I left the house around 8:30 in the morning and went on a long walk. I think I walked about 3 miles. Half of it was along the river.
The park was new to me. While I’d driven on the main road for years, I’d never taken the path tucked behind the buildings. It was amazing to explore the paths and have the area completely to myself. It was too early even for dog walkers!
Now, I’ve certainly been prettier places. But I felt so good being out and active, I didn’t mind some of the flaws. There’s something special about finding such a public space and being able to enjoy it alone.