one size doesn’t fit all
The Fitness Band Craze is a huge industry. Who says that 10,000 steps a day is right for you? The above linked article talks about it.
I have also heard that there is no correlation between the fitness bands and weight loss. It’s interesting to me that I heard both of these bits of information on the same weekend.
I still love my FitBit. It knows when I am being active like I should and lets me know when I am not. I am not giving it up.
During the camping trip, I put on insect repellent, but, it seems it didn’t work, or I didn’t fully cover myself. I am covered in insect bites.
I have been trying to figure out how many calories my new workout routine burns. The workout consists of trying to ignore the itch, then bending over quickly to scratch the bite that is making me insane. Then, going to find the cortisone to apply, and bending over to apply it. Repeat an infinite number of times.
I have had more fun with other routines. This one is just new.
beginner’s guide to open water swimming
The above linked article talks about steps to take to move from pool swimming to open water. There is some really good advice here.
I posted this as part of the water safety post that I posted earlier.
These three articles have some wonderful information for swimmers and parents about water safety. The first article is written by a parent who lost her child to drowning. The second is about cryto which is easily transferable from swimmer to swimmer (EW). The third is by a pediatrician who has some good tips for safety when near the water.
Be safe out there this summer!
I am currently charging my swimming mp3 player. My towels and swimsuit are drying. I sync’d my Garmin watch to the app, so it’s empty. I have most of my change of clothes packed. Once I put the clothes, towels and music into the swimming bag, I’ll be all set. Except, I forgot soap in my shower bag. One day, I’ll get to the gym with everything I need. Today wasn’t that day. Maybe it’ll be tomorrow?
(shopping as a laxative)
I never realized that this is a thing. I do know that my bladder overreacts when I am in certain places. Thankfully, it’s usually as I pull into the driveway at home. Sometimes, it happens when I am shopping, or I am nervous, or when I have been exercising. I can only imagine that it happens with bowels, too. I was surprised to see the article about it.
This morning, I got up early and went to the gym to swim. I did a short swim, since it’s been so long since I have been in the pool. I got in the hot tub after the swim, but I found that they had turned the temperature down, so it wasn’t a decent soak. I went into the steam room, and enjoyed that until the steam kicked into high gear and scared me. I felt like I was in Stephen King’s, The Mist. Loved that book, but it scared the crap out of me.
After I showered with the low pressure water, including getting the shampoo out of my hair completely, and fully shaving my legs for a change, I got dressed and went out to the car. I realized that I had too much time on my hands before I had to be at work. I filled up my windshield washer reserve. I vacuumed my car, but barely. Then I headed to Starbucks in search of coffee.
I got to work without spilling the coffee, and I remembered to park in the new spot. We will get ticketed if we park where I used to park. After warming up the machines at work, and treating a few patients, we had a break. I called the bank that has been emailing me over and over again. “Your account has a low balance.” “You seem to have forgotten the answer to your challenge question.” I don’t have an account with that bank. The person I spoke to told me that I could fix it easily by changing my email address. No. Just stop emailing me. She said the only way to do that is to pop my head into the local branch and tell them what’s going on. Ok, where’s the closest to me? Sorry, we have no branches in California. Great!
My doctor is changing practices. I have been trying to get myself into the new practice, and bring my medical records with me. It’s been one thing after another. The old place won’t help me because they aren’t affiliated with the new practice. Ok. The new practice can’t request my records, I have to have the old practice send them. I finally got the old practice to send them, but, because the doctor isn’t yet at the new practice, I can’t have them sent until I have an account at the new practice. I called the new practice back to find out about getting an account set up. They can’t accept the medical records until the doctor actually starts working, in August sometime. They did set up an account for when the doctor gives them her schedule. I hope things will smooth out once the doctor moves.
I got several blog posts posted. I had started writing them a while ago, but I finally got around to publishing them.
I also had lunch. Accomplishment! Next I’ll be starting my after work list.