Knowledge came to the OFM by a painful message this morning. The walk started out not well but the OFM pushed on through the mild pain like the well trained infantry man he used to be fifty years ago. Well he tried to but it quickly became obvious he had pushed one time too many yesterday.
One thing us old farts need to remember is when to back off a bit on the “can do” attitude if your body speaks. So today became a day of restfulness (and ibuprofen).
At least the Teams had time to consider on the route of the walk. It seems that at just about the same spot each day the OFM legs just lost some spring to them. Google maps was able to show us that that was just at the three mile mark. Our reasoning is that point ought to be our finish point for a while.
It took a little while to find the right route change to bring the Teams walking effort down to three miles plus a tenth. Tomorrow seems like it will be a good time to try out the shortened walk and see how the joints and muscles handle the lesser distance. The Teams has been long time fans of if you are exercising so hard or long as to need more that overnight for the joints or muscles to recover, then you need to adjust the exercise to prevent more serious damage. This is especially true for us elderly folks.
So tomorrow morning the OFM Walking Team will be at it again but with the shortened route as the objective. Being able to walk and move without pain is a great way of trying to have tooooo much fun.