Today is National Walk to Work Day! I am fortunate that I live in an area of the city that almost every place I interact with is within about a five mile radius. In the warmer weather (that I vaguely remember at this point) our family enjoys walking to church or the grocery store on the weekends. We don't typically walk during the week because we wouldn't get anywhere on time that way!
Apparently, this holiday falls on the first Friday of April every year. I am fortunate that the kids are gone to Camp Grandma and Grandpa this week and I am able to participate. I have a friend that lives a bit further down the road from me and I invited him to come along. Earlier in the week it looked like it might rain today, but instead we got freezing rain last night and a chilly, but comfortable morning this morning.
I said good bye to my van and headed out at about 7:30 to meet up with Andrew.
I didn't take any pictures after I met up with Andrew because, frankly, that would be kinda weird and annoying. Plus, we just enjoyed talking to each other while we walked.
We ended up only being 15 minutes late, which wasn't a problem because we had told people we were walking so they knew that was a possibility.
Most of the news I see about today's observance talks about the health benefits and the cost-savings of walking to work. My commute is less than 5 miles round trip and I've got kid pickups and drop offs along the way, so walking every day is not realistic. I did enjoy the exercise this morning and hope to be able to participate again.