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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Walking has been my main exercise for a long time. I love it. It can be done virtually anywhere, and it requires nothing special besides good shoes. I mostly walk outdoors but I have back up plans for those days when it is not nice out. I have a treadmill, I have Leslie Sansone walking DVDs and in a pinch I have been known to walk in the underground parking garage at work.

I have thought for a while that I need to beef it up. I already walk on big hills around the hilly city where I live, and I usually ramp up the incline on the treadmill when I walk on it. I really want to incorporate running but I worry about my bad knees. Lately though I have been doing it just a little. On those days when I use my treadmill, I will walk for four minutes and jog for one minute. I hope to gradually build up, but only if I don't experience pain in my knees. I did this on the treadmill last night, and so far so good, my knees are holding out! I don't think I will be running a 5K anytime soon (though I walk that far a few days each week) but I would love to be able to run a mile!

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    I Love Walking!! It is awesome that you add the resistance with the hills and inclines too!!! emoticon Good Job!
    1824 days ago
    Way to go on trying some jogging. Slow and steady wins the race and I bet you may be running a 5k before you know it!
    1826 days ago
    1826 days ago
    You can do anything you set your mind to. Need to come walk with you again soon. Been lazy this week and only walked total of 4 miles. Got to get some in this weekend.
    1827 days ago
  • LHLADY517
    You might look at some of Jessica Smith's walking workouts on Youtube and she just released a walking DVD. I've walked away over 80 pounds and I must say her walking workouts use muscles I didn't know I had.
    1827 days ago
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