I mentioned possibly running outside this morning? Yes I was a wimp.
Instead I got on the treadmill. (The guilt was overwhelming). I did 4 miles. The first 3 miles were nothing special and I listened to the Serial podcast. Then I was so bored during the 4th mile, I did the following program till I finished. Instead of watching mileage, you are looking at time. This is what I did:
1 minute at Elevation 1 then 1 minute at 1
2 minutes at Elevation 2 then 1 minute at 1
3 minutes at Elevation 3 then 1 minute at 1
4 minutes at Elevation 4 then 2 minutes at 1
This is a good, hard workout and if you repeat it 4 times you have a great hour.
Because of the wind all night, Gus had some great drifts to play in.
Some dog angels.
When the sun came out, Murray decided to Investigate a water leak.
But when he got back in, he decided he needed some light therapy.
By the way, Moose (who has a heart condition and is blind but is only 8 yrs. old) is finally feeling back to his ‘normal’ after the kennel cough.
I used to be a Polygraph examiner before I retired. The Northwest Polygraph Examiners Association told me I can continue my membership as ‘Retired’ and can still have some of the same benefits (training, access to their membership page, etc). Thank you guys. I really appreciate you. When I retired, I found it hard not to continue thinking of myself as a detective. But that’s probably true for all careers.
I have ordered a book called “Older, Faster, Stronger” by Margaret Webb. Its specifically for those over 50 who want to make the most of their physical activity. I’ll give you a review later.
I Keep an article that I cut out of a magazine last year on my bedside table. It helps me remember why I need to keep active each day. Its titled Run for your Life – 5 Ways exercise does real wonders for your health.
This is a summary.
- Better Knees. One study found that is may actually help prevent knee osteoarthritis. Runners were 18% less likely than walkers to develop it, in part because running may increase the thickness of knee cartilege.
- Less Stress. According the the Journal of Neuroscience, running may reduce anxiety by triggering neurons that mute your response to stress.
- Lower Breast Cancer Risk. A study of 70,000 women revealed that those who walked at least 7 hrs. per week were 14% less likely to develop breast cancer than the more sedentary women. More active (running or swimming) women who worked out 6 hrs. a week, slashed their risk by 25%.
- Sharper Mind. (this is what hits home for me!) One small study found that engaging in light activity like walking on a treadmill for an hour 3 times a week, saw gains in memory in just 3 months.
- Longer Life. In a 2014 study of 55,000 people who ran daily – even for just 5-10 minutes – lived on average three years longer than those that didn’t run. NOTE: Runners who logged longer workouts didn’t significantly decrease their risk of death from heart disease more than those who ran less. Who doesn’t have 5 minutes??
Its never too late, Get going!!