Walk of the Day.
Some of you within the CrossFit world know better than me, W.O.D. stands for Workout of the Day (500 burpees, 180 squats, 45 kettlebell swings, etc.).
To me, CrossFit is like boating, better to have friends that do it.
Then again, maybe that’s why I look like Steve Rogers’ before he drinks the serum.
(*2 non-consecutive muscle training sessions/week are recommended for great health)
Well, we’d like to issue you a challenge over the next 3 days.
Our winner(s) will have their walk published here (and on social media) to inspire others across the Walkosphere and we’ll throw in a long sleeve T-shirt.
Here’s the challenge – walk to a regular (or irregular) destination that you have never walked to.
Example: I live 1.1 miles from Kroger and for 17 years, I’ve pretty much only driven there. I have a million reasons why.
For my NY Resolution, I began getting creative with new ways to add steps.
When I thought of Kroger, my whole world lit up.
4000+ steps and avocados?
The more I thought about it, the better it got.
I throw on my rucksack and grab a bottle of water and some headphones.
Oh, this definitely works.
I listen to one of my daughter’s favorite podcasts on the way over.
I immerse myself in nature, oh this is great!
The mile flies by, those automatic double glass doors zip open and I grow even happier!
Wowwww, Kroger has a great DJ – I LOVE THIS SONG – it’s been too long.
The apples immediately strike me with their vibrant reds, and the tons of bananas just over their shoulder are such a brilliant yellow.
Blueberries, strawberries, and asparagus oh my.
I feel like I just turned 16 with the keys to my parent’s car that will take me anywhere.
I see some friends in front of the Kroger Starbucks; the coffee smells rich and fantastic.
“Hey, Wokadog, nice shoes. Did you see the news? Should I still take my aspirin?”
The short answer is:
(1) Ask your doctor, and the odds are…
- If you’ve never had cardiovascular disease – no
- If you’ve had a stroke, stent, bypass, or heart attack – yes
Omg, this is great! I made it here to Kroger without gas, all by myself, and I can finish my podcast on the way home. My rucksack will be filled with fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and some beautifully fragrant flowers (only $3.99(!), ssshhhhh) peeking out of the top for Krissy.
Before checking out, I see a patient surveying the bountiful options of Ritz Crackers,
Head whips around, “Hey doc, I didn’t recognize you in your sandals. I didn’t realize they made adult sizes in those colors. Hey, since you’re here, what is this stuff about walking my dog? I once saw a story on NBC that gave some great tips. ”
“Yeah, ‘Peter’ (HIPAA) I remember that, too. Good piece.”
Nothing much better than walking your dog.
I have now heard enough that I would recommend 3-4 or less/week to my patients that eat eggs.
In 2023, it still remains a conundrum.
I make my way through the self check out and I’m feeling pretty awesome as I head back out into nature. Beautiful, healing nature.
So…what’s your ‘Kroger’?
Is it a library, a restaurant, or an ATM?
This weekend, we challenge you to take a ‘mini’-risk, a ‘mini’-adventure, and walk somewhere new.
And my goodness, please tell us about it.
We want to share your idea and maybe send you the same long sleeve T we’re all wearing around the office.
cheers my friend – here’s to the weekend,
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