Archive for December, 2012

New Year’s Eve Mileage Monday

December 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Stay tuned for my New Year’s resolution post. I’m not a big New Year’s resolutions type of person. If I think of a goal I want to accomplish, I don’t wait for New Years. I have already started one of my goals, and it’s been up and down so far. I’ll get into that tomorrow though. Here are some more pictures from the virtual walk site.

Mile 500 (Elliptical for .5 mile)                                      Mile 501 (Elliptical for 1 mile)

500 Elliptical for .5                       501 Elliptical for 1

Mile 502 (Elliptical for 1 mile)                                       Mile 502.8 Elliptical for .8 mile)

502 Elliptical for 1                       502.8 Elliptical for .8

Mile 503.2 (Elliptical for .5 mile)                                    Mile 503.4 (Elliptical for .2 mile)

503.2 Elliptical for .5                       503.4 Ellptical for .2


(photo credit – Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab)

Have a great new year! Keep moving!


Holiday Mileage Monday

December 24, 2012 Leave a comment

I hope everyone is having a great holiday so far. It’s been nice and quiet, and we’re finally enjoying some cooler weather. We’ve been having highs in the 60s and 70s, and the lows have been in the 30s and sometimes 20s. Brrrr. Mountains are covered in snow, and it’s very pretty.

Here’s some pictures from the virtual walk.

Mile 494.4 (elliptical for 1)                                       Mile 495.4 (elliptical for 1)

494.4 Elliptical for 1                  495.4 Elliptical for 1

Mile 496.4 (elliptical for 1)                                       Mile 497.4 (elliptical for 1)

496.4 Elliptical for 1                   497.4 Elliptical for 1

Mile 498.4 (elliptical for 1)                                       Mile 499.4 (elliptical for 1)

498.4 Elliptical for 1                  499.4 Elliptical for 1


(photo credit – Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab)

Have some hot chocolate to stay warm! Give yourself a treat for the holiday. Keep moving!

Mileage Monday and The Hobbit

December 17, 2012 Leave a comment

My husband and I did in fact see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey over the weekend. We saw it on the XD screen in 3D. It was great! I don’t remember the term they gave, but they also showed it in a fast frame rate than normal. I’m not sure if that’s what it was, but something was “off” in the way it was filmed.

If you’ve ever watched crime stories on Dateline or what have you, they’ll sometimes do a re-enactment scene. Sometimes those scenes seem to cheesily (I know it’s not a word, but it fits) filmed. The movie felt like that to me. It just seemed off. I’ll have to rent it when it comes out on Netflix to see if the faster frame rate thing was the culprit. Loved the movie in general though.

Since I skipped Mileage Monday last week, I’ll do two mileage posts this week, one Monday and one Wednesday. We’ll see what other things I can come up with to talk about. Still moving alone well on the virtual walk. Making progress on the elliptical also. I’m now able to do two sets of 500 revolutions. I break the last 600 revs into 300 rev chunks. That seems to be working well.

Haven’t done anything yet with the walker, but that will start very soon. I find myself procrastinating. I hate procrastination. So, today’s the day I’ll start. Slow for now, and then we’ll go from there. I am hyper alert when I’m anxious. For example, when we were walking from the car to the movie theater, everything seemed louder. I noticed where everyone was, and could tell how far people were behind me. The louder things are, the greater chances my jump reflex kicks in. So, my plan is to put on my headphones and play Matchbox Twenty and walk around. That way doors opening, and cars driving past won’t startle me. It’s a start.

Now that I’ve posted this for all to see I have to do it right? Right.

Here are the pictures for the day.

Mile 488.2 (elliptical for 1 mile)                                   Mile 489 (elliptical for .7 mile)

488.2 Elliptical for 1                     489 Elliptical for .7

Mile 489.4 (elliptical for .5 mile)                                 Mile 490.4 (elliptical for 1 mile)

489.4 Elliptical for .5                     490.4 Elliptical for 1

Mile 491.4 (elliptical for 1 mile)                                   Mile 492.4 (elliptical for 1 mile)

491.4 Elliptical for 1                      492.4 Elliptical for 1


(photo credit – Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab)

Keep moving!

Trust Issues

December 10, 2012 4 comments


This weekend just flew by. Not a whole lot going on. Had my back adjusted again yesterday, and I feel all shiny and new again. It wasn’t nearly as bad as the first time, but things were definitely out of whack again. Things shifted too. I had knots on the right side of my back instead of the left. Basically everything that was out of whack on the left side last time was out of whack on the right side this time.

He actually said I had a rib out of place. I asked “Wouldn’t I have felt that? Wouldn’t that hurt?”. He said it sometimes happens when you sneeze or cough harshly, or when you shift around while you sleep. It doesn’t always hurt when it happens. My guess is it happened in the middle of the night. I tend to jerk around a lot. I’ll wake up thinking I’m falling out of bed, and then freak out. I roll over roughly a lot too which is a good time to things to shift.

Anyway, things are good, and I plan to go back in another three to four weeks to keep it that way. I was feeling some pain again when I went in, but it’s better now.

There was a bit of awkwardness, but only on my part, since I’m paranoid. Not paranoid…I don’t know what the right word is. Untrusting is more like it. I don’t think anyone is out to get me ore anything, but I tend to ward off other people helping me. When we go out, I hold onto my husband’s arm. I’m used to it, and it’s what I prefer. When someone else helps me in that way, I panic. It’s my own mind playing tricks on me, and I need to get used to other people helping me like that.

Anyway, my husband had an appointment (with the same dr.) at the same time I did, so he helped me to the first room (with a roller table that I could be on all day if I was allowed. It’s a table with some sort of roller that massages up and down your back, and it feels sooooo good.). When my timer dinged, the doctor came in, and he helped me to the second room. Normally I feel strange when another person helps, but this wasn’t too bad. I was a little unstable, but still fine.

Got my back adjusted, and had the “stim” (tens unit) on for about five minutes. When my timer dinged this time, the assistant came in to help me. Now she’s a super nice lady, but she’s also tiny. She’s about 5 foot 4 maybe, and very small. I felt like I could crush her with my pinky. She helped me out to the other room, but I was very slow, unsteady, and unsure of myself. Then she let go! Luckily we were beside a wall, so I held on there for dear life. She didn’t know, she was just setting up the chair for me to sit in. I don’t think I gave anything away, but I had myself a nice little anxiety attack.

Made it to the chair and all was fine again. Got the heat treatment for 5 minutes, and then I was done. Thankfully the doctor helped me out to the waiting room where I waited for my husband to finish.

All this tells me I need to relax, have other people help me more often, and to trust that they know what they’re doing. What’s the worst that can happen? I fall and have to get my back fixed again. Oh darn. I have to trust people more I guess. I have a certain attitude when it comes to people helping me. I’m not sexist in the least, but I do feel more comfortable when men help me. I just think they’re stronger, and would be able to help me up if I did fall.

So, things I need to work on:

1. Trust others to help me.

2. Trust myself to show myself what I am capable of.

3. Trust my own body to do what it needs to do in a falling situation.

4. Practice (again) walking with my walker.

I believe if I practice with my walker, my confidence will go up in these situations. Because it’s only a matter of time when someone other than my husband will help me out again. I need to be prepared for it.

Well, where did all that come from? This was going to be a mile Monday post, but look at that. I had myself a mind dump of sorts.

Mileage Monday

December 2, 2012 1 comment

Another Monday. Make it a good week everyone. Going to make this short and sweet, since I don’t know what else to say.

Mile 484.6 (elliptical for 1 mile)                                Mile 485 (elliptical for .5 mile)

484.6 Elliptical for 1                   485 Elliptical for .5

Mile 485.6 (elliptical for .5 mile)                               Mile 486 (elliptical for .5 mile)

485.6 Elliptical for .5                   486 Elliptical for .5

Mile 486.8 (elliptical for .7 mile)                               Mile 487.2 (elliptical for .5 mile)

486.8 Elliptical for .7                   487.2 Elliptical for .5


(photo credit – Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab)

Keep moving!