You never know what will happen when you go out walking. It doesn’t matter how far you walk and whether you are familiar with the area or not, anything can happen.
Walking is a very good source of exercise. Your body benefits just as much from walking five miles as it does from running five miles. It’s easier on your ankles and knees to walk. Unless you run like the Tarahumara, the best runners in Mexico, they run so that the front of the foot lands first, rather than the heel of the foot.
So today when I went out walking, a large dog decided to attack me. He didn’t know it, but I was ready for him. His sneak attack failed, and he ran away afraid. A little while later, I walked up on a lady who was out walking her doggie. As I passed the lady I said “hello.” She screamed and fell off the sidewalk into a fence. Not long after that I found an iphone laying along the curb of the street. I picked it up, but it was password protected. I was going to get the phone number of the owner and give them a call on my phone to let them know their phone was safe with me. I dropped it into a postal box to let the post office deal with it. Those things can be tracked, and I didn’t want to be accused of stealing.
Get out and walk. It’s good for your heart, brain, lungs, and pretty much every part of your body. You’ll get some sun which will strengthen your souls. Most times it is very routine, but sometimes you will have an adventure or two.