A few nice gym membership images I found:
Day 34/366: White Out conditions
Image by AnneCN
"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order."
The title of this plays on the title of the Norwegian band Bel Cantos song with the same title, which you can listen to here:
One of the benefits at my new place of work is that they support physical activity, either by sponsoring you with about 500 US dollars per year that could go towards a gym membership for instance, or you can choose to take one hour every week off during work hours to go exercise. I have chosen the last option, since the hectic family life that has to be followed up after work don’t give much room for going to the gym. I have my stationary bike and dumbbells at home that works for me since I can do it when there is a free moment. I have yet to pick that habit back up after Christmas, with the new job starting and the traveling to Leikanger for job training, but I will. For now, I have taken on trying to get out for a walk one hour every week.
Today is the first day of snow in forever here, and it was so gorgeous. I have discovered that right next to where I work is one of the largest wood trails here in Bergen! Called Canada forest, supposedly named so due to the large and tall pine trees that reminded a Boy Scout troop leader who’s troop used these trails a lot back in the early 1900’s of the woods he had seen in Canada once.
(The blue marker is where I work, and you obviously see the forest area!)
Reading up on the area, it is also commonly used by paintball clubs in Bergen! I didn’t get too far today, given I had not planned this very well when leaving this morning, and had the total wrong clothes and boots on for a longer trail in ankle deep snow. Had I thought it through, i should have brought my cross country skis! I’m thinking this will be a wonderful place to hike once a week, especially come summer and spring. I could include my lunch into the time, and eat lunch up by the water for instance. I’m thrilled about this opportunity, as I crave spending time in nature on a regular basis for my spirit and mental health, and getting time to do so after work is not always easy! It is going to be a nice weekly retreat me thinks, with lots of photo opportunities!
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter."
Shot with Samsung Galaxy SII
Gym Membership Card
Image by Littlelixie
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