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Walk Training Progress

Saturday, June 09, 2012

The last three weeks have been a challenge and also a great change for me. I LOVE walking outside in the spring and summer! This week it was 4 miles Tuesday, 4 miles Thursday (which I did yesterday in two 2-mile increments due to time constraints this week), 3 miles today (DONE!) and 6 miles tomorrow. Tomorrow it's supposed to be HOT and a little more humid so I'm determined to wake myself and my sister up around 6:30-7 a.m. to get it done before it gets too hot. Laurie - GET READY! I'm coming to your house to get your butt out the door if you're not up yet!!!!!!!! (hopefully she'll read this since she's on Spark too).

It's going well but this week my knee started hurting. I think it's a tendon because sometimes it feels like something is moving out of place and then going back, it hurts for a step or two, then stops hurting. Weird! I'm stretching more and not walking as fast. I'm hoping it's just my joints getting used to walking more.

Anyway, things are going well and I've still been able to get other workouts and a rest day in each week and I'm burning MORE calories during my walks than during other, hard workouts. AND I'm down 3 pounds so far this week with my weekly weigh in tomorrow morning and a graduation party tonight. Wish me luck!
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    emoticon Chris!! You are doing great! Hope the knee feels better soon. I love walking outdoors in the spring, summer and fall. Have a great week!!
    2107 days ago
    Hey Chris! Walking sounds great. I love to walk outdoors too. I' m on the opposites with you...I followed your blogs of all the intense exercise and will start Insanity tomorrow. Have to go in spells and keep it fun and motivating. Keep moving!

    2108 days ago
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    2109 days ago
    Great news....must explore this....who would have thunk that walking can burn more calories than vigorous exercise
    2109 days ago
    It's expensive but KT tape helps my husbands knee. Especially with tendon issues. But I'm cheap and just buy regular exercise tape and watch the KT videos on how to apply it right lol. I hope it doesn't give you a ton of issues. Good job on getting out there.
    2109 days ago
    Way to keep things moving. You are doing a great job.

    Inspirational and motivating!!!!

    Good luck on your walk.
    2109 days ago
    Awesome!!!! I'm amazed at how many calories I burn on walks! Walking is so great!
    Careful with that knee! I hope it feels better soon!
    2109 days ago
  • SUNSHINE20113
    Wow! The change in exercise has got the pounds moving! That's great!!
    Keep stretching and strength training so your knees stay strong!!
    2109 days ago
    I love walking with my family! My teenage daughter even got up this morning to do a morning walk with us, shocker! Hope the knee gets better!
    2109 days ago
  • WINNIE1978
    I'm glad things are going so well!
    2109 days ago
  • CHEEKY1000
    Congrats on the weight loss and the walking program! Woohoo!! I was sure I'd be down at least another pound this morning--after all, I've been working out and staying within calories, but Nevertheless...onward, we go!

    "Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." Samuel Johnson

    Enjoy your walk!! I'm off for my run. Woohoo! Oh, sometimes when I walk I feel the same thing in my knees that you do, but not when I run--weird. When I run, it's just plain old impact soreness which goes away the more I "condition" my knees. lol I hope it's nothing serious for you!
    2109 days ago
  • WILSON1926
    Keep up the good work....... emoticon
    2109 days ago
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