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Up the Hill

Thursday, September 19, 2013

They say you're as old as you feel. I'm 52 years old and I feel much older. I used to take aerobics classes in my 20s and 30s and was in relatively good shape. Now I'm slower to get up and my muscles don't stretch as far as they used to. I'm losing the ability to do the things I used to do.
I've always liked to walk. At lunch I take a 30 minute walk around the town where I work. It's not heavy duty exercise, but a wonderful opportunity for my mind to wander.
I've read blogs from people who have lost weight, gotten in shape and gone on to run 5 and 10k races. Could I do that? I'm almost curious enough to try.
I've started walking after work. My neighborhood is at the bottom of a hill. At first, I was just walking on the low end of the hill, the easy part.
This week I'm going for the hill. Five years ago, I could do it easily, and now I find it's a challenge. But it's worth it! At the top of the hill, there's a "cutout". It's a swath of land that's been cleared of trees. There's a beautiful view in either direction. Last night, the sun was low, I stood and watched some deer grazing in the grass. . It was a peaceful moment.
Tonight, I walked at 8:00. It was already dark and the full moon was rising. It was quiet. All I could hear were the crickets. A few cars passed by, otherwise I was all alone, except for a teenage girl playing basketball in her driveway. Isn't it great to see kids playing outside?
I can't believe I'm actually looking forward to my next uphill walk! I love September! As for the 5k, we'll see what we shall see...
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  • v SUEPERWOMAN

    I totally encourage you to know that you CAN do this! I am 53 and we have, potentially, many decades of life to live, so let's make these days as healthy
    as we can.

    Love, Ginger
    1067 days ago
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