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Facing a Big Bad Riding Lawn Mower


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My neighbor and I both took on the task of mowing our lawns last evening. We each circled around and around our yards. Our orbits brought us into frequent face to face encounters near the fence before we each turned and went our separate ways. It was not a meeting of equals. My little push mower was no match for his big riding machine. He was in luxury with a daughter perched on his lap. I was sweating. His speed and wide swaths of cut grass left me humbly behind like a turtle making slower progress. It took additional time to collect the grass clippings in my little bag and wheel them to the compost pile for garden mulch. I started my work before my neighbor and I was still working when he parked his machine. I admit to feeling a little silly with my little lawn mower and a bit intimidated by his machine's headlights bearing down on me as we approached each other. But I reminded myself why I chose not to get a riding mower and my reasoning was confirmed when I recorded two and half hours of mowing on my exercise tracker - over a thousand calories burned. The exercise is good for me. I'll keep pushing. I'm sparking!
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-SHOREIDO- 5/11/2013 10:30PM

    Great common sense!! You get it!! Pleased to meet you!!
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THOMASINA57 5/7/2013 10:49AM

    I LOVE this blog... you made me laugh.. especially those headlight on the ridem mower!! I had to read this blog to my husband as he's a fan of the little push mowers with no front wheel drive power and still has one of those really old no motor blade types with a roller sitting in the garden shed!!! It's a rusty antique now!!!

I so agree, cutting grass and all the rest is a great workout! emoticon

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WAYNE1997 5/4/2013 9:17AM

    Think also of the gas required to drag your neighbor and heavy mower around and around the yard as well as how much more pollution to the environment! emoticon

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BARCLE 4/30/2013 6:57PM

    Awesome achievement emoticon emoticon

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DWSCHUYLER 4/30/2013 6:38PM

    Good job! Plus you got extra fresh air!

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GODS_TEMPLE 4/30/2013 3:09PM

    Best reason ever to cut your own grass! Keep up the good work on your maintenance.
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JULESJET 4/30/2013 2:33PM

    Good for you!

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JACKIE542 4/30/2013 12:08PM

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HEALTHIERKEN 4/30/2013 10:53AM

    Don't you know it, Russell! You had a full-body workout: upper. lower, and abs. The lbs melt away and the muscles firm up and take on shape. Woo-hoo!
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LIFEISPURRFECT 4/30/2013 9:44AM

    Kudos to you for your little push mower. I'm more concerned about the daughter of your neighbor riding on his lap! Lawn mowers are dangerous machines and are not meant for little kids. As a former EMS person, I know that accidents can and do happen!

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STEPHANIE302013 4/30/2013 9:28AM

    wow!! that's fantastic!

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KNYAGENYA 4/30/2013 9:28AM

    Good for you. Every little bit helps.

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