I've *also* taken up "jogging."
Yah, it needs quotes cuz it's barely jogging. I warm up by walking a few blocks. Then I "jog" until I have to walk and recover. It gets better after a while---maybe halfway into the walk. I've been trying to do about 4-5 miles when I go out. I feel good afterward. And I intend to keep it up, but I'm not sure how long it's going to take before I could actually enter a race or "jog" with other people. But walking just isn't getting my heart rate up where I need it to be. I've been walking on and off for several years now and I think I've just adapted to it. I was doing the elliptical at the gym (and once it's 100 degrees I'll probably go back to that on occasion) and that really got my heart rate going. The treadmill---not so much. But I can't run on a treadmill. I *can* run around town.
And this week I'm starting the hundredpushups plan. I've *never* been good at doing push-ups so I'm kinda excited to see if this really helps me improve my dismal upper body strength.
Oh...and I've all of sudden gotten a bug up my butt about organizing my house, getting rid of clutter, finally finishing all those projects I've had laying around, and make my space *my* space. Why I have this urge in the middle of *summer* is beyond me, but there it is. It *apparently* includes the car because I had the brother-in-law put on new brakes and charge my air conditioner over the weekend. Oh, and there's an old microwave cart sitting in my front yard if you want to come pick it up. It's too heavy for a microwave (which is why I got a new one today) but it could be used for something else.
Anyway, here's a little tidbit until I get back on a regular posting schedule.
ThinkMenThink's list of 50 Greatest Quotes on Men.
I found a couple I really like and want to ponder. Like:
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. ~ Confuciusor:
A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors. ~ Buddhaor, my *current* personal fave:
There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. ~ Will Rogers