|The sky really was as blue as my SUV this morning.|
Today's exercise report: With my earbuds, hoodie (it was chilly with a biting wind), new brace, and new shoes I head out onto the track. Start to 1/4th mile marker - walking, striding a little faster as I go. 1/4th mile marker to approx 1/16th mile or so (remember I'm starting out new & my body isn't new) - a slow, easy, short jog. This first jogging segment was easier (finally) than last week. Back to brisk walking, noticed brace wasn't exactly where I placed it when I started. Stopped briefly to adjust it and lose some time. Back to brisk walking and the wind blows my earbuds out of my ears (really?). Nearly to 1/2 mile marker tried to see my phone screen to change music (no I don't have a playlist yet - it's on my to-do list) and realized I'm off the walking trail & nearly into the ditch (thank goodness no one was close by). It was also time to fix that knee brace for real. At this point I accidently stopped the stopwatch timing my jog/walk (didn't realize until I was finished). Continued on. A little way past 1/2 mile marker I jog another short section that went pretty well (knee brace and earbuds stayed put). Brisk walking finished my one mile.
|After excercise snacks - water to wash it all down.|
The good that resulted from all this:
*I completed my exercise for the day
*my pedometer already reads 1.67 miles for today
*I've had 3 servings of fruit (including breakfast) and 16 oz of water
*my knee brace (when placed correctly) really helped my knee feel more stable
*I have a new experience to share on my blog
*I have energy
*Its not even lunch time & I've accomplished more than I expected
I really don't care for running/jogging (was required with different activities throughout my life - I'm just not a runner), but I like the results of it. I'll never run a marathon (or even 1/2 marathon, but if I could run/walk a 5K that would be a great accomplishment for me. Oh and losing my last 5 to 7 pounds would be nice too. I'll keep you posted.