Blown away by the winds of Time?
You can walk but you can't run.
Now that I have passed 60 and pushing on to my next year, I find that I no longer have the stamina I once had. I cut the front yard and stop and wonder if I can finish with the back yard. I take a little walk around the block and I come home with a back ache. The winds of time are blowing me away, so to speak.
Nobody walks any more.
It looks like hardly anyone walks in America, and people have told me this who live here in other cities. People who live in other countries say that walking a mile or an hour a day is a regular thing for them and they don't drive as much, but take public transportation.
I like sunny weather
We all like it when winter ends and spring begins. I know I do. So when the sunny weather comes, I feel younger. The cold weather and all makes me feel older than I really am. Joints are painful and we tend to get lazy because we are less motivated to get out and walk or do outdoor activities.
In hindsight I realize that a body in motion will stay in motion ...
If you have seen that commercial, it goes like ... A body in motion tends to stay in motion and a body at rest tends to remain at rest. So give me the sunny weather, and let me start walking more. I may be old but I have not quit walking.
When I saw a television show that told a story about a 92 year old man who walked every day, it made me think. Yes, If I want to live longer, maybe I need to stop letting the weather dictate my exercise habits. I can't just depend on fair weather to get out and get some much needed exercise. Right? Some people actually love to take a walk in a blizzard.
That's why I love a stationary bicycle or a treadmill but if you need to take a walk when the weather is really lousy, perhaps a drive to the local mall or Walmart then you can walk and know that not only is there a Micky D's close by for a cup of coffee, but there is also a restroom and if you have these two major conveniences you really don't have anyone to blame but yourself if you try making excuses not to get some walking in, in spite of the weather outside.
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