August 31, 2016
My wife and I walked around our neighborhood again. We stopped to talk with three neighbors, but I had my cane with me, and I was able to keep my balance while we were stopped, thanks to the cane. I've done the 0.62 miles a number of times, and I'm ready to increase my distance a bit. It seems like all I do is increase my distance a bit. I get up to 2 miles or so, and then something happens to cause me to cut my distance to 1/2 mile or so. Oh well, I'm jogging and walking for enjoyment, and I do what I can in my old age.
August 28, 2016
August 25, 2016
I started to walk 0.62 miles around the neighborhood, but we stopped to talk with a neighbor. During our talk, I felt dizzy and had to hold my wife's hand to keep my balance. The dizziness wasn't the dizziness I felt when my heart stopped beating; it was the dizziness I've felt for a couple of years when I'm in the dark or my eyes are shut. After we finished talking, we continued our walk. I felt off-balance and turned around and went home. We were out in the evening after dark, and I lose my balance when it is dark or when I close my eyes during the day. I think I'll use my cane when we go out in the evening after the sun is down.
August 23, 2016
My wife and I walked around our neighborhood again, going out in the late evening as the sun was going down. I had an appointment yesterday with a nurse, and she said to walk but not run until my body has healed from the minor surgery to put a pacemaker in my body. She said they are concerned that if I run I might trip and fall, causing my left arm to take the force of the fall and possibly cause the pacemaker wires to pull out from my heart. She said I could walk as much as I wanted, because the risk of a fall is lower than if I run.
August 21, 2016
August 18, 2016
I walked around my neighborhood for 0.62 miles. I felt stronger than I did in my last walk, but I'm still weak from the surgery of having a pacemaker put into my body. As in my last run, I waited until the sun was down to avoid the high heat of the daytime. I'm only getting about 3 hours of sleep each night and rely on afternoon naps to keep me going.
August 16, 2016
August 4, 2016
I ran/walked 2.4 miles at the South Jordan community rec center while my six grand kids were swimming with my wife. I didn't have my timer with me, but I ran for 1 lap of the indoor track (0.1 mile) and then walked for 1/2 lap. Later, I walked about 0.8 miles with the grand kids who went to a nearby canal to look for ducks. The temperature was cooler today, and the relief from the high heat was nice.