Last weekend, it was about 55 degrees and beautiful. Mr. Hope and I decided that it was time to bust out of our funk and get on the pavement for a little walk. I warned Mr. Hope that walking wasn't going to be as fast as it once was when we would walk together. He didn't believe me at first and we started out, just cranking along.
Before I knew it, I was checking my pulse and it was at 170bpm! Yikes!
My doctor had said that I'm allowed to continue to work out, just watch my bmp and keep them around 150/160bpm. So, seeing 170 was a sign that our walking pattern wasn't going to work. I slowed down with Toby and Mr. Hope took off running to get in a few more miles at a faster pace. I didn't mind but couldn't believe how walking the dog just got my bmps right up there and quick.
We did walk for about 35 minutes and walked about 2 miles. It felt great being outside and getting to smell the fresh air. I know that Toby loved it, even though he was stuck with my walking at a slower pace.
Can't wait for the weather to stay warm and allow us to get out more often. I know that walking is good for me, but when I went to the gym the other day and walked up the stairs to work out, my heart rate was at 170 and I couldn't get it come down. Walking outside just sounds so much better!
Here's to warmer weather.... SOON!