Friday, January 23, 2015

#FitReaders: Weekly Check-in January 23

So, while the week didn't start off too great, it sure did end great. I realized that I have only 7 weeks until my 1/2 marathon...EEK!!! Yes, I've been walking all along, but I haven't really done any distance walks and I desperately needed to get a new pairs of kicks! I did my first training walk - just over 5 miles, but using my old sneakers and boy could I feel it in my knees! But, I didn't want to push it, not having done any significant distances in a while. I have to say - I felt pretty good! Now if I can just keep up this momentum...I'm getting really excited for the race!!!

Here's how my week went:  

Jan 17:  rest day (3310 steps)
Jan 18:  rest day (2933 steps)
Jan 19:  30 minute walk outdoor (6061 steps)
Jan 20:  rest day (3013 steps)

Jan 21:  45 minute indoor walking (12,108 steps)
Jan 22:  45 minute indoor walking (11,859 steps)
Jan 23:  Training walk - 5.33 miles (20,430 steps)


Audiobooks listened to this week: Dust to Dust by Tami Hoag narrated by David Colacci.
How did your week go? You can find this week's link-up here.



  1. All the best for that training, and a good solid walk on 23rd. that's 8.5 km - had to go and translate for myself!

    1. Thanks! I'm not too worried - just need to get some distance walks in before the race and I'll be fine!

  2. Good luck with the training and I am sure you will do fine. I hate having to break in new shoes, especially for walking. I wish they came broken in already lol. Have a great week!

    1. Thanks! Having done 2 last year, I know what to expect. I just need to get a few distance walks in and I'll be fine. Yeah - breaking in new shoes is a pain, but walking in them is so much more comfortable!

  3. Over 5 miles is a great walk! I got new walking shoes last fall, and they're so comfy & easy on my heels. Have a great week! =)

    1. Yes - it's amazing how much of a difference new shoes makes! I did the 5 mile walk with the old sneakers and my knees were killing me, which is how I knew I had to get the new shoes immediately. Just walking around the house in the shoes and I can feel the difference!

  4. I've trained with a pair of really old shoes before, and my back started to hurt. I had finally chucked those and got new ones. Training with a good pair of shoes makes all the difference. Awesome job this week!


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