more laps at the park
Hello!! I have been timing my laps around our local park and sharing those times with you. Well, today I decided to add another lap to my walk and I did 4 complete laps without stopping to rest!! I used my cane to ensure I was safe but I didn’t use my walker at all. I didn’t time any of the laps today, though. I’ll save that for later when I can time all of my laps together.
I figure that I walked the 4 laps today in about 20-25 minutes since my timed laps are roughly 5 minutes apiece now. I want to determine how far the distance is - so this week I will measure the lap at the park. I plan to walk a certain number of laps around the park and continue to increase the number as I feel comfortable. As my number of laps increase and my time improves, soon after that I will be ready to move to a track at one of the local junior or high schools. I will keep my progress posted here.
And, I will continue to walk indoors. With my walker, I currently walk 5 laps (from my back door to my front door) with my right thigh raised up exaggeratedly high at each step and then 5 laps with an accelerated gait. Then I walk 10 laps without the walker or the cane (but very, very carefully) and I time this walk. I started at 8:46 minutes a little more than a week ago and I’m down to an average of 7:12 minutes now.
I am still very diligent about my upper right-side. As I have mentioned before (even last week), I am increasing my arm exercises so that my right arm can improve as well as my right leg!! I am researching new exercise methods DAILY and trying everything I can!! I will not give up!!
GOD BLESS! PEG
“Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.” ― Og Mandino
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