Sunday, March 01, 2009

Walks this Week

I keep thinking that just blogging when I walk is pretty boring. (To you the readers, not me.) But here I go again with another walking update.

Wednesday was a beautiful late winter day! It was sunny, temps were in the 50s and Deb and I walked for about 3 miles along the river. We didn't walk too hard, but we were using good racewalking form. Because of other commitments, it has been very difficult to get out walking enough. In fact, it may have been two months since I walked with Deb. Walking with a good friend just makes my day and since we had not seen each other in a while we had PLENTY to talk about!

I didn't get out to "walk" again until today. (I wasn't able to meet with the Buckeye Striders yesterday. Darn!) Weekends get busy and I had errands to run as well as the need to walk. So I reverted to my old habit of walking to the library. Haven't done it in a while and it felt good! I dropped off a bunch of books and picked up some new ones. I tried to hurry, so I have no idea if the new books will even be any good. The only bad part was the wind had picked up and it was in my face for most of the way home. I did bring my gator just in case, and I definitely needed it. It was sunny and much warmer on my way there.

I can't believe I have to keep reminding myself of this. I ALWAYS feel better--mentally and physically--when I'm walking regularly. I don't know what more I can say!

I gave up Diet Coke for Lent. I can't believe I did it again considering how hard it was last year! I'm not sure if it is my addiction to the caffeine that is the problem, or just the taste of DC. Other beverages are just not cutting it! The good news is, since I do drink so much of it, and other pops don't do much for me, I should save a ton of money by drinking more water. (I know, I know. I should do it anyway.)


Joan said...

How nice to see the Walk! blog. I am a walking photo blogger. Each time I go out I bring back a picture or two to post. I am fortunate to live in Charleston, one of the best walking towns.

Walk on!

Anonymous said...

Cindi, I traveled from Kentucky (where I live) to Columbus last weekend for a social event. Since my marathon training schedule called for an 18-mile LSD workout, I went to the Olentangy River Multi-Use Trail. I started near OSU and went north to the northern terminus and then back to OSU. I thought about you and then had to chuckle at the thought of Speedo-Man. I really enjoyed my first time on this trail. You are very fortunate to have this wonderful asset in your back yard. Dan

Cindi said...

Hey Dan,

It's a great trail, isn't it? I love walking there except lately I won't go alone. But you did go right by the lake I always walk around.

I love the fact you were thinking about Speedo man! Unfortunately, I see him at a park on the Scioto River.

I hope you enjoyed Columbus.


Cindi said...

Hi Joan,

What's the address of your blog? I'd love to see it!

I have been trying to take a camera with me more often, but I hate having to carry it.