Saturday, March 26, 2011
And Training For The Walk Begins
This past week was Spring Break - a good time to get back into walking and to start training for the Avon Rocky Mountain Walk in June.
I managed to get in 14.03 miles this week. Not bad, but if I'm going to do a marathon and a half, I need to up my mileage. It's true that walking, even just around the neighborhood adds considerably to the fatigue brought on by the radiation. But it's a good fatigue. It's a productive one. I know that the fatigue brought on by the radiation is also a good one - in that it's my body forcing me to rest so it can heal. But feeling tired because I chose to be active feels so much better than just being tired from the treatments - I guess because it's my choice. It's also good for me. I also feel it will eventually help me get my energy back.
This week, on Monday, I hiked around Ute Valley Park with a good friend and clocked 4.36 miles. On Wednesday, I hiked around Fox Run Park by myself. Even though my horrible sense of direction got me lost, I still managed to clock 2.6 miles before finding my car. Today, Tony and hiked around the Air Force Academy. We started out on one trail and switched to another one. Even though I ended up falling on my butt, I think I may have found a trail that will help me train for going up Pike's Peak. But first I must get a good pair of hiking shoes.
I'm tired, but I feel good and I'm hoping I'll sleep like a calm baby tonight!