If you don't know me, I am NOT an exerciser! I don't enjoy doing anything that requires significant physical effort.
So, the next apparent step to joining a gym is to walk a marathon. I did put my foot down and would only agree to do the half-marathon. I know...really strong statement.
Realize that I had probably never walked more than 4 miles at a time. Also realize that about 2 months ago I developed an "overuse injury" of my hip (not related to training for the walk). Training for a 1/2 marathon doesn't go well when you have a hip that needs to be rested. And when even rest doesn't help said hip, well...any effort at training will have a tendency to go right out the window (at least that is what I have heard).
So, I walked a half-marathon with one of my very dearest friends.
(there were others in our group...some were really crazy and did the full marathon, and others just started at a different time than we did)
With basically no training.
Along the route
|One mile left!|
(Seriously, I really did just fine. One blister on my right "index" toe (what else do you call your 2nd toe?), a slightly more sore hip, and some general aches and pains.)
|Not too bad for just walking for over 3 1/2 hours!|
But still, never NEED to do that again.