Last week was a bad week for me on several accounts. Stressors…there have been a lot of stressors in my life. Unfortunately, I let that stress interrupt the progress I’d been making with my walking routine.
Anyway, this morning I was determined to get back on track (pun intended!).
I finally figured out how to download a walking cd onto my mp3 player. I had purchased “You on a Walk” a couple of years ago, and had never used it. Today, I did. The cd has a 30-minute walk with music. The songs change pace so that you get a fast-paced workout in 30 minutes. Luckily, I was in the marching band in high school, so I can keep up with the beat on almost any music. Unfortunately, I kept counting “1,2,3,4 – 1,2,3,4” in my head as I walked. Those of you who were in band will know what I mean.
The music was what I’d call 60’s beach-party style, with a little classical thrown in for the warm up and cool down. It made me sweat! It made me change my walking pattern during the really fast songs. To keep up, I had to take shorter steps, which used different muscles. Think race-walking. That’s what I was doing.
It was great!