Here are my stats from Runtastic:
Have you tried Runtastic? My friend Charla introduced me to it and it's a fun, free, way to time your walks. It tells how far, how fast, or not, and the elevation. If you buy the Pro version it does a lot more, but I'm happy with this.
I don't know why I thought four miles an hour would be a good speed. Now I know it's much too fast to actually enjoy the walk. My usual speed is about 3.4 miles per hour and that feels very comfortable. As I was going out the door, Stan said he thought 4 miles per hour is the regulation marching speed for an army. Wow - I had to do some checking on that when I got home.
I ran into this interesting article from BBC Today, from 2008, about British postmen and women complaining about being required to walk faster:
The British Army standard quick march is 120 paces a minute. The pace is 30 inches and this gives a normal Quick March of 3.4 mph. The Light Infantry pace is 140 paces a minute, which is very fast and requires special training to maintain, gives 3.97 mph, or just under the 4 mph required of a Postie.The same reader who supplied the information above also had a good suggestion for the "Posties":
I would suggest their bosses come out and demonstrate how they envisage the "Standard" postman or woman (standard Army pace of 27 inches, or 10% smaller) should achieve their targets!
I also found this quote in Wikipedia, from Vegetius, the author of the only surviving treatise about the Roman Empire's military:
They should march with the common military step twenty miles in five summer-hours, and with the full step, which is quicker, twenty-four miles in the same number of hours.Wow - those Romans were awesome! And apparently so are the Posties! As for me, I'm going to stick with normal Quick March of 3.4 mph. I know I can do that for a long time and enjoy the walk. I may try this again later in the year - it would be nice just to do it once. I'll go earlier in the morning next time, as the sun was pretty warm today between 10:30 and 11:30 AM.
I had a shower and this lovely snack when I got home: Twinings green tea with lemon and a slice of gluten-free toast with Adams peanut butter.
Stan noticed an ad for a gluten-free bakery when we were in Victoria last week and we checked it out. Origin Bakery is amazing! I wish I had thought to take a photo of all the beautiful breads and pastries they had. We brought this loaf home, and I should have asked for an ingredient list, as well. I see there is a GF bakery in Bellevue called Wildflour, and we'll check it out, remembering of course, that both Drs. Wahls and Rosedale recommend avoiding any grains, not just gluten, so this is a very occasional treat. I earned it today!