When was the last time you exercised or did another physical activity? Today What was this activity? Walking How did it make you feel physically and emotionally? Emotionally I felt great, I went for a walk a couple days ago, but today I walked a lot further. Physically, I felt some pain on the way back, so I turned around and starting walking some more. I wasn't in a lot of pain, but just enough to annoy me. While walking I pondered the emotional issues that are causing stress in my life. If it is has been a while since you last exercised, why? It had been a few weeks. I hadn't exercised because I was afraid of bringing on my back pain. Walking is what brought the pain on initially, and I have been getting back pain while walking ever since.