Monday (7) - Decreased the walk to 30 seconds. That worked well. My heart rate wasn't all over the place like it had been and I had a bit more energy with less of a break. Although the last few 4 minute run sections I was constantly checking my watch to see how.much.longer. I'm pleased to see my run pace pretty consistent and the whole 6-mile loop with an 11:15 pace. Not sure what my next step is with the walk/run business but definitely my body does get used to that break and while it was looking for another 30 seconds it seemed content to move forward. My knees were ouchy in the afternoon, but no worse than usual.
|A favorite! I can only find this in Ohio.|
The odd side effects of the Prednisone aside, I'm happy to run 6 miles at a time at whatever pace or process. Oh yeah and actually REMEMBER things and find the right word quickly, wow, who knew how much inflammation impacts the brain. Owning and navigating a dysfunctional body is not a lot of fun.
|A rock with a big goofy smile and a heart over his left eye!|
Tuesday (2) - Core work for lunch, not all that exciting, however necessary. My hips and glutes are weak and always have been. Might as well work on them on my off days. Jax and I had a short stroll after dinner. He was far more concerned with what was going on in the kitchen and Dave needed him out from underfoot while he was cooking. Possibly me also, based on the "So you are going to stand in my way" comment. Huh, I say that at least 7 times a week, he gets to say it, and feel like he can be annoyed twice a year when he cooks? Life isn't fair, never was meant to be. If it was Wednesday night when he usually does the Thanksgiving cooking Jax and I would be at Grey Sail me having a beer and Jax snacks to prevent him from being obnoxious. Jax went back to being underfoot when we got back, you never know something good could drop on the floor! Dogs are forever the optimists!
|My beer connection from NH came through!|
Wednesday (8.2) - Ro was back from Aruba on Tuesday night and still up for hills, but please let's go slow. I kinda figured all the excitement over her engagement would keep her at her usual peppy pace and me gasping for breath, not so much. It was fun to catch up and hear how this engagement played out. I was very surprised by this news. I couldn't ferret out if they planned on getting engaged or this was a surprise. They are both very happy and I'm happy for them. Mazeltov!
|Deep in conversation about not eating deer poop.|
Dave and I took Jax out for a hike in Arcadia, I enjoyed the trails, I don't know much about them but that will be where I'll ride my mountain bike once I get back to that.
Thursday (0) - Kinda thought this was going to be one of those days. We left early for Dave's folks house, trying our best to get everyone moving a bit earlier so we can get the kitchen cleaned up and his parent's house somewhat put back together after the other siblings and their families leave. Dave's mom fought starting dinner early, but I think she is beginning to understand why Dave pressures her, Dave's father reported she was in bed asleep by 9 and he expected she'd be sleeping late. My MIL texted the next morning saying it was really nice to only have a few things to straighten out. Which means I put the sliver back in the wrong places! Whooops. I did try and match up where things were, and then made a few guesses.
Friday (5) - Decided to take Jax out to the Boy Scout Camp Yawgoog, and ended up turning the wrong way so we went to another part of Patchaug, a trail named Laurel Loop. I assumed it was a loop, well it probably IS a loop I just didn't realize that I had to loop back on a different trail. We had an adventure with me sliding into a puddle, Jax getting the bejeebers scared out of him by some barking dogs, and me loosing, and then finding my cell phone. I only had the damn phone out to turn on Strava so I could see if I could figure out where I was based on the map. Unfortunately the trails didn't pop up on the Strava GPS, sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. I figured out how to get to a road and then how to get back to the car. I was fun and actually more fun than a run. Jax and I were wet muddy messes when we got home.
|He HATES selfies. |
Plus he looks more gray than he actually is.
Saturday (9) - Met up with Faith to hike at Bluff Point, I'm just not ready to run with people. We meandered this way and that on the somewhat ok marked trails, looped back on each other, found sunglasses and biking booties we hung on a tree so the biker could find them, hoped that we weren't going to find body parts.
|Laurel Loop which wasn't a loop, but had a LOT of laurel!|
Took Jax on a short hike to Woody Hill to see if I could connect a few things, I think I managed to bridge the gaps. Jax was tired, yet happy to get out. Not at all happy with all the gun shots, he stuck to me like velcro a few times. Poor guy.
Sunday (2) - Lazy day, it was supposed to rain all day but it didn't. The sun was decent in the morning I took advantage of that and picked up the stitches for the collar on the new sweater. Faith met up with Jax and I for a short hike. Jax is definitely getting older and taking longer to recover. I met up with Rachel for dinner, gossip, and a beer trade. Mostly it was what she requested from MI & OH, with two extras from me. I'll be interested to see how the Nutter Your Business Peanut Butter Stout goes over with the two people I gave it to.
|I need to dust more.|
I'm cooking on the latest cardigan, the collar has been completed to the cowl part and I started the button holes last night. I'm a bit fearful the arms won't relax and be too tight, but who knows once water and detergent hit the wool and the whole thing gets a bath and then laid out to dry. Guess that's why I was supposed to wash the gauge swatch?
In the interim time when I didn't want to cast on the collar, not enough light, I whipped up a baby sweater, except I have to now go trash diving and find the last few bits of yarn so I can sew up the arms! Whoopsie. I think that was my last skein of acrylic.
Now, time to start plotting my next project.... hmmmm...
by Ron Chernow
I loved this book. Chernow spins a good story around the bland and boring facts of a persons life. I think it helps when the person is a character! Rockefeller became more of a character as he aged, took on more of the personality of his father and being an old codger got a way with a lot old codgers don't get away with these days!
by Ron Chernow
The narration is a bit boring, and it is more facts and figures and lineage, but a few gems of information. I did not realize the Jews ventured into banking because they were forced into the marginal occupations of tax collection, rent collection, and money lending. Clearly they made the best of the bad situation antisemitism foisted on them. I've simplified the history.
Overall the book is a little confusing as it isn't about one person, however a full family and the marriage into that family.
Beth, I thought it was a pretty quiet week, but it was a pretty normal week.