And, my legs aren't really feeling that sore. Also, I went walking yesterday after work.
While I don't notice much difference in my body, at least from appearance, I have noticed that it is a lot easier to walk and I can walk a lot longer. And I rarely get that stiff feeling of my legs cramping up.
Todd says he's starting to see my ass firming up. But then again, Todd is so taken by the darned sports bra I wear that I don't think he's noticed my ass, he's too busy staring at my clevage. I swear, those sports bras are better than anything I've ever seen at making a mountain out of a molehill, if you get my drift.... And I don't exactly have molehills. But they kinda push them together and forward... so now I feel like my breasts are about ten minutes ahead of me. "Oh, I see the breasts... ah, there comes Darqstar now!"
But still... eight miles...
And the walking track has been cleared off and really is lit up at night! And, the police drive by about every ten minutes or so, and stop and look at what's going on, so I actually feel pretty safe walking when it's dark. Not that I plan on making a habbit of it, but if I have to walk when it's dark, I'd like to know there is a decent alternative.
Oh, if anyone who reads this is also into walking, can you explain this one to me? There's another woman who walks quite often when I do... and she does about half her laps in this weird stiff legged style... like she can't bend her knees.... and she holds her arms straight out and flings them up into the air with ever step. To be honest, she looks like some weird version of a mechanical doll. Is there a reason why she's doing that? I could see maybe that the arms are getting some exercise that way, but honestly, if I tried to walk like that, my legs and arms would start to bind on me. I've wanted to ask her what she's doing... but I'm kinda afraid I'll start laughing when I ask, and then find out it's something serious.
And, just to brag a little more... most other walkers on the track? When I'm walking, I bomb right past them, even when I'm pacing myself. Yeah, a lot of them are a lot older than me, but some aren't. Including the mechancial lady.
I do miss the other park I always walked in. But right now, it's covered with snow, and they haven't even attempted to clear any of the paths. I don't think they will for the winter, so my only option is to go to the track until spring or if the snow melts. It just feels a little weird to watch all of us, walking around and around the track. All I can think of is someone saying, "They don't know why they come here... just something in their brains tell them this place was important to them when they were alive..." (Two points to anyone who can guess what movie I just refrenced there... and I know, the quote isn't entirely correct, but it's close enough...)
Oh, amazing teenager time... While I was walking, there were two teenage boys playing in the middle of the track where the grass is. (well, now where the snow is...) I think they were waiting for their father to finish walking. Well, they were just goofing around, and one of them took two steps and then did a full flip in the air, landing on his feet. I almost stopped walking I was so amazed. I was a pretty limber kid, but there is no way in hell I could have done that when I was a teenager!