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I Love to Dance

Friday, November 15, 2013

I don't run. I can say it's because of my knees, but really it's because it's boring. Even with music it's boring because it's just a basic repetitive movement, pounding torture. Running is competitive in a way I choose not to compete. And I'm slow, and people (like my ex) like to ask how fast I run, how many min mile, what's my time for a 5k (I've done a 5k twice), so they can compare themselves to me. And they're always faster. So what?

Running is not the only way to get fit and lose weight.

I like to dance. It's fun to shake my butt, shimmy, grapevine, do-see-do, Charleston, hip-hop, cha-cha, slide, every thing I can't do when you're running. Dancing makes me happy, and I smile...another thing I can't do whilst running. I feel young & sexy when I dance. There's something nice about getting your body moving in sync with other people; I feel a camaraderie and sense of belonging. I feel relaxed when I'm done. I look forward to the next time I can dance (not running!).


History Podcasts

I'm a big fan of history. Luckily, I have the type of job that I can listen to podcasts whilst I work.

Podcasts are similar to radio programs. You can subscribe to podcasts, so a new one automatically downloads to your computer. The free and easiest way I know to get started it by using iTunes. How to download podcasts:

The British History Podcast

The History of Rome


12 Byzantine Rulers

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Shakespeare's Restless World

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPARK-PPL-GIRL 11/17/2013 1:58AM

    HAHA that graphic is soo me :-) I ain't stopping though.. too much fun!

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DETERMINEDJANET 11/16/2013 11:32PM

    Feel the same on the exercise!

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A_NEW_JAN 11/15/2013 9:33PM

    Dancing is a blast! I turn on the tunes & dance while I'm cleaning. It make any distasteful task easier to get through!

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FLDEEZ 11/15/2013 8:45PM

    I agree. Zumba is my therapy as well as my exercise!

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PHEBESS 11/15/2013 8:11PM

    Yeah, I think I look like Jennifer Gray, but I'm probably Molly Shannon all the way, LOL!

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WATERMELLEN 11/15/2013 7:58PM

    Love the pics! It's great to get exercise in a way that's fun and social and sensual!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/15/2013 4:02PM

    I was a runner growing up and now I'm a dancer. Running was exhilarating but dancing is more fun.

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PRINCESS_SOFI 11/15/2013 2:52PM


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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 11/15/2013 2:37PM

    I hope this sparks a revolution...I asked my son to hide the scale.

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CARPEOMNIA 11/15/2013 2:06PM

    I agree with you on the whole dance not run thing:) Funny how you can dance and sweat for hours...but can't run for that very same length of time.

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FITWITHIN 11/15/2013 1:11PM


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