It’s been a month since my last post. I find it hard to get to write as much as I used to. I know it’s like whining at the moon, but I really do miss the old interactive journals. I think I’m going to try to switch to a weekly journal here as well, just to keep myself honest. Saturdays will probably be my post day since I can’t really post from work any more (since they are tracking on-line use now).
Highlights of the last month:
- Not much difference in the weight department. Current weight is 172. I cannot tell you how tired I am of that number.
- I have been working my butt off (literally) in the cardio department. A couple of weeks ago I ran 2.5 miles on the treadmill and was thrilled and then followed it up a couple of days later by doing 5K. A lot of my friends tell me I shouldn’t run because I do have arthritic knees, but I am careful and walk when necessary, watch my speed, and really only run 2 days a week at most. Oddly enough, I think my knees actually are feeling better. I feel a lot less pain than normal. That can’t be bad. Besides, running is so much fun (who thought I would ever say THAT?). I get more of a rush out of it than any other cardio. Other days I do other things and I’m trying to mix up what I do and not do the same two things two days in a row.
- I don’t know if it is the humidity we have had, or the drugs I’m taking for my allergies, or if I am really pushing it more than normal, but I have been a massive sweat ball at the gym lately. It’s sort of gross and cool at the same time. Makes me feel all athletic! LOL
- Couple of bad things: my allergies have been absolutely wicked this year - the worst I have ever had; and my back is hurting quite a bit. Today is particularly bad. I think I need to make an effort to do more back friendly activities - like yoga and more stretching. I spend most of my day scrunched over my keyboard and when I am stressed I clench my shoulders and neck. When will I find time for this?? I have no idea.
Ok I think that is enough for now. I should go get this day started.