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WALKING DAY 13 – November 17, 2010

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MUSIC: “Turn the Page” – Bob Seger

     “Bird on a Wire” – Katey Sagal

“Blister in the Sun” – Violent Femmes



Got up, took meds. Had tiny headache on right side of head, nothing big. Took out the curlers, checked to see if it was raining, then threw on my walking outfit. Waited for some daylight to show, then hit the streets, camera in tow. 61 degrees, but felt a bit cooler. Streets wet, slight worry about slipping on all the leaves, tiny puddles are everywhere. Checking out the fall foliage – it’s gorgeous.


And -you guessed it – beaucoup random shots to uploaded to the photo blog) in the next few days.


Since it’s been awhile (again) since I’ve walked and I had pizza yesterday (and the day before) the body wanted to turn back, but the mind was stronger. A few yards along my back started hurting but I kept going. Walking, snapping shots. Thought I would make it a short walk, but I still managed to stay out almost an hour. Didn’t go up any steep inclines. Wasn’t inclined to. (Hah – see what I did there?)


Headache in right side was gone. Replaced by headache on left side. Also, experienced a bit of the dizzy. May just have to readdress this whole walking before eating thing. Or just walk later in the day. But knowing myself, if I don’t get up and out right away it probably ain’t gonna happen.


On the way back to the beginning (thank you, Vizzini!) chatted with a nice lady. We remarked on the beauty of the foliage and the early morning light. She mentioned that the park is beautiful at the first snow fall. She made me want to see it. When it actually hits – we’ll see if the boots go on.


Oh – I found my ankle weights, hand weights and the pedometer. I must be severely mechanically challenged because I can’t the pedometer to work. I followed the instructions (I swear!) but it won’t register my steps. No biggie. I’m going to start wearing the ankle and hand weights around the house to get used to them before taking them on the road.


Hand weights: 1 lb each.

Ankle weights: 4 lb 12 oz (made up of 5 individual, removable weights of 15 oz each)

Pedometer – pretty damn useless!


That’s all for now. Dr’s appointment later today. I would seriously cancel but I need updated scrips. Hopefully I can get out of there and be on the way home before all the darling little brats get out of school. I hate riding the bus with teenagers. They have no concept of “inside voice”. And yes, I realized that I am officially crotchety.





Walking – Day 5 October 11, 2010


OMG – I just checked the blog, and the last time I actually got up early and walked was September 18. That’s just over 3 weeks! Jeez – that’s not good. It’s been 3 weeks of laziness, dvd marathons and inertia; pizza, chocolate and maxi pads.


So anyway I finally got up, got my ass out and walked. Took my brand, spanking new camera and pen and paper. Got some nice shots, walked by the water and wrote some shit. These are my random, stream of consciousness impressions while breathing heavy on a bench.


On the grand stand, above the water across from the Bayonne bridge. The sound of the water lapping is calming but mind starts to think of the wood rotting, giving way; me plunging into the murky water beneath. Can’t swim, fear of suffocation. Not a panic exactly, – just a minor trepidation. As I’m writing – notice some grey schmutz on my sweater.


Temp is brisk – nose is running. 2 women walk by, speaking Chinese, and carrying weights. Years ago I bough ankle weights and hand weights. I should really dig those out and try them on a walk.


Got some nice random shots. Feeling a little dizzy – maybe walking before eating – not such a good idea. Never happened before. Med schedule is fucking ridiculous – take 2 pills on empty stomach, wait 2 hours, take diff pill on empty stomach, wait ½ an hour, eat something, take the rest of meds.


Maybe I’ll walk some more till my camera batteries run out. Taking more photos than doing actual walking, but still it’s good to get out. (Hope I can read this when I get back.) On 2nd thought maybe I’ll just go back now – more dizziness. Maybe lie down. Maybe just take pills on non-walking day – get up, swallow, go back to sleep. Walking days – eat something, then walk.


While sitting here writing a power walker that I saw as I came into the park passes by. I think she’s circled the park twice and I haven’t actually made it that far. Ah well – each to their own pace. Still managed to stay out for an hour. Must bring more paper and batteries next time.


Ooh, look – it’s 8:46. Been up for almost 3 hours. I can eat something. Yippee!!







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