I’m going to be honest with you guys. I hate exercising. I really do. I feel awkward, I don’t like sweating, and let’s be real…I can’t drink coffee while working out. It’s not my thing. I do, however, LOVE to walk. Going for walks (or shall I call them strolls:) is one of my favorite hobbies.
One of the MANY things I love about Spring is that I find myself motivated to get outside into the fresh air and walk. After many months of winter hibernation, it’s time to fill these lungs with sweet air and get my legs moving. Let me show you one of my favorite places to walk.
This is a tiny beach area in Hingham, MA - not even ten minutes from my house. I feel very lucky that I live so close to the ocean. And although I’ve never been a “beach” person I do love walking near the ocean. I enjoy the ocean breeze, listening to the seagulls fly overhead and watching the sailboats come in and out of the harbor. It’s very peaceful.
I used to bring John here when he was really little for picnics. Also, in the summertime there is a farmers market here every Saturday. Fresh fruits & veggies, flowers, herbs, and lobsters straight from the ocean. It has it all, but still seems quaint to me. It’s amazing. (I wrote about it once here)
I normally like to walk alone. It’s a time for me to clear my head and collect my thoughts. I like to step out of the chaos for a bit and be in the moment. I bring my headphones and listen to nice music or a podcast. It’s my time, which is so limited, and I cherish it.
Sometimes I treat myself to lunch. There is a coffee shop right across the street that has amazing sandwiches. I take mine to go and have a seat on the bench. I can eat and watch the ocean in complete peace. I don’t know why, but there is never anyone else here. I feel like I have the whole beach to myself. Its bliss…. ♥
I found these pictures in my phone from one afternoon last spring. I remember that sandwich. It was delicious! I can’t wait to do this again.
Yep…this is my idea of exercise : )