Two days in a row!
We were unable to start last week as planned due to first me being sick, then Z-boy being sick, but Tuesday and today, Z-boy and I have been walking to school. He loves it!!!! So much, in fact, that he wants to walk home from the bus stop in the afternoon too!
The school is 1.2 miles from our house, of which probably .85 is hill. Big hill. San Francisco-type hill. This is a hilly town, but there are few hills that garner as much respect as this one. Lucky Z-boy... his part is all downhill. Sure, the shins are a little achy, but he's bopping along as much vertically as horizontally, so it doesn't affect him quite the same way. But after I drop him off at the school grounds, I get to go UPHILL.
Yesterday, I had to stop twice to catch my breath and sit on a wall until my heart slowed down. By the time I got home, I was wringing wet with sweat and shakey. I then sat on my bed, drank water and zoned out for nearly an hour before I could rouse myself to get in the shower and go to work.
This morning, my shins ached, but the overall damage was minimal. And a cold front passed through last night so today was beautifully crisp (I LOVE FALL!). I took my cane along today and after dropping Z-boy off, started back up the hill. I'll have you know that I only stopped one time. My heart was behaving, but I was slightly breathless. So I stopped before it got bad and only stood there for about 30 seconds before moving on. A great improvement. Thank god I don't smoke anymore. I would have NEVER made it up the hill if I did.
So watch out, Quinn! There's another walker out there! It takes me about an hour to complete the trip to and from school, which is a pretty good workout. I need to get a new pedometer though. The last one made a fatal trip through the washing machine.