“I want my muscles to ache because of exercise, not because my Barcalounger took me hostage for two hours!”
Thanks brightspirit24! Because of your response to my Training Day post yesterday, I was motivated to ride my recumbent bike for 15 minutes last night. This replaced the thought of relaxing on the patio with a cold glass of Pinot Grigio. That lead to doing laundry and changing my sheets. Sweet!
The focus today is movement. Luke suggested I get 30 minutes of cardio in a day. In my mind, I’m geared up to increase my movement. I am moving my body more than I would usually and stepping away from the computer more often. I now have sessions with clients, spurts of work on the computer and spurts of movement.
Having learned not to walk in the middle of the day yesterday (85°), Domingo and I had an early walk to the river. Shared this 45-minute adventure in a great tele-conversation with my dear friend and Intrepid Success Coach Katie Cavanaugh. It was on blogging matter of fact!
It feels so good move. I find that my eating habits are naturally changing as well!
During the blogging workshop this morning put on by Jeff Gish and Pia Hallenberg Christensen, I met a young man who was new to Spokane. We chatted about what brought him here and I thought about having lived in Spokane all my life. I remember saying when I left, check out the Spokane River.
When I think about Spokane, what I love is the river.
I’ve walked the Spokane River for nearly 30 years now. Originally I walked near Gonzaga University and now in Peaceful Valley where I live.
Domingo, my Cairn terrier mix and I love the walk to People’s Park. We walk across the Sanifer Bridge and I delight in feeling the water mist up on my skin. A cacophony of birds lead us deeper in the park where Latah Creek intersects with the Spokane River. The creek, also known as Hangman Creek changes seasonally from being like a rolling river, to a frozen lake and in late summer to a few puddles you can walk across. My favorite time is in the early spring when the frozen creek breaks and 6-inch ice chucks feed the river.
The Spokane River is a photographer’s dream!
Latah, or Hangman Creek is an area where the Spokane Indians used to camp. My friends, Bill Kostelec, The Blue Ribbon Tea Company wrote a song, The Pride of Vinegar Flats about this.