Training to me means mixing up how I use my body. One day, I may work in the yard doing a lot of bending or twisting moves. The next day, I will hike or dance or practice yoga. Today, I chose to hike. There is a great place for me to hike right between where I work and live. It is a great place to decompress or rehash things as I hike. There are hills and flat areas. I can do a short loop or a long loop. I can climb several hills or no hills. But the best thing about this area is that I am usually alone, and I can be comfortable doing whatever I need or want to. This becomes meditative to me. I can really focus on thoughts or I can let my mind. If there is something I need to work out, my mind has the reins and is off and going. If I need to relax and distress, I can let the thoughts in and brush them away. As I was hiking, I realized that I was doing this with stuff that was bothering me. I thought whatever thoughts came to my mind. If I could do something about a thought, I would pay attention and figure something out. When a thought came into my mind about something I had no control or impact on, I could acknowledge it and let it go. Now I realize how zen the hike is to me and why I come back feeling so much better. Even my husband notices and suggests that I go hiking when school is stressing me out.