More is better, right? We are running farther than we used to. We began a few months back to start running for 2 minutes and walking for 1. That was really a good feeling. Our goal was to increase to 4 minutes /one minute. Cindy and I did that gradually over the course of 2 weeks. I ran a race at that pace in Clermont, Fl and it went amazingly well. 8 miles. Bam ! It was hot, but the issues with my hips were manageable and I feel like we are on the mend.
But hold on. If 4 minutes running and 1 minute walking are good, and I’m feeling better, how about 4:30 running and 1 minute walking? Then a friend suggested, maybe I only need a 45 second walk break to give my hips and back a little breather!! More, or less, might be better.
So, we decided to gradually go a little higher on our running and a little less on our walking. 5 minutes / one minute. Then our next run we went 5:30 / 1:00 , then 6:00 / 1:00. Tomorrow we go 6:30 and 1:00 and Saturday we’ll go 7:00 / 1:00 !
ENOUGH! Ah, that’s more important than more or less. We each need to find our “Enough.” It’s a journey. Sometimes it’s fast, sometimes it’s slow. Some times it’s wait, sometimes it’s go. Hmmm, a poet and I didn’t know it !
So, find your active place. It might be walking or swimming, biking or gardening. Find your “enough.” Find your “just right.” Come on in, the water’s fine. Get active.