Thursday, November 20, 2014
I went out to meet my co-workers at 11:30. This time the lady with the walk sign was not there. I took my headphones just in case no one showed up, I would walk by myself. The last time I said I was coming back out later, I didn't make it. So I stood there looking around and this other lady who I had never seen before came and asked me if I was walking. She said this was her first time coming out since the walks started back in September and she wasn't able to make it due to meetings. We waited a few minutes and then Lena came out. Lena is one of the regular walkers. So the three of us set out for our 1.4 mile walk. The new lady said she had to make it a quick walk because she had a meeting to attend. Lena said "that's okay. We walk fast. She said I've walked with her(talking about me) and she is awesome." So I walked slightly ahead of them because there wasn't a lot of room on the sidewalk. When we got half a mile, the new lady turned back. So Lena and I continued our walk. We walked pretty fast. When we came to lights that were about to change we jogged across. Lena seemed to like the way I walk. The walking program is set to end this Tuesday. Lena said she would continue to walk with me if I wanted because this was the only exercise she gets. The walk usually takes 28 to 30 minutes. We did it in 24 minutes. After 1 pm I went out for my regular 2.3 mile walk. I was able to cut my time by two minutes. I guess I was still in fast mode. I already have my 5 miles for the day. I might still have to walk half a mile to the bus stop, depending on how that first bus I take is running. Then at the transit center I will be climbing the steps. And when I get home I have to do my strength training. I have bible study and choir rehearsal and I may have to drive my car. We have church members that may need a ride tonight. I usually ride with my mom but her car is too small for 5 people. So I won't be trying to do the treadmill tonight. I've done enough already!