At AthletaWell, walking is one of our favorite ways to move! It’s accessible, it’s calming, and it’s something you can do every day. In fact, we challenge you to do just that with our Walk It Out Challenge.
Starting on Monday 4/18, our Guides are bringing you audio and video content to help you get outside and reconnect with yourself and nature. From power walking to moving meditation, we’re bringing you something new every day of the week, so stay tuned and keep coming back to the Walk It Out Space for all the inspiration you need. You’ll also have the chance to enter daily giveaways to reward yourself for your commitment to wellness. Check back in on Monday when the first resource drops!
Download the Walk It Out Daily Challenge Tracker to keep yourself accountable and mark your progress throughout the week!
What do you love most about walking? What walking goals would you like to achieve this week? Share with us by commenting below!
I used to walk about five horus a week, it was really relaxing for me. Then, I got plantar fasciitis and now I'm scared to walk that much anymore. But I need to do the opposite, walk or exercise small amounts, as I now have fibromyalgia. Large amounts and I find I have backlash. So I will use parts of this to get me going this season - not power walking maybe, but just some slow walking. Thank you for getting us energized! If I do well day one, I will do a little more day 2, etc. But I have to take it at my own pace.
Thank you! I did therapy and the frozen cold bottle rolled under my arches, but I got banned from doing it - the therapist said I rolled way too hard and was hurting the feet more. I got this five times, each time worse, had to do injections with the therapy, etc. I tried night splints and things that maybe helps some and even a type of surgery where they poke holes in the fascia. Nothing helped... until I found shoes with springs in them. Now when I start to feel it, I put the shoes on and it goes away. The last time I almost didn't get rid of it. Also good is stretching your calves on the steps, where you let your heels drop down. This muscle is relaxed to the plantar issue. I hope you stay healthy, too!
I LOVE walking!!! I honestly do it every day!! I have a 2 year old GSP that is FILLED with energy so walking her is a MUST!! I also started playing golf, and instead of taking a cart, I walk 9 nine holes. (This also helps me walk off all my frustration!! ) As far as goals? I just want to keep it up!! When my kids come home from college, I like to take them on walks to help talk about their semester or whatever is on their mind, they usually don't want to go, but are always happy they did!
Laurela, I am the same mentality "all or nothing" which has just sent me into a downward spiral. Now I am trying to change my mindset with baby steps so I too am striving just to get out regardless of the distance and work from there. But for me goal is to walk outside for 15mins each day and proceed from there.
I really enjoyed my brisk walk today. It turned from bright & sunny to dark & rainy, I took shelter for a bit & the rain stopped & the sun came back out again. I normally dread being caught in the rain, but today I decided to just welcome it since those April showers are necessary for the May flowers.