Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Run, climb, bike & read.

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Such a beautiful week for running!  I'm not running well these days, but I couldn't resist yesterday morning.  I found this fallen baby bird on the sidewalk.  :( I passed my elementary school setting up for field day.  I remember my own field days on the same field almost 40 years ago now. :)

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To make up for the fact that I'm not running much, I joined the local rock climbing gym and I'm learning how to boulder.  My instruction comes from 1. the beginner class given at the gym and 2. youtube videos.   I go a few times a week and my hands end up all chalk-y and sore.  I'm learning that the trick to climbing is to expend as little energy as possible (especially your arms).  Use your legs!  And to only use your big toes which are squashed into a shoe that is 3 sizes smaller than one's regular street shoe size. I still expend a lot of energy on even the simplest of routes.  Then I have to rest.  I probably should take off my rings, but I'm scared if I take them off then I will promptly lose them.  (you see the missing diamond chip that I got from weightlifting).  The climbing gym is intimidating to me.  It's not something I walk into and say - these are my people!  And it sort of violates one of my tenents of exercise - the cheap tenent, the monthly fee is higher than I want to pay.

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Vickey and I finished the 2nd book of our two person book club.  We had a fantastic time discussing this book - V loved it, I was a little indifferent towards it, but the discussion afterwards was fun & lively.  Its a book about an unconsummated wedding night. The language was lovely, the plot - meh (though V loves more character development books).  We are hoping to see the movie in the theater before it exits (it's doing really badly, it opened two weeks ago and probably won't make it through the weekend...). 

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Graduation parties a few days ago, now to the other end.  Attended a baby shower today.  I gave the most practical, most un-cute, most nurse-like gift - the in-ear baby thermometer.  lol.

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This is how Jeremy fits in 1000 miles in a month:  he gets up at 5 am and leaves the house at 5:20 am while I'm still sleeping and then rides 60 miles to work getting in at 9:30 am at work.  I barely notice.  Sometimes he leaves early from work and comes home 20-30 minutes after the regular time.  I notice this more, but it's not so bad.  Here's the sunrise from his ride today.

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1 comment:

sherah said...

Josh's comment about Jeremy's bike riding sched, "He rides more than a century every day. Tha's insane"! I say "GO MAN GO"!