I am someone without much athletic ability.
I never played sports as a kid. Not even in the yard. The most we might have done was bat a ball.
With nine kids, I imagine if we'd played sports, my mom might have never been home, driving to and from practices and events might've been impossible to coordinate.
Anyway, even so...I'm just not naturally athletic.
SO I WALK.
That's my exercise. I seem to find my escape that way. I seem to look forward to that little block of time every other day to walk so fast my heart rate elevates and I sweat like a pig. I've walked for years, but last year I discovered what works best for me.
Earphones in, Pandora on the "disco" station most of the time. Disco has the energetic beat to keep me at a very fast, steady pace.
I also discovered that for me, it's best to do indoor walking. That way I never have to worry with ice, snow, rain, sleet, fog, or about dogs, mud puddles, stopping to cross a street or a road, cars splattering me, the boogie man kidnapping me, heh! Or the biggest issue of all: what the weather MIGHT do or IS DOING.
That can be a big mess in Michigan and when I walked outdoors, it was almost impossible to keep a consistent schedule. Consistency is what helps me keep going.
So then the next thing I conquered is finding the right shoes.
Then, I began to journal miles.
From January first to the end of April, I walked 212 miles. That is like leaving my house and walking clear to the Mackinac Bridge!
I think it's fun to put into perspective "where" I might have walked. If I'd walked south, it would be like me leaving my house and walking almost to Gary, Indiana, on the way to Chicago.
So now, I'm excited to see where I might have walked to by the end of summer, then fall, and then the end of the year!
This is getting to be fun!
Have you tried logging your miles?
PS: My next thing to "conquer" is my book. I have to set out to and accomplish my book!