Walking the Trails

Stone Oak Park Walking Trail and Nature Preserve

Stone Oak Park
Walking Trail and Nature Preserve

Re-Engaging the Thinking Part of Me…through Walking!

All anyone has to do to know I’ve not taken care of myself is easy. Just look at me. I’ve never been thin, but for most of my life I’ve been in good shape. In fact, I’ve always been on the sturdy side of fit.

But, a result of living a very sedentary lifestyle, writing and editing, has been my tendency to forgo activities that would normally keep my body in condition. It’s so easy to let myself stay in the chair, to keep writing that next sentence/paragraph/page/scene/chapter… It’s no wonder the day slips away and my other life demands attention: laundry, fix dinner, etc.

Recently, I saw a photograph of myself and the honest, full-body exposure of what I look like to others shamed me into accepting how far from healthy I’d become. I could continue on that same path, accepting this was my normal, forever. Or, I could do something about it. I could re-set my goals.

Much to my joy, there’s a fabulous walking trail near my new home here in San Antonio. I discover something new each time I’m out there…and boy, do I love to explore. And, the best part of all this is my brain is functioning again. All that fresh air, wow! It’s almost intoxicating…and, my creative vibes are swimming to the surface. Yea! How could I have let this part of my life slide away?

I’ll be devoting part of my blog to the health benefits of walking and what I find along the trail. I hope you come along for the sunshine and fresh air!

Stone Oak Park Warning Sign

Stone Oak Park
Warning Sign

Sunshine and Shade

Sunshine and Shade

Quarter Mile Marker

Quarter Mile Marker

Once around the South Loop!

Once around the South Loop!