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Wogging to Wear

Sunday, June 24, 2012

First, let me say I've missed my Spark peeps! I have been away from home more than I've been at home for the past month. I have not been plugged in to the internet. I hope you are all well.

I continue to look for ways to exercise when away from home (which is at least every other week). I told you in my last entry that I was going to take my old Nordic Track to my parents' house to use while there. Well, I didn't do that. The logistics of getting it there and down their very steep basement steps were too daunting. However, I did take my exercise mat, free weights and a workout DVD. Those are in the basement in no 0ne's way - easily accessible to me.

Because my precious daddy is now sleeping most of the day, I have also begun to walk/jog in the early mornings before the temp gets unbearable. I've established a 3.3 mile route. I put on my Garmin heart monitor, with the maximum rate set per my MD's instruction, and take off. When the alert sounds, I slow to a walk. When my pulse rate gets to a reasonable cardiac/aerobic rate, I resume my jog. I'm enjoying this more than I thought I would. Listening to and watching the birds is much more pleasurable than listening to and watching Kelly Ripa or Dr. Oz while running on the treadmill at the Y! I go back "on duty" tomorrow. I hope the weather cooperates. I don't do high temp/humidity very well!

My husband and I took our bicycles to the beach. It is easy to ride there, since the terrain is flat as a pancake! We go the length of the island and back, which is only 15 miles total. We did add a detour through the golf course neighborhood the last day, bringing the trip distance up to 18 miles. Yesterday, I loaded my bike into the back of the truck and rode to a neighboring county with long expanses of lightly trafficked roads. I did 18 miles again, but had to pull a few hills. I really find cycling delightful. I wish it were weight-bearing for the ol' osteoporosis treatment/prevention - but, alas, I must "wog" (Walk/jOG) to "wear" (WeightbEAR)~ So, I'll count my blessings that I'm able to wog and hit the pavement in the morning!

Take care, my friends. Hope to see you soon!
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CRYSTALLULLABY 6/25/2012 9:15AM

  Congrats on sticking with what you could do while you were away!!

I know what you mean about running on a treadmill vs. outside. I've been suggested over the years to get a treadmill for this high temps and cold weather but I know I would never use it - the point for me running is to get outside.

Neighboring county hunh? (Was this while you were home?) Maybe when I wave to one of the hundreds of bicyclers around Davie over here it will be you ;) I must admit, we do have great roads near the Yadkin line for it...

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GOLFGMA 6/24/2012 8:12PM

    Love that you had time to touch base with us. Have missed you so much, but, remembered that you were helping with your parents. So pleased to know that you are "wogging" and you must be getting really fit. You're lucky that your DH rides with you! I like that! Keep up the good work and touch base with us when you can. emoticon emoticon

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PATTOMMC3 6/24/2012 7:52PM

    Happy wogging!

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