I've Got the Time, So....
"Roller-bladers approach with arms swinging to and fro"
I enjoyed a very pleasant 5-mile walk yesterday on the Terry Fox Pathway. It generally follows the Thames River toward Springbank Park and I often see a few 'regulars', including walkers, roller-bladers, cyclists and troops of Canadian geese.
A couple of times I was tempted to break into a shuffle, which I did with success (for a short distance, e.g., 50 to 100 metres, every quarter mile on Sunday and Monday. But I resisted the temptation. I have the time to slowly and gradually build my base or foundation for longer-distance walking (aka hiking a longer way than I do now) or short- to long-distance running. So, I'm taking my time.
"After a walk-a-shuffle I add an S to my records, as above.
Oh yeah, I like keeping track of the details"
Benefits associated with walking on a regular basis:
Photo credit - Your Body on Walking
Note what the poster above says about longevity: "75 minutes a week of brisk walking can add almost 2 years to your life."
I'm thinking, I'm already walking 75 minutes per day. Therefore, perhaps I can add 7 x 2 = 14 years to my life. Something more to think about while out on the Terry Fox Pathway : )
By the Numbers:
Yesterday I completed number 23 in a set of 90 walks that 'may' include a bit of shuffling.
I've averaged over 30 miles per week for the last 2 months.
I feel there is no need to increase my weekly average while increasing the amount of shuffling.
Time to save up $150 for new running shoes.
Photos from along the way:
Hairy woodpecker gives me the once-over, one block from home"
Please link to GREAT Comeback - Starts with a Base 1