My first "injury" was a nasty blister on the bottom of my small toe on my left foot. A couple of days after that popped up I had a medical pedicure and the lady decided to pop the blister and pour
My second "injury" was the arch on my right foot. Thought I was starting with plantar fasciitis, but it seems to have calmed down.
After that I have had various muscle strains in my legs, which come and go.
My biggest downfall is thinking I can walk more than I can, when in fact all I end up doing is hurting myself. I also did not use the correct walking shoes to start with. I ended up buying a pair of these walking shoes:
They are fine but I am still wearing them in, so not 100% perfect at the moment.
Then due to the weather I have got sun burnt. I have also had more mosquito bites this year than in past years, as my main walk is first thing in the morning to try and beat the heat and if it's damp out that's when all the biting insects are around.
I go for one long walk in the morning just after 6am of around 3 miles which takes around an hour. Then I do one or two shorter walks during the day depending on how much time I have and also what the weather is like. My "goal" is to have logged between 4 - 5 miles on my FitBit every day. Some days I do a lot less other days I do more. I vary my walks every day, so I don't get bored.
This is one of the hills I walk up most days:
As per my FitBit it's equivalent to climbing 6 floors in a building?
Yesterday was a good walking day as I had three good walks and logged the following:
- Miles walked: 7.53
- Steps: 17,770
- Minutes exercised: 131
- Floors climbed: 34
Today, I may not do any, who knows!! I do what I feel like doing.
Here is a link to an interesting article that asks, Walking For Exercise: Is it enough by itself?
Tomorrow I'll tell you what benefits I have noticed due to my walking.
(I am struggling with the editing on this post, tomorrow's should be back to normal, I hope!)