I’ve been obsessed with many things lately:
All of this obsessing is quite a drag! So tonight I did something different.
I went for a walk…just for the sake of walking.
I didn’t wear my heart rate monitor. I didn’t look once at my Garmin. And I didn’t worry about how fast (or slow) I was going. I just walked.
I logged a nice & easy 2.10 miles in just over 37 minutes. That’s a 17:39 average pace. I’m certainly not breaking any land-speed records for walking.
But you know what? I actually enjoyed myself. I enjoyed the scenery as the sun was setting. I said hello to everyone I saw out on the road. I stopped to help a lady look for her lost cat. (Sadly, no dice there.)
I think I’m going to make this a habit – taking “easy” walks without my HRM & without watching my pace. Hell, I’m only 5 minutes slower per mile than I was when I was running. And frankly, I’d rather be 5 minutes slower if it means I actually enjoy myself again. I don’t need to obsess about getting faster now that I’m not able to run anymore.
I’ll still wear my HRM when I’m cycling and during spin classes. And I’m sure eventually I’ll strap that HRM on and watch my pace while I walk.
But for now I’m going to walk for the sake of walking. Just to be out there moving. A mile is a mile. Movement is movement. And right now *that* is what I need to be focusing on.
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