Time to Get
FIY - Week 7
So it's nearly six
weeks since we began this series. And the first thing you
did --- you DID do it, didn't you? --- was to assess your
cardio fitness by stair-climbing. Since then, have you
added any movement to your life?
If you have, it's time to reassess your cardio fitness by doing
the same thing. Get out your first set of numbers and
compare. Has anything changed? Tell us about
If you have not changed your level of movement, today's the
day. And here's something to aim for in order to chart
your course: the 2009 AIDS Walk NY on May 17 in
Karen and I walked it last year to honor her late partner's
work with AIDS patients and to make OTGH real.
We'll be walking it again this year. It's a 10K.
That's 6.2 miles. Sound like a lot? Karen thought
so. But she did it. And this year, she'll do it
again, but differently. She's going to start preparing
for it today.
Safely walking 6 miles requires several things to come
together. You must have proper walking form. Check
injury-free, biomechanically correct form.
You must also have a very useful diet. Keep reading here
for more tips. You must build up your glycogen
conversion system so that it works efficiently. It takes
a while to walk 6.2 miles. And in the crowd we'll have,
it will take longer.
So anyone care to join Karen and I this year?
You'll need to start walking if you haven't already done
so. And I want you to walk with a level pelvis.
That means your waistband is level. Pull your pelvis up
in front, or up in back, until it's level. And hold it
How much should you walk? As far as you can or for as
much time as you have. The goal will be to get a number
to use for the week. Whatever you do today, you will do
every other day for a week.
The following week, you will increase your time or distance by
Sound easy? Good. Get going. But first
register for AIDS WALK NY at:
eam On the Gay Horizon.
And then grab a friend and get