Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Pacing the Hospital Hallways.
It is so Hot. In my town it has been toasty every day averaging about 114 degrees. That makes it a little difficult to get in my walk I like to try and do every day. Yes, I can and do get up and go about 7 am but what to do when I don't get going soon enough or work? I could swim but have found that breathing the chemicals are causing a little of my problems with my asthma. Last week I decided to try our little local mall and that seemed to work but with it being flat ground it did not give me the challenge I like to do of walking up hill and down then up again to give me some interval training. ALSO, I found so many things I needed to buy and I spent money as I was walking. THAT had to STOP!!!!! So I have been trying to think of something to do. I could go and do some Zumba classes or step but am still fighting this sinus, lung thing and don't want to do anything to wild until I am all better. So..... I need to walk. Yesterday I came up with something that I thought was a wonderful solution. I live very close to our regional hospital and it has some long hallways that lead to the separated wings of patients rooms. I could walk the hallways, enjoy the beautiful artwork, and be ahhhhhh in the air conditioning. The hospital has 4 floors and at the end of the hallways there are fights of stairs before the wings with the patients rooms so I would not be disturbing anyone. I could walk to one end go up the stairs and go to the other end and then use the stairs again. Why not? I was pretty pleased with myself and told my husband we were going for a walk and to put his walking shoes one. I then told him about my plan and he just looked at me like I was crazy. He thinks most of my schemes are crazy but he usually comes along.(sometimes he even accidentally has fun) So off we went. It worked great!!!! One of the stair wells was painted beautiful colors and had many motivational quotes about exercise and self improvement. We walked for about 40 minuets and then went out to walk around the building. We were rewarded with the sight of a roadrunner right in front of us. We use to see them a lot in our area but have not seen one for years. That was exciting to see. My walk was done and I was able to stay cool and also doing the stairs gave me the challenge I wanted. I am sure I will be pacing the hospital hallways again.