As many of you know, the CAP Team bikes and walks throughout on shift. Last year alone, the team walked 3,357.7 km’s. Walking outside all the time, both at work and off work, really has its advantages. While many of the hills in downtown can be challenging to climb, especially after walking 15 plus kilometers on shift, there is a reason why they are in fact highly beneficial. First Avenue anyone?
Battling to get up that steep, (sometimes icy) hill isn’t always an easy task but what awaits you? Other than having sore legs and a desperate urge to nap, is that sense of accomplishment. You challenged yourself today and overcame that obstacle. It is a feeling of pride and an endorphin rush that very few can beat. If enormous hills aren’t your thing and you wish to start out small, Downtown Kamloops has a variety of paths and sidewalks that offer an excellent low impact way to get moving.
Not only is walking beneficial for your health when it comes to getting that blood pumping and breathing in some fresh air, but it has other advantages as well. It saves on parking, it’s free (no fuel or insurance costs), reducing pollution & carbon foot print, and even allows you to socialize more. Downtown Kamloops is very walkable, and even offers a lot of places to take a little break! If you think you’re too tired to continue, try stopping for coffee at Café Motivo, or grab a bite to eat (or quench that thirst) at The Noble Pig Brewhouse. Maybe you need some new walking shoes, or have walked so much that you now you deserve that new, hip shirt sitting in the window at Main Street Clothing Co.
Arguably, the best part about walking is the personal journey that one goes through. By crushing that one workout that once seemed defeating is an incredible feeling. Of course, if you wanted something a little bit more challenging to get the blood pumping, there are the basics of going for jogs and all that, even when I take the seven flights of stairs to my apartment is all it takes to get the blood pumping.
Everyone’s goals and DNA are all a little different, so what may work for myself may be despised by another. It is what makes us who we are. With spring right around the corner, no matter who you are, we encourage everyone to find their way to Downtown Kamloops.
This article was written by Jon George, Customer Care and Patrol (CAP) Team Member. Reach us at 250-572-3008/3009. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram (Downtownkamloops) and Twitter (@downtownkamloops) too!