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Hi. I loved your stories. They are full of humor. Your exercise routine was very helpful for me and my dog, Jack, says thank you, too. Keep your column going!
I have begun a little healthy habit. I have been playing fake pickle ball with my daughter. Why is it fake? Because I haven't decided if I want to buy the official paddles and ball. So I conned my daughter into playing fake pickle ball. This is done by using tennis racks and tennis balls on a pickle ball court. It is smaller than a regular tennis court so not running around after balls as much as we would playing tennis, but we are learning control in key on a small court, and that this is fun. Will we actually buy the 'real' stuff in order to stop the funny looks we receive when someone walks by and realizes we are not realllly playing pickle ball? Maybe or maybe not. But we are having a blast 4 days a week and getting actual exercise, so where is the harm of that? Keep the stories coming, love them.
Hi Amy, as far as sweeping, I'll never forget an experience I had with diverticulitis. I won't go into it, but imagine it at the worst and even more-so. It was not the best four months I ever spent.
I try to walk as much as I can, Amy. I stopped driving 3 years ago so it's shoe leather and public transit. I read the comments by people who really enjoy walking and I'm a little envious. Neuropathy has been my nemesis that keeps me from really enjoying life to the fullest. I've tried a million lotions, pills, prescribed by VA and promise of total relief with laser treatments. I used to run 5 and 10K's. I'm 75 and there are probably 80> year-olds who can walk me into the ground.
I enjoy your articles very much and look forward to each new edition.
Thank you Amy. So glad you are building new and good habits. Inspiring me again to get outside to get fresh air deep in my lungs.
Try listening to Barack Obama's A Promised Land. It's almost 30 hours long! I listen to books downloaded to my iPhone borrowed from my library when I'm outside weeding, otherwise working in my garden, or inside my home doing mindless tasks such as folding the clean clothes.
I started walking in April last year. My walking buddy and I started at a mile and made it to 9 miles by the end of the summer. During the winter (I live in the same area you do) we kept it up but we did 3 to 5 miles each time we walked. Recently, she hurt herself and we didn't walk together for a month. We started again this weekend. Although we are back at a mile, until she is given clearance, we were both so happy to start again.