Change the World (for yourself & someone you know): Exchange a massage!
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Touch can reduce pain, stress, depression, and aggression,
while promoting alertness, performance, immune function, and happiness!
Exchange a massage with a friend!, or else get one from a professional in your area!
Post below (or on my facebook) once you have completed the challenge!
FACT OF THE WEEK
I like the pride shown by many of the small towns in upstate NY,
of their local athletic teams, even many years down the road!
Above are road signs welcoming visitors as they enter the towns of Argyle and Hartford.
For those of you who have never tried camping or low budget traveling, it is highly recommended! Whenever I get into this zone, in past travels and now this time, I find many forgotten positive consequences emerge. Waking up with the sun, staying very active and connected with nature and my body through the day, getting tired and going to sleep early, sleeping outside often, talking with interesting people, taking chances, experiencing ups and downs every day and learning to appreciate both… What I am doing is a bit extreme, and not for everyone, but I would point you to the following quote and ask you to think about it for your own life and circumstances: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” (Neale Donald Walsch)
I got close to home in New Jersey a couple days ago and decided to take a break for up to a week, to tend to some personal (good) matters, relax a bit, and also to make some nice readjustments now that I have a good feel for this. So I may skip an entry next week before I go at it full speed once again!
And as promised, some fun stats!:
Average miles per day: 18
Most miles per day: 27!
Least: 4 (flat tire day!)
Most days without internet: 5
Most days without a shower: 5
Most days wearing the same exact thing day and night: 4
Number of slugs saved by avoiding running over: dozens
Number of slugs found crushed under my tent: dozens
Number of times I peed on 7/25 (staying hydrated!): Lost count after 20
Animals seen up close: deer, moose, black bear, snakes, mice, dogs, cats, and many kinds of birds and insects!