For me this is the year of walking. As I approach my 60th birthday I am at the point of conceding that my knees will not longer sustain my desire to run any distance without injury. I am proud of being able to run a 100 kilometer endurance race in my life. I wish I had been introduced to trail running earlier in my life, but at least I have fond memories or trail running. Instead of lamenting about not being able to run I have chosen to put my exercise plans towards walking.
Walking at this point in my life is sustainable exercise. I live in a neighborhood that has lots of quite no and low traffic streets to walk everyday. When I was at my peak in running I set a goal to run 1,200 miles in one year. I exceeded that goal. To my surprise when I look at the reports from my GPS enables watch I am on target to walk that far this year. When I was running I could not run everyday as I had to have days to recover. When I walk I can walk everyday as it is a low impact sustainable form of exercise.
I will post some of my walking and running reports for comparison soon. For now I am a happy walker thanks to the encouragement to walk from my wife Sylvia.