Sunday, April 6, 2008

Winter Returns

I walked 5 miles this morning in the snow and this evening, I tried running. It wasn't as slippery as I thought it would be. I figured that this was about the last day to get in some distance. Everything I've read has suggested moderate runs for the last week before "a run". I know that it's only three miles and a bit but I haven't entered anything resembling exercise in over 25 years so it's a big deal for me. I'm still recuperating from my last trip to Barrow. Didn't get enough exercise in and ate too much (as usual). Since I'm heading up there again, I really need to come up with a strategy to cope. Just because it's "all you can eat" I shouldn't consider it a challenge or a command. I'm hoping that things will be so busy and hectic that there just won't be time.

I noticed that my lower legs are sore this evening and all I can attribute it to is uncertain footing due to the snow. It wasn't to slippery but my footing was rarely as secure as usual. Normally, I can relax once I get going but wasn't able to do that this evening. I hope things clear up by next Saturday. 26k steps today to make up for the lax day yesterday.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Richard.
Re "all you can eat," do they have small plates, like dessert or salad plates? Use a small plate for your main meal. And make a point of leaving some of everything. That may not be a problem for you, but I'm in the habit of finishing everything on my plate, just because it's there.
Wendy (not blogging yet)

RichardM said...

Good idea. I usually get a large bowl for salad and a plate but maybe I'll start taking small bowl for entree. Thank you for the suggestion.