I did it AGAIN! Got home, changed clothes, grabbed some water and was out at the trailhead by 6:12pm. Another awesome evening. (But I did forget the bug spray and got a few bites) The temp was around 77 deg with minimal breeze and clear skies. Gorgeous. Lots more people out tonight. Especially bikers. Fortunately, the trail is wide enough to accommodate all kinds of traffic. I really do appreciate those on their bikes that let me know they are coming up behind me. Sometimes, if they don’t, it scares the hell out of me when they go zooming past and you just hear their tires whirring when they are right beside you.
So, I got myself back on MapMyWalk (thanks for the reminder, twistedrandall) Apparently I walked 3.58 miles on Monday. That little jog in the middle decreased my pace time by quite a bit! Last night, I walked 56 minutes and I went 3.78. Sure seemed like I was walking faster than 15 mins/mile. Well, a goal to beat I suppose.
Food: Last night I made the hamburger zucchini cheese concoction. Quite tasty. For snack, I had my ice cream sandwich. Just one this time :).
RA meds: It seems like I continually have to renew my prescription to get my Enbrel. I don’t understand why I can’t just be good for a year or even 6 months without having to get the Doc’s okay. She only sees me every 4 months. Ah well. The Enbrel seems to still be working okay. I just really don’t like having to put these biologics in my body at all. If I was dedicated enough and strong enough, I could probably just go on a really strict diet that eliminates all inflammation inducing foods and continue to exercise. But, unfortunately, unlike my amazing sister, I don’t have the stamina or the willpower to stick with something like that.
Sleep: Was hoping that the walking would help me fall asleep at night. So far, not happening. I hate it when my brain is on overtime. It’s always taken me a long time to fall asleep (except when I was drinking heavily). 1 1/2 to 2 hours used to be the norm. I tried reading. I tried getting back up. I tried Nyquil’s sleep aid, nothing worked. Since I quit drinking (10 months, 19 days ago), it has been a bit better. But it still bugs me. Now it takes me from 1/2 to 1 1/2 hours to fall asleep. So when morning rolls around, it’s really hard to get up. I am the kind that needs her 8 hours. This morning it felt like the duration between snooze hits was about 30 seconds. I hit the damn thing 4 times before I finally crawled out of bed.