The joy of walking

The last couple of weeks have not been easy. Last week I was as close to burn out as I have ever been. But as the week wore on I found energy slowly seeping back into my being. By Saturday I had enough energy to go for a walk with my sister and my nephew.

We walked in Newlands Forest as we so often do. We walked at a reasonable pace for about two hours. The first half of the walk was enjoyable enough, but in the second half I suddenly became aware of my body relaxing. The tight muscles in my shoulders exacerbated by all the exam marking last week gently loosened a little. I became more aware of the beauty around me.

By the time we got back to the car I began to feel quite normal again. The gentle rhythm of walking and the beauty of the environment had done its magic.

One thought on “The joy of walking

  1. Good on you, Mags! There’s nothing quite like it for me – soul/sole medicine! For burn-out risk, there may be no better place than a quiet forest on a mountain side for healing and restoration. That is my experience, and I would heartily recommend it to any and all that were able. Glad you found your way there.

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