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!