End of Week 163 – Vertigo Gone, Back to Work…


I think my vertigo has finally worked itself out of my system.  I finally feel normal and got to the gym twice last week.  I’m enjoying the second gym I joined.  Maybe I’ll talk to the owner about training with him.  He should get a kick out of hearing my request.  I’ll have to ask him if he thinks he can help a 62-year-old, frumpy old lady with at least one bad knee and a back that knots up.

My goal is to be able to do 5K walks again.  I don’t care about being the first to finish.  I just want to be able to finish in a reasonable time.  I also want to weigh less and feel better.  Those things are my longer term goals.  Doing 5Ks is slightly more immediate.  There is a 5K for cancer research in Wilmington in October, and I’m sure my sister will be doing the MMRF 5K in Washington in November.  I’d love to be able to do at least one of those.  I tried this last year, but I tried to do it on my own.  Now I know that I’m the type of person who needs someone with whom to work – someone who knows what they are doing.  It may be a little expensive, but if it works it will be worth it.

You may be wondering why I haven’t done this before, at the first gym.  Well, one reason is I like the idea that the owner of this new gym is the trainer.  He has a real stake in seeing that his clients succeed.  He is local, and this is a small local business.  I like spending my money at locally owned businesses.  I’m still going to  belong to the first gym – I really like their ellipticals – but doing the training at what we at my office all call “William’s gym” just feels right.  Besides, a friend of mine at work trains with William and recommends him highly.

There haven’t been as many birds in my back yard lately. Must be the heat.  I see lots of them in the evening after the sun goes below the tree line.  While I was home with vertigo I really missed my Mom.  You know how sometimes you are sick and you really want your Mom – even when you know that is not possible?  I was to that point.  The day I went to the doctor I was sitting at my computer, trying to focus, and I looked up at the window and there was a hummingbird.  It was hovering just outside the window, right in front of my face!  It stayed there for maybe two seconds and then flew off into the trees.  I’m convinced Mom knew I needed her and sent the hummingbird to let me know she is watching.  I wouldn’t be so convinced of this except I do not have any hummingbird feeders in my yard and never have, so there is no reason a hummingbird would think there was food there.  Thanks, Mom!

Until next week….


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