Some folks run through woodlands and prairies with headsets on listening to loud music with eyes straight ahead. Today, I did a power walk/mini jog through my neighborhood with no head sets, and listened to the sounds of nature among the oaks and in the park. I didn’t hear Michael Jackson, who I love, but I did hear Baltimore oriole, great crested flycatcher, eastern wood-pewee, warbling vireo, American robin, northern cardinal, song sparrow and the ubiquitous American robin.
And I looked at the sun, the healing vibrant sun.
Why don’t you try it just once, do your outdoor exercise with nature not in a bubble.
And one more thing about exercise — I did a 30 minute power walk with arms up sometiems to keep y heart rate up. Someone tell me that’s not as good as running nonstop a 5k, because I’m not buying it.
What do you all think?