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Old 08-30-2006, 11:32 AM   #2
alinnell
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I am so envious of you! I miss walking my dogs. I have to get up before 5:00 AM in order to get myself ready for the day and get my DD to school before 7:00 for her first class and then get myself to work.

I used to walk almost every morning after dropping the kids off at school, but then, I wasn't working then.

If I were you, I'd try to stay at the 2 mile mark for the entire week (or possibly less) until you've built up the stamina to go longer. I think it's just your body saying that you're doing too much too soon. When I started walking, I started with 2 miles per day 3 days a week and within a month I had worked up to 4 miles a day 5 days a week. (BTW--I did get a walk in this past weekend, and I was sore for two days!!! I need to get back in shape and I've only been not walking since the hot humid days of summer hit here in May.)

Good luck!
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