Word Math: If it takes 15 minutes to walk a 5-block segment, how many minutes does it take to walk 4 5-block segments? For the longest time, the boring answer was, 15*4 = 60 minutes. Happy Marathon Day! 15 * 4 = 55 🙂 Today, I manged to shave one or two minutes of each … More Happy Marathon Day!
Walking to work today, the wind actually pushed me sideways. Wow. Not quite the healthy exercise I had in mind!
Day off work! A good day to get in some exercise! Ahahaha. Good day to get the kids off to day camp and then take a mini-nap. Then read for a while and then relax. Lunch and stretch out for a while. Some work I had been putting off. A mini-nap. Kids come home, supper, … More Happy July 4th!
The wind blows harder at a crossroad. Today it blew so hard I thought my earrings would pull a hole in my ears. Seriously hurt! Couldn’t even run against the wind, it was blowing too hard.
Walked to work. Still 1 hour, 5 min. Things that make me walk faster: Those annoying people chatting right behind me. Waving at one of the other regular walkers, strangers who I see for about 15 seconds most days. Speed-walk for the win! Telling myself a story as I walk. Noticing that the traffic light … More Heel and Toe Express
In Alaska, there are hundreds of words for snow, but only about 50 are appropriate for a family blog. Walking after a day of snow gives me words like slush, hardpack, drifts, slippery re-frozen melt off, and the terrible shoveled heaps that make it impossible to cross the street. On the other hand, my … More Walking ’round in Winter Wonderland
Lovely warm weather, lots of rain. Boots weighing down my heels at every step. First bus – out of service. I start walking. Second bus out of service too. The umbrella is unwieldy. I’m nearly home before a bus shows up. I’m just glad its not cold. Poetry in wet motion.
Working in computer lab in school basement for way, way too many hours. Break-time: run up to the 5th floor, hitting every other step. Double time! Stop at the top to feel heart moving a LOT LESS SLUGGISHLY. Then run back down to the basement. OK, more sitting!
It is possible that some people have noticed that reading involves a lot of sitting down. It’s important to shake a leg, sometimes. So I did this “Biggest Loser Workout” video yesterday, because hey it’s only 10 minutes! And today I am Charley horse in a full circle around my thighs. So I … More Shake a Leg
Have you ever noticed how footwear is so important to female characters? Dorothy’s silver slippers wouldn’t film well, so she had bright ruby slippers in the film. “No Place Like Home.” Yesterday I went to a fun party, and a friend drove me to my corner. And 10 steps down the block, I took … More Glass Slipper, Ruby Slipper, No Slipper