Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring has sprung

As you can tell by the date on my last blog entry I have been lazy about blogging. I have been walking though and doing at least 3 miles a day 5 days a week. I've posted some photos of things I've seen this past week. Spring is bursting out all over Austin thanks to the bit of rain we've had recently. I hope you enjoy viewing the photos as much as I have enjoyed taking them.
1. A tree putting forth brilliant yellow buds in front of a stone wall that fronts the St. Hose Hotel on South Congress. 2. Wisteria climbing a pergola in the court yard of the old St. Jose Hotel 3. A pictorial history unfolds for you along the newly constructed pathway on Cesar Chavez that overlooks Town Lake. 4. Bluebonnets growing along the edge of South Fifth. Doesn't my cell phone take great photos? It's a Motorala Razor too...not a fancy Iphone. :-)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Getting normal rhythm back is hard

Getting back to my normal walking rhythm has been difficult. I was doing okay until this past week when the weather turned cold but joyfully wet replete with lighting and thunder storms. Loathe to get back on the 'dread mill' I made excuses not do do so. I did a routine of walking in place with a video each day but it's not the same. Hopefully I'll get back to my routine and get my groove back. ;-)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Getting walking patterns back

Found this interesting: "There's a spike of 5% in heart attacks during the first week of daylight saving time, according to another study published last year. The loss of an hour's sleep may make people more susceptible to an attack, some experts say. When daylight saving time ends in the fall, heart attacks briefly become less frequent than usual." I hate DST because I'm an early to bed and semi-early to rise person and having daylight until almost 10pm and sunlight streaming in your window when you're still trying to sleep is most annoying. Also I hate losing an hour of sleep which made a big difference when we were working and not so much now.
I've been doing 5K every day this week on my walks and not having any ill effects from doing so. Haven't gone in a used my Internet distance measuring tool because I pretty well know the distances my usual routes are now. My speed hasn't increased any but that's just me. I think my spirit guide must be a turtle. ;-)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Back to normal, whatever that is.

I'm getting back to normal after having surgery and took my first walk outside, by myself yesterday. Did three miles too and was happy about that. The wind was fierce and it was cool, a welcome relief from the 91 degrees we had the day before. Thanks to all for the lovely get well cards and good thoughts and wishes, they were and are much appreciated.