I decided not to document number of floors climbed until I get serious about doing them – which I eventually will. On the iphone the floor recordings are not that accurate. I can climb a small hill up to my building and it sometimes records the steps as floors. Either way, I’m not doing enough climbing. My walking muscles are good – they should be after decades of long distance walking. It’s the skeletal structure that’s bad (well, not so good). I still, however, prefer to actually climb the steps than do the STAIRMASTER at the club. Due to the ease with which my quadriceps cramp up, I don’t last long on a master nor when using the resistance machines. Natural, for now is best for me. When I master the natural steps, hopefully I’ll head on out to the gym to do some serious leg work.
Leading up to doing the natural stair climbing, I found that one of my balance exercises targets those quads: marching in place. I started off high, then realized I could get the same effect lasting longer, not starting out with knees raised so high to the chest. Forward, backward, in circles in all directions. The key is with so many different exercises targeting different body parts, I need to organize them, so I get the best benefit. It’s too easy to, for example, let the marching slide, when I’m focusing on some new exercise to add to my regimen.
Rather than take so much time typing each reading in, I’ll just tally them up and divide by the days.
I walked 47.48 miles in 31 days = 1.53 miles /day = 1.82 marathons
I walked 38.59 miles in 3o days = 1.28 miles /day = 1.48 marathons
I walked 36.55 miles in 31 days = 1.18 miles/day = 1.40 marathons
At least I’m walking. I do forget the phone now and then, sometimes when I walk the furthest, but as you can see I’m not all that motivated to record nor to walk long distances since my concussion, which happened in July.
I might start walking in the building now that winter is upon us here in Cleveland. However, with all the drug running, prostitution, human trafficking going on in the building, it’s probably wise not to walk on other people’s floors. It’s too bad, but that’s the reality of where I live.