The theme of this week is recovery. I’m still feeling the effects of my viral illness and I did a preemptive site change a week ago Thursday in preparation for an upcoming series of trips. Walking was difficult most of the week, Monday and Tuesday in particular. By Thursday my pain level from the site change had ramped down from a 10 plus to about a 2.
Wednesday was my last beach yoga class for the year. We were 2 days away from a full moon so we did a very moving and powerful moon salutation. It was an incredibly moving class.
This week I’m prepping to travel, and that means a bunch of meetings on my schedule for Monday and Tuesday. I hope to walk in the mornings to make up some steps and to just keep moving. I can sneak in an evening walk each day if I need to. Wednesday is a travel day, but I hope to get a walk in before leaving. Friday is a conference, and is out of my control. I suspect it will be a day of very few steps.
|9/17/2016||Saturday||11,644 and counting|
Wow, I was really discouraged last weekend, looking at August’s numbers and realizing how low my averages were. I vowed to step it up. And then … On Sunday I got up and went on a 5 mile walk. It was really nice, a hurricane working it’s way up the coast had missed us, but brought in some lower temps and lower humidity and it turned out to be a fantastic day. I enjoyed my walk, as I almost always do. I started making plans for my Monday walk, it was a holiday and I had off, and I would be able to enjoy the rare combination of sleeping in and getting in a long outside walk. On Sunday evening Husband and I watched a movie together and talked to Daughter on the phone. I went to bed feeling perfectly fine, happy at the way the day had turned out and looking forward to walking and getting some good numbers in on Monday. An hour later I was up and as sick as a dog. Not to give TMI but every 1/2 hour from 10:30 on Sunday evening until 3 pm on Monday afternoon something came out of me. I was weak and sad and sick. There was no long walk on Monday. On Tuesday I was feeling somewhat better but stayed in to rest and recover. So no long walk on Tuesday either. I’m traveling at the end of the month and needed to do a pre-emptive site change, so that happened on Thursday. On Friday, I had an all day meeting in an off-site location. It included a working lunch, so there wasn’t even a chance to sneak out and walk then. I tried walking before my meeting, going downtown early and strolling around. It was enjoyable and I got some steps in, but not enough to boost September above August, or to make up for those lost on Monday and Tuesday. Today is a little complicated because I’m going to an early cross country meet, that was moved even earlier to avoid the heat. I hope to get all my steps in, but between the meet, feeding my daughter’s friends/teammates, the heat and getting the girls back to school, I may not have time for a long walk. I am determined to get my steps in, even if it’s eaking them in before midnight.
The only thing I can do is keep putting one foot in front of the other.
|9/10/2016||Saturday||hope for 11,000|
Well, putting up the post for the end of August was really enlightening. I felt like I had been walking less, and having a lot of days where I just barely got my steps in, and, indeed, that is what the results show. Work has been busy, life has been busy. The days just seem to stream by. So, I need to step up my game, get back to fitting in as many steps as possible and maybe even tacking on some steps every day. I also know I was missing some yoga classes in there, some were not my fault (instructor canceled class), but some were just me being lazy. Need to step up that game as well.
|9/3/2016||Saturday||11,000 and counting|
A late entry today. We move Son into his dorm today. I know from previous move-ins with Daughter that you don’t really get as many steps as you would think on move in day, so I got up early this morning and walked 4 miles. We had packed up the car yesterday and had everything ready to go; we just needed to pick up his backpack and we were out the door.
Move in went very smoothly and we had him unpacked and mostly set up. I left him some organizational tasks to take care of on his own. It’s good for him to organize things the way he wants them arranged, not the way I think is best, and he will have some chunks of free time over the next few days and it’s good to have something to do to keep himself busy.
The rest of the week was a typical week, a telework day last Monday, work on Tuesday through Thursday, and a day off on Friday to do laundry and pack and then move in today.
|8/27/2016||Saturday||11,000 and counting|