What about Walking and Running?

First off, running is hard on the knees and hips.  I ran for years, sometimes six miles a day and then I began to develop all the “wear-and-tear” symptoms.  I now favor walking and deep breathing.

Remember the key is to gradually make your body adjust to the new routine. You can’t go from sitting on the couch all day to running a marathon overnight.  But a friend of mine does turn couch potatoes into marathoners in 40 weeks.  If you would like to become a marathoner, just tell them Pops and Pat sent you.

If you would just like to walk around the neighborhood, here’s how to do it:

  1. Buy quality walking shoes.  The shoes should be both sturdy and comfortable.
  2. Plan on exercising every other day.  When we say “the next day”, it means the next scheduled day.
  3. The first day, walk halfway to the nearest intersection from your house and back again.
  4. Continue for two days.
  5. Next walk all the way to the intersection and back.
  6. Continue for two days.
  7. Next walk halfway to the furthest intersection and back.
  8. Continue for two days.
  9. Next walk all the way to the furthest intersection and back.
  10. Continue for two days.
  11. Next walk to the nearest intersection then to the furthest intersection and back to your house.
  12. Continue for two days.
  13. Next walk to the furthest intersection then to the nearest intersection then to the house then to the nearest intersection and back.
  14. Continue for two days.
  15. Now go to the nearest intersection, the furthest intersection, the house, back to the furthest intersection and back to the house.
  16. Continue for two days.

By now you are ready to make a lap from intersection to intersection twice and then back to the house.  After that, you are ready to circle the block.

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