Monday, March 28, 2011
A friend of mine has been writing blogs about how life was different back in the day. She is just a little older than me but back in my day exercise was fun tooo.
I grew up with TV. We had a TV but could only watch it at night. On Saturday Morning we could see cartoons. Sunday the Wonderful World of Disney.
A friend of mine asked me if I was athletic when I was younger. I quickly told her no. I loved to read a good book. On Saturdays and almost everyday in the summer I would ride my bike to the library it was about 1 mile from my house. I would get a book and read it. I was not exercising I was having fun.
I walking to school a mile every morning and home in the afternoon rain or snow I walked, I was not exercise it was just the way it was.
Riding your bike all afternoon up and down the street or to the swimming pool 5 miles away was not exercise it was fun.
Climbing trees was not exercise.
As I got older I was a swimming teacher. I would swim and tread water for at least 15 mins every hour. I would also swim laps as I swam beside my students. I was not exercise it was a job.
Now I think back. Yes, I was active. I did walk, bike and swim.
I would not call it exercise but I had fun.
Today kids can not walk to school. There are no sidewalks.
There is no place safe to ride a bike.
I was behind a bus. It came out of the school driveway and stopped across the street to drop the kids off. Yes across the street.
How sad the kids can not even walk across the street?
Me I have to drive 15 miles to a safe place to ride my bike. I drive to the park to walk. I can not walk around my area there are no sidewalks. My kids did not walk 1 mile to school there are no sidewalks. I When I first moved to my house 25 years ago I would ride my bike to town 3 miles away. But now there is just tooo much traffic.
I used to walk down my road where I live. Now there are tooo many cars. No shoulder on the road it is just too dangerous. So instead I park my car at the end of the parking lot and walk a little farther to the store. I try to get up and walk around during the day instead of just sitting at my desk.
Now I try not to just sit and watch TV. I try to only watch when I am on the treadmill. As for the computer well I will admit Sparkpeople has become addictive and I can not walk and Spark at the same time. Maybe one day I will have the computer I can talk to and it will type for me.