Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Well, with this beautiful weather and the snow out of the road, I have started walking outside again. Living on a cul de sac is great and when I make a loop around and back to my driveway, it's a mile.
As I head UP my driveway and come to the street....hmmm which way should I turn? If I go right, I have a short, steep hill. If I go left, I have, as my dil put it, the never ending hill - you think you're almost at the top and discover and still have a long ways to go.
I have been walking on the treadmill due to the snowy winter and terrible roads we have had. I've decided there is no comparison to the incline on the treadmill and tackling these hills. Yesterday and today I've done 2 laps each day and I could feel it today. On my second time today going up the never ending hill, I kept thinking OMG and I thought I was doing good by getting on the treadmill every day. Surprise! Before this winter, I always started my workout with a walk outside (2 miles) and finishing with a short run on the treadmill. Finally, I will be getting back into that routine.
And, I will continue to turn right at the top of my driveway and save the "best" for last.