Sunday, November 24, 2013

Same Again ....

Same course as yesterday but with another loop added.  Nothing to write home about except there was more jogging than walking .... definitely!

Today:  8km

Saturday, November 23, 2013

After the Storms. .....

I didn't get out yesterday due to several thunderstorms - of which I've always been afraid - plus constant heavy rain.  Today, however, quite the opposite: sunny and very warm; though, as I look out the window now, heavy clouds are building up.  I must take Amy and Oscar for their walk soon.

So, this morning: began at the school, through Renwick, out to Scarlett Street to where it ends and back to the school...jog/walk, with more walk than jog.

For Today:  7 km

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Going Further ~~~

Today I started at the school, avoiding the soccer field, through Renwick, along Inkerman Road to where it ends and then back to the school.  A much cooler morning than forecast with a nice  breeze.  I jogged/walked - more jog than walk today - and completed 6.7km, the furthest in some time on the road.  My knee seems fine and if it stays this way I'll repeat this distance and course until next week.

Puzzled by Garmin Connect not showing the run, though according to the ATN agent, it was transferred.  Checked software and plug-ins ...all correct.  Is Windows 8 playing a trick on me?  Will have to look into this asap!

Today:  6.7km......storms forecast for tomorrow, but I must keep this 2 day streak going!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

After a Few Days Off ~~~ learn the ins and outs of a new computer, Acer Aspire S7 392Ultra Book.  Gorgeous thing to  look at, all white and silver, very portable and light, 6-8 hours battery time (some say longer), a soft, grey carry case and a nice challenge for me getting to know Windows 8, a touch screen and everything  moving at the speed of light....or so it seems, after the unexpected 'death' of the Asus Eee last week.

 I decided on the Acer Aspire Ultra Book after nearly going bonkus searching and researching day and night, laptops and ultra books on either my Nexus 7 tablet or the Samsung Galaxy smartphone.  Sore eyes for days!  I'm very pleased with this Acer and must admit that there's not much I enjoy more now than working my way through a new piece of technology! As well as the User Manual, I'm working through the on line Acer Windows 8 coach is called "Paula" and she speaks clearly with no American accent!  The tutorials, watched on video while Paula speaks, are excellent for anyone new to Windows 8.  Available to those with Acer computers only!

Also, I missed going out on the wet days...enough excuse! Those were the days I eagerly searched and researched.

Today:  30 minutes easy jogging + a few incline repeats on a grassy slope beside the school basketball stadium.

Addendum: 3 cows, 1 calf, 5 goats and 1 old sheep still doing well!

Saturday, November 09, 2013

On the Road Again!

This morning I took myself back to the streets in Renwick.  I'm tired of the soccer field but also wanted to see how my knee reacted to the hard surface.  Happy to say there were no problems at all!

A short time ..... Only 40 minutes and as much walking as easy jogging. I can't help but notice how quickly I become out of unfit, but hoping that by perseverance I'll one day, not too far off, get back to good form.  That's the aim.

  Very happy to see my little doggie friends in Scarlett Street hadn't forgotten me, but raced out, jumped up and down and joyfully trotted some distance beside me just as if I hadn't been away at all!

Pleased to have made a comeback of sorts!

TODAY........ON ROAD 40 minutes.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Walking ......

Much too hot this morning to jog on the soccer field.  32 degrees at 10am when I was ready to leave.  Instead I decided on a long walk : from home to school, through Fenwick and back home......not greatly enjoyable, with a hot wind blowing,  but better than doing nothing.

I hope the forecast for rain is correct......haven't seen rain since I can't remember when!

Today .....6km

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Another 30

......just 30 minutes easy jogging this morning.  Extremely hot on the soccer field.  Finished with 2 drills and strides.  Same till next Monday.