The Glory of a Walk in the Sunshine

1 sAfter a couple weeks of abnormal cold and snowfall, Colorado has finally been released to the blue skies and sunshine that makes much of the country covet our little neck of the wood (or plains as the case may be.) What’s especially glorious about living in Denver this time of year is the incredible views of the snow covered mountain peeks.

After curling up and ignoring the snow and grey skies for the last two weeks, I’ve finally came out of hibernation as the sun and blues skies lured me into the fresh air.

It started last Friday with walking up and down main street in a small town north of us. 1 mountainsHubby and I enjoyed exploring the little shops and sampling one of the best cups of chai we’ve ever had. (If you ever have the choice for bhakti chai vs . . .  well, any of the others, it’s bhakti all the way!)

While I got in some decent exercise, I can’t claim it helped my efforts toward a smaller summer waistline because my husband couldn’t resist the pie factory at the end of the road. I’m positive that whatever calories we walked off found their way back on as we plopped on a park bench and enjoyed a blackberry/raspberry pie. (Both our favorites–blackberry for him, raspberry for me, all in one!) Thankfully, it was a not full-sized pie. This is especially good because we ate every single last bite. He even licked the pan!

After this indulgence, however, I am happy to report that more fruits and veggies (and less unhealthy foods) have found their way into my mouth in the following days, and that I got a walk in every single day since! Those Colorado skies are simply irresistible.

As I browsed online today I found an article that made me feel even better about the walking habit. It’s called Why Steve Jobs Took Long Walks and Why You Should Too. According to this article walking not only improves health, productivity, communication, but also makes us at least 60% more creative. Need proof? Many of the creative giants like Beethoven and Charles Dickens were known walkers!

So lace up those tennies.

See you in the sunshine,

Paula another test (401x192) (2)

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8 thoughts on “The Glory of a Walk in the Sunshine

  1. Julie Harris March 11, 2015 at 11:52 am Reply

    What a beautiful view you have!! I agree- walks are great for the mind, body, and soul!

    • Paula Moldenhauer March 11, 2015 at 1:54 pm Reply

      Thanks, Julie! Sometimes I moan about most of my walks being in the city, but I never, ever tire of the view!

  2. Cynthia March 11, 2015 at 12:18 pm Reply

    Yay for walking! Congrats! You do live in a beautiful area for walking outdoors. I hope your weather continues to be sunny and warmer for walking.

    • Paula Moldenhauer March 11, 2015 at 1:55 pm Reply

      I wish my camera took better distance shots–it’s just on my phone. The mountains really are gorgeous this time of year.

  3. realchange4u March 11, 2015 at 1:14 pm Reply

    I am longing for Taos. What a wonderful day you guys had. Pie I had a piece of buttermilk pie with the brother in law Sunday a first for me. Sooooooo! Good.

    Sunshine on your face & joy in your heart today

    • Paula Moldenhauer March 11, 2015 at 1:57 pm Reply

      LOVE that: Sunshine on your face & joy in your heart!! :O) I haven’t been to Taos in years; now I want to go, too. The view of the mountains from the city is gorgeous, but to be in them . . . Can you get me the recipe for buttermilk pie??? My Oklahoma grandma taught me to make good pie, but have never had the buttermilk pie I’ve heard so much about.

      • realchange4u March 11, 2015 at 2:03 pm

        I will work on that for you and yours Paula.

        Much love to you

  4. Paula Moldenhauer March 11, 2015 at 2:15 pm Reply

    Thank you so much!

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