There are so many ways to combat stress, and as I am dealing with a whole ton of stress I am spending time trying to bring it down to a manageable level.
I have been up and down with my walking program. Some days I feel I am just too tired or too busy to get out there and do it, but I know those are just excuses.
I feel so much better when I walk, so I have decided to vary my location.
I think I just get bored too easily, but a change of scenery really helps.
A couple of days ago I chose to stop at Ashland the estate of Henry Clay. I drive by it a lot, but for some reason I have never thought to stop and walk there.
A lovely serene place to look up through the trees and breathe in the sight of a perfect blue sky.
This is a good location for me to walk. Because it is in town I feel safe to walk by myself. There was a time when I didn't mind walking in the country by myself, but I no longer feel that way. Maybe it is my age that makes me feel more vulnerable.
Later this week I am going over to the arboretum to walk. It's a great place right next to the university and very close to where I live.
Then I will start exploring some of the parks and walking paths here in town. The weather is going to turn much colder this weekend so I guess I will have to bundle up.
How about you? Have you been walking? If so where do you like to go?