So last week I walked a little over 14 miles – 10 or so on the elliptical. Which is like walking 10 uphill. I was really tired last Saturday, but I don’t know if it was just from a short night’s sleep. Or the exercise.
sunday we went out on the bikes, much easier than usual. – so that is a big plus. But my shoulders really hurt – I guess that means I should get the weights out.
So far about 6 miles this week and Tuesday was much faster despite needing my inhaler. Tomorrow should be Very interesting I am planing on walking to and from work. 6 miles in total , and I am wondering if I will want a nap on friday.
I was going to call this rain, but that is not the problem. I kind of like rain. The problem is the rain hit at the same time as the time change. and allergies. Some one even noticed that I have allergy eyes this morning. Getting out of bed has been ridiculously hard. I think three days of sun would fix this . I swear , this feels like getting up in the middle of winter in CT.
The Gardener by S.A, Bodeen good adventure/sci fi YA fiction in a world where some humans have been bio-engineered to live like plants
A Kiss in Time by Alex Finn Retelling of sleeping beauty , when sleeping beauty and her castle are woken up in modern times. Not quite as good as Beastly by the same author
the facts speak for themselves by Brock Cole It was nominated by a National book award. Well told story of a broken 13 year olds life. Just not so sure why it was written.
While my guitar gently weeps Deborah Grabien the 2nd book of her Kincaid series. Very good. at first I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it, but actually it was better than the first.
This is from the eating well website — and I though I needed to post this here as a reminder to me. I’m getting lots of exercise now, but there will be a time in the future when I need to see this:
Calories Burned in 10 Minutes:
• 28: Stretching or yoga
• 28: Household chores, light
• 34: Weight lifting, moderate
• 45: Household chores, moderate
• 59: Playing with kids
• 90: Sit-ups, vigorous
• 102: Stair machine/Treadmill
Feeling really motivated? If you have more time on the weekends or your day off, get outside and embrace winter and all the fun activities it has to offer. (I for one can’t wait to go snowboarding… wait, does that count as exercise? Yes!)
• 28: Playing catch
• 57: Walking, very brisk pace
• 62: Ice skating
• 66: Shoveling snow
• 66: Snowboarding
• 68: Downhill skiing, moderate effort
• 88: Snowshoeing
• 91: Cross-country skiing, light/moderate
the whole article is here.
This list came to my attention today. I know I am not planning on trying to read them all. There are a number of books I tried to read, but could not. There are some that I have read , and some that I want to read. A number I read when I wa too you ng for them. A whole bunch I know the ideas from, even though I have never read the book.
I have lots of friends that have self-imposed book challenges. But I am always leery of someone saying I must! read this.
I feel like I should use the word ‘revisited or rediscovered here. When we first moved here , we went to the park and walked the lake a lot. But we just haven’t been in a while. We live to near the creek trail – which is more fun to walk – and we walk a lot in the neighborhood. Lake Elizabeth is more of a city park, more domesticated , than the trail . One of those places with too many ducks and too many geese. But it is two miles ( maybe a little more ) around the lake on a smooth paved trail , away from traffic and very safe. So many people walk around the lake every day. On Wednesday I walked around th e lake twice – which meant 4 days on my feet and 10 miles ( I have no idea what kind of mileage we did on sunday – but it was a good 3/4 hours on our feet.) and I walked that 4 miles in about an hour. I did not walk on Thursday . This morning I walked around the lake once. at a leisurely pace — an hour for one circuit. very slow – but I have hit 12 miles for the week.
A few things I am looking forward to :
1) My body stopping complaining when I walk three days in a row
2) hitting 20 miles in a week
3) the chance spend one day walking slowly , eating , and reading around the lake.