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Monday, June 18, 2012
It struck me today how lucky I am to live in the city that I do. It is not always easy to be healthy in modern environments. I live in a city, but a small city. Albany is actually a fairly easy city to walk around, bike around, jog around. We have good sidewalks, lots of lovely parks, and a really cute downtown district that I live right nearby (lots of walking, less driving for me!) I walked 1.5 miles to work this morning, it was easy and safe.
I work in the NYS Museum building, right on the Capitol Plaza, surrounded by lots of really interesting places to walk to! At lunchtime, I headed outside and took a 1.5 mile walk around the downtown/business district today, looking at old churches and the administrative buildings of Albany.
Here are some pictures taken right on the plaza (which, by the way, has a great farmer's market on Wednesdays!)
I walked up and down these stairs half a dozen times!
And then it got a little too chilly for me! So I decided I wasn't done getting exercise on my lunchbreak, so I headed into the museum to walk around the exhibits. It doesn't feel like exercise when I get to look at so much cool stuff, but I kept moving for an hour today in the middle of the workday, and that's awesome :D
Add my lunchtime walking to my walk to/from work, I get over five miles in a day. I don't know that it would be so possible, so easy, or so fun if I didn't live where I did!
Here are some pics from inside the museum. (I really, really love working here.. I wish it was more than just a temporary job!)
A branch of my gym is right in the concourse below the plaza, so I will be doing some strength workouts this week to compliment all the walking I will be doing!