Disjointed blog title? Would you believe (best Maxwell Smart voice)... a sign of a disjointed couple of days?
First off, the doctor called the pharmacy and put in a prescription for me that I first found out about when the pharmacy called to say it was ready for pick up. And I looked at the lab results and that the doctor had actually ordered this mega-dose of vitamin D for me, to take once a week. This is actually a renewal of what he gave me last Winter.
So, I dither a little in my mind, then Wednesday morning, decided this was the day I was going to start taking it again. I had suspended taking it because... well, I was out in the sun a lot over the summer, with what little training I *did* do and I didn't want to overdo it. But there was another reason I quit taking it, and until I did... I had forgotten. This stuff makes me feel kinda woozy the first day. And I started feeling unsteady midway through my workday Wednesday. I came home.
Oh, worse... I didn't just put myself to bed... I indulged in some comfort eating before I did... a little at loose ends, a little worried about this dizzy/woozy feeling. I know better, but I did it anyway. Thursday morning I woke to thunder and lightning. And swollen sinus passages and a headache. I opted to stay home from work.
Now my mother had this rule. If you're too sick to go to school, you are too sick to play. Or go to Brownies, or whatever other after-school activity you had planned. And I had a swim lesson (my first) scheduled for after work time Thursday.
I dragged my feet about canceling it, though. By late afternoon I WAS feeling better, so with some feeling of "guilt" and the resolution that even if I were to relapse I HAVE to get my rear to work today, I went. After the swim lesson I filled the car's gas tank and bought a couple of things I was out of at the grocery store (because breakfast this morning without skim mile would just be WRONG). Then proceeded to have a choppy sleep due to the weather alarm radio repeatedly going off.
The swim lesson itself? I asked the aquatics director if she got many old ladies asking for swim lessons & she said I was her first. She usually gets kids. It doesn't matter: she watched me do 50 yards of freestyle and then told me what I am going to need to correct about my stroke, and we spent the rest of the half hour session working on arm action, and my right side breathing. I have homework for my weekend practice session. I'll be doing the lessons Tuesday and Thursday evenings for the next four and a half weeks. Then we'll see about next steps.
So far, on a sample of one, I'm pleased: I knew I needed to work on these things, but having a pro walk up and down and watch my form and give me specific direction on what to work on first? Worth it, in my book, to avoid scattering my fire.
Oh, and if anybody is interested in what the trackers do when you're having a truly "inactive" day? The one that got it closest to right... the Fitbit Flex. It only recorded 7769 steps, whereas the OMRON clocked in at 11394, and the Spark at 10,356.
So... to add to your comparison observations: Fitbit Flex records cycling better, records LESS activity if your steps are the slow in the house variety... and can track sleep. Spark tracker integrates smoothest with the site. OMRON is the least costly option. All of them do a good job of trends over time. So pick what's most important to YOU in terms of a tracker.
LIFE is good. Spark on.