Walking with weights
Type of Spiritual Experience
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A description of the experience
“Walkers high” January 2008,
I recently bought myself a set of ankle weights: 5 pounds for each leg. Last Sunday, I tried them out for the first time. I used to walk the three miles to town (downhill some 900 feet in elevation) and back, just to go to the Post Office, because I couldn't afford a car and the Pony Express don't come this far out in the sticks.
Anyway, it normally took me 45 minutes to walk into town and 50 minutes to walk back home.
I didn't time myself Sunday, but I'm here to tell you that I got runner's high without running and it was that first time it ever happened to me! I just climbed 900 feet over three miles, most of it in the first mile, and that's about where I started brainstorming.
Anybody want to come climb my hill with me and see if you can keep up with (or maybe even without) 5 pounds strapped to each ankle?