It’s funny how sometimes things are opposite of how we “know them.” We all know the scripture (John 3:30), “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Well, for me to “decrease” I must increase my distances.
Tuesday- I started walking during daylight hours to get “sun.” I spend no time in the sun, so I decided to try that. It works too. I’m quite happy with it.
Wednesday- My lower right leg didn’t allow me to go a pull .5 or .6 mile, but .4 works. I managed to get the other 1.6 done just before midnight. Interestingly, now that the monthly weight increase is gone, I’m at the weight I always am if I am not eating enough and getting no exercise. 241.8. Soooooooo predictable. I am trying to remember to eat more too. I’m sure it will help eventually!
Thursday- I had stiff muscles today. I don’t quite know why, but I’ll work on stretching better tomorrow. Maybe I’ll walk after doing a little housework for more of a warm up or something. My leg muscles are all sore, but it’s that good soreness that comes after work out. I made it .5 miles in the sun. I tried again tonight, and only made it another mile. I am a little tired of the soreness and pain. Sigh.
Friday- Ok, so I spent $120 on new shoes and was eager to test them out. I made it a mile. Barely. The frustration is huge. I don’t know why I can walk all over the place, in nasty shoes, and still be fine, but I buy official “walking” shoes and pain. It’s ridiculous.
Saturday- On the off chance that I have sprained/strained a muscle, I took the day off. That hurt in a whole new way– pride. Sigh.
Sunday- I got desperate. I decided to try the “walk/bike” path in town to see if maybe it’d be flatter. It was. I stopped at 1.5 miles only because I thought MAYBE my legs were starting to act up. They weren’t, but I didn’t know and I’m glad I didn’t risk it. Until I’m sure, I’m going to keep being cautious.
Monday- Two miles. Yep, I did two miles and probably could have easily gone another half or more. I thought I should do two miles for a week or so before I bump up more. I want to be able to continue it. Woohoo!