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Back in the Day

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Back in the day I would walk for fun not exercise.
I would bike to my friend's house on sidewalks.
the town had sidewalks.
I could swim at the pool for hours and not be tired.
I could teach swimming, tread water with my arms up and not be tired.
I drank water from the garden hose.

Growing up I was overweight.
I never remember kids making fun of me because I was always running, jumping or playing outside.
I loved to bike ride. I would bike everyday to school or around town.
I would bike to the pool everyday and swim for hours.
I did not play sports in school.
I was more the bookworm which helped me because I am a librarian.

Now I love walking, biking and swimming.
A friend of mine asked me if I was athletic in school. No I just did what kids do play..

Maybe because I did not play sports I am able to enjoy the simple exercises like walking, biking and swimming. I thank GOD my knees, legs and back are still good. A friend of mine has had knee problems. She reminds me that my body is the temple of GOD's and I need to take care of it.

I am sure many of you have back in the day stories.
I am just reminded how important it is to have kids play. I know the playground is a dangerous area. Swings, slides and monkey bars break more bones but kids need to play and run and just have fun.

I did back in the day.
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    Oh yes, back in the day. We walked to school in the morning and home in the evening.
    We walked home for lunch, weather permitting, and walked back to school. Otherwise we brown bagged it with peanut butter and home made bread.
    Recesses were spent outside playing ball.
    After supper we ran for outdoors and played. Sometimes played baseball and our dad played with us.
    In the afternoon after school we would run and play with our friends. No TV, no sitting around the house (that was punishment)
    We worked in the garden raising vegetables, helped mom wash and iron clothing, dusted, mopped, did dishes, etc.
    1630 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/28/2013 6:10:04 PM
    Walking, biking, swimming - we can still do all of those things!
    1638 days ago
  • DUKETTE316
    I remember thinking as a kid of 8 that I didn't understand why all the adults were just sitting and watching, when we were having so much fun playing... at the park especially. I said that I was never going to be like that! And now I find myself at the other end. When did that happen!!!
    1638 days ago
    The schools were all over town. Neighborhoods. I could ride my bike because it was on the next street. We all rode bikes, roller skated , kick ball, jump roped and hung from the monkey bars.
    1639 days ago
    All the kids in my neighborhood used to head to the Bermans' yard on summer evenings and play kickball 'til dark.
    1639 days ago
    It was the same, way back in my day. emoticon
    1639 days ago
    1639 days ago
    Yes! If only we had bottled that natural energy!
    1639 days ago
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