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Early Morning Walks
Posted Oct 15, 2010 - 10:50:08

Trees Those of you who have been watching The Daily Trae may have noticed I've been talking about waking up early in a couple of the recent entries. This is, oddly enough, for a very good reason. Over the last few days I've started what I hope will be a new routine: Taking a 30-60 minute walk early in the morning. While it does mean that I have to wake up an hour earlier than normal to do, I think it's been a very good way to start the day.

Let me tell you why.

I started telecommuting for work back in June, and if I didn't drive Crysta down to the University in the morning there are many days where I just wouldn't end up leaving the apartment. This means I spend most of my day sitting, and my longest travel is from one end of a thousand square foot box to another.

What I've found is that while I was never in shape to start with, I've been getting progressively worse. When I've gone to conventions, I get tired after a few hours of standing where I used to last all day without an issue. This is slowly becoming a bigger problem, so I've decided to nip it in the bud.

Eventually I want to transition to running in the morning, but for now I've gotten so out of shape I've decided to just start with the walks. The route I'm taking is just under two miles, and really isn't that much of a challenge... or at least that sort of distance wasn't a challenge at one point. I think that's what's sad: after walking two miles I actually feel tired.

Again, that's what happens when you pretty much just sit around without moving four four months.

Waking up that early though and taking these walks makes me feel refreshed. It gets the muscles moving and I feel like it helps me get motivated for the day. Getting myself in better shape aside, this is a good enough reason to keep taking the walks.

In a complete unrelated topic, I've decided to stop tweeting out the urls for The Daily Trae for a little bit. I shoot them every day, and I don't tweet or update Facebook enough where my feed won't devolve into 100% site spam. TRHOnline is self updating on these things, and you can always find the latest videos on The Daily Trae archive page and on the front page of itself. I think at this point the tweeting of youtube urls is overkill.

- Traegorn

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