I wanted to walk somewhere different today and I found a local park that we could have done 2 miles in. Unfortunately, when I dragged my reluctant walking companion out – we couldn’t find the park. Things are not well signposted here. Also, remember if I was at home I could have walked to the park but nothing here is walkable. Thus I was pretty disappointed. I didn’t want to walk around the complex again. The walking is nice, but sometimes a change is as good as a holiday.
One of the smaller goals I had concerning this blog (aside from accountability) was to make sure I exercised in different locations to showcase the local environment. I thought I would do that as we touristed around however I have discovered that when we are touristing, we are just moving. We don’t walk fast enough for the walking to count as dedicated fitness. It’s frustrating. After our aborted attempt to find the park, we walked the complex again. Didn’t quite make two miles and the speed was nothing to write about, however, we exercised. When I got back to the apartment I ran up the stairs 5 times. It was easier this time. My legs wanted to give up before my lungs. I realise though, just walking is not getting the blood pumping through my brain. I read somewhere – a long time ago – that when you feel the blood pounding in your brain, it is cleaning out the plaques that lead to dementia. Can’t find the article now but I did find https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/about-dementia/risk-factors-and-prevention/physical-exercise that tells me that I am going to have less chance of dementia. Pretty important for my 90-year-old kayaking goal 😊.