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It’s National Walk in the Park Day!

Today was National Walk in the Park Day and what a beautiful day to take a lunch break strolling by the water. The Health & Wellness Manager at my job organized a short walk outside in order to celebrate.

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We congregated by the entrance, and set out on our way. I love being outside. I love the warm weather, the breeze, the people walking and talking excitedly. There is so much going on outside. There is so much you can discover. I work on Wall Street, no not in finance, and so it was perfect to take a stroll down to Bowling Green, then to Battery Park, and end back on Wall Street.

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On the way we saw hip hop dancers, people waiting in line to go to the Statue of Liberty, memorials for WWII, and a statue commemorating all the immigrants who came to the US through Ellis Island.

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It’s refreshing to go outside and feel free, especially since my desk job pretty much leaves me glued to the computer for 9 hours a day. After I came back from the walk I felt a serious tinge in my left shin. It was a really bad pain, so I’m going to have to change up my training, maybe I’m going a little too hard a little to0 quick.

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Instead of running 4-5 times a week, I think I will keep it at 3 for right now and go for 2-3 miles each time, just so my body starts getting used to the movement of running. I think I’m also going to start adding HIIT workouts in between and before a run to strengthen my leg muscles and gluts.

What do you do to avoid an injury? How did you spend National Walk in the Park Day?

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5 thoughts on “It’s National Walk in the Park Day!

  1. Jealous! I would love to spend my day walking through Liberty State Park or walking along the water front. Best injury prevention for me is a dynamic warmup before running, and light body weight activity before the gym!

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    1. I agree! I just got the zombie running app so I’m kind of excited to try interval running on Sunday. Yea there is also national walk day on Wednesday, so I guess you could do that in a park too…

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