2017 Fall Septemer 25 Monday

2017 Fall September 25 Monday

76 degrees this morning, walk 35:05 minutes

I consider every morning on a patio a gift now, since soon it will be too cold to sit on the patio until next Spring. Actually it was too cold a couple of weeks ago to sit on the patio in the early morning, so I am glad to have this opportunity.

Walk was pleasant this morning, as well as the patio. There is a slight cooling breeze that makes it seem less than 76 degrees, at least in the early morning.

Pace was 4 seconds slower than my goal. I think there is some satisfaction in essentially meeting my goal. If I had to write ’34 seconds slower than my goal or 1 minute and 4 seconds slower than my goal, it seems it would not be conducive to starting the day off right!

Of course I could raise my goal, saying I was 34 seconds faster than my goal, or 64 seconds faster, but I expect (and hope) I would recognize it as basically a lie. I don’t think there is really “standard” goal for walking pace, just whatever you want out of it.

Some of the medical advances that have been made in making people feel better is probably as amazing as the advancement in computers, smart phones etc.

While the medical devices may affect fewer people, they certainly are a miracle in themselves. In this case I am thinking of the electronic devices (both external and even implanted) that control pain etc. by whatever method.

I would be the first to say I don’t understand how they work, but I am glad someone understands both how they work, why they work and how to make them work!

The fact that insurance companies pay for them must mean they work also, as well as the relief they bring people.

Insurance is another modern wonder (I guess it is relatively new anyway). I have to support the idea that insurance should be available in some form to everyone.

At least I assume insurance is a relatively new product. It may be much older than I think, I really haven’t thought about it. I know my parents had health insurance, at least hospital insurance.

Dental insurance is valuable for encouraging preventative care, but otherwise is more of a prepaid plan at least in most cases. Not that it isn’t nice to have it, it just doesn’t pay for a lot of dental procedures.

Occasionally we have bought “eye/eyeglass” “insurance”, but haven’t normally found it worse than useless and never actually worth the money, other than apparently to the insurance companies.

The last week of September, how the time does pass!

That’s it for now, Monday, September 25, 2017.


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