I am trying to get back into the habit of working out regularly. Obviously, it’s great to stay in shape, but it’s also really important for my mental health. And some days, my mental health can really use some help. I used to love to work out and I would do it religiously. Lately, I just can’t seem to find my groove. A month ago, I took a one-month trial membership at a nearby gym. It was great and I would return from my workouts energized, but I then I couldn’t get motivated to put on my gym clothes and walk the five minutes to get there. Since we’ll be traveling in early December, I’ve decided to wait until we return before I make another financial commitment at the gym. So, I try to exercise at home. Part of the problem is that I’ve been avoiding committing to any kind of regular schedule for most activities. I came into this with the attitude that I was retired and I could do whatever I want whenever I want. It’s a fun concept, but not necessarily a very healthy way to live. I think it’s time to create some kind of schedule for myself and then stick to it.
STROLLING ON A RIVER
In the meantime, I’m trying to get into the habit of taking a good healthy walk regularly, at a fast clip. Thursday, I walked along the water. More than two miles (3.5 km) in less than a half hour, and that included two quick pauses for photos. The walk was invigorating and I discovered a bit more of the city that I hadn’t yet explored. I’ll have to build this into my new schedule, as well.
|ALAMILLO BRIDGE TO LA CARTUJA.|
I walked past the Olympic Stadium,which is across the river, actually between two branches of the river (the Canal de Alfonso XIII and the Guadalquivir River), on the island of La Cartuja. Olympic Stadium from Expo 92 sits on La Cartuja and the Alamillo Bridge takes you there. The bridge, completed in 1992, is another wonderful opportunity to contrast the old and the new in Sevilla.
|ROWING ON A RIVER.|
It was a glorious afternoon and I saw a crew team out practicing. Seeing that crew speed by was an inspiration, but I think I’ll stick to walking. Unlike Tina Turner, since leaving my (good?) job in the city, I usually prefer to take things nice… and… easy.
I wonder if it’s time for my siesta.