Monday, January 11, 2010

In the beginning

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)
Walking is something that I do every day, even on my laziest of days. Regardless,
I knew that I would need to start this thing off slowly. The beginning walking workouts that I've found all seemed to start off TOO slowly (15 minutes??) Instead, here's how my first day went.

11:05 - I left the house with keys, phone, id and a few $ in a little wallet purse thingie around my waist. After 10 minutes (of downhill walking) my shins were starting to hurt. It was time anyway, so I stopped and did some stretching. Apparently my shins were not happy, as I had to stop 2 more times to stretch them out. The second half of the walk was uphill, which actually hurt my shins less.

11:55 - Arrived home having walked 2.18 miles (according to ). Wow slow me! Grabbed some water and did my stretches.
Not a bad start, but I wish my shins hadn't hurt so much.

Plan for tomorrow- Sunscreen (hellooo it's sunny and 83 degrees! In January!), sun visor, and get an earlier start.

1 comment:

  1. I am VERY proud of you for getting started! GOOD JOB!!! My shins always hurt when I start new exercises too - just keep stretching them out here and there. Pull your toes up towards your shins - that's what the "exercise guru" lady I know told me to do to help stretch my shins.

    Keep up the good work!!

    Becky (who will be posting as anonymous because this thing wants me to be something I'm not - story of my life. LOL!)