Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Day to all my Canadian Sparkies!
I thought it was time to get serious! If I am considering entering the Color Me RAD 5 km, I need to get training for it. Walking on pavement has always bothered my joints and this race will be on all pavement. I am wondering if I could adapt to it at all with less pain. So I set out on a speed walk, thinking I will go 5 km and see what my time is and how I feel. I ended up going further than I thought, 9.16 km in a time of 49 min, 53 seconds at an average speed of 16' 15" per mile. I was distracted by some good fireworks going off in the neighborhood somewhere, and when I decided to add a hill and cut across an all grass park, boy did I have to RUN! The mosquitoes just swarmed me and I was lucky I didn't inhale the nasty little buggers! I had hopes I could watch the main Canada Day fireworks from the highest hill in my neighborhood, but realized the couple of days of hot weather was not enough to dry things up and the parks were still full of water :(
We got up to our highest temperature yet, 84 F ( 29 C, with the humidex much higher, but I don't mind the heat, feels loads better then the cold (except to workout in :P) A nice end to celebrations. In two weeks time will be our Taste Of Saskatchewan where local restaurants each choose three menu items for samplers. I am volunteering to be a bartender for all but one day of it! Starts July 16th! Busy, busy and more busy!
I visited my Uncle and heard he had been asking for water so he is really feeling the dehydration :( It turned out the bridge player I know had been in the room right beside him since Thursday! I never saw her walking by because her bed was around a corner. Her best friend had told me today she was in there. She looked okay to me and was sitting up in a chair when I walked in -they were sending her back to her assisted living home now that they had the proper dosage of pain meds to keep her pain under control which is why they put her in palliative care in the first place -she is terminal though and would prefer to die at home as we all would if we could get the choice.
Enjoy your evening and sleep well!