Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Walking in Monday's Heat

After a weekend of overindulging (food and drink), I decided I needed more than just a 30-min walk. My plan was to walk for an hour in our neighborhood hitting every single cul-de-sac and at the same time try not to repeat any of my route. Though hot, it ended up being a really good walk!

I felt strong and maintained a good pace but didn't push too hard because of the heat and humidity. As I reached the next to the last cul-de-sac, I said hello to one of my neighbors. He took one look at me and said, "I hope you're going to get some water!" He was right -- I was heading for my house to grab the water bottle sitting in my driveway as soon as I finished the circle.

As I finished my planned route, I had not yet walked a full hour! Woo hoo! So I kept going farther down the block.

According to my saved map on Map My Walk, I had walked a little farther than 4 miles. Though I have been faster lately, I'm pretty happy. I was not walking for speed and the heat prevented walking harder. And I felt great the entire rest of the day while shopping for a refrigerator and a stove.

Though I have several routes saved on Map My Walk, it can be a little temperamental and twitchy. I've heard that other mapping web sites are better. I just have not tried any others yet.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

USATF MapIt is pretty good.