Monday, May 27, 2013
The sun is finally out today! I had a very challenging half-hour walk today, down a very steep hill and up another very steep hill. En route I saw a young man running up and down one of these hills - very impressive - clearly in training for some distance sport. I felt like I was a part of the group of people that MOVES. It is making a difference already. I don't feel right if I don't get my walk in as early as possible. It is just part of my morning routine. I find, too, that I need to do this by myself. Much as I love my dog, I can't take him on my fitness walks because he slows me down. However, I DO take him on a slightly shorter walk later, and I am more patient because it's OK if he slows me down - my fitness walk is already "in the books." My next add-in challenge is strength training. I may do a couple of exercises today - I got a resistance band just for that purpose - but I'm going to ease into it. OK, yes, I'm going to do the resistance band bicep curls, 2 sets of 12 reps each. It's something anyway!