This unusual weather pattern we’ve had, with temperatures in the 60s and even 70s has encouraged many of us to dream of spring.
I’ve known for a long time that I feel my best when I spend time outside. My mom told me that as a baby I would crawl to the door and say “outside.” Once she even found me crawling down the sidewalk after I had pushed open the screened door.
I choose to run outside year round instead of in a gym. It’s a hectic run with traffic for the first mile. But once I get into Prospect Park, I’m enveloped in trees and my thoughts run free. My deep breaths help me feel calmer inside the park.
As a family we try to go to a local park or kayaking once a month. On our recent trip to visit friends in Florida we were on a boat almost each day of the vacation. We also visited a state park for a very family friendly hike.
So get out there!