5/12/08

Walking the distance...

So I decided not to run tonight. My Achilles is really bothering me - it even hurts to touch it - and I would rather not risk hurting it any more than it already is.

However, I am finding that keeping it moving keeps it feeling good. So I did go for a nice brisk 30 minute walk.

This time of year, when I get outside and take a few minutes to really see what is out there, I am reminded of what a beautiful place I live in. 30 minutes took me past one lake, once river, through some beautiful woods and a gorgeous park. Everything was quiet and still (aside from the woman who felt the need to discuss her dog's BMs and their frequency). Even the black flies and mosquitoes stayed away.

I am truly blessed.

5 comments:

Jessi said...

Good for you! Don't push it, if you hurt yourself you're all done! Setting limits is the way to go...

Your area is indeed beautiful. I don't get up there much, but we should try to do so more often...

Cray and Bickford Family said...

The Achilles feels great today - no problems. My thighs are another story. When it hurts to sit down (not the actual sitting but going from standing to sitting) on the toilet...there is a problem :)

We should plan a day when Rich and Nicki and you and Aaron come to town! We should do lunch and the beach - or lunch AT the beach!

Nicki said...

that sounds like fun to me Erica! And I know what you mean- though I am not walking all these active wii games are a killer on the arms--- but less batwings right?

Cray and Bickford Family said...

BATWINGS!!

You know, they say that the camera adds 10lbs...I saw that this weekend and I think it was ALL "BATWINGS"! EEEWWWW!

Nicki said...

lol I could take flight! I think if I do the couch to 5k I need to bring hand weights.... OMG I am an old lady- power walks with hand weights.... shoot me now