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

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.