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
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
This 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…Continue
Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:30pm
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.
When 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…Continue
Posted on August 15, 2014 at 8:09pm