Saturday, March 20, 2010
Sharing a GREAT blog from the NY Times here...basically enlightened me to the dangers of sitting for long periods of time, which persist EVEN IF YOU WORKOUT!
Check this out:
Stand Up While You Read This!
By OLIVIA JUDSON
"Your chair is your enemy.
It doesn’t matter if you go running every morning, or you’re a regular at the gym. If you spend most of the rest of the day sitting — in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home — you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and an early death. In other words, irrespective of whether you exercise vigorously, sitting for long periods is bad for you."
One of the things I've noticed since losing weight is that I get restless when I sit for very long and am often fidgeting...drives my DW CRAZY! Uh oh...looks like I've found valid justification... :-)
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I start the day croopy, but fairly quickly clear up and am good to go throughout the day...had another glorious Nordic walk along our downtown Riverwalk today for about an hour. Feel like a million bucks!
Get out of work, come home, take care of some things, settle into SP, etc. and back comes the crud and hacking, coughing yuck-stuff to nag at me through the night.
Some have suggested the Neti-Pot, which I've resisted mightily as it just sounds so unpleasant to use...but I think this crud is even MORE unpleasant!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Over the past several days I've had this insidious creeping ENT crud getting just a bit worse each day, nagging cough, runny nose and off & on ears acting up. I remembered my ENT doc's advice to spritz some white vinegar in the ears to keep them clear, which appears to be working, but the N & T keep pestering me. Have been feeling blah & run down so some days have blown off working out.
Today, I thought I'd try the opposite: maybe if I get myself MOVING I can rev up my circulation to just blow this crud out of my system...?
So...nailed treadmill this a.m. for 35 mins., got out for a walk & talk with a client for 45 mins. and later this evening did some Nordic walking into our local downtown 30 mins. each way.
It all felt great at the time...especially being out in the glorious sunshine which ALWAYS feels like a cure-all for ANYTHING to me... :-)
But here I am tonight hacking, coughing and sneezing away...yuck! Want to clear this up so I can get out on my bike this weekend...! And the weather is SO BEAUTIFUL, just going to HAVE to keep getting outside for my sunshine fix!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Hustled home to get about an hour out & about on my new wheels before it just got too dark to be safe on the road.
I was a little wobbly as it was my first ride of the season, but how it felt so FINE whizzing along on my Tricross! Lot's of gears for easy climbing of the hills, lightweight body that's so responsive!
Coincidentally I get my bike as Google Maps comes out with a new feature: you can route your bike trip from point A to B and it will select the most bike-friendly route for you!
Here's more about it: www.treehugger.com/files/2010/03/woo
Hey, only three days of biking will get me to my relatives in Michigan! Four days to other folks in Georgia!
I can dream, can't I...? :-)
Looks like our extraordinary run of outstanding weather is coming to a halt this weekend...but it's only rain...at least the warmth will still be sticking around!
Have a SPARKIN' weekend everyone!
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