I usually start the day with a hot cup of kopi luwak, a glance at the newspaper, and a walk around the block. It’s been my morning routine for many years, but one day, I was feeling a little like changing things up. I decided to put my coffee in a thermos, left the newspaper at home, and went somewhere new. I went to the park and walked around there for a while. The park has a different feeling early in the morning when compared to later in the day, especially in the afternoon. It’s like the park is some kind of big garden that has just been touched by the morning air.
While int he park, I would slowly walk around and sip my coffee while staring at everything nature has to offer. There are birds flying around, looking for an early morning meal. There is dew on every plant and blade of grass. Usually by the time the midday sun has arrived, the dew is all gone and the grass is much drier. Since changing up my routine, I’ve decided to go to the park every day in the morning.
I also get a better work out by going to the park in the morning, because there is more space to walk in at the park. The park has a trail with lots of curves and inclines, while the block around my home is level and only has a few curves. Sometimes I like to pick up the pace and run around the park, timing myself and seeing how quickly I can make it from one end of the park to the other. I’ve gotten a little more muscular in my legs and lost some weight in my mid section because of this. The park and coffee is a great combination.