Thursday, August 21, 2014

Airport Rd. Revisited

I decided to take the longer, flatter walk today to Aiport Rd. via Grimes Way.  My times were almost the same as those I recorded in this blog last October:

  • 10:49 at Dairy Rd.
  • 16:50 at Airport Rd.
  • 23:13 at Dairy Rd.
  • 33:26 to finish.
Today's times:

  • 10:45 at Dairy Rd.
  • 16:45 at Airport Rd.
  • 23:10 at Dairy Rd.
  • 33:37 to finish.
I could make the same remark about "a little weak and wobbly" today as then.

Still, I felt pretty good about the extent to which I was able to apply myself.  Not really a "maximum effort", but something resembling a workout.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Oly Oly...

Given a late departure, my only choice was the Olympia Ave. route -- the best exercise on a (time) budget.  5:36 to the beginning of the uphill at the base of Oly Ave, 16:26 to Observatory Drive, 25:50 overall.  Probably within random error compared to the last time of 25:30.

I had some right hip soreness (which I associate with sacroiliac problems, but the SI itself was not sore).  I also felt some twinges down the outside of my right thigh, those went away later in the walk. Overall, the hip was no sorer at the end than the beginning, so I don't consider it to contraindicate exercise at this time.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Dizzy's and Back Again

Today was a walk to Dissmore's for cottage cheese and peanuts -- the B Street route, with a big elevation change both ways (naturally).  I didn't push for a good time, primarily because I have a mild case of shin splints (from the standing desk?  or...?) but still did about 17:30 downhill and about 20:30 uphill.  Notably, the shin splints felt worse on the downhill, and almost disappeared on the uphill, suggesting that they are related to extension and not flexion of the ankle.  Perhaps I tried too hard to push off with the toes on my Olympia walk on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I'm Baaaack...

Though I haven't posted since last year, I was exercising semi-regularly until the summer hit.  The combination of crazy work agenda and crazy home agenda (including Sharon's international conference and a visitor from Africa) seriously interrupted the fitness program.

Now I'm trying to establish some regularity for fall -- no time like the present to start.  I walked the Olympia Rd. route in about 25:30 -- not great, not bad.  I walked uphill without having to stop, which is good. I had continuing soreness in my left big toe and ankle, but by left-side sacroiliac was not troublesome.  At the very end, I had some soreness in my right big toe, which suggests that my feet aren't used to toe push-off in my stride.