Wednesday, August 18, 2010
My husband has started walking with me, which I love. But I've been pushing really hard to keep up with him. Also, because I've been mapping my miles I keep wanting to walk faster to see some progress. But then I couldn't understand why I haven't been wanting to walk. I would feel depressed every time I'd think about getting out there and my legs and feet have been hurting. This morning when I woke up I didn't want to walk, but then it dawned on me that I'm pushing myself too hard. So I decided I'd walk at my own pace, the pace that I feel like I can walk all day, I love that pace. I came home feeling so much better, got that sense of well-being that I usually get when walking. And when I came home and tracked my walking, I had only walked .1 mph slower, 3.3 rather than 3.4. My husband had to keep walking ahead for a while and walking back to me, but he didn't mind and it's better for him, I think, to walk his own pace. Do you think it's ok to walk that comfortable pace, or should I keep pushing myself to walk faster? For now, I think, for my mental state, I'll go with comfort, and just walk longer amounts of time.