Sometimes as the temperature drops, the days get shorter’it’s pitch dark at 5:30 already!’and the regular route is looking drab, it takes an exta push to lace up my walking shoes.
So an email from reader Anne Becotte of Thunder Bay, Ontario, will be my driving force this fall. As Anne tells it:
"Attached is a photo of my mom, Mabel Haywood (see above)’she will be 90 years old in December and still walks a minimum of five kilometres most days. She walks winter, summer, spring and fall, as long as the weather isn’t too nasty. And, she still gardens in the summer, rakes leaves in the fall and shovels snow if it’s not too heavy. She is amazing! This photo was taken on the walking trail around Boulevard Lake in beautiful Thunder Bay, which is where she does most of her walking."
So next time the air is a little nippy, the day already long, I’ll be thinking of Mabel as I grab my runners and head out the door.
What keeps you motivated to walk, run or get to the gym as the days get shorter