Walk achieved, up to Alderson and Manor and back again. I sat and rested a couple minutes in the resting space near Alderson. I tried to take l-o-n-g strides — I read somewhere if you only move until the joint twinges, every step will twinge 100%, but if you extend the joint beyond the point of pain, back to where the joint is free of pain, then the overall stride is somewhat less painful. That’s why you see some people hobbling along with tiny-tiny steps, they only move until the pain starts, and they are constantly in pain. I’m not sure the exact science behind it, but I did try to take longer strides.
My neighborhood here in Cloverleaf has no sidewalks. I was taught to walk facing traffic if there is not a sidewalk, so that’s what I do. You can see there is hardly any place to my left where I can get out of traffic; to my left is the drainage ditch and I’d rather not attempt to drive the walker at an angle. Most drivers are courteous and swing wide around me, or at least obviously trying to give me room, and they often slow down some as well. One pickup truck seemed to deliberately run his right front tire right along that white line. No other traffic coming the other way, he was either not paying attention or being a menace. He did finally move around. That’s why I try not to walk the roads during morning or evening rush times or during the noon period.
Anyway, my walk was had, and it took about 30 minutes round trip. Probably just under a mile, I’d guess. Definitely not racing (I could get to Kroger in about 15-20 minutes, pushing the granny cart), trying to deliberately establish and keep an even gait as best I could. In the Air Force we were expected to run a mile in 6 minutes, and I just barely made it. But that was a while ago.
My WordPress installment has changed how things are input, but I am learning how to insert pictures in appropriate places. It is not made any easier by having to use this laptop, but I am hoping to get a regular computer in the near future, depending on how things go the next couple weeks.
For now, however, I’m waiting for a pizza and couple of salads to be delivered. I hurt, I don’t feel like cooking today, and want the pain to stop. I take celecoxib morning and evening, and I’m not supposed to take any other NSAIDS, but I may have to take some ibuprofen.