Saturday, February 6, 2010

Almost back to routine

Monday: Got up around 4:30 and took Cleo and Loki on what has been my most used route. The odd thing was that Cleo, who has been many times was the one who kept wanting to stop and sniff everything. Loki went inside and outside of Cleo, but didn't do me too much damage. We had purchased a kind of split extension to the leash so I wouldn't have to have two leashes, and it worked, at least today, better than I had anticipated. Of course, I could not keep a dog at my side, and so they forced my walk to be more brisk than I normally would have taken. But my back didn't hurt as much.

In the evening, while daughter was at choir rehearsal, I walked from FUMC to El Centro and did some work there. Walk back took only fifteen minutes and I didn't have the pain in my hip or back I expected.
A siren turns
no heads here.
The ambulance
is no more
than a snippet
of conversation
or a wind blown bag
of chips. What we know
is we are not inside.

Tuesday: Cleo, Loki, and I took the usual route using a detour that added about ten minutes. Again, expected pain, but there was little.

Took a reasonably pleasant stroll that evening as the boy was at scouts around downtown Royse City. Perhaps there isn't much to see, but I saw some of it.

Wednesday: After two morning of the dogs being pretty good, they were a pain this morning. Cleo kept stopping to smell stuff or just look at things she'd looked at many times before. Loki kept jumping to either side of and getting himself tangled.

That afternoon, I had a check-up. No weight loss since the last visit and back on some meds. Got a new blood pressure drug. But at least I haven't gained. 

Thursday and Friday: Too much rain and running around to do.



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