I have blogged about lots of forms of exercise in my blogging career. From what I remember, I’ve blogged about:
- CrossFit (duh)
- Running (lots and lots)
- Yoga (took a few classes back in the day)
- Weightlifting (did lots of it solo)
- Swimming (dabbled in lap swimming last year, okay but not my thing)
- Stationary biking (snooze)
- Elliptical-ing (snooze)
- Spin classes (fun!)
- BodyPump-type classes (meh)
- Kickboxing classes (fun!)
- Step aerobics classes (haaaate)
…and probably a few other things I’m forgetting.
But I cannot, for the life of me, remember ever saying “I am going to walk for exercise.”
This is likely because, previously, I’ve always been in good enough shape that if I’m going to get on a treadmill, I’d need to run to get my heart rate up enough to make my time worth it, at least in my head. Also, walking frankly sounds boring as shit to me.
But now, I’ve taken up…walking. For exercise. Someone write this day down.
Did you even know that we own a treadmill? Because we do. We bought it in January, from a friend who wanted to get rid of it, super cheap.
I’ll be honest, once Tim and friends moved it out of the garage, it took me about four months to figure out where the damn thing even was. I knew it was in our basement, which I go down to maybe once a month, but not which room in the basement. (Turns out, it’s in what is now our second guest bedroom.)
So anyway, the point of this post is that because it’s 104 damn degrees outside, and CrossFit is getting harder, and I now have a Kindle Fire with Amazon Prime and HBO Go streaming, I’ve taken up treadmill walking. Today, I walked 2.5 miles in 45 minutes, whilst watching vintage 16 and Pregnant.
I will be honest. It was boring. And also? It was HARDER than I expected. CrossFit is so different because you’re never doing the same thing for very long, but with walking, the repetitive motion was very different. After awhile, my feet hurt, my hips ached, and if I went too fast my belly would cramp a bit. And I was definitely sweaty and out of breath!
Kind of crazy to think think that I used to pound out double-digit miles at a MUCH faster pace, huh?
Anyway, it kind of sucks, but at this point, I’m just happy to be active however I can. I’m going to keep up with CrossFit, but this will be a nice little supplement to have, and I’m sure it’ll be convenient to have a treadmill in the house post-partum, too.
Are you a walker?