Today started week 3 of C25k. Now that the 90 jogs are feeling like a breeze, the 3 minute somehow seemed unbearable. I found the trick last week though. It’s Machine 3. The tv monitor attached to the top of the treadmill comes in the best, and Charmed is on. The Charmed channel doesn’t come in on all the monitors, I learned today. Normally if we get there early enough (505am usually), I can get Machine 3 and all is well with my work out. I can watch Charmed, while listening to Pandora on my phone and lip sync to the songs that get me going. Nothing wrong with that, right?
This is where I start. An 8-second plank and 60-second jogs. That’s all I can do. Could do. It was about a year ago we (the man and me) started using the app called C25k. It is going to help train us to get up to running a 5k. The first level is 60 seconds intervals with 90-second walks between, for 20 minutes total. That time a year ago I thought I was going to die. My legs were shaky, felt like lead, my heart raced and my throat was on fire. I endured. I could not believe that I couldn’t even run for 60 seconds! If I have to run away from zombies, I’m a goner for sure! I hated running! I think we (ok just me because he can run more than I can!) only got up to 5 minutes at a time!
A couple of weeks ago I had my first mammogram at the age of 41. The technician warned me that being my first screening, they may need a second mammogram for comparisons and not to worry. Well, they did and I kind of did worry.
What should have taken days has taken two weeks. But it’s over now.
I had my very first mammogram today. Yay me! I should get one of those adult themed stickers. You know the ones that say, “I paid bills today” or something like that. Remember, I will be turning 42 soon. So most of you have already had this experience. If not, do it. Stop waiting.
I hesitated making the appointment for the mammogram. By several years actually. When I had a tubal done in 2014, the doctor gave me the order for one and told me to get it done the following year. I don’t know what happened to that order. Lost. Who keeps doctor orders for a year? Well, I had to change doctors this year and the new one also gave me another order for a mammogram. It’s time. When it came to call to schedule the appointment, I opened my schedule book and moaned, “UGHHHHH, I really don’t wanna do this.” My procrastination won that day and I found something else to do and I moved along. Another day came (it was probably a week) and I finally sucked it up and called to make the appointment. I don’t recall what the gal’s actual words were, but she seemed genuinely surprised I hadn’t had one yet. Ok, I get it. She prepared me with the usual: arrive 15 minutes early, bring your ID and insurance card. Oh and don’t wear any deodorant or perfume.