Day 34: Work and Walk

It’s Day 34 of the Papa’s Walk Challenge.

Our bookkeeper, Gina, arrived at our home office this morning.  I told her about my “Papa’s Walk Challenge,” and she said her parents (like Papa) were avid walkers and modeled daily family walks for her.  As a result, Gina is in the habit of taking two to three walks every day.

She told me that morning walks with her dog, Rexie, help jump-start her day.  She walks in the evening when she gets home from work to clear her mind from the stress of the day. Then, she walks Rexie before bedtime and says it helps her get a good night’s rest.Magnolia

Gina is a breast cancer survivor and is taking some medication that causes fatigue and joint pain.  This morning she was bummed out that due to fatigue she didn’t get up in time to take a morning walk before she started work.  I invited her to join me on a trek through the neighborhood, explaining that we could catch up on the past month’s business highlights along the way.

It was an invigorating change of pace to work and walk, and we covered 2.4 miles in about 45 minutes – and that includes the times we stopped to admire a newly installed garden with whimsical sculptures, and a huge magnolia blossom (see picture at right that Gina took with her iPhone).

We both enjoyed the walk so much that we have decided to start each month’s bookkeeping session with a “Papa Walk.”


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