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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Super Sunday #1

Today is a day off.  It is a day of rest.  Today is THE day to observe the Sabbath and honor the Resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  This is my practice and belief.

So, as of yesterday, i've been walking daily (except for Sunday) for about a week and a half.  This new habit started one evening in reaction to some stress.  It felt SO good.  i felt SO good during and after the walk.  To this point, i have walked alone and enjoy some time to just think, sometimes "talk to myself" and a big chunk of time to listen to my favorite radio station.  It's definitely worth a listen if you're curious!  In the future, i may invite one of my two eldest daughters out to walk with me.  They both want to come.  Right now, i'm not willing to share this time as i know i really need it.

The day after i took the impromptu evening walk, i sorta popped awake earlier than i normally felt fully awake and just felt like i REALLY wanted to and HAD to go for a walk.  So, i did.  Again, i felt super during the walk and continued to feel better throughout the day.  The walk did, of course, take time and pushed my regular morning routine a bit outta whack, so i decided to try to get up earlier the next morning.  After a few days of getting up a tiny bit earlier, i was waking up at 615am and leaving by 625am for my walk (except for yesterday because it was raining when i first woke up... i left by 635am, instead).

My walks last between one hour to right around two hours.  So far, i've walked as little as 2.74 miles (that's walking for right around one hour) and as much as 4.19 miles (right around two hours).  Obviously, the longer walks are not as efficient as the shorter ones.  If you think about it, that makes perfect sense given that i'm SEVEN months preggie!  The length of my walking time is mostly dependent upon my husband's work schedule (when he has to leave for work), but i've also had to make alterations for an appointment of my own.

So, "Super Sunday" will be my day to regularly share how i've been caring for my physical self.  This could seem sorta odd, since Sunday is often a day to focus on Spirituality... but my meditation practice is my "newest" (though it's more than 300 days strong now) addition to caring for my Spirit and i focus on THAT via my "Meditation Monday" posts.  No promises on how frequently i'll update Super Sunday, but i will do it periodically!  ^_^


Jenny said...

I LOVE walking! I think it is a form of physical strengthening that has a strong connection to emotional and spiritual strength as well. I'll look forward to your updates. I typically consider it a good walk when I go for 45-60 minutes NOT pregnant so kudos to you on your 2 hour journeys!

Tori said...

Thank you, Jenny! :) When i first started so recently, i wasn't planning on such a long walk. But i took it super slow and did it for my mental/emotional health more than physical. i'm just grateful to know the physical is a by-product, as it were. ^_^

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