My exercise level has been mild this summer/fall due to foot issues earlier in the year. I have been walking around my yard on breaks and lunches, doing yard chores - but not hiking like I wish I could do. My foot becomes inflamed and to the point where it throbs. Stretching helps a lot - as does gentle walking.
Behind my sisters house is land that stretches for miles towards the mountains, filled with sagebrush and rolling hills. So off we went, us, her kids, one horse and three dogs. It's about a 1.5 mile loop, with some good hills to work all of your muscles and get your blood pumping.
My shins hurt, my foot went a little numb, yet I was able to talk and laugh without strain - a PERFECT afternoon walk. This morning my back feels fantastic - I definitely need to use a hill program on my treadmill once I get home.For the month of November I set a goal to look at things with a different perspective, with a focus on being grateful for the present instead of being negative or focus on what isn't going right. I feel blessed to have the ability to do adventures with family like this. I feel great knowing that my aging body still has some get up and go - and with more walking I could do and feel like this more!