Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Roundup 3

Five-for-five this week!  Still doing cadence 126 on Grimes Way - a total of about 1.2 miles round-trip.  It may be getting a tad easier aerobically, but leg muscles still get tired.  I am trying to have a little fruit just before walking and a little more half-way through.  It's not clear if that's helping or not.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday Roundup 2

Missed work two days this week due to a back injury.  While pulling a garden hose across the foot of the lower garden I felt a crackle across the top of my pelvis.  I continued to work, though I felt a little sore.  After I went in to the house and had dinner, I had trouble getting out of my chair -- very painful.  I went to the bathroom and really had trouble getting off the toilet due to pain.  I got to the bedroom and did my "supported half-dog" pose over the end of the bed for about 30 minutes.  Sharon also applied CBD oil to the sore places (primarily the right SI joint).  After that treatment, I was able to get up and walk normally, though the spot was still very sore.

But on the three days this week I did go to work, I did my walk each day (repeating the protocol from last week).  That makes four work-days-with-walk in a row.  Maybe the Seinfeld Method will help me get into better shape.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday Roundup 1

Completed my goal of three walks this week -- just barely.  Cadences of 126 going out 10 minutes on Grimes Way and back to ITB.  The uphills require an effort of will, but the main effort is getting up out of my chair to do it at all.

Monday, June 5, 2017

One, Two, Three...

One 20-minute walk the week before last. Two 20-minute walks last week. Shooting for three (or more!) This week.  Off to a good start- got one in today. Great weather!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fell Off...

... took a while to get back on.  Walked from Stadium and Grimes past Dairy Rd, then back, at 126 on MetroTimer.  Turned around at ten minutes on the stopwatch.  Physically kind of rough, with some airway problems (but no spitting) and tightness in my back muscles.

A beautiful day, just a little cool so great for exercise.  Sun and puffy clouds, a fresh breeze.  So why can't I enjoy it, in spite of a little physical discomfort?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Back in the Saddle

... after nearly six months off, during which a family crisis, bad weather, and bad health interfered with my self-care (not to mention personal factors).

Today I walked from my new work-digs in the Information Technology building to Dairy Road and back.  Due to some first-time issues, I can only approximate the time at 20 minutes.  A new technique:  I used the MetroTimer app on my iPhone to set a cadence.  At first I used 132 bpm, but that proved too fast aerobically, so I dropped to 120, which proved too slow for my legs.  I Goldilocks'ed in at 126.  After 20 minutes at that tempo, I am somewhat weary, more in the legs than aerobically.  I believe my layoff cost me almost all of my conditioning.  I can only hope that the rebound will be quicker and easier than the original build-up.