Janathon Day 11 & 12

Yesterday I never went outside.  I did do some squats and lifting while watching my Packers beat the Cowboys.  With some great game food of bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, My Michael and a win, it was a pretty good day.

Today we took our 5K walk in 14 F degree temps.  It was another good day.  Late again and I’m going to bed.

Janathon Day 8

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Well, it was not any warmer today but the good news is, we got more snow.  Love snow!  My Michael decided to stop working and come with me.  It took us a little over an hour to walk the 5K route we usually go.  Once the snow gets a little deeper, we’ll get on the trails, but for now we stick to the campground roads.

I was pretty warm by the time we got back but I knew that was because my legs were numb.  I waited for a while and then jumped in a hot shower but still had a chill.  I grabbed my 30 lb kettlebell and did some squats.  That did the trick, I was warm.  I did 3 sets of 25 along with some lifting.

Tomorrow is our monthly meeting with a group of H.S. kids, counselors and a few community members.  It’s a volunteer group and we’ve been doing it for years.  It’s almost midnight and I am just finishing two batches of chocolate chip cookies.  Our turn to make snacks.  Bring on Friday!

Janathon Day 7

Once again, I woke with good intentions.  My plan was to move my computer to the other desk, do last night’s dishes, vacuum, scrub the toilet and then go out in it for an hour walk.  The wind was howling and the mercury in the thermometer never reached above zero.  Most of my chores were finished, just the dishes waited on the counter when the power went out.  I checked the power company website and saw that the whole town was down.  It started getting cold and squats kept me warmed up and energized but when the power came back on an hour later, I did not want to go out in it.

Tomorrow’s another day!

Janathon Day 6

Another Janathon day in the books.  My Michael and I went out for a 5K walk this afternoon.  It was below zero with the wind chill making it cold, cold!  We dressed right and the only thing cold on me, was my face.  Tomorrow is supposed to be colder and windier, so a balaclava may be used, if I can find it.  During the day I did 3 sets of 25 squats, push-ups and some upper body lifting.

I think I would write more if I didn’t wait until almost midnight.  Maybe an earlier post tomorrow.  My wonderful warm fleece sheets await me.

Janathon Day 5

Today found the temperature at 15 below zero Fahrenheit.  I still had every intention of going out and walking my 5K, but it never happened.  I did manage to get in 75 squats and pushups before driving an hour to my doctor appointment.

I told her I thought it was a hiatal hernia but she said she wanted to rule out the lethal before she checked for anything else.  So, she emailed the VA in Green Bay to have them call me for an appointment for the cardiologist.  Then off to the lab for another EKG plus more labs and a chest x-ray.  I am now officially tired of doctors, nurses, lab techs, hospitals and such.  I have a low tolerance.

Janathon Day 4

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Cold 5K walk today at 7F and a feels like temp of -3F.  I took out my winter coat, “Big Orange” and stayed toasty warm except for my cheeks.  Janathon Day 4 finished with squats and push-ups.  Tomorrow is my Dr. appointment at the V.A. but will get out there bright and early.  Temps tomorrow will not get above 0 until later in the day.  It’s all about the clothes!

Janathon Day 3

Started the morning with an hour long walk in the snow.  We got another 3-4 inches during the night and it was still coming down as I trudged the 5K along the campground roads.  After that was a quick shower and drive to Green Bay for shopping and dinner with a friend.  He treated as it is My Michaels 60th birthday on Monday.  I had salmon and shrimp in a jalapeno sauce and have yet to feel any ill effects from it.

The drive home was a little scary as it was drizzly and just below freezing.  We saw about 5 cars off in the ditches and the police were everywhere.  It was a long hour drive home and I tried really hard to keep my mouth shut regarding the speed and my fears.  Home now!  I’m tired.  Janathon Day 3 done!  Good night!