So yesterday I walked down town , twice. This means 3+ to 4 miles of walking. yay! good for me! but that is not what was interesting. It was how I felt. The first walk was , ok. but it was before coffe and food – so not great. the walk home – was hard – due to too much food and too many bruch drinks. The third walk – back downtown, was annoying – too effortful. The walk home – walk number 4 , was Great.
I’ve always known that I get stiff easily. Heck, that is part of why I sweep my floors every morning- it loosens me up. I think I have been moving so little – that it took over three miles to loosen up. The rest in between gave my body a chance to get used to the idea of moving, but they were close enough in time that I didn’t get stiff.
Have you ever heard the ideas – just take the stairs or park further out … well I know why that idea hasn’t woked for me in the past. that isn’t enough to bring me to the next level. I do think I need to get to at least 15 minutes almost every day, but I don’t think that will happen with out a little bit of push. the concept of feeling better after moving is going to take a bit.
And I think that is the key to exercise- or more movement if you will. Not ignoreing you body, but exploring and seeing how you feel. Learing what makes sense for you .
made it to goal two. more exersize , but not enough. So next goal is all exercise . 15 min of biking , walking, gardening 1s 1 point. yes I can earn more than 1 point a day . Goal: 20 pts reward: Avengers DVD
ETA: exercise It sounds like it should have a z
So It is all about local business . It turns out that for every 100.00 spent in a local independent store 68.00 comes back to the community – only 43.00 if you spend it in a chain and well, nothing if it is online. ( there are some intersting exeptions to this)
The project info can be found here. it looks like brick and motar counts in the project because of commercial property tax. What this site is asking you to do is think of 3 independent brick and motar business and commit to spending 50.00 dollars out of you budget at them – instead of at a chain.
I have a few quibbles with this. But only because it doesn’t count a home based business like Pamela’s Soap or an online delivery business like Nile Pie . However , because they don’t have commercial property taxes – they don’t fit the model. But if you read through the 3/50 project site – they aren’t against such business – they just don’t fit the strict model.
Now I actually do spend at money at local business. the big grocery stores, clothing stores, and hardware stores that I use are chains. Sadly, book buying is mostly on line – but if I am near a bookstore – I buy.
I’ve read a few post about not buying for the holidays – but I think supporting the local independent businesses is a better idea.
So some local favorites:
I’m wondering if I can make a bigger list, by thinking about it a little more
That is where I am now. Last weekend of big walks until THE WALK. I feel like I can do it now ( but no I’m not packed yet ), and I am mentally prepared. It is sort of constantly hovering in my mind. I’m making list in my brain and checking things off. making decisions. Planning all my next steps, so on the day of the walk ( which starts at an hour when I can’t even see yet ) I just have to walk . ( or as al the promo and safety videos say ‘walk and pee’ ) .
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.