While I’m the subject of getting old (I used to say “getting older,” but at 72 I feel I’d better face reality), I have discovered another trick.
Peter and I used to hike. We did ever since we met and took our first camping trip to the Blue Ridge mountains. In the Lake District we walked for 4-5 hours in the hills 2 – 3 times a week.
But now his arthritis has caught up with him, and although we still walk, it is at a much slower pace. I’ve been wondering for some time how to maintain my own fitness at this leisurely pace.
I think I found it. I take one long slow step for every two I used to take. It’s a trick I adapted from Slow Exercise which people who have tried it say it harder than doing the same thing faster.
I think I’ll try it. at the moment, my slow walking is using muscles I didn’t know I had.