Today is Day 7. I have tried to get one of those widget things onto this blog without any success. I managed to make the thing but how to publish it here when it is somewhere else is a mystery! I still cannot get my picture up either. One day I will get the newly created countdowner and I won't have to keep on saying this is Day ---!
The scale told me that I weighed 65.1kg this morning. Sure - I'll take that with a pinch of salt. Considering the fact that water weighs so much I could theoretically gain or lose half a kilogram overnight and it would be nothing but a change in hydration levels. Ho-hum, just stick to the plan and do not be distracted by minor details.
When I first started walking, I was walking about 3 to 6 km per week. This week I walked/ran 93.6kms! My slogan is: Slower, further, longer. In the beginning I kept it slow, walked further distances and spent more and more time exercising. I did not care that I went as slowly as a snail, I just did it every day.
Now that I have improved basic health, fitness and endurance levels I notice that I go a little faster every day but I still only stick to what is comfortable. Every now and then I cannot stop myself from running over the limits for short bursts just for the sheer joy of it. Small pushes when exercising regularly are good to improve aerobic fitness but I still do not overdo it and the result is that I never have stiff, lactic acid filled muscles that are too sore to move.
Every now and then, on my daily walk/run I see the odd person on an exercise 'spurt'. I know that they are on a spurt because they usually appear on the road the day after some holiday, they are overweight, breathless, going much too fast and I never see them again. Exercise for these people must be agony, I want to tell them to SLOW DOWN and that gently does it but I don't suppose they would listen to me. A pity that, they would end up enjoying exercise.