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Friday, March 29, 2013

So, I joined a gym. Having been a walker for 2 months now, I hopped on the beautiful indoor track and vigorously hoofed it for 2 miles! Woke up in middle of the night in PAIN! My achilles tendon was screaming! Hobbled around the next day and then called both my doctor and my daughter-doctor. Heard the advice and humbled by duaghter--"Mom, you are 60 Years Old and have NO business getting on the track without stretching!" Oh my, so right, but I had never thought of myself as an athelete who would need to stretch...but, I suppose I am now one of those....and I'd better take care, cause I'm not getting any sympathy! Much, much better today!

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STEVEN2GO2 4/21/2013 2:48PM

    A warm up would also help. A slow pace for the first few laps, A cool down too. And some stretching at the end to help those parts recover. If I do not stretch afterwards I hobble for a day or two also, no fun!


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WHITNEYTEACHER 3/29/2013 10:12PM

    Oh my, I do the same thing. I regularly walk 2+ miles and I've never stretched before starting out. I'm glad I read your blog today - thanks emoticon emoticon

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LESLIE2561 3/29/2013 9:51PM

    It's hard to admit that we aren't as young as we use to be. Glad you're feeling better.

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