Now, the true charm of pedestrianism does not lie in the walking, or in the scenery, but in the talking. The walking is good to time the movement of the tongue by, and to keep the blood and the brain stirred up and active; the scenery and the woodsy smells are good to bear in upon a man an unconscious and unobtrusive charm and solace to eye and soul and sense; but the supreme pleasure comes from the talk. It is no matter whether one talks wisdom or nonsense, the case is the same, the bulk of the enjoyment lies in the wagging of the gladsome jaw and the flapping of the sympathetic ear.- Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad
I like to walk, but I’m with Twain. I usually find it better with a companion. So grab a friend, spouse, or co-working and get walkin’ and get gabbin’.
Did you know that Mark Twain used to walk from his house in Hartford to the heublein tower in Simsbury/Avon? And I believe his daughters practiced gymnastics.