Monday, January 10, 2011
It was cold today. No it was frigid. I started walking for 30 minutes 5X per week. Last week I engaged a co-worker to walk with me. Well today she was sick and it was very cold. I looked at the clock and it was 12:05 cold outside was a good excuse to not walk. I looked at the clock again and challenged myself to put on my shoes and cut at least 5 minutes off the distance I normally walk. Up out of the chair, shoes on, scarf, hat, gloves and coat and off I go. The first 5 minutes, not bad, 10 more minutes and my legs are freezing, speed up, 5 more minutes getting very warm, last 5 minutes thighs now cold. I've made the turn heading back to the office. Hit my office door and check my watch and yes, 5 minutes less, I did it in the cold. At the end of the day had a late meeting downtown. Decided to go home after the meeting and had a 15 min walk to the subway and 10 min walk home. A great walking day but tonight my legs are aching but it's a good ache.
Will I have the same energy tomorrow. I don't know. It's suppose to snow.