11 June 2016

Today will be amazing

This is another thing I have to do, decide that the day will be amazing.

Woke this morning with a good attitude and feeling really good. Been up for about an hour and I'm getting ready to head out on my walk. Want to get it done before it gets really hot. Going to be productive today and get things done. So have a fabulous day.

After my walk: After I wrote this I headed out for my morning walk. My plan when I left was to do the college loop, which is a little over 2 miles. Takes me about 50 minutes to complete it. As I was doing the loop I started to notice a couple of things. First, for the last few months, within about 10-15 minutes of starting a walk, my hips and low back would begin to hurt. The pain would increase until it was about 8 on a scale of 10. I would then have to sit for a few minutes to relieve the pain. After that I was usually fine. That didn't happen today. I noticed that I had zero pain so I decided to keep walking. Instead of heading home after the college, I headed into town to Haiku Road and took that loop. I did start to feel some low back pain towards the end of my walk, but my hips never hurt. Another thing I noticed. I have been battling plantar for over a year now and I didn't get any heel pain until right near the end of my walk. I also noticed that my calves are feeling muscular - don't know what else to call it. I can feel the muscles in my calves getting tight as I walk and then loosening up the more I go. So, bottom line, today was an amazing, almost pain free walk, and I love it. I noticed something years ago that I think I had forgotten. As you get into shape, things hurt. My feet will hurt, my back will hurt, my legs, my arms, whatever. But things will hurt. As I get into more shape the hurt will go away and I will start to feel stronger. If I stop working out, things start to hurt again opposite of the way they hurt when I started working out. So if I started working out and my feet hurt, then my back hurt, then my calves hurt. If I stop working out my calves will hurt first, then my back, and then my feet. It is like my body is undoing all the good that was done to it. It's just been so long since I was in such bad shape that I had forgotten the progression. Needless to say, I'm feeling amazing.

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