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November Sky

Sunday, November 01, 2020

We finally hit a wall... it is a real challenge to get the cardio we both need. My husband is having a few issues, a foot that has lots of arthritis, and a low back that acts up now and then. I just miss the gym, ellipticals, treadmills, rowers, weights, plush mats, classes, and all we have been doing is walk... walk, and more walking. Runnergirl, a pro athlete, did 30 km today, a trail run and it was freezing cold rainy windy... she and pal did it and posted “ the only run I regret is the one I didn’t do “ . OK, she is an amazon, and I, a mere mortal, but how happy I am to report to her... I’d jogged indoors today... did 2 miles in my one befroom apartment... barefoot. I hope the neighbors don’t hate me. Yesterday's walk was ok... it was alright, cold but some sun. Today... grim. Icy rain and high winds. I simply had no choice...I jogged around until 30 minutes passed. Done. Abs done earlier and a stretch. A friend texted me today. Had her checkup ( high bp, borderline sugar ) and her dr read her the riot act... no sugar, no starch... and one more no... no help. And there is help out there. Nutitionists, dieticians, some through our health insurance ( OHIP) and public health. She says she and her husband are managing...not interested in an online site like this. Too bad. Lots of resources but... These are troubling times, and we need to find answers... or the quarantine will undermine our health. Do not allow that to happen. Find a way, a workaround, get creative... why, because the quarantine and shutdowns will shut us down. Full stop.
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    Those pictures are beautiful! I'm glad you and your husband are finding ways to stay fit.
    272 days ago
    I hate having to find ways to get in the extra exercise indoors, being an outdoor person, it is really easy just to take the winter off and do nothing. I just try to get extra cleaning done.
    273 days ago
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    Good for you for getting in your 30 minutes! That's dedication. I have a circuit I walk in the house... our main floor is open enough that I can do a circle though the living room, family room and kitchen, then upstairs, along the hall to our bedroom and then into each of the other bedrooms. I also use the stairs, 3 x up and down, during commercials while watching tv.
    273 days ago
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    emoticon "Hope you have a great day"... emoticon
    273 days ago
    Oh November...why can't we just skip over it? emoticon
    274 days ago
    Sorry you and hubby are running into issues getting your cardio. It’s a bummer that things are not as it used to be. If only… the thing is we don’t know how much longer this will be like this. One can hope to see the end of this.
    274 days ago
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    Shame your friend won't join us but I guess we all follow different paths.

    stay safe honey, have a great week, steer clear of the Coc-IDIOTS emoticon emoticon
    274 days ago
    I call it “prancing” when I do steps to music & frequently have the tv on, too) for 15 - 30 minutes.(minimal time 10 minutes, or my tracker doesn’t give me points) I keep,telling people I’m not really awake until about 11 AM. Sad, but true. I can prance to the music in my pjs, but getting fully dressed is harder.
    274 days ago
  • FITNIK2020
    Top pic at 20 pm. Oh, The horror, the horror that was Kurtz in Heart of Darkness ... Try running in that crud.
    274 days ago
  • LORI-K
    Love your can do attitude and finding a way to make things happen.
    Such a shame your friend won’t try Spark. So many good tools here.
    Hang in there.
    274 days ago
    274 days ago
    During the winter weather, you just do what you have to do.
    274 days ago
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    274 days ago
    Good for you doing housewalking! I do that a lot when it is just not possible to get outdoors for it.

    Too bad your friend won't consider SP. But everyone has to make their own decisions. And at least you suggested it.

    274 days ago
    you my friend are good at work arounds . proud of you for jogging in house , i was just thinking today i have a cellar that would be great for jumping rope and jumping jacks and yes even jogging, i have to get it done Hugs
    274 days ago
  • FITNIK2020
    PS ... that photo was taken before noon today.
    274 days ago
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