I just finished a one hour, twenty-two minute walk. This brings me to thirteen days in a row that I ran, walked or rode my bike at least one hour every day. I am doing this to stay in shape during the hot, humid weather and lose a little weight so I am ready to step up the running when at the end of the summer. Also I would like to run a 13.1 or 26.2 marathon in the fall.
Last night I went for a 2.5 mile walk which puts me over the 500 mile total for running,walking and bicycling as follows:
Running 280 Walking 121 Bicycle 101
The above totals are a little light, I am finding out, since I got my Garmin Forerunner 305 last week. Some of the trails I run/walk/bike I estimated on the low side.
I am the caretaker for my elderly mother. Last night I had to admit her to the hospital and did not get home until late and almost missed my planned walk. However JoAnne said she would go for a walk with me and saved the day! When I woke up today I had a little pain in my back which may have been from trying to pick up my mom last night. I did my Tai Chi, including the warm up and afterwards I did a quick Yoga for runner's routine; back feel fine! Although Tai Chi took me 7 months of 2 to 3 sessions a week at class it was worth it. As a fellow Tai Chi practitioner once told me "it is a good thing to own, once you learn it you have a valuable skill for life"!
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I am a 62 year old father of two grown children living with my wife. We try to live a healthy low stress lifestyle. I practice daily Tai Chi, run, bicycle commute and hike in my effort to stay healthy.