Last week with some sore legs on a mission to get just a little exercise in, I headed for the hills after work. The manfriend was doing some cyclocross training so I was determined to get out in the wilderness for a while on my own and be friendly with nature.
A lot of times after work I'll go running or just head to a gym or studio for class instead of taking advantage of what's around me.
But on this particular night, forced to be gentle on my body, I knew a sweet little hike would do me juuuust right.
And as you can see, I may also be getting a little photography of the changing leaves around these parts.
The good thing about the hike is that while it provided me with some light exercise, it also reminded me that my glutes and foot were sore and any serious pounding on them (i.e. running) would not be good on my body at that point. I happily obliged and walked the entire 2 miles.
What do you do to help yourself 'stop and smell the roses' so to speak? Getting outdoors has an instant calming effect on me, especially after a long, frustrating day at work. I should do this more often.