I enjoy both but I find when I walk around the neighborhood I feel all around better. The fresh air, sun on my face, cool breeze. I can also think about things better and clear my mind. When on a treadmill I think more about the machine; my pace, its weird sound it makes, other people on them, trying not to trip. Think I might go for a walk now later after dinner.
"We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?" ~ Dr. Who
Walking is my favorite exercise. However, I have had plantar fasciitis and heel spur, both gotten at ages 43 and 49, on both feet - with complications on one foot at the later age ...
Now I am 59, and quite a bit lighter than I had been. Treatment conservative. Walking slow, AND OUTDOORS, including steep hills.
I limp IN PAIN on a level-graded treadmill at 1.8 mph, after 10 minutes, no matter what my weight, no matter how new my orthotics. I refuse to use a cane while using the treadmill. I am agile and need NO cane to walk outdoors. And it's my favorite price (= $$$$-FREEEEE ...)
Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky
Find a way.
(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)
Treadmills are awesome for the bad weather days. I also love the programs that let you change your incline and speed with the song you have playing or a program you uploaded.
Otherwise I just walk up and down my driveway that is about 1/4 mile long. I don't think I could stand walking in the hallway at home. Maybe at work where I can visit 7 different floors and wander over the entire hospital but not at home. Too... blegh.
Besides... using a treadmill I don't have to pay much attention to rocks and sticks and cars and can listen to audiobooks.
Challenges for the rest of 2014 (from 9/1): Burn 3000 calories/week with DDR ST 90min/week 10% body weight lost by 1/1/15 Complete True Beginner, Core, Recover, and Cardio on DailyBurn Exercise at least 10min/day for 100 days this year
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. - Thomas Edison
current weight: 285.0
Fitness Minutes: (12,542)
12/24/13 6:02 A
When I want to work out when I'm at work and the weather isn't cooperating, I've been known to walk the halls and stairs in my office building. I get some strange looks sometimes but you do what you have to sometimes.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (45,747)
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