My knee has been bothering me this past week, more so when I use my
elliptical. When I first started this new WOL I would have just taken a
week or two vacation from using it. Now, however, I found myself very
reluctant to not do some sort of exercise. Even though I hate going
outdoors, I decided that perhaps going for a nice brisk walk might be a
So on the way home from work I stopped at Walmart and got a cheapo
pedometer, under 4 bucks. I got home at midnight (I work second shift),
changed clothes, strapped on my new pedometer, and headed towards
downtown De Soto. I planned to walk about a half hour, and hoped to get
over a mile in.
Well, I did walk for about 35 minutes. If my cheapo pedometer is to
be believe, I came in at just under a mile and half. But I have to say,
I was honestly surprised at how hard it was to walk that long in one
stretch! I've been staying on my elliptical for about 40 minutes a day,
and I thought that walking would be much easier than that. But it
seemed that somehow I was working different muscles somehow or
something, because I could really feel it in calves by the time I got
home. I was also sweating and out of breath a bit. Nothing I couldn't
handle, you understand. But it really did feel like I was doing
something. I didn't really realize that walking would affect me so
much. It didn't seem to aggravate my knee like the machine does. I'll
be taking a walk tomorrow when I get home as well.
So, is walking for this amount of time and distance likely to be
doing me any good, or am I just being overly hopeful?