Yesterday I felt a bit run down. Instead of walking I rode the recumbent bike for 20 minutes. It was great. Everything was smooth and stress free. Really felt like I loosened up my whole body.
Today I told myself it was time to see if I could go a mile. I have a tendency to compare this experience with others. As I mentioned before when I started training for the 1 Ton of Fun 5 mile event, I couldn’t even walk a quarter of a mile without stopping to rest. And it took me almost 3 weeks before I could walk a mile. Today showed me that I am moving better than before and that I am making progress.
The other side of me…the catastophicitis side of me took over and I decided to walk near the hospital. So my start and finish today were just outside the emergency room entrance. What the hell, couldn’t hurt.
I drove around the hospital parking area to get a feel for a 1 mile circuit. Plenty of landscaped sidewalks and told myself this was going to work.
And it did. There were just enough ups and downs to make it challenging. When I made it back to the start I hadn’t quite made a mile so I repeated a portion of the route and it ended up actually being a bit more than a mile. I have to tell you, the last 1/10th of mile my legs were feeling a bit rubbery.
Now I know that I can settle back down and just build some endurance and focus on the 1 mile mark every day for the next few weeks. I think I am a bit ahead of schedule but don’t want to overdo it at the start. Paul tells everyone to pace themselves and avoid injury.
If it hurts you won’t want to do it…
Happily Married to Michele and living in central Texas.