Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I Did It!

I walked to church! That may not sound like much, but it's about 1-1/2 miles each way. I had a meeting to attend there yesterday evening, the person calling the meeting said it wasn't going to last too long, and the weather was supposed to be nice, so I decided to try walking. I also wanted to try something I'd heard about, but never done - knitting while walking. That actually worked pretty well. I took along a sock I'm working on and had the yarn for it in a shoulder bag I've got and was able to just give the yarn a tug when I needed to. The only bad part was that the jeans I was wearing bled some dye onto the bag. I think and hope it will wash out.

I think I walked a little bit slower when I was knitting, but I expected that. I wasn't able to knit on the walk home as it was dark by then, but that's OK, I didn't expect to be able to knit on both walks. It was a bit more walking than I'd done in a while, as my legs told me after I'd gotten home :-)

Will I keep walking to church? I don't know, it's a great way to get some exercise in without feeling like I'm exercising. The two biggest problems are
1) If I walk to exercise, I'm kind of sweaty when I get to church, and that's not really a good thing.
2) The sidewalks won't always be accessible - the snowplows tend to pile the snow on top of them, and then you don't see the sidewalks until Spring.

That second one is not really a reason not to walk now though. I guess I'll have to try to kick myself out of bed early enough on a Sunday to try walking to church.

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