Walking My New Passion

by Martina Jackson
(British Virgin Islands)

Long Bay Beach Beef Island BVI

Long Bay Beach Beef Island BVI

Long Bay Beach Beef Island BVI Crabs At Long Bay Beach

I am proud to say that it has been approximately a year since I have been getting up early in the morning and go walking. I finally found a routine that I have not gotten bored with as yet. It is normally nice and cool, hardly any traffic on the road.


I live on an island called Tortola and we do not have to go very far to get to a beach. So about 30 minutes into my walk when I reach my turning point – which is a bridge linking Tortola to Beef Island where the airport is located – I pause for a few minutes and look to see the fishes. I get excited when I see a school of fish jumping. On a few occasions, I have seen a stingray.

Early this year I found a new location at Long Bay Beach Beef Island. The area has been cleared of all the shrubs and some trees and the area is now just gorgeous. I absolutely enjoy spending time in this area. It has allowed me to take my work out to another level. I have now started incorporating weights into my work outs as I have l learned that working out with weights is a great way to tone the body. I am also doing a bit of jogging. I had to put my jogging on hold a few months ago because I insured my knee while jogging but it is getting better now.

Walking has also given me the opportunity to be able to get ideas for my websites – this article you are reading is a good example.

I walk for good health - my job requires that I be seated for many hours so I decided that I need to be more active.

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