Monday, April 11, 2011

Today's This, That and Thoughts

Got up unreasonably early this morning, went to the gym, but the one at the bottom of the hill didn't open until 5:30 and it was 5:06 am when I got there (I thought they opened at 5). Instead of waiting 20-odd minutes for them to open, I went over to the one about 5 miles away, which I hadn't been in before. It was an alright joint and the guy at the front desk was handing out free tiny boxes of multi-grain cheerios, with our food issues I declined, though I thought better afterward as I drove away, that I could have given them to someone. Oh well, so big deal, I guess.

I went on the cross-ramp thing for my warm up after stretching, then went to the treadmill. My routine lately includes setting the treadmill for a reasonable length of time and the speed not too fast, like a jog, but not stopping once I bump the speed up. I figure after time I will go a little faster, which means a little farther and so on down the line.

Jay is encouraging me to enter a run or duathlon, which I am considering one of each, but can't make a decision since I don't know what I want to try first. Maybe doing a 5k would give me an idea of what I can accomplish, we will see. I am glad he is so supportive in this endeavor, I couldn't do it without him.

After going to the gym, I came home to rouse the troops for an early muster to get ready for Jay's VA doctor's appointment. Paring is always awful, it never takes any less time, but you'd think it was possible because it is only 14(?) miles one way. Somehow, it takes the better part of an hour and on a monday, parking is worse than all other terrible days of the week. The appointment went well, though they had to fill out a form for Jay's SS disability case coming up and I never realize how broken he really is until we have to answer those sorts of questions. "In an 8 hour day, how much time can you comfortably sit, stand/walk, before becoming tired or uncomfortable/unable to carry on the task." Yeah, so he can only take so much of any of it because either eye strain, balance and coordination slips, dizziness kicks in, etc. Well, good to keep things in check.

I am almost done with the dress for the wedding; adding the zipper and hemming the bottom is all that is left. It is a pretty little thing and I have added a little accent on the ribbons. I am not sure whether I will post pictures beforehand because I haven't decided if I want it to be a total surprise for the bride. I will probably let her know what it looks like so she doesn't stress and knows what to count on. I am sure things are hectic enough getting married in less than 2 weeks.

We are off to the park here in a few, so I had better sign off until next time.


Mimi said...

Sounds like good this and that! You rock!