What I learned from walking to work

I learned that it takes a long time to go a short distance.

I learned that I can shave five to 10 minutes off my overall time, depending on how fast I walk or whether or not I jog any of it.

I learned that if I don’t consciously decide to think about something important, my mind will wander.

I learned that the best way to be sure to exercise is to build it into my regular routine.

I learned that shoes wear out, and it doesn’t take that long.

I learned that the walk feels fine in the morning, even enjoyable, as long as I’m not rushed or climbing that last hill to work.

I learned that the walk back home seems longer if I’m not walking it with friends, even if it actually takes longer with them.