I'm a bit of a newbie myself, to this new work-way, and we share an occupation, too, so I can tell you I am much less stressed despite the inevitable deadlines in our "biz" now that I'm a walk-worker! I am able to vary the speed depending on what tasks I'm doing, and I can always turn the motion off for those tightly rendered Illustrator details!
Ah! Good for you, then! You'll have fewer problems easing into it then, I bet! I ride a Trikke, too, in good weather, that is, but have been deterred by the rain here in the Northwest lately, so haven't been getting as much exercise.. 'til now! Both of the fair weather outdoors exercises we engage in are a bit trying in rain, however, Nordic Walking and Trikking! (Birding, though, we can do in any weather, but it's not terribly aerobic!)
There are a lot of statistics about it bringing down ldl numbers, but my personal blood work is done annually, so I can't say how quickly it has worked for me yet. Keep walking, though. Studies show it only takes 4-5 miles a day to make a difference (over time...and the question is obviously how much time), and you're already doing that. So I'm sure you're on your way!
"Only" 10? there are a lotta newbies who might be a little intimidated by that, haha...isn't it strange how comfortable this gets? I really didn't think I'd prefer walking to sitting. Sounds like we're about on the same page right now, mileage wise. I'm averaging between 10-12, depending on whether or not I have meetings and such. I knew walking would be good for my back post-accident, but I was a little wary of walking all day, you know? But the 20 min I spent sitting down at my desk hurt, and so I just kept walking, and last night my pain didn't return at all.
Yeah, it is strange how fast I got used to it. I certainly don't want to discourage any nubes! I started out at .5 and my legs were hurting! It's been I guess a month and a half, and I can't quite remember sitting there poking away at my computer. So many people doubted that I would really do it when I said I was looking into it, but as soon as I saw it I was like, that's it! It's so cool how quickly (just a few weeks) before I was amping up the speed and length. I'll be walkin' and workin' over the holiday break! I used to jog quite a bit, but I think I'll see if I can start swimming or doing something else for an alternate exercise. I hit 12 today. Yehoo! Cheers!
Good for you, you're definitely bringing the mileage up! I never get any more than 9 miles on my early days, and I'm alternating speed and incline now with the new shoes, so I get between 10-13, depending on the day.