Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Body Hurts

Woke up with a sore hip, but decided to walk anyway. Took a different route this morning. I walked North to a large church building, around the building and then back home again. It took me 30 minutes. There were some very lovely yards along the way and the church grounds were nice and clean. By the time I got home my right leg, knee and hip were pretty sore, but I'm not giving up. Hopefully as I continue to walk I will get stronger.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cloudy and Cool

My walk ths morning was quite pleasant. The sky was partly cloudy and the air was cool after last night's rain. I extended my walk to 30 minutes. Just a little longer each day. I feel tired but good.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Out Again Today

Day two of returning to walking. I did 23 minutes this morning. Same route as yesterday, with a trip in front of the school after resting for 5 minutes on the bench. Today my hips and lower back were really sore and painful. Each step was hard but I pushed through and completed my walk. Hopefully I will become strengthened so that my walks are more enjoyable and less painful.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Walking Again

I am walking again. It's been over a year since I posted last. Today my walk was really short - about 2 blocks. I walked to the school and sat on a bench in the shade and enjoyed the quiet. The front of the school grounds is landscaped very pretty and it is peaceful there - school hasn't started yet. After resting a while I walked home. It's a good start. My goal is to go a little farther each day. I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Rose bushes and crystal lake

I'm slow posting this, but I went walking again for the first time since I hurt my tendon. I walked on Friday for 30 minutes and my foot hurt the rest of the day. I walked early in the morning before it got too hot for the day. I enjoyed listening to the chirpping of the birds and also seeing all the rose bushes in bloom. There were rose bushes all along the route I walked and they smelled wonderful.

Saturday my husband and I took a day trip to East Canyon, where we had lunch and walked along the trails and enjoyed the beautiful scenery - the green trees and bushes, the crystal blue lake and people having fun in the sun on the beaches and on the water.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Don't think I'll be walking today. Went to the gym yeaterday and Wendy was there - yea! But walking on the incline walker really hurt my achilles tendon on my left foot. I injured it several years ago, and when I wear my walking shoes too much it really get irritated. I talked to my trainer and he said use the eliptical instead of the incline and put ice on the tendon. I also pulled a muscle in my groin while using the hamstring press (tried too much weight). Needless to say, I was really hurting yesterday and I am very miseralble today. Beside all that the lower joint in my left thumb is strained and hurts really bad and I gained 2.4 lbs. this week. I'm discouraged and I cried a lot yesterday.

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Little Slower

Not much enthusiasm for my walk today. I feel tired. The sky is overcast and it is chilly. I walked a little slower today, but walked for 50 minutes. Went to the Peace Gardens to see the flowers in bloom. It is lovely. As I crossed the river I saw an animal swimming in the water. It had a very long rat-like tail, which it used to propel itself along as it foraged for food. The river is running low, perhaps preparing for the summer run-off from the East mountains. As I re-crossed the river to return home I could smell honeysuckle blossoms - very fragrant.