October 19, 2010

You will not fricking believe what I'm into now...

mall walking.

ftw? yes, mall walking. Who knew that an entire counter culture existed within your suburban mall from before 8 a.m. until the "real" shoppers arrive at 10:00? I know!

Here's how it happened:

felt like death
decided to try one more time for life
started walking
decided to walk a 5K in the fall
got cold in Atlanta
looked for inside, closeby place to walk
went to mall
found 50 other people walking there
askd how long a lap around was
started walking
still walking.

That's pretty much it.

I passed my first elder mall walker today. I have been left in the dust by ladies who have to be approaching 100 and men with walkers. But not today; today was a mighy day. I passed one of them.

I'm comin' for them and they know it.

just wait.

2 comments:

mcdtracy said...

you can save yourself a lot of time with one simple tactic:

stairs

It doesn't matter how many there are in a sequence... just find some and go up and down for some period of time: like 2 minutes to start.

The rest, read, sleep... and repeat.

Take accurate records of the number of stairs and the time you invest on them. Eventually, you'll start fix some of the parameters and go for improved "scores" to show yourself proof of your success as a healthy animal.

It might save you the trip to the mall.

Just look for the closest stairs and take a watch.

A step stool can do in the pinch or a ladder too.

The effort top raise your own weigth 8-0 inches is worth dozens of walking steps.

The only danger is if you have bad knees.

mcdtracy said...

Ah yes. And blog about the experience or the things you think about while "stairing".

Don't make me beg.