I don’t take a lunchtime break because I prefer to work the 7:00am – 3:00am shift and get a good chunk of my afternoon to enjoy the sun or take care of weekday errands. The traffic is much lighter, I spend less in gas because I’m not stuck in stop n’ go and I get a nice chunk of afternoon back. However, I do still take one of my 15 minute break periods to fit in a lunchtime walk and clear my head a little. Over the last few months I’ve been increasing the length of my walk as I get more familiar with it and of course get a little faster at the route.
This is my current route. I’ve added three blocks since I first started doing it and I already feel a little fitter as a result. I’ve still got a long way to go in terms of getting back in shape, but the daily walks have been helping a ton. I’m hoping that I can enjoy the route for another couple of months before the really cold weather kicks in. I’ll still take my walks, they just won’t quite be the same without the sun shining and the birds singing. Speaking of which, I’m going to head out and take one right now.