I’ve been in the habit of taking walks on all of my breaks at work for years. Once or twice around the building on ten minute breaks, drive to a local park on lunches, anything would do.
I got my new job and though the short walks were around a parking lot there was a nice park and pier both within a 5 minute drive, perfect!
But then… they move the office. To downtown Tampa. Worst, there is a fence keeping you from even walking around the buildings because it’s a conservation area behind the buildings or something. Yay, conservation. Boo, sitting at my desk way to much.
I used Google and my GPS to find a nearby park, no go. Nothing at all anywhere near. I was truly bummed. So I started walking up to the 7-11 on the corner and back, just to be outside a bit. FINALLY one day I decided to walk in the opposite direction and guess what I found? The Upper Tampa Bay trail, a 4 minute walk from work. Seriously? No one I work with knew it was there and apparently neither did Google or GPS. Saved!!!
So here is how I’ve been spending my lunches lately. Now THAT is better!