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The annual doctoring

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I had to drag the DHM medal with me to my annual physical, because my doctor has been among the support team. He was appropriately impressed, and grinning for now the 4th year in a row. BP is good. HR is great. Waiting for blood tests, of course, like everybody. But he asked after how the knees were feeling since the race, and felt around the joints... no problems identified, and applauded my attitude of listening to them and backing off if they don't feel quite right.

The remainder of the annual rituals... i.e. the upper body gland squishing we ladies have become accustomed to... is later this week. This morning they gave me the shingles vaccination, and said it won't interfere with the flu shot that is also scheduled for later this week.

So, guess like a new puppy... I'm all set and pronounced whole to train on!

I also attempted to register for the June TRI next year, only to find it did not let me finish! Going to have to check out browser settings or something... maybe I have the popups turned off or something. But my inner debate goes like this: train in 9 months, or drag it out for longer? A part of me would rather get started and get it done! And... hee-hee... if I get the job done in June? It leaves me open for later events in the year, including the CSG Sprint Tri, and the Last Blast Oly tri in September. Oh, yes, I have a madcap plan... a vision... something to work for!


Oh, and the tracker compare from Tuesday. The day's activity included my break walks, and a few strength exercises at home after work. Fitbit was again offline to power for part of the less active hours. And of course little Spark Activity Tracker comes on and off with the shoes.

OMRON old school - 13,928
Fitbit - 13294
Spark Activity Tracker - 12624

In short, what this experiment has shown this week, comparing the three trackers? Is that the curve of activity / inactivity from day to day, while it may vary which one is ahead/behind on any given day... the shape of active/inactive is very similar! So what I said before still stands. Pick ONE. Use it consistently to tell you where you are headed: comparison / trends tell you what needs to change in your life, or what's going well.

And LIFE is still good, worthy of LIVING fully! Spark on, and Namaste. emoticon
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