We left Portland about 9:30 am.
It was overcast, foggy, and COLD!
This was a Volkswalk and was very well attended.
There were 3 sections, and each section was 3 miles.
That's 4.82 kilometers, for those of you who think in metric.
I walked two sections, so just over 6 miles or 9.65 kilometers.
That's about half of what I usually walk in a day on the Camino.
It was enough.
It was so cold, that the hip I injured a couple of years ago
really began complaining.
So I decided I'd take it easy my first day out.
I think these cold Oregon winters are not going to agree with me.
I miss the desert heat.
But, for this year, I'll continue to walk and train with Patty.
The Volkswalks are very convenient.
And I am happy with myself for getting out of the house.
Looks like the next Volkswalk is on January 18.
It's the Hillsboro Loops and Soup walk.
It's a 10k walk, so should be perfect.
Between now and then, I'll walk on my own,
as well as start some classes at the community center.
Time to get in shape!
If you're looking for walks in your area,
check out www.ava.org