holding pattern

Friday, February 18, 2011

well--today everything is kind of in neutral--waiting to see what happens next. started trying to wean soda's prednisone down again to a more managable dose. by sunday we will know if she can tolerate the reduced dose. and my weight this morning was the same as least week. its funny--i kind of knew that before i got on the scale. exercised this week but i have been so tired that for most of the days i was just gutting through--not really applying myself to anything other than completing the task. but i DID complete the tasks, so thats a victory.
yesterday i actually went to the park to walk. i need to get some music that is paced for the correct speed--i walked at a pace i thought was about right--but it was only a 14 min mile and i was hoping for a bit faster. i tried to be consistent, but i probably wasn't. so i need something to help pace me. tried to concentrate on the chi body mechanics just to get used to the idea and the feeling of them. i had my pedometer and in 48 min i walked 7513 steps. not exactly sure how that converts but i drove the path i walked and checked the pedometer and then took my steps and did a 2000 steps per mile conversion--and that is what i came up with. i was surprised at how different this kind of walk felt from the sansone walks. my BUTT was really tired! anyway it was really nice to be outside for a walk instead of running around my living room. the pace, speed and distance will come.
also decided to take today off from kettlebells. i did too much the other day and i have irritated something between my spine and shoulder. a reminder (as if i needed one) of how very important proper form is with those bells. i may do a light session with the 5 lb bells over the weekend but it will depend on how i feel. not going to push it.
i am still in this sort of funked out phase right now--i did get some painting done but it really was a struggle. nothing seems to be holding my interest now. there seems to still be a mouse in the plant room--so i need to keep putting out traps until they are all removed. lost one plant last night-so thats not too bad. our cat seems to have retired from mousing. its okay--he has been a really good mouser for many years so if he is tired of messing with it i can't really complain.
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