Yes, even in February parts of a tune from a christmas show is going through my head, and its not the first time.

There are times, that I have to be dragged out the door kicking & screaming, in order for someone to get my butt outside to go walk anywhere (addiction to my laptop causes this). But once I am outside then I am loving the fresh air & loving the ability to watch whatever wildlife is around. In fact I am loving it so much that I am usually the last person to suggest going back inside.

Now if it’s snowing, raining or in the middle of the night then I probably won’t go outside which is why walking DVD’s were invented.

The problem I have with most walking programs…(walking for fitness) is that they suggest >>>>
Intensity: Walk at a brisk—not leisurely—pace.
Sorry, but I live at the Grand canyon….if I am outside I want to slow down enough to enjoy the view!!!!
If I ain’t allowed to enjoy the view then I might as well have stayed inside.

I also get very winded real easy (always have)…and it don’t take long to get me huffing & puffing to the point where I stop to catch my breath. Now for most people walking is something you learn to do at a very young age while wearing diapers. We continue to do it everyday in our daily life.

I was reading some articles today about walking & hiking…and well it wasn’t about sitting on a couch, laying in a bed, splashing around in water. They were about: moving 1 foot in front of the other. Sounds like walking to me. Walking and/or hiking– what’s the difference???

~*~discovered that “hiking…is just walking”.
The term “hiking” implies an activity that occurs in the midst of nature, specifically on a trail, in a creek bed, on a mountain, or through the woods. Because of the terrain, hiking is almost always more physically challenging than walking, and burns more calories.
In addition to all of the physical benefits it offers, hiking can also be a profound spiritual experience. Hiking gives us the chance to reconnect with the natural world, and ourselves, during a much-needed break from the daily grind. Hiking supplies the space to ponder, contemplate, and dream while awake. For all of these reasons, everyone should try hiking at least once. So, I mean it in the nicest way possible, when I say, “Go take a hike!”
(someone’s video of a Grand Canyon hike)