Saturday, April 29, 2017

Did another 1.1 miles

I mowed my lawns and then went running and walking. It was late afternoon when my wife and I drove to the Jordan River Parkway. The sky was sunny with clouds, giving a temperature in the mid 50s (F).

I felt pretty good while I was running and walking and didn't feel dizzy. I'm eating at breakfast time and drinking more water. This extra food and water seems to reduce if not remove the dizziness. I've been monitoring my blood pressure, and the dizziness I've experienced doesn't seem to be low blood pressure. Also, the dizziness is different than that I experienced a year ago before I had a pacemaker installed.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Did 1.1 miles on the Parkway

I ran and walked 1.1 miles today, going south from 100th South. I felt good during the run but felt dizziness afterwards. I'm wondering in my blood pressure is low. I've always had BP of about 110/70, and when I was a kid it was common to feel dizziness for a few moments if I got up quickly. However, I've never felt dizzy after a run. As soon as I find my BP thing I'll check my BP.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Ran and walked 1 mile

I went to the Jordan River Parkway and did 1 mile. I was concerned about my dizziness the last time I was on the Parkway, so instead of going 1/2 mile and turning back to my car, I went 1/4 mile and turned around for 1/2 mile total distance. Then I repeated this 1/2 mile to give 1 mile total. I did this so if I got dizzy I would be closer to my car, but I felt fine during the run. The sky was cloudy with a light rain, and I enjoyed being out. The temperature was in the 40s (F).

Monday, April 17, 2017

Did 1.5 miles again

My wife and I went to the Jordan River Parkway again, and she went north so she could check out the new homes being built, and I went south. In the way back I got really dizzy. I don't know if was from lack of food (not much eaten for breakfast and lunch) or was my heart acting up again. The temperature was in the mid 70s (F), so it wasn't heat exhaustion. I got dizzy while walking not while running, actually jogging.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Did another 1.5 miles

I finished the 1.5 miles, but I was tired and glad the run was finished. The temperature was in the mid 60s (F), and it was a nice, sunny day for running. I saw quite a few cyclists on the path but only one or two other runners. Lots of dogs walking their masters.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Up'd distance a bit to 1.5 miles

The temperature this afternoon was in the mid 50s (F), and the direct sun felt nice. My wife and I went south from 100th South to take advantage of the sun. I've been running 1.1 miles for several weeks, and I felt good today and increased my distance a bit to 1.5 miles, using the same route as the cadets from the Police Academy. The path was pretty busy with walkers, dogs, and cyclists, but not many runners.  One cyclist passed me  and the rider said, "You're amazing!" I guess he isn't used to seeing old men out running.

I'm still using an 80/60 seconds ratio of running/walking. My running is pretty slow, more like a jog, but I like to call it running....

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Did another 1.1 miles of running and walking

It rained during the night and morning, but the sky cleared in the afternoon, and I put on my running clothes and headed to the Jordan River Parkway. I went south to the bench that is just past the 1/2 mile marker and returned to my car. There was a small breeze, but it didn't amount to much. The air was cool, though, probably in the mid 50s (F). I saw several walkers and dogs, two skaters, and several cyclists, but only one other runner.

I mowed my lawns yesterday, and I still need to rototill my two vegetable gardens. They are small gardens, and the rototilling doesn't take long. The machine is big and heavy, though.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Ran and walked 1.1 miles today

The temperature was in the low 50s (F) with wind gusts of 10-15 mph. It was nice weather for younger runners, but I was a bit cold during my run. My wind breaker did a nice job of stopping the wind gusts, but my face and hands were cold.