I'm tired of these weekly posts making such a production about each week's number. I want to de-dramatize this process a bit, so no more graphs until I feel like I have something interesting to say about them.
I have been a little stuck with the weight loss lately. I have been doing a lot of traveling. Summers off are also a mixed blessing -- it feels like I have all the time in the world, but we have been doing a lot of sitting around with our computers.
I'm dreading the start of the school year, though. Our school has been going through some tough times and morale is bad. It has been nice to be away from all of that. I love my students, it's just all the other stuff that is no fun.
On the workout front, I have been making progress. As I said yesterday, I did the FitBloggin' 5K and my knee is feeling good. Yesterday I rode my cruiser bike to the park, did a one-mile open-water swim, and rode my bike home. Round-trip was about 5 miles for the biking. Today I plan to do a short, easy run.
At the doctor's appointment yesterday, the nurse put on the blood-pressure cuff, started to pump it, and the velcro started to rip open. She said, "You must have more muscle than I thought." I think the swimming is making me stronger. I have been focusing on swimming and biking since I couldn't run. Now I just need to figure out a way to get strength training into my day. I think I'm going to try the Sworkit app, which was featured at FitBloggin' -- randomized 10-minute body-weight only exercises. The pro version has verbal cues. It might be a lot like the Ease into 5K app and make it easier for me to just get this done by telling me what to do.