Day 210: Training

The Chicago Arthritis Walk is coming up in a little under a month and I need a little training to make sure I can walk the full three miles. Our European adventure helped as we were walking all the time, but I still don’t think I can just go out one day and walk three miles.

So the hubs and Elphie are helping me train. Tonight we took a 1.6 mile (I know this because I use Map My Walk, a great app for tracking many types of exercise) family walk around our neighborhood. I’m pretty sure today was the warmest day of the year so far, and the sun does not set until after 7pm. Needless to say it was so pleasant and beautiful.

Our plan is to take three walks per week with a minimum distance of 1.5 miles, increasing the length up to 3 miles. I’d like to do at least two three-mile walks before the race. I think this is definitely possible and will make me feel more confident going in to a walk with a lot of family and friends. I would like to be able to just enjoy their company and feel good about raising money for this important cause as opposed to worrying about whether I can walk three miles or not.

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