Sunday, May 1, 2011

Reving up for summer

I am so in love with the sunshine!!! With gas prices so high I really  had to put getting fit in perspective. The most basic tools you can use are your legs. My job is a few miles from my home, by car it takes me literally 10 minutes to get to work.  I decided that I would run home from work 2 days a week. I started this venture about two weeks ago. The first day I did a combination of walking and running, I think more so because I needed to scope out my surroundings.

The first time I take a new route, I feel it is necessary to scope out your surroundings for safety. Look at the buildings and residences in the area.  I make myself  aware of the people that are hanging around on a regular basis. In fact I always make sure to look out for mom's with children that I see on a regular basis. I make it a point to speak to them regularly. Mothers are very observant , even more so when they are outside with their children. In the event that you are ever in trouble that will be the person to remember you and what  happened .

The next thing I pay attention to  are the small business's in the area and what time they open and close. Most small business's have loyal customers and maintain consistent hours and employees. I make it a point to stop in and patronize one of them to make myself familiar with owner and so that have another safe zone. Finally I scope out the terrain and the traffic pattern. 

I  have cut my commute home down to 30 minutes and it is actually refreshing to  burn off all the stress of work  before I get home.  Did I tell you all that I am doing P90X, I will be completing my first 90 days in the second week of june. I will post my results then, Thanks again for all your support and encouragement!!!!

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