Friday, 29 July 2011

Walk in the Lakes

View of Windermere from Latterbarrow

Inov-8 Baregrip 200
Linda and I went for a walk in the Lake District yesterday. It's the first time for years I've done such a walk. It was very enjoyable. Just a short walk, about four and a half miles from Hawkeshead to Latterbarrow and back, well a circular route. I walked in my Inov-8 Baregrip 200 trail running shoes to get the feel of them and what it feels like to walk in minimalist shoes on a trail. It was a pleasant experience. My feet felt like they had been well massaged! When I've walked in boots or walking shoes in the past in the hills my feet have felt like overheated lumps of flesh afterwards. But in the minimalist trail running shoes they felt just exercised and recovered much more quickly. The minimalist shoe experience is working out well. But I need to remember not to overdo it.

I've hardly walked since I took up running again and I found this morning that my weight has crept up another couple of pounds - not good! That daily walk did keep the pounds off.

Also, I've stopped recording the calories in My Fitness Pal iPhone app and I'm sure this has something to do with it as well. If I'm not careful about the calories it means I eat more than I need to. Anyway, I'm sure I'm getting fitter. It's the less fat part I need to improve upon quickly now.

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