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Sore calves

Monday, June 21, 2010

Uphill walking and going up and down stairs multiple times per day has helped me to find muscles I wasn't using in Florida and my calves are a little sore today. I am venturing a little further each day but may need to back off a little until the calves feel somewhat better. Interesting aspect is that they hurt more coming down the hill than going up.

I saw a young man go running by the house and up the hill without any hesitation and I thought - WOW - he has got to be strong. Later in the day I saw an older man (probably my age!) going up slow and steady with his bottle of water and I felt lots better - age and physical ability does require some concessions.

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SLENDERELLA61 6/22/2010 12:19AM

    It's good to find those underused muscles. You are wise to take it a little easy as they get used to the workout. You stick to the workout that is right for you, no matter what the neighbors are doing. No matter your age, you can almost always improve your fitness. Enjoy your days in the mountains! -Marsha

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PEGGYJEAN13 6/21/2010 6:06PM

    Yes we are getting older, but don't underestimate what us old folks can do with a little practice and some stamina building. I think going downhill causes more problems for some reason because I've noticed I feel donwhill more in my legs but feel uphill in my breathing. At lease we are getting more in touch with how our bodies work(or don't)!

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AQUAGIRL08 6/21/2010 4:04PM

    Yes, sigh, it does. I may be older on the outside but inside I'm still 30 as my grandmother used to say. Be very careful that all of your climbing doesn't put stress on your knees. After you are finished please make sure that you do some gentle stretching. You probably already do but it's just a thought. Keep up the good work!

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Blackberries in the yard!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

This morning I found a big blackberry bush in the corner of the yard. Some parts of it (the thorny ones) are just loaded with berries - the ones on the outer edges are gone. I think the deer have probably eaten those. The berries are not quite ripe enough but I will watch them and see if I can get some before the deer eat all of them.

I've been walking some outside and I gotta tell you that walking in the mountains is WAY harder than walking in Florida! After about 30 minutes I am beat. If I go up the street I come to a fairly level stretch of road but getting up there is tough. If I go down I come to a fairly busy road and still have to come back up again so I'm opting for going up and then coming down when I am tired. I figure this gives me a new goal and when I get back to FL I should be able to go further on flat land.

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PEGGYJEAN13 6/20/2010 7:39PM

    You should be in great shape when you come home with climbing mountains and fresh berries.

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AQUAGIRL08 6/20/2010 2:25PM

    Yum! Blackberries in your own yard too! This may be God's answer to not being able to find a farmer's market yesterday. I still hope you can find one. Don't let the dear get your berries before they ripen and you can pick them!

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LADYIRISH317 6/20/2010 11:32AM

    Oooh, I LOVE blackberries!

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PMFISH 6/20/2010 10:55AM

    Wild blackberries are the best. Great to hear you are getting your workout in the mountains.

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NITA-ANN 6/20/2010 10:11AM

  I love blackberries, grew up with them.

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    Keep an eye on the berries and beat the deer to them. I agree, up, then flat, then down is the best answer.

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Still up and running

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The internet has been up and running for over 24 hours now so maybe we have it licked.

I went out this morning looking for a farmer's market here in the mountains but no success yet. I followed some signs that said farmer's market but they had more crafts and plants than veggies and fruit and were VERY expensive. I found another one that had one basket of tomatoes, 2 baskets of summer squash and 3 of blueberries. I bought one of everything and she said that was it for today! I'm looking for some fresh corn on the cob. Oh well, I came home to eat and will try again - I have one more lead. emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 6/20/2010 2:23PM

    Great news about your internew! emoticon I hope you find a farmer's market soon. Getting to know a new place is sometimes a challenge but I know that you're up for it! Have you seen any bears yet?

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SLENDERELLA61 6/19/2010 7:16PM

    Is it too late to grow some of your own? I know my dad had berries and a few veggies at his place up in NC. Hope you find the good farmers market. -Marsha

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PEGGYJEAN13 6/19/2010 3:14PM

    Yum,fresh veggies.

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PMFISH 6/19/2010 11:02AM

    Exploring can be much fun. Enjoy all those fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Trusting one who knows....

Friday, June 18, 2010

Over the 42 years of our marriage I have learned to trust RB's opinion about anything technical, mechanical, etc. Yesterday he said he did not have a comfort level with the Internet and he was right again. It went out last night but he went out to the box and wiggled something and it came back on. It was out again this morning and wiggling did not work - not that we would want to do that on a regular basis.

The provider has been out again this morning and found a "bad part" which was changed so we will see what happens today.

We are definitely not in Bright House territory anymore!

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PEGGYJEAN13 6/18/2010 11:24PM

    Glad you got back online or we wouldn't get to hear from you. Have a fun and relaxing weekend.

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SLENDERELLA61 6/18/2010 9:06PM

    That's great that you trust hubby re: mechanical and technical things. Great skills! Really helps in dealing with repair people. I'm the kind that calls the $90 an hr guy to find out my printer cord has come loose. Ugh. Well, live and learn.

Hope your Internet connection becomes reliable. -Marsha

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AQUAGIRL08 6/18/2010 8:54PM

    Maybe the bears were nibbling on it! lol I hope he gets it fixed soon so that you can stay in touch. Sometimes we get so used to the internet we forget what it was like before we had it!

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The simple joy of Internet access

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I hate to admit it but I am an Internet junkie. I can go without TV and cable easily but I walk to the computer several times a day and then turn around and go do something else but today I have it and I am enjoying it! We actually got hooked up yesterday and then went out to the grocery store and when we came back it was gone. I called for service last night and again this morning before someone got out here to fix the problem. RB does not have a good comfort level so we're not sure how things will work on a day to day basis. We have a company called ETC. Anyone ever heard of them? They seem to be it for the mountain area in north Georgia.

I did 45 minutes on the bike on the deck this morning but no deer to keep me company. I did another hour of yard work and will try to do that each day until we have things as we like them.

We're still getting settled and moving stuff around in the cabin so it is easy to keep my steps up to a decent level. Yesterday I did 18835 - not quite as good as that day over 25,000 but still respectable.

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AMANDAJCD 6/18/2010 9:24AM

    Wow -- I'd definitely say over 18,000 steps is acceptable! Excellent!

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AQUAGIRL08 6/17/2010 6:09PM

    I find that there are times when I am glued to the computer too. I have to actually force myself to back off from it. I'm glad the you are connected though. Enjoy!

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SHERRYTOO 6/17/2010 12:59PM

    I am a firm believer in calling your ISP and complaining if you have an outage. You expect to have your utilities 24x7 and also your internet.

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CHANGESINME 6/17/2010 12:16PM

    wow w2g. i wish i lived in the woods sum tymes. it would b so nice 2 get out & jus walk. the peace. ( i have started to want 2 learn yoga w/o gettin on my knees, cant do that 1 )

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