So if I took a rest from running, what have I been doing? Walking. And walking. And walking some more. I haven’t walked so much since my college semester abroad. I walk for exercise, I walk my errands, I walk my dog, and I walk my kids. 😉 I have to say that until I took up walking, I didn’t realize how good it would feel or how strong it would make my body. But duh…it makes sense. Humans are made to walk. Habitual bipedalism is a defining feature of our species. There are so many theories on how humans came to be habitual bipeds that I could write several blogs about each one. However, for now…let’s just agree that we are made to walk. So here I am, a former runner turned walker (for now and always, even after I start running more again). Finally, the sun is shining and the baby is sleeping on me…time for me to get out for a walk myself. If you are local, maybe I’ll see you out at Lake Harriet, too?
What makes a human a human: http://humanorigins.si.edu/human-characteristics
More on human habitual bipedalism: http://humanorigins.si.edu/human-characteristics/walking
And the number one song in 1963: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8X6ugtbpGA