Attitude check: summer is not stressful, but this trying to come back to walking has been a case study in frustration. The latest improvement hasn’t been my max distance so much as that I can walk more total miles; my 1-1 day walks are better. And my weekly mileage, while it still sucks (15 miles), is better (up from 8)
But mentally, it is as if a big part of my identity is gone. I used to pride myself at being able to cover long distances on foot, and I can’t..not without an “unpleasant” degree of pain anyway.
My back: pain shows up in the glute, often upon walking a certain distance, and, well, after doing the wrong exercises.
I feel slightly more residual pain than normal this afternoon; the walk that I did was kind of rough. I started to do a 1.1 course but said “F-it” and turned for extra …and I probably should have stuck with my 1.1. But during the final 0.5 miles, it seemed as if I was right on the verge of ..well..walking pain free? It is as if I need to get the posture just right and maybe do some “stretches while walking.
Of course, there was the PT (what else?) and my weight exercises.