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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Walking has been my main exercise for a long time. I love it. It can be done virtually anywhere, and it requires nothing special besides good shoes. I mostly walk outdoors but I have back up plans for those days when it is not nice out. I have a treadmill, I have Leslie Sansone walking DVDs and in a pinch I have been known to walk in the underground parking garage at work.

I have thought for a while that I need to beef it up. I already walk on big hills around the hilly city where I live, and I usually ramp up the incline on the treadmill when I walk on it. I really want to incorporate running but I worry about my bad knees. Lately though I have been doing it just a little. On those days when I use my treadmill, I will walk for four minutes and jog for one minute. I hope to gradually build up, but only if I don't experience pain in my knees. I did this on the treadmill last night, and so far so good, my knees are holding out! I don't think I will be running a 5K anytime soon (though I walk that far a few days each week) but I would love to be able to run a mile!


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FITANDFIFTY2 4/29/2013 12:39AM

    I Love Walking!! It is awesome that you add the resistance with the hills and inclines too!!! emoticon Good Job!

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 4/26/2013 7:50AM

    Way to go on trying some jogging. Slow and steady wins the race and I bet you may be running a 5k before you know it!

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PORTIAWILLIS 4/25/2013 11:16PM

    You can do anything you set your mind to. Need to come walk with you again soon. Been lazy this week and only walked total of 4 miles. Got to get some in this weekend.

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LHLADY517 4/25/2013 10:22PM

    You might look at some of Jessica Smith's walking workouts on Youtube and she just released a walking DVD. I've walked away over 80 pounds and I must say her walking workouts use muscles I didn't know I had.

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