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When I was younger, the thought of going for a walk sent me into a inner shrieking pit of despair. I didn't want to get sweaty. All I wanted to do was lie on the couch, watch TV, and vege my day/night away. Nowadays, I absolutely love walks! I go on a shortish 1.8 mile walk every day at work instead of taking a lunch break. Unfortunately, it's really hot and humid in Austin, Texas during the summer and pretty much every month until December through February, but it's still my favorite part of the day.

There's something so simple about walking. It gives me time to decompress from my work. During the thirty or so minutes I'm walking, I don't have to think. My mind wanders from topic to topic, sometimes day dreaming about my future or dreams, or I'm trying to figure out a problem I have. The point is, walking is therapeutic. 

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If I could walk anywhere in the world, it would be in the pictures above. This majestic cabin belongs to my aunt and uncle in Montana. Ever since I can remember, I have loved the mountains. The cool, crisp air, the shimmering leaves as the wind brushes through the trees, the blue, clear sky, and the greenery of everything leaves me inspired. Whenever I am in the mountains, I feel like anything is possible.

Nature is calling. Go out and spend some time in it today. Whether it be walking, running, or exploring, absorb the goodness into your body, let it soak into your bones.

Published by Mackenzie Winterowd