Get out there.

After an appointment in San Francisco on Monday to have my fingerprints taken (don’t worry, I’m not being investigated by the FBI, it was only for visa purposes) I decided to walk the couple of miles from the immigration services office to the railway station.

I took the “scenic” route along the Embarcadero, as it skirts the bay, passing under the thundering traffic of the Bay Bridge.

It seemed a heck (hike?) of a way but it was a really good thing to have done.

It gave me a chance to gather my thoughts, and to be grateful for my move to the US.

Just as important, it was a useful bit of exercise.

Keeping yourself active is enormously important.

Of course it helps with your physical health, but it can also give your mood that all-important boost.

We all know that getting exercise is good for us.

But it may be a mistake to use the excuse that we’ll get this workout when we go swimming, or the gym.

This will (probably) be another day, and it’s actually important to keep yourself active every day.

And this inevitably means today.

So what can you do in the next twenty-four hours to add some exercise to your life?

Keep your ambitions modest.

A walk’s fine.

But don’t leave it.

Get active today.

Even if it’s just a little.

4 thoughts on “Get out there.

  1. The sun is shining in Brussels today. I’m going to walk with my dog to check my absent friend’s dogs are OK. Reflecting on events here a year ago and feeling grateful for my freedom 🙂

  2. Thank you for your sound advice and encouragement, Jon. We can all make excuses for all sorts of reasons, one of which is ‘not having time’ to take regular, healthy exercise. A colleague, now seriously ill, remarked some 20 years ago: “Remember, right now is as good as it gets”. Depression may cause some of us go through pretty tricky times but, if you can, carry those words with you when you think you are having a bad day. Go well.

  3. Bit gloomy here in London Town today, and that’s not just the weather. In light of yesterday’s carnage in Westminster, I am proud of the way we British carry on and stand together, but it also makes me think of that old adage ‘don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today’ . The uncertainty of life is ever present.
    I’m going for a long walk……now!

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