Friday, May 08, 2009

I would take a picture

but really --- who wants to see rain.
I awoke this morning to the sound of thunder and rain hitting the windows. During the night a little hail fell.I roused once or twice to that sound but soon nodded back off.
Even though it was still dark from the cloud cover, the clock said it was time for me to get up and go walk. There is something about a cloudy rainy day that makes me want to turn over, find a more comfortable position, pull the covers up and go back to sleep. Today was no different.
In the past I would have talked myself out of getting up. But not this morning, getting up, getting dressed and driving to the activity center won out.
Where once walking at 2.2 miles an hour was taxing, at the end of week three, walking at 3.0 miles/hours is a breeze. Today I have bumped the speed up to 3.2 and for a short burst to 3.5, so my goal of 3.5 per hour is in sight.
It is still raining, I'm still machine quilting, and knitting but I think I'll take myself off to the movies after lunch to see Star Trek and X-Men if I can plot out how to see them back to back.
As I was walking this morning I was thinking how neat it is to have a grandchild who understand Ipod and computers. Two days ago I downloaded some tunes from the I-Pod store that I wanted to listen to while I walked. I purchased only those witn an up tempo beat. Tunes by Michael Jackson, Duran Duran, The Bee Gees and others which I knew would keep me moving right along and singing the time away.
Not knowing much more about how my I-pod works beyond how to turn it on and off, and how to turn the volume up or down, I was successful in my downloading. The only thing was once I started to walk yesterday I realized some of the songs were not upbeat enough and I didn't know how to delete them and add more.
Dear John Chris came to my rescue and showed me how to select the ones I wanted from my recently purchased list then move then to a newly created play list labeled "Walking". Then he showed me how to select songs I already had in my I-Pod Library and move the selected ones to my "Walking" list" Yeah!!! So for an hour today I ROCKED, well you know, walked 2.88 miles.

1 comment:

Karoda said...

For the treadmill I measure myself by time...Saturday I walked for 20 minutes which was a half a mile...I've been walking for 15, so gradually I'll build up...but if I can get up to a mile, I would be so jazzed!!!

Is it necessary for the iPod to be hooke up to the computer to make the folder and to delete music?