Monday, April 30, 2018

Walked 0.62 miles again

My wife and I went out in the late afternoon, and we did a slow walk around the block for another 0.62 miles. I was glad I wasn't going farther, because I was starting to get tired. The air was cool, and I wore a jacket plus my work clothes. We had rain last night, but the sun was out during our walk.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Walked 0.62 Miles

Since I haven't been running or walking for quite a while, I took it easy today and walked around the block for 0.62 miles. I took it slow and easy and felt pretty good.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Agressive Prostate Cancer

I've been diagnosed with a Prostate cancer of 8 (1-10) which is considered an aggressive cancer. I've started treatment, consisting of a pill every day and shots every three months, starting next Tuesday. The good news is that I've had no pain due to the cancer and surgery on my bladder. The bad news is that my treatment doesn't remove the cancer, only shrinks it and slows it down. It could be a lot worse, though. I'm still alive and kicking! Prostate cancers in old guys are quite common.

The ulcer on my left leg has healed.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Jogged and walked 1.1 miles

Because I haven't been for a run in a couple of weeks, I only went 1.1 miles, and I walked more than I jogged. I'm still using 90 seconds jogging and 70 seconds walking. Today was a warm day, and I took off my windbreaker and tied it around my waist.

The ulcer on my left leg isn't completely healed, but it is much better. I can walk without much pain, and I feel pretty good.

Tomorrow and Friday are forecast to be cooler days of rain and snow.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Not running for a few days

I've curtailed my running for a few days, due to a large "blister", or ulcer, on my left leg. The ulcer is, more or less, a square about 2 inches on a side in which the skin has been removed, leaving the bare skin underneath. It is quite painful when I walk, although the pain seems to be subsiding. I don't know why the skin has been removed on the ulcer. It might be due to the compression stockings I've been wearing, and I've temporarily removed them for a few days.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Completed my medium run

I completed my medium run, but the total run was 1 hour 65 minutes instead of 1 hour 50 minutes. I went to the bench that is 0.3 miles south of 106th South and was right on schedule for a 1 hour 50 minute run. However, I was slower going back, causing the total run to be 15 minutes longer than I had expected. I was getting tired when I reached the bench and turned around, and I walked a lot on the way back and took extra rest breaks. Each break was short, about 20 - 30 seconds, but they add up to increased time....