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Fitness Writing, Part VII

One day in August of 1991, I was uptown and saw the local taekwondo club had a special offer of two weeks' free classes. I'd always been interested in martial arts, so I thought this sounded like a good deal and started classes.I'd been in Oskaloosa less than a year and soon after starting my job at the radio station I joined the local community theatre group. I had been acting in plays since high school and enjoyed…See More
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Fitness Writing, Part VI

I really enjoy the forms of the American Taekwondo Association. The white belt form has 18 moves and you work yourself up to 81 moves for the first degree black belt form. White belt starts with some very basic moves, punch, front and side kicks, low, high, and middle blocks, and a knifehand strike (karate chop). Each form thereafter introduces a new move or combination move with some extra turns, and so on.I'm certainly…See More
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Fitness Writing, Part V

My first bike was a 5-speed Schwinn. The gear shift was in the middle with a big black knob on the end. Banana-type seat. Later, I had a ten speed which I outgrew. In Oskaloosa, I had, for a short time, a three speed several decades old, complete with a headlight. Unfortunately, I kept it in the laundry room and someone stole it. Now I have a ten speed that is just a bit small for me, but it works.Earlier this summer, I…See More
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"Cool. Always interested in chatting with fellow martial artists."
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Fitness Writing, Part IV

I went out for track in both junior high and high school. I never placed in any of my races. I went out for basketball as a junior in high school but the first warm up made my legs hurt for three days.I'm not a fast runner but I've built up the endurance through taekwondo and through persistence.I break down my running exercises into two categories. Intervals and distance.IntervalsThis is build stamina. My normal…See More
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Fitness Writing, Part III

We now return this blog to its regularly scheduled program. lolThis was my main thrust at the Sisters in Crime meeting. I discussed my fitness regimen, how I workout. Then I related those workouts to writing. So, let's spend a few weeks on just this aspect.I discussed my workout regimen in that I have a lottery system that determines what I do from day to day (or day to the day after tomorrow or the day after that,…See More
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Fitness Writing, Part II

I think of Means as part of the cop phrase, “The suspect had means, motive, and opportunity.” I take it and revise it just a bit so that Means includes preparation, opportunity, and follow up.PreparationWhen it comes to fitness, you have to prepare for the workout. This includes cardio work to get the heart pumping. Proper warmup starts with cardio. You need the heart going and the blood pumping, the sweat forming,…See More
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About Me:
I'm a Fifth Degree Black belt in taekwondo. I have my own martial arts club. I am the author of two ebooks being published by Echelon Press. I am also an editor as well as the Marketing Director for Short stories
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Books And Authors I Like:
Ellery Queen, Erle Stanley Gardner, Doctor Who, S. King, H.P. Lovecraft, Lee Child, Janet Evanovitch, many others
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CSI, Castle, Law and Order, wrestling

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Fitness Writing, Part VII

Motive pic One day in August of 1991, I was uptown and saw the local taekwondo club had a special offer of two weeks' free classes. I'd always been interested in martial arts, so I thought this sounded like a good deal and started classes.

I'd been in Oskaloosa less than a year and soon after starting my job at the radio station I joined the local community theatre group. I had been acting in plays since…

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Posted on September 26, 2014 at 4:32pm

Fitness Writing, Part VI

Form I really enjoy the forms of the American Taekwondo Association. The white belt form has 18 moves and you work yourself up to 81 moves for the first degree black belt form. White belt starts with some very basic moves, punch, front and side kicks, low, high, and middle blocks, and a knifehand strike (karate chop). Each form thereafter introduces a new move or combination move with some extra turns, and so…

Continue

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 5:58pm

Fitness Writing, Part V

biking My first bike was a 5-speed Schwinn. The gear shift was in the middle with a big black knob on the end. Banana-type seat. Later, I had a ten speed which I outgrew. In Oskaloosa, I had, for a short time, a three speed several decades old, complete with a headlight. Unfortunately, I kept it in the laundry room and someone stole it. Now I have a ten speed that is just a bit small for me, but it…

Continue

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 12:03am

Fitness Writing, Part IV

Running I went out for track in both junior high and high school. I never placed in any of my races. I went out for basketball as a junior in high school but the first warm up made my legs hurt for three days.

I'm not a fast runner but I've built up the endurance through taekwondo and through persistence.

I break down my running exercises into two categories. Intervals and…

Continue

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 6:02pm

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At 9:45am on September 7, 2014, Rick Taylor said…
Thanks for the add!
At 5:16am on January 13, 2013, pamilar said…

Hello, Am Pamilar, I really want to have a good friendship with you. i have something i want to discuses with you. You can get back to me, directly to my e-mail. frpamilar@yahoo.co.uk

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At 3:54am on November 14, 2010, Richard M. Rolfsness said…
Glad to have another friend looks like you like martial marts to.
At 11:40pm on November 6, 2010, Margot Justes said…
Hi Stephen,
Thank you for the friendship.
Margot
www.mjustes.com
 
 
 

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