Friday, 17 April 2015

I Walked Too Much

Yesterday I did something that, by now, I'm quite probably regretting. The fact of the matter is I already sort of do. But not totally because I try not to regret things and despite the number it did on my legs and feet I think it also did a lot of good. That stupid thing I did was go on a walk. A seven mile walk. Ish. I had to walk to my bosses house first and then walk past my house, to go to his house, to go back to mine. I did see a cool cat while I was at his house though. She let me stroke her and everything.
So that was nice.
Barring personal or business related reasons I tend to go to the gym with my boss every Monday and Thursday. Those are the days he has off work. I go on my own when he can't, and he sometimes goes on his own too, but we generally keep eachother going. Today though I had the bright idea to go on a walk instead. He wanted to do one before but it was after we'd already been to the gym. It was getting kinda late and I was super tired. I felt bad about that and offered to go on a walk today. Doubt I'll be doing that. It was a walk to a place where we got some food and then walked back. I live in a very hilly area too so it really took it out of my feet. There were a lot of twists and turns as well which is why even though it was seven miles the whole journey there and back took close to three hours.

I did see some nice things though and we talked a whole lot, which was nice. You can't really hold a conversation in a gym. It's hard to talk over the sound of pounding techno music. We just talked about whatever the hell came to mind, including the time I got a ride home from a stranger when I was 14. I don't know if I've told that story before. I also saw some sheep and some lambs so that was nice.

Kinda hard to see them but they are there.
All in all I don't really regret it. I guess I'll see how I feel later though. I mean, the last time I did a seriously long walk like this I was stuck in bed for almost a week. At least being stuck in bed means I can do a lot of work on Immortal Space eh? I'm getting to the juicy bits now.

When was the last time you went on a really long walk? 

5 comments:

  1. I love going for walks, they are a good thing if you pace yourself!

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  2. Walking is more exercise than a lot of people think. Mrs. Penwasser likes to go on walks. Jeez-a-lou, I can't keep up with her!

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  3. Walking can take a lot out of you. I used to go on daily 5+ mile hikes when I was unemployed. Now I can barely walk to the end of the road and back. :/

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  4. Seven miles? Holy guacamole! Walking is a great idea, very social and good exercise, but work your way up to those big walks, eh?

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  5. Hello Mark, greetings and good wishes.

    Walking is good provided you don't strain your calf muscles. I agree walking in a hilly terrain is tough with ups and downs, twists and turns but since you had company probably you did not feel the strain at that time.

    I am sure you are living in a lovely place with plenty of greenery where there is no pollution.

    I walk every day in the morning and evening but my walks are limited to about one hour at a stretch and I am not living in a hilly terrain.

    Hope you will not feel the strain.

    Best wishes

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