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Writer's Workshop: Call Me Silly, But I Like To Breathe


If it's Thursday it's time to participate in Mama Kat's (pretty much world famous) Writer's Workshop.  My writing prompt today:  Your Favorite Kind Of Exercise

I do not run.

I can run, it's just that my chest isn't fond of me running and I really like being able to breathe.  Call me silly.

I do, however, enjoy walking.  I've been told I walk fast (by my 15 year old daughter) but if you want to get the heart pumping, you need to put some effort in it, right?  Going for long walks started for me back in good ol' 1978 when I was in 7th grade.  My buddies and I decided to participate in the March of Dimes Walk-a-thon.  That was a 5K (3.1 miles) I'm pretty sure.  We picked up our sponsor page, walked around our prospective neighborhoods, knocking on doors to get signed pledges of financial support, and would earn anywhere from $1 up to $5 a mile for March of Dimes.  

Walking fits me.  Running has never felt natural.  My Freshman year of high school we had to run the, oh geez, what was it called?  Well, it had to do with running so I've probably blocked it out, or I've got peri-menopause memory.  Anyway, we had to run as many laps as possible in 15 minutes.  Oh my gosh, are you kidding me?!?  It was my own form of torture and I hope to never have to do that again.

Ever since I've walked for exercise around my neighborhood and, up until the Susan G. Koman foundation made a move that I didn't agree with at all in 2012, my family participated in Race For The Cure regularly.  Not participating the last 2 years has felt really odd, but I put my donations elsewhere and my walking stays around our parks and neighborhood.  Just 2 weeks ago Rob and I participated in The Color Run in Portland.  It was a blast! (See:  We Participated In The Color Run!) The money raised at our event for The Color Run went to educate on ending global hunger.  (Each city chooses their preferred charity.)

We Did It!
So yes, walking is what gets my body moving.  How about you?  What's your favorite kind of exercise?

If you choose to participate in Mama Kat's (pretty much world famous) Writer's Workshop let me know! 
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