Sunday, September 19, 2010
The day before yesterday, my second day of walking, I procrastinated till after dark, and then went out to our still steamy neighborhood. I've been a walker (till recently) for a long time, but I've NEVER had such a hard time walking. I was lethargic, my legs felt like tree trunks, I didn't feel like even straightening up my body. It didn't get better as I walked (only for 15 minutes). It felt like age had finally checked in and I would never feel energetic again.
Yesterday, I did 2 20 minute stints: 10 minutes on the elliptical (I'd been doing 30), then 10 minutes walking to get the stiffness out of my legs (spread throughout the day). I could not believe how much better my legs felt this morning. It seems that even walking like a zapped tree trunk was enough to start the circulation going again. As someone who used to walk 4 miles 3 times a week, I was humiliated at my weakness.
Today's a rest day, then back to walking tomorrow.