Day 79 - A Day of Rest
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
After walking 5 miles for 2 days in a row, I definitely felt the pains last night! My hips ache! This morning, I woke up to my husband's 4 am alarm and couldn't fall back to sleep. By the time I crawled out of bed at 6:30 am, my back was very stiff, my legs ached, and I was walking like a 92 year old lady without her walker. I noticed that I stiffened up my shoulders and arms too, so I forced myself to relax.
Good thing plans changed yesterday for today's activities of going on the train to Brookfield Zoo near Chicago! I would have been so sore! Instead, I accepted to work for another staff from 8 - 4. I got off earlier because I want to see my son play baseball at 4 pm...in 20 minutes from now...a double header!
Right now, I feel much better in the hips and my back is no longer aching. Let's hope that tomorrow I can walk at least 3 miles. My goal is now to walk a 5 mile distance once per week and then the next day a 2 mile walk. I think I need to stagger the walking distance between 2 and 4 miles so I won't feel so much pain.
The zoo trip by train will happen another day...