Several years ago our friend Craig of CigarCraig.com rolled out a feature on his blog in which he called “Take a Cigar for a Walk“. The premise was to incorporate a cigar into Craig’s fitness routine. I know, that sounds counterproductive but stick with me…
Craig started a walking routine and used the cigar as a tool for increasing time and distance. Once around the neighborhood and still plenty of cigar left – better do another lap. Two laps and still more to smoke – let’s make it a third lap then.
The beauty is that it is a simple yet effective system for enjoying a cigar and getting in a little exercise at the same time. Admittedly, I don’t do a whole lot of walking for leisure or exercise. I’ve started a running routine recently but the thought of running around my neighborhood with a cigar clinched between my teeth is comical.
Running has been rough going and I’ve had a few hurdles along the way. Achilles Tendonitis and Shin Splints both suck but I’m determined to keep progressing. Last night, rather than push the envelope and go for a run, I took a page out of Craig’s book and took a cigar for a walk.
It wasn’t the most leisurely stroll (I tend to walk with a purpose) but it was pleasant. Between the Oliva Serie G Maduro in my hand and the podcast playing in my ears, it was a pleasant way to spend an hour.