On Wednesday, I ended up walking a different course than I did on Monday. My wife's car was in the shop, so she borrowed my car and was going to meet me at the Park and Ride to pick me up in the afternoon. When my bus got into the Park and Ride early, I decided not to waste 15 minutes waiting for her when I could get in a little exercise and began hiking home. I got a good half mile or more into my hike before my wife came along, going toward the Park and Ride and picked me up.
This morning, I overslept, and got an unintended mini workout. If I don't get to the Park and Ride before 7, parking gets very difficult to find. I had to park deep in BFE. Counting my paces and multiplying by about a 19-20 inch stride, I parked about 1/8th of a mile further from my stop than I normally do. So getting to and from the car today will add an extra quarter mile to my daily walking.
Remember, I'm seriously out of shape, so the first four weeks is just getting up to a 2 mile walk without significant pain in my back or lower body. Every little bit of extra exercise, stretching, and walking helps.
Next progress blog: Sunday night. See ya then.