Have you considered starting a walking program?
Friday, July 31, 2015
A few years ago my new doctor asked me this. Must be on her list of standard questions for people my age. I laughed - and suggested politely that she might want to ask what I was doing for exercise before offering this suggestion. I was in the middle of marathon training! I was also a little peeved - had she not looked at me at all? My legs were ripped and defined!
I'm still running - not in marathon shape after a long bout with plantar fasciitis, but in good shape. And I'm kicking around the idea of going to England/Scotland and walking Hadrian's Wall from end to end (84 miles) with my daughter. I don't know if the trip will pan out, but I'm having fun investigating the possibility.
Last night I walked my son's dog for 4 miles. This morning I am sore. I run 15-20 miles a week - and I walk when we are at the cabin at the lake. So I was surprised.
It's partly that the dog pulls... so it's not a nice even walk - it's full of stops and starts and twists and turns.
But if I plan to walk 10-15 miles a day for a week... I should consider starting a walking program!