Once again I am on the same situation when I found myself one early morning on a weekend walking in the business district of Makati after a no-run/exercise week.
Me and my best walking buddy - my 7-year-old Bench red sneaker walking in the wet pavement along the Makati business district on a weekend.
It was after the city flooding brought by the twin powers of Typhoon Maring and the southwest moon soon (Habagat). I attended a make-up work schedule due to the non-work days during the city flooding. And you know how I love Makati during weekend? I love it so much finding it sort of deserted – it’s soooo AWESOME!
loving the deserted Gil Puyat Avenue on a weekend
The street was damp but not muddy, the temperature was cool. It was drizzling very lightly from time to time. I was wearing my jeans, shirt, hooded jacket and my best walking buddy – my seven year old Bench red sneaker. Hmn… the scenario is giving me a nice idea that I’m sure my rusting legs will benefit from.
You know, one advantage of being a runner is that we can easily calculate distances using kilometers ha ha. So I calculated the distance of my location to my destination and it’s 1.5 kilometer. And this is not being so proud but a 1.5 km walk is EASY (chicken!) if you are running a 10km distance regularly (wink*). I sounded proud but YES I AM ha ha.
So I walk the distance home. I even passed by a doughnut house and grab a box, then passed by a grocery store and pick some necessities that we missed buying from the last grocery buying. By the time I reached home I was sweating out good, feeling more active and light – awesome.
My point here is that, we read from everywhere how good walking is for our health on top of which is the best way to burn cholesterol. I will not mention here all the advantages because I’m pretty sure everybody knows that. So why not take every opportunity that comes along and walk? Walk the short distances when you go to anywhere. Instead of taking those jeepneys, tricycles, tri-bikes and the likes. You saved some coins and sort of saved your life from the killer calories.
Walking is not only good for health but for the mind as well. For me walking gives me time to relax, think about on things, listen to my favorite music and the chance to observe the surroundings. And I tell you there’s a lot of learning by simply doing these.
Tara na lakad na!