Went out in the boat with John yesterday. Annette came with. How marvelous! How terrific! I had no trouble getting in and out of the boat. Last year I was so heavy I could barely get up onto the platform. What a world of difference. I dove and dove and jumped and swam and smoked and drank a few beers and danced and ate and talked and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed. I was so tired when I got home that I could barely move. And I’m sore this morning but by golly how AWESOME!!
Friday, I got into the Alter G Treadmill [http://www.alterg.com/] and had my first, brief run. At least, I was running but I didn’t feel like I was running. My heart rate didn’t get up….it’s a weird thing, running with only 20% of your body weight touching down. I am eager to experiment with the thing, without hurting my knee of course.
I am going to begin weight training with a professional trainer ASAP. I don’t hate weight training, but I don’t enjoy doing it alone. I need motivation to get started and to work up a program. The training at my gym is only $20 for thirty minutes. It don’t get better than that. So I can afford it for a while and it will be worth it. I need to strengthen everything, especially the legs. Knee replacement is not too far distant (I hope) and I need all the muscle I can muster.
This afternoon we are taking James and my brother to see Ninja Turtles, and as I loved the last one I expect to have a great time. And I am eager to get to church. Our chaplain, who is leaving, will preach his last sermon today and he is a very good preacher. And a dear, dear person.
This week I will work the body and I may, may, maybe a little bit maybe write a little bit maybe. Maybe. And cook. I successfully fried fish and cooked barbecue last week. And whittle the wardrobe down. I have somehow ended up with too many clothes again.
Summer is upon us. It’s dry. Hot. Ordinary. Extra.