Swings and Other Fun Things to Do On a Walk

Spring Walks

Warmer days are here now that the spring season has arrived! You are able to peel off some of your clothing layers and step outside for a walk. While you’re on the walk, look around you and see what fun adventures await you!

Tulips!
Tulips! | Source

Smell the Flowers

Notice the flowers in bloom around you as you walk.

Stop to smell their fragrances. Marvel at the beautiful colors that seem to pop during the sunny days of spring.

Take the time to slow down and notice your environment. Doing so will help your mind drift away from any current stressors and instead focus on the here and now. You are living in the present and enjoying the beautiful nature that surrounds you!

Swings are for adults as well.
Swings are for adults as well. | Source

Take a Ride on a Swing

Remember the fun times you had on the swings when you were a child? Who says swing sets are just for kids? Defy that way of thinking by hopping on the swings as you walk past a playground.

Sit on the swing and travel back to your childhood. Kick your feet up to take you even higher as you swing and feel yourself fly back and forth through the air. Chances are you will be smiling at the same time!

What fun, forgetting the day’s worries while you take a break during your spring walk.


Go ahead, take a break and relax.
Go ahead, take a break and relax. | Source

Sit Down To Relax and Observe

Try taking a few moments to stop and sit on a public bench. Perhaps you will choose the one at the playground or the one you have been eyeing in the local park. Let yourself stop to relax and unwind.

Have fun by watching the people and pets that pass by. You may catch yourself smiling at the small dog that passes you wearing a little sports jersey! People may say hello to you as they make eye contact and you will find yourself breathing a little deeper as you relax.

Marvel at the Sights around You

As you leave the bench and continue your walk, take note of the sights around you. On my walk today, I noted how blue the water looked that was just off the trail where I walked. Perhaps you will notice more about your environment than you normally might on your powerwalk. Focus less on burning calories and more on having fun on your walk!

Try taking your camera with you to capture the interesting sights. Your photo might look fuzzy though if you decide to take it while you’re on the swing set! Have fun while you’re on your walk and enjoy the spring season at the same time!

Look around you. Victoria, BC, Canada
Look around you. Victoria, BC, Canada | Source

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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@unknown spy, Thanks for taking a spring walk with me :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Amazing hub. I'm a nature lover by heart. Now I could smell the flowers and hear the swings..i love it


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks so much! It means a lot to me that you took time to read and comment Tessamary :)


Tessamary 4 years ago

Christy, I could actually smell the 'fresh Spring air' as I read about your walk. I try to walk daily to free my mind and take time to smell the flowers (as the saying goes).


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@bemily521, I'm glad to hear you are both getting outside! Oh and having fun too! :) Thanks for the read!


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bemily521 4 years ago

Now that the weather is getting nice my wife and I are definitely taking more walks outside. I think we've done each of the things you mentioned at one point or another... no harm in repeating!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Primaverita, I'm glad I helped inspire you for your writing. What a great compliment!


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Primaverita 4 years ago

I love this hub! This gave me the inspiration for my new hub and of course makes me want to run outside inmediately to breath in some fresh air! Thanks Christy!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Eiddwen, Thank-you! I hope you have fun on your next walk :)


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

What a great hub;I loved it;take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@lovedoctor926, I am glad you are having fun!!


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

I absolutely love the smell of Gardenia. Every so often; whenever I'm at the park walking, I hop on the swing and fly as high as I can! Thanks for the childhood memories. Awesome hub.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@LauraGT, yes I hope single people and families can have fun with activities listed here. Thank-you for stopping by!


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LauraGT 4 years ago from MA

I love that this hub applies to adults as well as children. Great ideas and thanks for sharing!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@savingkathy, I had fun writing this hub as I also enjoy walking. How nice that we both share the love for a great walk :)

@Patti, Hello my friend! Hey now we have even more in common! Thanks for your support chickie


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savingkathy 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I enjoyed reading this hub. I do a lot of walking and hiking and agree that spring walks have so much to offer. Voted up!


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Patti Riggs Hale 4 years ago from Burdette, Arkansas

I like walks. I like Spring. I like taking pictures. I like this hub! Voted up!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Chris, Thanks for the great comment and praise! How nice to read!

@Marc, hmm that sounds like a song I remember... LOL. Your comments have got me taking more photos now and I do appreciate your feedback and tips. You are a great motivator!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@teaches, you live in a beautiful part of the world! I'm glad to hear you make the most of your environment. I love going for walks for so many reasons :)

@rebecca, Your outings do sound great! I'm glad you liked the hub and I'm glad you're getting out for walks too!


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Marc Babineau 4 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

Great hub, Christy! However, i counted 4 things to do... Don't forget to sit on a dock in the bay, watching the day drift away...


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Chris Neal 4 years ago from Fishers, IN

Great Hub! Very nice!

Up, interesting and awesome!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

We walk about two times per week and always run into some interesting things. Living in south Florida, you often see animal wildlife and tropical flowers blooming.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Jackie, yes I like taking pictures of my adventures! It is a recent thing I find I like :) I'm glad you are having fun with the camera as well!

@Sooner, I'm so glad you enjoyed the read and the walk with me here! Thanks for the great comment and enjoy your spring weather.


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Yeah! I call them my nature walks. Dogs, camera, water bottle...all set. Go hit the hiking trails. Thanks for the reminder to enjoy the beauty, and I love your photos!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Take pictures yes, I have never walked so much and you don't even feel it! I see you have the bug too! Great other idea too!


Sooner28 4 years ago

Great hub Christy! A spring walk is always a good way to clear the mind and relax. I should take them more often!

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