When Lynn, who has been faithful to the end asked where we all were, I should have replied sooner, but I was busy with my darn knee.
What happened on this blog is that slowly but surely, everyone lost interest. I for one, found another place, which had more resources than we had here, thanks to Sara, who introduced me to it.
I started on SparkPeople in June, and for a while, kept reporting about my exercise at both places. After a while, I also felt like it was not my “job” to nudge…
We waited for the train for a long time, and there was this family who had come for the weekend and were returning home, who let me take photos of them.
I had this lady’s permission although she felt too shy to look at the camera. I like her pensive face.
Dimanche dernier, je suis allée pour la première fois de la saison au Théâtre des Champs-Elysées écouter le concert du dimanche matin, entièrement consacré ce jour-là à des œuvres de Jean-Sébastien Bach.
Autrefois, j’écoutais beaucoup de Bach, mais je ne sais pas pourquoi, depuis quelque temps, je n’en écoute plus.
C’était Evguéni Koroliov que je n’avais jamais entendu, qui jouait.
Le dernier morceau du programme, c’était le Concerto Italien. Que je connais absolument par cœur. Non que je…
Last week was a crazy one, but I survived though without anything to be pleased about exercise-wise. Still, the fund raising event on Sunday that I was organising went well. So, hopefully, my schedule will remain on keel for the next few weeks.
Monday: 15 min. walking
Tuesday: 30 min. walking
Wednesday: 1 hr walking, 40 min. bicycle, 1 hr 30 min. yoga
Like Lynn, I’m going to a Physical Therapist, and doing the exercises he recommends. My knee still hurts enough to stop me from going on the elliptical, but much less than it used to and I can take walks, even if I’m not even trying to walk fast.
Monday: 15mn flexibility, lying single leg raises: 4 sets, 15 reps, Thighmaster: 4 sets, 15 reps, sitting up legs extended, feet flex: 2x10mn, 10500steps Tuesday: 15mn flexibility, lying single leg raises: 4 sets, 15 reps, Thighmaster: 4 sets, 15…
While I’ve been missing from the group for the last 4+ weeks I have been exercising. Not as much as I would like but at least the new semester did not derail me completely.
Because Sam has decided to work from home two days a week I am walking from campus to home rather than asking Sam to come pick me up. It is a 2.5 mile walk through a quiet residential area followed by a bike/walking path before arriving at my neighborhood that has no sidewalks. I would very much prefer to live where there…
Hello everybody, I am a week late. Delinquent! Work schedule has definitely gotten busier. I’m beginning 3 choirs this week, another one next week, and have a big presentation to give (my LIFE in music and faith!!! ACK!) on Sept. 26th. Not freaking out yet, but close…
And as you will see, my weight has been up and down. And my cardio activity has varied as well. The first week, I really overate several times & the digging and gardening did NOT balance it out.
Well, as Lia noted in her comment to my last entry, it’s 2 steps forward and 1 step back. I am getting back to exercise but oh, so slowly. I have to keep reminding myself that I was VERY sedentary for almost 6 weeks and it will take a while to get my conditioning back–and I still need to treat my knee tenderly (really, both knees need TLC).
I’ve been doing my full PT routine every other day and adding in some brief intervals of aerobic exercise. I finally joined a gym so that I can use the…
And back to ElderExercise with weeklyregularity.
And we are all invited to weekly regularity, right?
With a prize to Lynn who has been wonderfully regular, in spite of her bad knee and has been showing us the way.
Am I trying to imitate her with a hurting and swollen knee? Not of my own free will. But I must say that the summer has been… a pain.
Starting with bladder infection, followed by knee pain. Still, I was grateful for pain-killers, since they allowed me to enjoy my visit to…
Pain in my feet has moved from my toes to my ankles or rather my tendons… I guess it comes from changing position when walking. So no jogging this week. I did enjoy the swimming better than last week as they had opened the swimming-pool and I swam looking up at the sky, and at the skyscrapers in the neighbourhood.
A lot of Leslie Sansone this week, as I can do that with two fans going full blast and jump in the shower afterwards. I have visited two of the gyms in my neighbourhood and decided…
This has been an anxious and difficult week. My brother-in-law died last Thursday after suffering a stroke on Monday while working in Jakarta. My sister flew to Jakarta on Tuesday. So, not only have I been feeling sad about his death but I’ve been concerned about my sister with such a long trip and difficult news that greeted her.
Exercise does help with anxiety but it’s also easy to get caught up in waiting for the phone to ring and let exercise go. Here’s my record (as best I remember–I…
I took such an amount of photos in India that I think I’ll never be able to sort them out.
I am slowly reposting in 23, my new photo site the ones that I posted in flickr earlier. But it’s a task that takes forever!
At the beginning of the trip, I was still shy about asking people if I could take a photo of them. This lady was actually posing for someone else and I found her smile, her sari, and the casual gesture to hold it in place absolutely irresistible.
Surprises, surprises – I woke up today to hear trucks & jackhammers – the guys were here to demolish our sidewalk, substructure & walls. Didn’t know it was starting today! Also had a pile of work to do by 10 AM. Neighbors to notify of work starting, need to park cars elsewhere, etc. etc. PLUS I misplaced my pedometer! Noticed this at noon when I got back from doing errands – not in my pocket where I thought. I searched off & on – finally found it a few minutes ago. It dropped off my…
This was really a good week especially walking and cardio exercise. I just bought myself two 1kg weights to replace the half kg weights for my arms reinforcement as trying to deal with one-litre bottles was just sort of difficult. For some reason, I really walked quite a lot this week with two days exceeding 18,000 steps.
My feet are still somewhat hurting, but either I am getting used to it or they hurt less. Can’t say that they are really comfortable although I have excellent shoes.
It seems that today, there’s an “important” rugby match in Paris, the final of some rugby competition I don’t even know the name of.
I am not a rugby fan at all. I must admit that sports bore me beyond expression, but as I was walking up Champs-Elysées this afternoon, thinking I would get myself some Nespresso capsules -little did I expect the long lines at the store- I saw this guy and asked him if I could photograph his stockings. Very kindly, he turned around and took the…
I went to Jardins Albert Kahn at Boulogne-Billancourt yesterday with my friend Barbara, and we enjoyed the variety of the landscaping and of the flowers species. I always like reflections and liked the ripples in this view
But not such a bad week on the whole. I only got my new insoles on Thursday and the guy who made them said I should get used to them slowly (one hour the first day, two the second and so on)
They are quite different from all the insoles I’ve had up to now and he said they were supposed to slowly correct my feet till the moment when I wouldn’t need them any longer. I’m not holding my breath as I have been wearing insoles for years and years and time will tell.
I am in the process of rediscovering photos that I took in the summer of 2007 and never found time to upload. Here’s a busy bee. I took this photo while visiting Quarry Bank Mill, near Manchester. Going there was quite a venture in itself as I had to take a bus to the airport first and then take another bus to go to the Mill. The visit was well worth it and reminded me of the wonderful BBC series North and South about the Industrial Revolution. More photos of Quarry Bank Mill …
Il y a bien longtemps que je n’ai pas écrit dans ce blog, et même ce billet, j’ai mis du temps à le mettre ici. C’est que, voyez-vous, la vie passe et passe vite.
Il y a déjà un bon moment, à la suite d’un court billet sur les Musigrains, qui ont enchanté mon enfance et m’ont donné ce que j’ai de culture musicale, j’ai reçu le commentaire qui suit. Il m’a tellement émue que j’ai contacté Manuel Arbeau, le petit-fils de Germaine Arbeau-Bonnefoy, qui raconte merveilleusement ici, ce qu’ont…
Didn’t have to squat to take this photo…but I will need to squat if I plant some bulbs in my front yard, which I am quite tempted to do…
these are so lush I suspect they were bought this spring & planted…
Like Lia, I’ve hit my stride this week! Very happy with my exercise…
Mon. 9350 (3913 aerobic)
Tues. 7144 (2727 aerobic)
Wed. 10555 (5824 aerobic)
Thurs. 10815 (7281 aerobic)
Fri. 5630 (1935 aerobic)
Sat. 12825 (5885 aerobic)
Sun. 11510 (5570 aerobic)
Could have gone dancing on Friday but I was tired (had had a lot of work in addition to all that walking) & wasn’t in a mood to be sociable. The nice thing is, today I am not very tired in spite of vigorous walks on Sat. and Sun. – so I must be building some stamina!