Monday, December 28, 2015

Killing two birds with one stone.


I had to go to the optometrist and pickup my contact lens.  Since it is only two miles from my house I rode my bike.  This way I get some exercise and save the environment a little pollution by not driving my car.  I wore a long sleeve t-shirt under my Brooks Night Life Essential Jacket; it is a good wind breaker and it stands out in traffic so I feel safer in it.  Do you ever walk or ride a bike instead of driving your car for an errand?

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Seen on my walk this week.

I try to walk, run or bicycle at least an hour every day.  One of the things that I find help to keep me interested is doing this activity in a local park that is located in my neighborhood where I see sights like this deer below.


To keep your motivation in the right place you need to be excited to exercise.  After a long day at work I look forward to seeing the deer, turkey, foxes and other wildlife during my walk or run.

Today I went running, at 6:AM, it was dark and foggy.  I could not take any pictures but I did see deer in several places, they looked like ghosts in the fogy mist of early light.  I also saw some turkeys still roosting in the tree tops.  It was jut getting light when I returned home after my 5 mile run around 7:00 AM, the time I usually start work; it's nice being on vacation :)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Gravy day.

Every year on June 20 I celebrate another "gravy day".  My dad used to use that term to describe an extra day off or an easy day at work.  Today I am the same age as my father was when he passed away, plus 7 years.  I have outlived my male forebears and if I may say so, in a healthy way.  I like to think the 7 to 10 hours a week I spend exercising and the discipline it takes to eat a healthy diet has been worth it and that I have used this extra time well.  Today I ran 8.22 miles and did about 10 minutes stretching afterwards and I feel fine. This past year I was able to overcome the effects of degenerative joint disease in my back with physical therapy which I continue to do on a daily basis and intend to for life.  I cannot run as fast as I once did but I do run a few half marathons a year and frequent 5k races where I am competitive in my age group so I feel some accomplishment there.  I also feel fine in my everyday tasks and handle the stress of my full time job as well as those much younger than me so I feel my time exercising and eating well is well spent.  So soldier on and keep living better.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Index card yoga

I put a short yoga routine on 3, 3x5 index cards. I can carry this in my wallet and do a short yoga stretch any time I have a few minutes to spare. Try it, it is a great thing to have with you when you are on the go. tags :YOGA