Days of 5 Minute Free Writes 2016 - 01: "Walk"

Well, here we are again.  At first, I wasn't going to take this challenge.  Last year's 31 days challenge found me in a very dark place.  This year, I feel that my mental outlook is better.  I will endeavor to be honest in these posts while attempting to maintain a positive outlook.  So, without further ado...


Walking has its rewards.

Yes, it's exercise, which rewards the body with strength and stamina.  But, it also has other wonderful benefits.  Walking gives me access to beautiful scenery, fresh air, and time with friends.

Today, I walked the Rock and Run 5k in Gadsden, Alabama.  Part of the race course traversed a bridge overlooking the Coosa River.  The view was gorgeous.  It was hard not to stop and click a photo with my phone.  I thanked God for such a sight.  Getting up early and taking a 3 mile walk amongst elite runners also had a physical reward.

I got my second piece of hardware--third place in my age group.  Simply by getting up, getting outside, and doing my best walk, I was rewarded.


Do you like walking?  If so, how are you rewarded?