Lately my schedule has afforded me the time to walk to the gym instead of drive. The bonuses:
- A built-in warm-up, rather than putting in 10 or so minutes on the treadmill upon arriving
- Fresh air
- Less time sitting in front of my computer on the slow road to death (more on this in an upcoming post)
- Two extra miles a day added to my overall mileage tally
- More exercise time overall — my walk there and back is longer than any warm-up or cool-down I’d do, and I generally still do the same workout I’d planned once at the gym
I realize this approach doesn’t work for everyone. It sure is a lot faster to drive to the gym than walk there, no matter the distance. But while I can, it’s a bonus I hope to keep taking advantage of.