I got really lazy on Saturday and didn't go for a run. However, Chris came home and asked if I wanted to go for a walk after dinner. We went for a long walk (for Chris) and up some pretty steep hills. Then yesterday Damian asked if we could go for another walk, only this time Chris and him ride bikes while I run. I had suggested that a while ago to Chris because he likes riding bikes so much (we only have one adult bike). So we did 3 miles yesterday. I had to push Maddox in the jogging stroller, and wow, that is so hard. I don't know if the newer jogging strollers are better or what, but the one I have (from when Damian was a baby) is very tiring to push. We got to about 2.5 miles and I had to stop running. I even stopped a couple times on the trail, which I never do. It was hard.
At first Chris said that it didn't feel like a workout because it was so easy. But once we got to about the 2 mile mark, he commented that he was feeling it. It was probably because we were going up a slight incline at that time. Most of mile two is slightly uphill on that trail. I hope that he is willing to do that more often. I definitely got more of a workout than just running on my own, and Chris desperately needs to workout more often. I am so worried about his heart, blood pressure and just general health and he's only 35.
His Dad had a mild heart attack in January 2011 and had to get a stent put in his artery. His Dad is only in his 50's. My Dad recently went to the dr because he was having pains whenever he overexerted himself. After a couple dr appts they found that the main artery to his heart was 95% blocked! My Mom said that the dr told her that if he had had a heart attack, he would have died. He went for a check-up appt and was rushed over to the hospital for an emergency surgery to put a stent in his heart. My Dad just turned 65. That is not old (well, not too old).
|My dad has this poster on his wall.|
Yesterday I was messing around with Damian in his room and hurt my knee. It's not too bad, but I'm a little worried about running on it. D had a baseball game today, so I didn't go running and tomorrow is Zumba, so I may not know how badly I hurt it until Wednesday. I may try to go running tomorrow anyway, but we'll see. Right now it hurts if I sit on my leg, and sometimes when I just sit down wrong.