A friend of mine that I have known for 30+ years is in the hospital with congestive heart failure. It makes me feel sad for him and his family. I hope he recovers and is stronger again.
I am feeling a bit under the weather at the moment. I am achy all over and have a sore throat and feel like I have swollen glands. Of the two primary probable ailments... an upper respiratory infection or an allergic response to the pollen levels rising exponentially in my region, I am hoping it is an allergic reaction. That would be the shorter lasting of the two. I usually have little to no problems with allergies, except during the first onset of the season... And, then the allergic feelings are sporadic.
I still forced myself to jog two of the five miles. Today and got my heart rate going to 150, so that is good. I am aiming to try to jog some every day now instead o just walking. If I can get a high enough consistency number with jogging, I will be able to force myself into I even when I lack some gumption. I figure if I can get to the magic number of 25 days in a row of jogging at leas two miles of my five miles total, I may have enough consistency to keep it going come hell or high water. I remember feeling the sense of commitment with walking setting into me at about day 25, and hell, I am getting closer and closer to 3000 now.
As I sit and finish this typing while having a pipe, my heart rate is 62. Not bad at all, especially while having a damn pipe.