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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 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...

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  • MJ7DM33
    WTG! Take care! Enjoy your son's game!
    1738 days ago
  • JOHGLO2011
    Hope your son's team wins! But it's fun either way! Wow! I feel like I'm doing good if I walk 2.5 miles! LOL Each to his own I guess. :) I think it is a good idea to vary your walking distance though. Best wishes to you and your sore body. :)
    1738 days ago
    I like your idea about alternating distance between days... 5 miles every day is a lot....5 miles, then 2 miles, then 5 miles is much more managable and can really become a habit...

    Way to go....

    I hope your son's game goes well.....

    1738 days ago
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