Walk to Get Fit

Last June, I had a car accident, a minor fender bender that forced me to take the train to go to work. This is how I started my walking routine.

From that point, I made it a point to walk around the neighborhood for at least 30 minutes three times a week.

Last June I was 235 pounds, clearly my heaviest I have ever been. I am only 5' 6". So I am quite heavy.

I managed to lose 20 pounds since, but clearly I am still overweight. My goal weight is 165 pounds. I intend to get to this goal gradually in a span of six months through walking and eating right.

I also decided to start training for a half marathon next spring. So I will use this blog to track my training progress.

Last week for my long walk session, I walked a distance of three miles in 50 minutes, averaging 3.6 miles per hour.

Today, the results of my long walk session are as follows:
Distance - 4.6 miles
Time - 80.38 minutes

I had to take it slow this week since I have been having pain in my feet. I sorta overdid it. Nontheless I am happy that I can walk 4.6 miles in a relatively good pace.

Next week I will do 5 miles.