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La Quinta Civic Center Park

La Quinta Civic Center Park

So today I was super busy trying to meet a writing deadline when I got an email from the client indicating the project was due at 7:00 A.M. on Monday, not 2:00 P.M. as they originally quoted. Aack! I have too much to do to go for a walk!

Well, that’s what we like to tell ourselves. The truth is, that’s when we need to go for that walk the most. Aside from burning off calories, brisk walking reduces stress, improves creativity, increases strength, strengthens muscles and bones, and reduces the risk of certain chronic diseases.

So, I drove over to the library to get some distraction-free work done. When the library closed at 4:00, I headed out for a short walk around the Civic Center Park and Old Town La Quinta. The park is beautiful with a lake filled with ducks and geese and a fountain in the middle. It is uniquely situated to capture mountain views. What a peaceful place for a stroll!

After a half hour, I felt sufficiently energized to head back to face a late night of work. Well, that with lots of caffeine.

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