I LOVE walking.
There is no reason for me to walk - other than I discovered during quarantine it is my FAVORITE exercise, and it works. I was walking 5 -7 miles a day...and then....caregiving, winter, planter fasciitis interrupted my routine. I finished the winter on the bike and elliptical.
I like getting OUTSIDE to work out. I like seeing the area I live in. I enjoy getting further and further from home...on my feet. I enjoy to the time to think, pray, connect with others, and polo with friends. I listen to podcasts and music.
Last fall at this spot a gal stopped and gave me a ride up the road as there was a mama and baby moose who did not intend to let me pass. LOL
And so...in May I began to gingerly start walking - and I discovered my feet still hurt, but no worse. I also added to my routine of rolling my foot on a frozen water bottle, stretches...but stretches AFTER HOT WATER soaks...and things are slowly improving. I hope.
I started walking 1/2 a mile....it was a big day when I walked 2 miles. Today I walked 4.36 miles. I had a yearly goal of walking 1000 miles. I may make it even though I was totally sidelined in Jan/Feb.
I go after I drop Alex at work at 0500. It's warmed up enough that I can shed the coat, hat and gloves. I had dreams of catching the sunrise and that worked for about a week. NOW the sun is rising at 4:12 a.m. and setting at 11:41 p.m. I have accepted it will be a rare sunrise walk for me. LOL BUT this is still worth getting up early to see....and at 0500 most of the crazies haven't let their dogs out to run wild in "the country."
Walking Total - 460.51 miles/1000 miles
I had terrible plantar fascitis. I'm on my feet eight hours a day. I found Brooks Adrenaline sneakers have completely healed my feet. They don't allow your feet to over-pronate, yet they are very cushiony. $130 a pair, but so worth every penny.
Thanks for the recommendation, Yvonne.
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