Friday, May 11, 2018
My daily dog walking mileage is getting back up toward my normal average, though it is still only just over 6 miles a day for this month. I usually manage to maintain 6 miles a day average throughout the winter, but I also cater to the whims of the Cooper-dog, and he wasn’t feeling it this year... so we only averaged 3.6 miles a day in January! I averaged more solo, after or before walking him... but I missed our long rambling walks. (Though, I don’t remember falling on the ice this year, which is a nice benefit of sticking close to home.).
Normally, I join the local gym in November for a three month membership... but I did not this winter... I was feeling a little bit too tired and sick to justify the expense to myself. Instead I ran or walked outside. The quiet helps me. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy going to the gym when I am not feeling sick, but when I am ill? I have to get out into the moving air. Since I still have full mobility (despite the pain) in my legs I want to take advantage while I can... while still acknowledging my limitations. No more 30-40 mile 1-day hikes for me!
I am okay with 6-7 miles a day with the dog, and one or two solo walks or runs, plus my yoga... though I do need to reincorporate some ST back into my routine. I am getting softer. (Though not really heavier)