March 30, 2016

Did another walk of 1.24 miles

I walked my neighborhood route again for 1.24 miles. We had rain and snow all day yesterday, but today was a nice day; cloudy but in the mid 40s (F). A nice day to be out. After completing my walk, I spent two hours pruning rose bushes. I really should do the pruning earlier in the year when the bushes are dormant, but I like to prune later in the spring, because it is easy to see the buds (I leave at least one bud on each stalk when I prune).

March 28, 2016

Walked 1.24 miles again

I walked another 1.24 miles today. There was a light rain during my walk. It had been snowing, but it had turned to rain by the time I went walking. There is about 1 inch of snow on the ground. The rain is expected to continue for two or three more days. Even though it is a light rain, it adds up during the day. The daytime temperature is in the mid 30s (F). The mountains have about a foot of new snow.

The following picture was taken from the web, but it is typical of the snow we've been having.

March 26, 2016

Walked another 1.24 miles on a beautiful day

I took the route I've been using lately, consisting of one loop around my block and a longer way home. I felt fine during and afterwards.

March 24, 2016

Walked about 1.25 miles to/from a funeral

The funeral was held today for a neighbor, and I walked to and from the funeral for a distance of about 1.25 miles round trip.

March 23, 2016

Walked 1.24 miles again

Yesterday was a snowy day, although the snow, which lasted most of the day, only amounted to 1 inch or so. Today was a cloudy day in the morning but clouds and sunshine in the afternoon. The temperature during my walk was in the mid 40s (F) with a light wind. I used the same route that I used four days ago.

March 19, 2016

Walked 1.24 miles again but on a different route

In the past, I've walked 1.24 miles by going around the block twice. This time, I only went around the block once and took a longer route home. I used my GPS to measure the different route. I don't use my GPS much, since I become familiar with the routes and the distance to various points on the routes. However, if I take a route that I'm not familiar with, I use the GPS to measure the distance. My GPS is a Garmin 110, which is accurate to about 3 meters or 10 feet.

The following picture, obtained from the web, shows a runner waiting and waiting and waiting for her GPS to find the satellites (4 of them).

My GPS is usually pretty fast at locating satellites, but if I change my starting location since the last time I used the GPS, it does take longer to find the satellites, and I feel like an idiot.

March 17, 2016

Walked 1.24 miles again

I walked twice around the block late this afternoon and felt fine during and after the walk. Nothing unordinary happened, and I enjoyed the walk.

M legs are stiff and slightly sore for the first minute or so when I get up from sitting down for a while. They are fine, though, after about a minute of walking around. I'm taking Rhus Tox for the initial stiffness and Arnia Gel for the soreness. Both help a lot.

March 14, 2016

Walked 1.24 miles

I walked around the block twice, for a distance of 1.24 miles. Today has been a cloudy day with periods of rain or snow. During my walk, there was a slight rain which turned to snow when I was about 1/8 mile from home. The temperature was above freezing, so the snow melted as soon as it hit the ground.

March 12, 2016

Walked 1.0 miles again using "my" route.

I went out in the morning and walked my 1.0 mile route. Nothing unordinary happened.

March 9, 2016

Walked 1.0 miles again

In mid afternoon I walked 1.0 miles again, using the same route as I used on Monday. I felt fine when I finished, but I took a nap for about 1/2 hour after my walk. After I woke and was lying in bed, I got a cramp in my right calf. The cramp only lasted for a few seconds, and I got up and stretched my muscles. I should have stretched them before and right after my walk.  I've never known what causes cramps. There are a lot of ideas about cramps floating around the Internet, but nobody seems to know for sure. WebMD discusses a number of possible causes of cramps. My observation is that cramps occur in my legs due to overuse.

Two of the stretches I do are shown in the following diagram, taken from the web. I don't know if the stretches help, but they do feel good.

March 7, 2016

Walked 1.0 miles

I just got back from walking 1.0 miles around my neighborhood. I took my GPS with me so I could measure the distance. It was warm and nice outside, but I'm still wearing long pants. I feel fine and will do the same distance this week, and then if I feel OK I'll add a bit next week.

March 5, 2016

Walked another 0.6 miles

I walked around my neighborhood, using the same route I used yesterday. Temperature was nice, in the mid 50s (F).

March 4, 2016

Walked 0.6 miles

I walked around the block in my neighborhood in the late afternoon. I did, though, about 80 seconds of jogging in the middle, but the workout was mostly walking. I didn't check the temperature, but it felt warm.