I walked to work today. It's not that far, about 3kms. But I didn't sleep well as my back has been giving me grief (seeing the Chiropractor tonight - yay!) so I was sluggish this morning. Since Ross is picking me up to go to the Chiropractor, I had to walk.
I headed off, running a bit late, kinda clomping down the street, feeling sorry for myself for no particular reason other than I didn't feel like walking. After about 200 metres I realised this was going to be a looooong walk if I didn't do something about it.
So I threw my shoulders back, put my head up, and walked tall. The weird thing, in less than 50m I was no longer tired and sluggish, and I had a GREAT walk!
There must be something to this. I just finished reading 'Born to Run' and there is a whole chapter in there about our breathing in relation to posture and running technique. I found it really interesting but didn't see the relevance to enjoyment until I actually tried it. As soon as I stood tall and opened up my airways, I enjoyed my walk.
Try it. You'll see.