I can’t begin to tell you how much better I feel the past couple of weeks in a physical sense. Well, yes I can. Between the walking and the apple cider vinegar I’ve been taking twice a day, I’m feeling stronger in parts of my body where I had been weak, and it’s had a noticeable effect on my daily personal attitude.
On Saturday, I walked 1.36 miles around my complex in the early morning. My more current goal is to find a route around my neighborhood closest to a one-mile distance and keep doing that until I can go that distance with ease. The object is kind of a reverse “Price Is Right” contest – to find the route closest to a mile going over a mile. A route going 0.88 miles won’t do, but a route going 1.05 would.
In my first few walks, I found such a route thanks to the Walkmeter app for the iPhone. This is a task Google Maps isn’t really good at because their estimates only give you mileage in tenths of a mile. I needed something a little bit more precise, because a route that measures 0.9 miles, for example, could be 0.86 miles, or it could be 0.94. Such errors would add up with time.
Google Earth would also work, after a lot of mouse clicks. I find the “trial and error” of walking different paths to be the best approach – plus, you get some exercise out of the deal to go with it, and that’s not a bad thing.