Ah, warm weather days and sunny skies! Such a welcome thing after those long cold months, right? Even a spring thunderstorm is nice. Dodging a few raindrops is worth it after that winter.
There’s not much I love more on a gorgeous day than sliding my feet into my favorite pair of walking shoes and hitting the pavement with my family.
We are blessed that the small town where we live has lots of parks and well kept sidewalks. For us it is easy to get out and about while leaving the minivan in the driveway and using the power of our own two feet to get where we need to go.
But, beyond convenience and saving on gas money, taking walks has become an important part of our family’s culture, enriching our lives in many ways.
Here are just a few of the ways walking improves our lives, plus at the bottom of the post I’m sharing a special reason why the kids and I are more excited than ever to put on our walking shoes and start racking up the miles.