Ready to go skiing
I swam as a young teen and won a couple of local swim meet medals. I ran as a teenager and young adult, through my early thirties. I ran the NYC Marathon when I was 33 and never ran more than 3 miles after that - my hip complained, my arthritic toe complained, etc. So I've been a walker now for many years and really feel reasonably fit.
But taking up bicycling last summer humbled me -- yikes, are my arms that weak? I headed back to weightlifting a couple of times a week at the YMCA after our return from Germany in September.
And our last two days of skiing on our short hybrid ski-shoes, ditto. Hmm, this is really fun, but my leg, arm, and back muscles are tired and I feel it tonight.
But it's all good. It's not a bad thing to be reminded that exercise of all sorts is a good thing and multiple sorts are beneficial, too, to expand one's range of muscle use.
My gardening companion and my sister are keen exercisers; I'm always struggling to keep up -- but that's not a bad thing either -- at least I'm trying to get out there!
|Ready to go|
|Out on the trail at Biltmore Estate|
|Enjoying the snow|