The treadmill was a bit startling. On some level I think I had expected to have an easier time because I've been doing all these other classes for months. But what I hadn't taken into account is that brisk walking is a cardio workout *while hauling 205 pounds around.* Not like spinning, which is a hell of a cardio workout, but with the bike seat holding my fat ass up for much of the time. So that was a wee bit humbling. But since one of the things that I really want is to get my wind and my capacity for walking back, it's worth doing. Kari's workout routine was twenty-five minutes, but I really wanted to get to thirty, and did. I probably *could* have gone longer, but I didn't want to run myself into the ground. I managed to go 1.76 miles in thirty minutes, and I was averaging between 3.6 and 3.8 mph according to the panel. I would like to be able to do two miles in that time. Once I can do that, I'll look at walking longer.
Kari loaned me a portable CD player, and music helped a LOT. I clearly need to get something of my own.