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Walking alone

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

So yesterday I walked with my daughter and a friend of mine. I found it much easier to go farther. I didn't hurt as much as I do when I'm walking alone. I walked alone today (as I usually do) but started hurting after the first lap of the track. I wanted to quit for the day and go home, but I stayed and finished my mile. By the time I was done walking I was in a lot of pain. I think having a walking buddy would help me go farther.
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  • UZA77777
    One thing that helps (when I'm alone) is to practice mindful walking and trying to make my steps as natural and fluid as possible. I don't feel as if I'm explaining it well, but in essence I mean walking as if each step in itself is the destination. And moving my body in a slow, deliberate way that puts less strain on my ouchie parts (which are pretty much everywhere as I have both fibromyalgia and rapidly progressing arthritis). Probably there is no great aerobic benefit to walking the way I describe, but I figure the most important thing at this point is to simply MOVE.

    My normal way of walking is quick paced and mentally I'm always several steps ahead of myself... and I find this really makes me hurt.

    I too find it less painful to walk with someone. Perhaps it is again that I am walking more slowly and consciously, in the moment (rather than in my head), because of the person I am with.
    1960 days ago
  • FIRE-SPINNER
    Thanks for encouragement and advise. I have been looking for my own shoe prints. lol
    2124 days ago
  • BLUE48DOWN
    It definitely helps to have someone (or something) that draws our attention away from our body. I don't have a walking buddy, but I try to focus on things around me - sounds of crickets, smell of jasmine, colorful lights, even just a series of "landmark" points I'm walking toward and past.
    2127 days ago
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