It turns out I’m not the only crazy person who sketches outdoors in winter. In fact I’m the least crazy of the bunch because I sit in my car. Some of my urban sketcher friends sketch wh…
Source: Winter sketching
Here are Christmas decorations that are in the downtown area.
on the horizon a midwinter storm glowers bruised clouds weep snowflakes Kim M. Russell, 2016 ‘Winter Landscape’ by Caspar David Friedrich – image found on Pinterest My response to…
Source: Midwinter Storm
a single flake glistening in the moonlight heralds morning snow Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Seven Days Before Christmas 2016 #4 first snow We are counting down to Christmas 2016 in this CD special feature and Chèvrefeuille is dreaming of a white Christmas; he says that they […]
via First Snow — writing in north norfolk
Today’s selection — from The Sultan and the Queen by Jerry Brotton. Queen Elizabeth I began her forty-four year reign in dire circumstances. The finances of the country were precarious due to debts she had inherited from…
Source: the difficult early years of queen elizabeth I — 12/21/16
Christmas here we come! 4 days to go until that big Christmas breakfast I dream about! What’s on your menu for Christmas breakfast? I’m thinking the main d
Source: Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole
The Jalopy by Teresa Smeigh December 2016 Apathy, Bashful, embarrassed. My clunker, A sore sight, To everyone’s eyes, ears. Banished from my sight! Three Word Wednesday.: 3WW Week No. 511 Apathy, noun: indifference, lack of interest, lack of enthusiasm, lack of concern, unconcern, uninterestedness, unresponsiveness, impassivity, dispassion, lethargy, languor, ennui. Bashful, adjective: shy, reserved, […]
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If you haven’t exercised in a while, or are looking for something easy you can do every single day give walking a try. It’s the perfect low impact way to exercise. It’s easy to do, you don’t need any special equipment and you can start at the fitness level you’re at. If you’re not in the best of shape, start by going for a 10 or 15 minute walk around the neighborhood and work your way up from there.
If you’re already in great shape, walking can still provide an effective workout. Walk fast and incorporate some hills and even stairs. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. If you’re like most of us, chances are you haven’t exercised much since you got out of college and need to start small. Maybe your doctor suggested that you move around more, or maybe you just want to be proactive about your health and well-being. In either case, walking is the perfect way to start. Find a pair of comfortable shoes, put them on and go for a stroll through your neighborhood.
You could also find a local park with a nice path you can walk on. If the weather doesn’t permit walking outside, head to your local mall and walk or hop on a treadmill. You can even walk in place at home in front of your TV. Here’s a simple little idea to get you moving more. As you’re sitting on the couch at night watching TV, get up during commercial breaks and march in place until your favorite TV show comes back on.
If you’re using a service like Netflix, make yourself walk in place for 10 minutes in between episodes. Or turn on the TV and challenge yourself to march in place during the entire show. Time will fly while you’re having fun watching TV and moving. Speaking of having fun, going for a walk outside can be a lot of fun too. Mix up your route and walk in different areas of town, or visit different parks.
Invite a friend to come along with you to walk. It’s always nice to have someone to talk to and having a walking buddy keeps you accountable. Last but not least, grab your phone or MP3 player and listen to music or audio books as you walk to make the time go by faster. The main thing is that you get out there, move around, and get some exercise in a way that’s gentle on your joints, your heart, and the rest of your body and that’s what walking will do for you. Just give it a try and see if you don’t start to feel better, happier, and stronger after a few weeks of regular walks.