I had planned to sit down tonight and write about all the great things you see when you walk, as opposed to taking a car or even a bike. Then I followed a link from The Happiness Project to The Adventures of ALS Boy blog and was reminded of the very best thing about walking.
It feels so good.
About 10 or 15 minutes into a walk, something clicks and instead of feeling various aches or fighting the thought that what I'd really rather be doing is reading on my back porch, I feel like a well oiled machine. I'm a well oiled machine, convinced I could walk forever without tiring (a feeling I have often regretted when it has worn off and I'm miles from home). At that moment I feel strong, capable and amazed at how well all the parts of my body work together to make this action possible. Is it flow? Endorphins? I don't know, but it's invigorating and keeps me coming back for more.