The blog timeline didn't go as I expected. Like many of us- life got in the way. I was too busy or too tired or too lazy to write. Well- thanks to the corona virus that has all changed. So much has changed in our lives in such a short time. It's almost hard to remember a time when our businesses weren't shut down or we weren't separated by 6 feet or taking daily walks or sheltered in place. It's hard to remember when I wasn't looking over my sons' backs at their school work and adding my own projects (more on that later) . One thing hasn't changed- although the venue has- and that's my goal of doing a 10K.
As I promised myself, I did start training for the 10k on the next day of my last (and only) blog post. I have a lot of great things to say for the Couch to 10K and even the Couch to 5K app. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/10k-runner-couch-to-10k-run/id456591673 . It slowly builds up your runs/walks until you realize that you're running longer and farther each week or session. Now- the tricky part for me was that before the Rona (that's what my boys call the Corona and I will call it that from now on) I was "running" on the elliptical machine. I was doing this in part because of a knee issue I had last fall, but also because of the ease. I could jump on the machine any time- either at the spa or at my home gym and be finished with my workout in less than 30 minutes. Right- then came The Rona.
Now I am running/walking outside and guess what? So are A LOT of other people. As I've seen in many readings- The Rona can't cancel nature. It can't cancel exercise. It can't cancel friends walking together with 6 feet separating each other (yes we do it and we take up half the road, but who's driving anyway?) . I enjoy my run/walk every other morning and then my daily walk with my family (or just husband) and our sweet dog, Nya (who by the way thinks the Rona is the best thing that's happened to her) . The other thing that I want to say about exercise is the Peloton app/website. You can sign up right now and get 90 days free- as a trial. I'm sending positive energy out that we will be back in business in 90 days, but you can cancel this program at any time. I know I know- the Peloton ad didn't make everyone happy, but go on the site- you'll find so much available even without the bike or treadmill etc. This morning I did a beginner strength class and it was great. Check it out! https://www.onepeloton.com/app
All this to say:
•I'm still doing the Couch to 10K- now outside
•a lot of people are exercising outside as well- so PLEASE watch for walkers, joggers, and road bikers
•nature and exercise are NOT canceled
•spend at least 15 minutes a day outside (or more- you have the time)
•I (we) don't need gyms to workout.
Here is a picture of one of my favorite running/walking spots.... love it! Nature isn't canceled.
Until next time when I talk about home schooling-
Much love and gratitude...
This is the Year.....
I've never written a blog- never considered writing one, but I'm feeling compelled. Why? Well, I think this would be a great place to blog my forty ninth year. Yep- 49. I keep telling everyone that I am having a hard time with this age, but the person who I feel the worst for is my mom. She will have a daughter, that in 2020 will turn 50.