This is my taper week before the Indy Mini Marathon, so I should not be walking fast or hard. Today, I just could not help it -- I walked hard and strong for about 50 min. It felt great! All this after I have not slept well in two nights. (I hate when I don't sleep.)
Part of the reason it felt so great to walk tonight is that I've been fighting a fatigue for a couple of weeks. The first few miles of my training walks have been really hard! But tonight I had none of that -- I felt great from the first step!
It's odd that after days of not sleeping, this is when I feel great walking!