I am fortunate to work in a semi rural area, with a mix of office buildings, grassy fields and trickling streams. I also have an hour for lunch so I take advantage of the time and go for lunchtime walkabouts.
This area is the perfect spot for this and I enjoy myself as much as one could. I am surprised to be the only one out doing this… but here I am…alone with my thoughts…how they do wander and so do I…
It is so peaceful and it has been warm and breezy lately. I use this time not only for exercise but for quiet contemplation and nature appreciation. There are many birds around and their songs inspire me. I see ducks from time to time and even a pair of geese (on the one day I forgot my camera)
There is traffic but it is light and the drivers are courteous. Nothing much happens out here. I heard this little burg of Beaverton is the safest place in all of Oregon…I can vouch for that.
I am very lucky to have such a place to spend my lunchtime.
“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”
Walkin’ on the Sun by Smash Mouth (youtube)
Benefits of Walking: (health.howstuffworks.com)
Walkabout London (candyflossandequations.wordpress.com)