18 November 2010

Prom: Training Walk, Week 3

Date: 17 November 2010

Location: Sea Point

Walker: Helen

Training walks here, and other walks on the Promenade here.

After a couple of low-energy days I had my bounce back and was keen to walk again. Back to Sea Point Promenade for my training walk, week three of my get-fit programme.

The prom was fairly quiet. I saw a few fans in yellow bafana jerseys making their way down to Cape Town Stadium for the US v ZA soccer game later that evening. I think that's where these mounted police were off to as well.

The walk: My walk was super. I concentrated on improving my posture as I walked, keeping my back straight and core muscles engaged. I maintained an even pace and unlike last time I didn't slow down towards the end. In fact I felt as if I could easily have kept on walking for longer. No knee twinges either. Only down side was I was walking in sandals instead of my usual shoes and my feet began to hurt a bit. I need to get myself some walking sandals with better support.

The prom now has a christmas tree - I can't believe it's that time of the year again. I was amused to see festive decorations on one of the Walking the Road sculptures too. She looks cute with tinsel! I was, however, disappointed to hear (and see) that the information plaques on the plinths of this series of sculptures have been stolen. That's awful!

It looked like the area around Sunset Beach has been cleaned up. There was a sort of bergie encampment near these ablution facilities on my last few visits, but this has now been removed and the area was looking clean and tidy. We'll see how long that lasts ;-)

Apart from the undersides of my feet burning I felt very good after my walk. I'm starting to feel the benefit of the extra exercise... I think I'm getting a little fitter.


1 comment:

Unknown said...

Just some interesting (and useless) information in the light that Cape Town is doing effort to clean and upgrade their beachfront. The municipality here in PE has cut their beachfront development and upgrade budget to the bone. Its like they don't see the value while us in the tourism office is working our backsides off to promote it.