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Keep on Walking..One Step at a Time

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The weather is heating up here in Virginia Beach, shewh. So that means the end of running season for me, a little running hiatus til cooler temperatures arrive (September). I'm not going to stay cooped up in the house....it's walking season.

This week's fitness challenge for the Motivators Team was to walk for at least 15 minutes per day, no problem....We CAN DO it !!!! There was a great article on Spark this morning about walking....
www.sparkpeople.com/reso
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Walking is what originally started the weight to fall right off me at the beginning of my journey, I would walk every day and I would walk everywhere....to the store, to lunch, etc.

Some people may think this is a step down from what I am used to since I have been running for three years, but I don't see it that way. I see it as giving my body a little break, while still keeping active...moving and a grooving, and a little speed walking can give you a great cardio workout.

I will still run on nice weather days and I have a couple 5K's that I will be doing with some new runners (I love the excitement of newbies), but I think this may be good for me for a change. It will give me some quiet time to contemplate what I am going to do next with my life, I'm at a crossroads....my baby was just married last month, so the nest is empty of my little chickadee, so now what to do with this next phase of life...I want to focus some on "me" - getting more fit, carving out some muscles, but what exactly do I really want???? I'm hoping to have an "ah-ha moment" on one of my walks, lol.




Some quotes I ran across this morning on google:






And lastly, I'm going to remember this one...Walk away from the frig, hahahaha. Have a sparktastic day.



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SUEAZZI 7/1/2013 9:01AM

    I love to walk, it is how I started my fitness journey too. I power walked for a few years before it evolved into running and doing fitness classes. I still go for walks between my run days or on days I cannot fit in a class, it's great cardio and keeps the leg muscles conditioned, it's also great for the glutes and arms!. Some days I like to do intervals of running and walking, it's nice to mix it up. Walk on by girl, walk on by.... emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 6/29/2013 10:05AM

    thank you and you are so right

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/28/2013 9:15AM

    Great quotes!

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JLITT62 6/28/2013 9:13AM

    Love that last quote!

Even tho my daily dog walks are quite slow with lots of stops, I still count it as exercise.

I think a break from running is probably a great idea. Time to explore!

Can't wait to hear what you cook up.

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SPARKCHANTAL 6/27/2013 6:59AM

    that's the question i'm asking myself all the time now, too. my dreams and wishes of younger years are either fulfilled or obsolete.

the only answer I can think of now is 'better quality of life', meaning health and security. but then the question is, how can I achieve that?

back to square one.

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SAMI199 6/27/2013 6:50AM

    emoticon I can't wait to see where your road will lead!

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SHARON10002 6/26/2013 11:16PM

    Thanks for all of the motivational pictures and sayings about walking. It's great exercise, and something that comes naturally to all of us at a very early age.

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MPETERSON2311 6/26/2013 5:00PM

    I LOVE WALKING! and I see even the most intense joggers and runners at my gym start and stop with a walk...its inspiring

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NATPLUMMER 6/26/2013 3:33PM

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MZSLYDE01 6/26/2013 11:13AM

    Oh I love this blog today. You know I am a fan of walking. IT'S MY FAVE.
And I think this is my favorite challenge to date.
I agree that all truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.
Whatever is next in your new phase in life - just remember to keep on walking.
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2HAMSDIET 6/26/2013 9:50AM

    Walking is such great therapy. I'm sure you will come up with what to do in the next chapter of your life.

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HALFFAST 6/26/2013 9:15AM

    I think walking sounds like a great idea! The heat/humidity is crazy here. I don't know what made me think that training for a marathon through the summer was a good idea :/ TGFT (Thank God for Treadmills!)

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MIMIDOT 6/26/2013 9:04AM

    Loved your blog and posters. They made me realize how nice I feel when I'm walking. Thanks for sharing.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 6/26/2013 9:01AM

    Great posters!

Make Today the Best Day of Your Life

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