Getting ready to start the 5% challenge
Thursday, October 04, 2012
I started exercise for REAL this week in preparation for the upcoming 5% challenge that will be starting Saturday. Tues I walked down the road and back which is a total of 2 miles and according to my fitbit is the equivalent to 19 floors in elevation. It is downhill when I leave home and uphill coming back. I walked my rescued pit bull Petie who is estimated from 10 to 12 years old and I thought I was going to have to call my husband to come and get her. She sat on the side of the road in the grass and refused to move. luckily we were just about 1/4 mile from home and after about 4 minutes she got up and we finished. I was tired but still felt good. Then yesterday I took one of my other dogs, a beagle X, named Yoyo, to walk on an old railroad bed turned into a walking, biking, horse trail that is not to far from my sisters house. My sister, her dog, Yoyo and I walked 3 miles in about 65 minutes. Okay, I was tired after that walk. And my Left butt cheek was hurting. I am just hoping that it is the muscle and not the hip. After just having both knees replaced back in March 2012, I do not want to start having hip problems. I thought about not doing any walking today and just rest just in case but then decided to take a more leisurely walk. I took Yoyo to a local park with a walking trail and we walked for 35 minutes and the fitbit said an equivalent of 9 floors in elevation. This is a nice trail because It has a short little uphill section within the track so it is not just flat the the railroad bed was. I let Yoyo stop and sniff when she wanted and we were not stressed. It was a beautiful day and I think I actually worked some of the tightness out of my backside and thighs.
The moral of the story is that I can walk and get in my exercise, I might just have to take it a little slower and work my way up.
I am ready to have it all count toward our goal for the starfish!
Let's go Starfish!!!