Monday, April 26, 2010
Instead of going to the gym the other day, I went for a "Power Hour" walk with my husband. It's been a while since I actually power-walked. Here's what happened:
1. I witnessed a sunset.
2. I smelled stinky manure.
3. My feet hurt, because I wore the wrong socks.
4. I saw a really cute dachshund puppy.
5. I spent some quality, walk-and-talk therapy time with my hubby.
6. I text-messaged my daughter about 10 times.
7. I sang with a robin.
8. I decided I need new "walking shoes" because my feet hurt.
9. I did my stretches when I got back.
10. I took off my socks and saw I had a really huge blister on the bottom on my left foot (ouch!).
All-in-all it was a good, productive work-out. We walked about 4.5 kilometers. I liked it way more than going to the gym (except for the smelly manure and blister). You just don't get all this variety at the gym. The doctor recommends I walk for 30 minutes a day. I wondered if I walked for 3.5 hours once a week would that count? (after my blister has healed). I can't believe I got blisters from walking for one hour. On the bright side, I did get some exercise and fresh air.
What can you do in a "Power Hour"?