Yesterday's afternoon high temperature was 57°f. Most of the day had blue sky and sunshine. It was the warmest day in 2 weeks in an unusually warm November. And the best news for an outdoor walk - the frequent high winds of recent days were calmed.
Of course, we went for a walk to and in a park
. Thanksgiving Day was the only miss
for a walk since I realized that gardening season had ended and my time couldn't be centered around sitting in the LazyBoy. Actually, too long in that chair bothers not only my legs but my back. Thanksgiving, I may have traveled the "indoor mile" on the kitchen floor
It was a ironic discovery last December that my little house is 44' long. Yes, I actually measured how far I would travel on a "lap" -- 88'.
Remarkably, 60 x 88 = 5,280 ..! For a time, I counted but that made no sense. Comparing to the clock, my indoor mile was completed in just under 30 minutes. I've measured my usual walks outdoors by driving the route and with the odometer. I'm quite a bit slower indoors, probably because of so many turns.
A pulse monitor on my wrist showed that I consistently pushed my heart above the target rate, outdoors. That wasn't happening during the 30 indoor minutes. I had to do something else and a suggestion was carrying weights and lifting while walking. I tried that and it was bothersome. What I learned was that lifting the arms increases the heart rate. Yes. Ten times on a lap will more
than do it - no weight required
Now of course you understand that I keep the blinds pulled on the side of the house where I complete my exercise program. Yeah, the neighbor's dog Tramp lives over there ... Most of his activity is inside the fence on the other side of her yard. Attracting Tramp to my side of the yard might present this preposterous spectacle in the neighborhood! Yes. There are other reasons one could be the subject of local news but
Steve ....... ..
We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks