For every minute we exercise we add minute our lives which allows us to live as long as another 5 months in our elder years, which will cost us $25,000 figuring $5000 per month in a nursing home.
Some studies conclude that those who pick up exercise in the golden years do so in order to enjoy the sounds of heavy breathing again.
When listing out Pros & Cons for taking up exercise, which one would you list this under; Exercising every day allows you to die healthier.
Ok, not the greatest set of jokes, but if you even grinned a little, then I am satisfied :-)
Exercise - I went for a walk, the 2-mile neighborhood loop, yesterday evening. It was quite warm, but not hot. It was sticky, but not unbearable. What was a pain in the neck were the mosquitoes. It didn't take long for me to get going before I realized I was a walking banquet. I figured the best response was to just walk fast. That and I also walked in the street, farther from the bushes and brush along the way. It helped, but I was still a moving snack for the most determined mosquitoes.
As I was walking I tried to use the mosquitoes as motivation and thought of setting a new PR for that walk. It almost worked, 33:53, just seven seconds slower than my current PR there. Maybe if the mosquitoes had been even more determined? Just kidding, determination is all on me, not the bugs around me.
Personal Records were bound to hit a plateau of some sort and they seem to have done just that. I had been ringing them up fairly regular there for a period but knew their frequency would wane. The fact that I've hit a groove on some of my exercise times doesn't mean that PR's will disappear, unless I choose to disregard them. I think that what it really means is that I need to get leaner & stronger if want to produce better PR's on these same exercises. That and I may need to find new challenges to keep things fresh and as well keep me progressing.
Understanding that PR's themselves are of minor importance compared to getting the exercise in and moving forward on my mission to achieve Responsibility 199.
Dusk, starting to feel the squeeze from the summer season moving towards fall. Getting darker earlier. Not that I am afraid to walk in the dusk or darkness. But I do certainly prefer the day light. If it is dark out, my mind says get to bed. Obviously I am going to have to get over that silliness and walk in the dark as it will just get darker earlier and earlier especially when daylight savings time ends; when is that, November?
Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!