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My Daily Commute

When Mark’s Daily Apple launched this video competition, it seemed like the perfect excuse to learn some new Mac skills, after buying my first ever MacBook Pro a couple of weeks ago.  I’d been thinking about making a video of my commute into work, as the sun rises behind the Sydney Opera house, whilst I run/ walk over the Harbour Bridge.  Perhaps with a cruise liner going under the bridge, at the exact same time I ran over it.  Yeah, didn’t happen like that.  By the time I found my camera I completely missed the sunrise and the weather was terrible.

So, let me know what you think of my first ever video!

I think walking is one of the best forms of exercise there is.  For me, walking to work is perfect.  There are no excuses or putting it off – I have to get to work, I have to walk!  My commute is 4.6km (2.9 miles), each way, so door to desk, via shower, it is well under an hour.  I’m increasing the amount I wear my Vibrams each week too, I’m almost up to every day.  If I were to get the bus, by the time I’ve waited around for a bus, it wouldn’t be that much quicker – not to mention the unpleasantness of buses at rush hour.  On the way into work it’s mainly downhill and I often run.  I’ve got particularly bad at needing to overtake EVERYONE in front of me.  I used to walk most of the way home, but since I’ve upped the fat in my diet, and decreased the carbs, I often have so much energy I feel compelled to run.  Even after a long day at work.  Crazy!

Another huge benefit I see in walking, particularly in the summer, is that I get a lot of sun exposure – but not the intense midday sun.  Great for keeping my Vitamin D levels topped up.  I also really enjoy the time to just be mindful and enjoy the fresh air and scenery, or listen to music and podcasts.  I wouldn’t swap this part of my day for anything!

Before I moved to Australia, my commute used to be 19 miles, in a car, on a motorway in the UK.  It doesn’t get much less Primal than that!

In addition to walking, I also do high intensity intensity training two or three times a week, with my fantastic PT, Karl.  In the year since I started these sessions, my strength and fitness have improved significantly.  I’m making slow, but steady progress in my push-up and chin-up ambitions!  I will master the unassisted chin-up, I will!

What does your fitness look like?  Do you walk to work too?

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  1. Lisa from Oz
    Lisa from Oz says:

    That is one on my ambitions before the years is out, I really want to be able to catch a train across to Milsons Point and walk over the bridge to work, it’s only the end of Feb, so still a way to go, Love the video BTW 🙂

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  2. Lisa from London
    Lisa from London says:

    I love your blogs, they are so inspiring! I I too walk to and from work 3.9 miles each way instead of taking the bus and I would never go back to the bus. I feel so much more productive walking instead of standing waiting for a bus then sitting down for the whole ride. I have lost two stone in two months and gained so much from it 🙂

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