Monday, April 12, 2010

Making Walking an Event

Tonight was beautiful! The sun was shining, flowers and trees are blooming and there was a nice gentle breeze. I couldn't wait to get somewhere to walk.

After I got home and changed my clothes, I was losing my momentum. I did not want to walk in the neighborhood or at Antrim. I've done the laps on those routes so many times, I knew I would do just one and quit. I would have walked to the library, but I noticed that sidewalks are being installed! Woo hoo! The section I walk along Lane Road is finally getting sidewalks! Though that is good news, I didn't want to walk near the wet cement.

So, I decided to make tonight's walk feel more like an event. I went all the way to Sharon Woods park. It is one of my favorite parks and it is beautiful year round.

Unfortunately, the traffic to the park was horrible. (There is a lot less traffic when I can leave earlier.) It took forever to get there, but it was worth it. It was as pretty as I expected and it smelled wonderful. I love flowering trees.

I definitely made the right decision. I walked 4 miles tonight and it felt great!

I am still struggling during the first 2 miles of most walks. If I had not planned to walk a 4-mile loop, I might have quit early. After those 2 miles, I was warmed up and felt great. Thank goodness my favorite distance is the half marathon!


ddkverhill said...

I sent an email to you at - not sure if you still use that email address. I couldn't find another way to contact you.

Cindi said...

I just sent you an e-mail. Thanks!