Public transportation and your health
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I recently got a job at a child care center. It just happens to be in a hilly area, and I have no car. I've gotten used to public transportation ever since I was a teenager, and that was about 8 years ago. The child care center is about a 20min walk on a hill from the nearest bus stop, and it's not an area that's friendly to walking. There's forest on either side of the mini highway. I had to walk uphill today for 20min on a highway in the middle of a forest (there are residential areas surrounding the center, but everyone has cars). I didn't take my headphones, since I should be listening for cars anyways. I pretended that I was hiking, which made all the difference. I was able to enjoy the scenery, and my pace kept me warm, since it was a chilly day today. Thanks to my weight training, I only breathed slightly harder than normal, and was able to recover in about 5 minutes. I've always enjoyed hikes, and this was a nice way to end the day. Do you use public transportation on a regular basis?