The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Monday, April 25, 2016

A Hurting Friend

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. 

PipeTobacco

2 Comments:

Blogger E. Rosewater said...

for the first time in my life i have sore eyes and messed up sinuses from all the pollen. several friends say the same thing.

could climate change be coming home to roost?

Tuesday, 26 April, 2016  
Blogger BBC said...

Stay in shape in case you have to run from things, hahahaha

Wednesday, 27 April, 2016  

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