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    ... because I can.

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    Starting another 'blog, because I have not really been keeping in touch.
    Oh ... every week or so I've greeted random folk just starting out. And those I stumble upon while reading.
    This is just me.
    Pretty much an a-social stick-in-the-mud with a tendency to slide.
    But ...
    That isn't really "fitness" related, now, is it?
    First off, I'm "the old guy" whose trying to maintain a bit of my youth.
    Not trying to PASS for a youth, just don't want to look like an "old fart" from across a room.
    The grey - OK, WHITE! - beard? Younger men have those, as well.
    Anyway ... I just did today's DD. An abs workout. finished with E.C. - meaning "in one go".
    Yes, I was getting close to my edge toward the end. Hadn't reached it yet, though.
    Earlier, took my FitBit mandated walk up town.
    Needed to stop in at the pharmacy for some meds.
    Feeling spritely, so I started with a 1/4-mile jog. Cool day, felt like I could manage it.
    Had been walking with a bit of 'drag', a jog forces you to raise your feet with each step.
    Still feeling OK at the corner. Pulse, though, was close to 120.
    And my triceps were feeling 'buff', like after push-ups.
    Walked to the next corner, no foot-dragging along the way, and took the down-steps slowly (to 'fight' the gravity).
    Then the flat. Another 1/4-mile ... challenge accepted. Pulse was around 80 again - still a bit fast.
    Got to the station and pulled up. Pulse 128. Should be feeling that. Don't.
    Walked the next 1/4-mile to the up-side of the stairs. Took them at my usual jog.
    To max the input of gravity, of course!
    Stopped by the bank, then the pharmacy, then the same trek back.
    Someone was holding a flag over the Mass Pike claiming that 9/11 was a "planned demolition".
    Wanted to have "a talk" with them. Decided stupidity might be catching. They have a guaranteed civil right to be stupid, if they wished.
    Same thing with the stairs ... down slowly, up quickly. Hey ... gravity is FREE!
    The final walk home, peppy step. Feeling younger already. Pulse had recovered from last jog in less than a minute.
    Now to look into the Weekly Quest. Balance?
    Maybe a solitary Workout, instead.

    #2
    Tried that 'solitary Workout' ... bad idea.
    Did 1 set of the old Batman Workout, ONE, and couldn't bring myself to start the second.
    My FitBit demanded walk, today, took me to the store that sells my favorite drug - loose-leaf tea.
    Two ounces of Lapsang Souchong. Yum ... but your opinion may differ. My wife's certainly does.
    I have a local blend ... "Boston Harbor" ... which we both like. ALWAYS have a blend she likes!
    After I bought the tea I was walking through the railway station and this 50+ man in a suit avoided me, looked up with ... fear?
    Did he see a potential physical danger? His future gaining on him? Didn't ask. Too confused.
    Four runs, as it's still 'cool'. And my pulse recovered quickly each time.
    The last run was more like a 1/2-mile. Could have stopped earlier - could also have kept going.
    At my age it may be important to push my boundaries, but it is more important to do so gently.
    There was a gi== young WOMAN in the station, sleeping with her face in her lap? Asked if she was all right. She sat up, said she was. Got the impression she thought I was a policeman. No ... no ... just an old man with no place else to be, at the moment. Left her with her 'meds'.
    Time for todays DD and another try at a random Workout.

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      #3
      Orange blossom green tea from Waterloo Tea in Cardiff for me, Daithi. But, as you say, tastes may differ.

      It's nice to see some more of you after seeing you around. Hope your DD and workout went well. Hope that young woman was OK!

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        #4
        colinclean ... I drink different teas for different reasons. Currently, Typhoo in my office and loose leaf up stairs.
        It's much easier for you to get to the tea shop in Cardiff than for me. But, hoping to visit there before my passport expires.
        And there will be TEA returning with me.
        The young woman ... I'm hoping as well. Don't know if her meds were doctor prescribed or ... well, none of my business, really. She seemed calm and collected.
        Orange Blossom Green, eh? Sounds peaceful. Will check to see if they do on-line.
        Thanks.
        Edit:
        They DO do on-line ... but it's a bit strange! For ME, at least.
        Shop at Pen Y Lan ... Penny Lane?
        Shop in Vale of Glamorgan?
        Got amusing music dancing through my head! Love it.
        MUST visit, if possible.
        Next time we stop in London for discount theatre seats.

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          #5
          To everything, tea, tea, tea,
          There is a season, tea, tea, tea,
          And a tea to every purpose under heaven. . .

          (I'm overly social, but I shall leave you in peace now )

          EDIT:
          It's very good tea, but I'm not sure it's so good as to be worth the shipping costs to the USA!
          Penylan is pronounced something like pen-u-lan, though not many people in Cardiff speak Welsh so Penny Lane isn't far off.
          The Vale of Glamorgan is to the west of Cardiff. It's quite well to do, lots of pretty villages full of commuters, but also lots of agriculture and a lovely coast line.
          Cardiff's a great place to visit, a very small and manageable city with plenty to see and a lively (sometimes too lively!) atmosphere. Loads of lovely countryside within easy reach too - you could do a mountain!

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            #6
            Nothing much, today.
            Muffed the Daily Dare and had to re-do it. Did it from the Front Page rather than from the specific page, didn't get the full context.
            Alternated between Left and Right, up to 200. Felt good.
            Then I tried to 'report' it and saw the specific I'd missed earlier.
            So ... 100 on one side, then 100 on the other.
            Was doing fine until well into that second 100 ... then my left shoulder 'tweaked'. I winced and continued on.
            Much of my day was spent trying to arrange rooms for the Arisia S.F. Convention.
            One site told me I could have up to four occupants, the hotel's web site said "all rooms are booked".

            Finally, dropped my occupancy to three and ... done!
            This will be long forgotten during the Convention, in January.

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              #7
              Originally posted by DaithiMeyer View Post

              After I bought the tea I was walking through the railway station and this 50+ man in a suit avoided me, looked up with ... fear?
              Did he see a potential physical danger? His future gaining on him? Didn't ask. Too confused.

              There was a gi== young WOMAN in the station, sleeping with her face in her lap? Asked if she was all right. She sat up, said she was. Got the impression she thought I was a policeman. No ... no ... just an old man with no place else to be, at the moment.
              You probably still walk like you're military All this running/walking is great for your posture. People can smell the self-confidence!

              I've never heard of this convention, but it looks like a lot of fun! Will you be dressing up?

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                #8
                As to the walking ... you may be right.
                I'm no bully, but do walk with a 'military strut' when my body's feeling good. As it was.
                For Arisia?
                Oh, I WILL be dressing "up".
                But ... I suspect you mean "in costume". No ... that isn't me.
                I have outfits that work for the "Regency" dances. A tux I wear as MC at the Geeky Bellydance Show. and various outfits I wouldn't wear elsewhere.
                But ... Cosplay? No.
                Bought a Mondrian-pattern vest last Con, getting it tailored to fit. Better than the tux?
                My son wears "super-hero" items. His wife is more into costumes. His ex-GF is a pretty decent costumer.
                Then there are the real cosplayers. They get into it and likely won't talk to you when "into it".

                Today's run was to the Post Office and back. Took the stairs twice. Was low on energy, no DOMS, though.
                Only complaint was that my pulse didn't recover as fast as I'd like.
                Came home and did the Superman thing. Used my Yoga mat - better than vacuuming.

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                  #9
                  Went to a different store today. A 2-1/2 mile walk. Different running opportunities.
                  Building my distances, slowly, but paying attention to my pulse recovery.
                  Don't want to exceed 150 BPM or stay over 100. My resting rate is below 60 BPM.
                  I'm worried that my pulse is staying above 90 BPM for too long. It will improve. I hope.
                  Came home and checked the DD. Already DONE? Checked the past ones - did today's yesterday! Fixed that.
                  Need to get my energy level back up. Running is helping. Maybe another round of Katana Week?

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                    #10
                    Hey Daithi,

                    I've recently started doing the Energizer workout. I got so enthusiastic about it that I went back and learned how to insert exercise thumbnails in posts! Like this:



                    It's probably not demanding enough for your needs at the moment, but it does do what it says it will do and I've started to use it at the beginning of the day to give me a bit of a boost.

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                      #11
                      That looks a LOT easier than today's DD was. I'll give it a try.
                      Thank you.

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                        #12
                        Tried the DD - Reverse Angels? - last night. It was ... not easy.
                        Oh ... not too difficult, just a little burn in the shoulders.
                        Woke up this morning and noted ... oops! ... was not supposed to drag my hands along the floor.
                        After my walk to the post office, did it right. Only a little harder.
                        Today's walk was a little chancy.
                        We were enjoying a "fine, light, weather".
                        Not nearly enough to alleviate our drought, but ... the fish-pond got half an inch out of it.
                        Yeah ... we are deep in drought in New England.

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                          #13
                          We got a massive rainstorm on the weekend, it's too bad I couldn't send some of it your way. I was biking home when I got caught in it - sheets of rain that got in my eyes and soaked right through my leather jacket! It's been drying on the back step since Sunday, I might be able to bring it in the house tonight...

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                            #14
                            Joomju ... color me jealous. Yes ... I know ... we each get different trials. I'd (the whole STATE) would be happy for just the run-off from that storm.
                            Riding a bike - or a cycle - in the rain is hardly the best of options. One step better than sheltering under a tall tree!

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                              #15
                              More running, today.
                              News is not great ... it took a while for my pulse to settle below 100 BPM.
                              Got to wonder why.
                              It was only a 2-mile trip to the Post Office! Gotta stay with it and keep my plumbing clean.
                              The Daily Dare was dead easy to walk through, but competed with the Weekly Quest for use of my abs.

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