Hi everyone - well, day 1 done and it was really good! Knowing I would be walking for only 5mins (I'll build up to 10mins in a few weeks) meant that I walked at a pace unheard of (for me!) for years! Speedy Gonzales would have had trouble catching me - or so it seemed! I walked round the green once at normal pace as a warm up and then sped up. I was quite shocked that I only made it twice round, at pace, in 5mins - I really expected it to be 3! Anyway, my resting pulse was 59 and at the end of the walk it was 110 - recovery time was only a few minutes, but I forgot to time it! From now on I'll concentrate on trying to build up the time, minute by minute, till I'm doing the recommended 10mins without slowing down. I'll do the pulse thing every few days. So far so good - anyone going to join me?