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Preparing for Other Forms of Cardio

Friday, February 01, 2013

One of my favorite forms of cardio is my stationary bike. I can get a good workout without the stress of my weight on my knees and hip. And the low impact enables me to keep those joints mobile. When I went to the orthopedic doctor for the knee and then the hip, he was surprised at my range of motion, considering the loss of cartilage. I know it’s from keeping up with the exercise.
I was a bit lax yesterday though. I just walked to school – and was going to walk home too, but my son-in-law stopped for me on his way back from getting my granddaughter. It was cold and windy, so I accepted the ride.
And I didn’t get on this morning either – and while I was ready to walk, my son-in-law was up so he drove me. Again, in the cold and snow, I was glad for the ride. I DID do my leg-strengthening exercises, though, while I was in the student cafeteria. I figured, there weren’t many students, I was in an alcove, and they had no interest in watching some crazy T.A. working out.
But I also didn’t worry about biking because I know that this afternoon my daughter and I are going to be preparing the walls – taking off old tape that’s held party streamers, and sanding down spackled areas, and washing the walls. HEAVY CLEANING. And tomorrow we’ll be PAINTING the walls!
This hasn’t been done since my son was in high school and, in a fit of desperate anger, threw the TV against the wall. Besides totally smashing the TV, it left a big wound in the poor old plaster-lath.(It was because his father spent so many hours glued to the TV and son was hurting for interaction.) I filled in the gash, and painted the room.
Then in 2008, Son and his brother-in-law thought they were going to paint the room, and took down all the paintings and photos, pulled out nails and screws, and filled the holes with spackle. And that’s it. Didn’t even sand it down. And that’s how it’s been. So…it’s time for a fresh paint job.
Cardio change up!
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