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Winter mileage

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)
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    The last couple of days, I haven’t been feeling up to snuff. I went outside every couple of hours and marched around and around the yard. That way, I could get in 20 to 30 minutes at a time, but still able to go back inside if I needed the, er, facilities. The pups wandered about, wondering why they were being kept in the yard, and why I was going around in zig-zags!
    192 days ago
    Nice job balancing needs while still taking care of yourself!
    193 days ago
  • _CYNDY55_
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    193 days ago
    Mobility is SUCH a blessing!

    Almost hard to remember what a feat is was for us to just get up off the couch, maybe taking months to get all the way up to a 5k. Now you blow through that twice a day, friend!

    You are amazing!
    193 days ago
  • MBPP50
    emoticon You are doing great. You are doing the best you can within your limitations. emoticon
    194 days ago
    Winters ALWAYS do a number on exercise schedules. You will be right back on track now that the weather is getting warmer. I for one, am happy you are no longer doing those crazy LONG walks, runs, hikes...they were over the top and not even what I consider healthy. You can drive the body too much you know dear Chandra and you were really driving!

    Once again your Coop knew best and rebelled against the hardcore routine and showed you what healthy looks like. Actually, 6 or 7 miles is very hearty for exercise. I'm so proud that you have realized this and are doing fine. I sometimes jump rope which crams a WHOLE lot of exercise into short spurt timeframes and it helps me feel accomplished. emoticon

    I'm so happy you didn't fall during the winter..that could have set your exercise routine WAYYY back so keeping your limbs healthy is a good thing.

    Enjoy your warmer weather...it is hotter than Hades already here in FL. All I can say is UGGGHHH! I wish we could travel back and forth like so many snowbirds do to reap the best weather of both places...their home and their winter home. But things are what they are and I'm happy overall.

    194 days ago
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