16-05-2018, 03:49 PM
Re: Post your daily exercise routine
Oh, the difference a day makes!
While I ran like an eight-year-old heading for lunch recess two days ago, yesterday I prepared to run feeling every second of my fifty-something years.
Sore in just about every place that a muscle attaches to bone
, I faced yesterday's run trying to push aside any hope that I would be beating my own pacing records while knowing that nothing loosens up the soreness like - moving.
So out in the garden, after a quick walking/jogging warm-up, I stretched, bent, landed, twisted, and contorted until I was loose as a goose and ready to go, keys in hand off to the trails.
In this humid climate, it takes very little sea breeze to lift the moisture high enough for little cells of thunderstorms to pop up a few miles inland in the late afternoons. With their imposing wall of gray, letting loose the occasional lightning strike and roll of thunder, it crossed my mind that despite being "attitudinally challenged at 5' 4"), I would make an excellent lightning rod. Unfortunately, my To Do list is still long, forcing me to choose the trail of responsibility - the cloudless beach.
The shoreline is a great choice when the tides are low and the surface is firm, but recent hot weather and a lot of foot traffic left me staring ahead at three miles of loose and lumpy sand
. Sigh. Best not to look, just go.
For five miles, with a tight back (what's with this forum theme?), I kept my eyes down, determined not to repeat my acrobatic antics from the day before, or otherwise land myself in the office of an orthopoedist. Hot, slow, and turtle-like, I made my way past the sea oats, over the crests of small dunes, and around tourists lazing with books and beverages.
Why am I torturing myself? Oh, yes, that's right...artisan bread, pasta, and the ability to drag myself vertical on a surfboard. Go...puff, puff...go....
Before I knew it, with sand in my running shoes, drenched hair, and a ridiculously slow time on my running watch...I stretched, stretched...
And then sat watching the surf - ebb and flow, ebb and flow.
At least I didn't fall