|Thank heavens I'm not a giraffe (no offense Cecil)
||[Apr. 6th, 2008|08:24 am]
Yesterday I took the opportunity for an after lunch walk, since the weather has finally cooled sufficiently and I was unable to attend Fox Valley due to the trains not running.
Now have I ever learned the art of moderation? NO... Instead of just making it a short walk I did the entire round trip from Artarmon to below the Cameray bridge.
The first thing I noticed is the difference in my physique since the I trod this trail late last year. Previously I had powered along like a Dash-9, but now I felt more like an old steam engine carrying far more weight than my specs were ever designed to allow.
I felt much better on the return journey, as my stomach had tightened just a little bit. Obviously I need to keep doing this regularly.
However my neck is now aching. When am I ever going to remind myself in advance that this happens if I walk too much when my body isn't ready for it.
Thank heavens for the gel pack I bought. Now I only need to mend myself just enough to visit the chemist and buy some of the dental wax that SleepyJohn mentioned.