That is where I am now. Last weekend of big walks until THE WALK. I feel like I can do it now ( but no I’m not packed yet ), and I am mentally prepared. It is sort of constantly hovering in my mind. I’m making list in my brain and checking things off. making decisions. Planning all my next steps, so on the day of the walk ( which starts at an hour when I can’t even see yet ) I just have to walk . ( or as al the promo and safety videos say ‘walk and pee’ ) .
This weekend was hard. I don’t know why. I walked 12 on Saturday and 7 on sunday. I got blisters for the first time on sunday . I was intensely cranky on Saturday .
things that I am guessing were part of the problem
1) I did not sleep well on friday
2) on Saturday I did not get to go my planned route ( there was a body in the river ) so I had to walk back past my house in order hit 12 miles ( I had hoped for 14) .
3) it was a spare the air week – and even though it was officially over , I think the effects linger
4) on sunday the trail breeze was minimal.
5) my feet felt tender after sunday I think that means new socks.
6) I had stuff going on that didn’t want to miss saturday night and sunday afternoon.
7) not sure I had the right food saturday
Now I did the walking, but there are a few things I think I need to do :
Walk more 6 to 8 mile walks – time wise that means 90 to 120 minutes of brisk walking maybe up to 180 at a slow pace ( for 8 miles)
right now a nap sounds better
here is where life is starting to get interesting
Tuesday 3 miles Easy walking
Wednesday 15 minutes Moderate cross-training
Thursday 5 miles Moderate walking
Friday 30 minutes Easy cross-training
Saturday 6 miles Easy walking
Sunday 5 miles Easy walking
last week I walked about 19 miles. I haven’t really checked the schedual to see where I am vs the trainning schedual for a few weeks. And i am not so sure this was a good week to check it. – mostly because a longer walk Sat and Sunday just doesn’t work for me – I work on Saturday.
the current plan for this week has me at 18 -20 miles. One day with a 6 mile walk one day with two three mile walks. Plus some gardening hours. there is room to get the 22 miles in – just not sure I can fit another longer walk in ( over 4 Miles). I guess this means next week i start on a tighter schedule. ( with more stuff on the calander) .
my friends G , and L who just fought it off, and J who survived two bouts of breast cancer before 50 – one without insurance.
My friend C’s mother.
For P , who is male.
For M and B , board members at my library in Ct. They found out about the same time. M survived , B did not.
and for a lot of other people that have had various cancers – because I hope reseach for one cancer with help us with all cancers.