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Monday, January 20, 2014

I slipped and fell on some black ice when I was walking the dog this morning. He looked so concerned while I lay there catching my breath. I am just glad I didn't fall on him or break any bones. I will have to try harder next time. LOL! That was just the first walk of the day. I got in 3 more walks, did a little yoga, and debated the wisdom of doing the upper body ST I had planned on, as I jammed my elbow when I fell. In stead of the whole workout I had planned I just did the January Jumpstart video, then the wall sits. I switched to 5# weights to put less stress on the elbow, instead of my usual 10# weights. I managed to do 3 sets of 50 reps for a total of 9 minutes of effort. My legs were jelly!

It is supposed to be brutally cold tomorrow, so I am not taking out the gaggle of girls I normally walk with on Tues mornings. Instead my two nieces will come to my apartment and we will do indoor exercise. The 8 year old will work hard without prompting or complaining, but the 13 year old will grouse and moan. Is it just something she does because she is a teenager? If it is I hope she grows out of it soon. It gets old.
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    Oh Man! I am so sorry that you fell. Hoping so much that you improve without the inevitable pain. My heart goes out! So great for the fitness group you got going. Faithful Cooper - Love!
    1490 days ago
    I'm glad to hear your elbow wasn't hurt too badly.

    I have no idea if that's a teenage thing or not to complain about exercise. I guess is that it is more about your niece than being a teenager. I think some teenage nieces would be delighted to get to work out with their aunt. She's lucky to have an aunt like you that likes to exercise so much. You set a good example for her.
    1490 days ago
    Visited my wife's aunt in the emergency room last night because she fell on her walk and broke her hip. So grateful you are mobile and healthy!
    1490 days ago
    Wow! Glad you didn't break anything. It is too cold here to be out walking. Be careful and take good care.
    1490 days ago
    emoticon owie, again. Maybe Nordic poles would help (I have no idea how to use them!)
    1490 days ago
    Ouch -- glad nothing is broken.
    1490 days ago
    Be CAREFUL, already. Injury is NOT part of the plan! Seriously, a speedy recover to you... and what a sweet doggie!

    And like DogLady, can't really say I'm an expert on 13 year old psychology! emoticon
    1490 days ago
    glad you didn't hurt yourself! they have these cleat things you stretch onto the bottom of your shoes that help LOTS on ice..... I have a pair.
    1490 days ago
    It isn't fun taking a fall like that. I remember slipping down the front steps and grabbing the hand rail. I wrenched my shoulder but I didn't whack my head. No advice on the 13 year old. It's a squirrelly age
    1490 days ago

    I am so sorry you fell. It will hurt more today. The whines from your 13 year old niece are normal and as a side note, my 16 year old granddaughter is still whining. Good luck and kiss Cooper for me.

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    1490 days ago
    You may be sore after your fall .Take care,
    1491 days ago
    You are probably going to be pretty sore tomorrow from the fall. So glad you didn't seriously hurt yourself!

    1491 days ago
    Yipes! You are one tough mudder! I hope that if I ever face the same I will tough it out as well as you (this is an easy hope as I am in Northern California, but the sentiment is sincere). As for thirteen? Erm...well...I am sure that SOME thirteen-year-olds grow out of it quickly, but as far as most of those I've known personally...

    Faugh, now you probably are wishing I hadn't even commented! Good job to you - way to stick it out! :)
    1491 days ago
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