According to the book, this week I should be out walking 4 days, 30 minutes per day, at the same pace as last week (17-20 min mile). I'm walking at a little bit better clip than that, which will make next week a bit easier.
It looks like I will be entering the world of marital marathoning. Jim has decided to join me in my madness. We shall see if time permits. Last time he ran into hip problems but that was probably due to skipping through portions of the preliminary training..tsk, tsk..and his skeletal system just wasn't properly readied for the task. He didn't do Week One with me this time, but when he was in Chicago last week, he did a bit of walking around town. Now we just have to find a good time to do this every day.
Lest I get cushy, there is a fresh dusting of snow on the ground to slog through, it's 38 degrees, and there is an 80% chance of freezing drizzle. Oh goody, optimum training weather! I would zip out and go now before the heavens burst forth, but I have to start school with the girls soon and there is no one here to watch Carrie anyway. I'll get out there later. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night....
If you're having trouble sticking to any kind of exercise program, you might consider getting a copy of the book listed to the right, and jump in to train. There is something about exercise with a specific, large, seemingly unattainable goal attached that kind of keeps you going. Once you flap your gums about it to someone else, then you actually have to follow through with it. This is a GOOD thing (really).