To know me is to be highly aware I’d rather play than do traditional exercise.
I’m working to change that part of myself a bit.
I want a tad more structure to my resistance training.
I’d not mind a bit more focus on the when of working out so it’s not always a quick afterthought.
Small tweaks which I hope will help maintain my functional fitness through the coming decades.
To know me is to also be highly aware I’m a walker. Full stop.
I may joke: If I’m running then you better run, too, because something bad is coming!! but it’s definitely more truth said in jest.
I’ll walk with you anytime and anywhere, I tell my running friends. Just don’t ask me to run.
running shorts + running shoes = WalkerCarla
I walked around Oakland so much I sold my car.
I walked an energetic Doodle puppy so much I threw a party when he finally slooooowed down.
I’ve walked a bunch of 5k races.
I’ve walked a few half-marathons.
(And yes, I’ve purchased this photo yet for some reason I cant locate the download:)
Happy happy 10k walker.
Which brings me to the point of my old school, crowd-sourcing blog post:
For the first time a friend has taken me up on my offer of: I will walk forever. Running? No! Never!
She’s a runner who’s been temporary sidelined due to injury, but who’s also refused to give up her goal of completing a marathon in each state.
13.1 done and FUN!
I’m really excited about this event and am just crazy enough to think I may walk this one and wanna do another (and another and another).
Here’s where you come in and where Id love some suggestions/help:
- Training. Gimmie all the thoughts you’ve got! Would you suggest I used a regular marathon training program and substitute walking for running? Are there walking-specific programs available? Does it matter?
- Shoes. I don’t run *now* and I love my Hoka shoes. Is there any reason to switch to a walking shoe?!
(not a sponsor 🙂 they don’t love I WALK in their running shoes)
I’m already counting down the months till my trip.
I know I need to train for this unlike every other race I’ve done.
I’d appreciate any tips or tricks you have—and consider this your official, virtual, engraved invitation to come to Oakland and JOIN US!